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  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump

    To understand and track Trump's views, we've compiled a list of his past and present positions on issues since he announced his candidacy.

  • *Markets steady ahead of Jackson Hole meeting. LONDON, Aug 24- Gold held steady on Wednesday as investors took to the sidelines ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen this weekend which will be closely watched for further clues on U.S. interest rate policy. Spot gold was at $1,336.76 an ounce at 1145 GMT, little changed from $1,337.35 an ounce late on...

  • Aug 24- U.S. stock index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors keep up their wait for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday for clues on the timing of a rate hike. *Wall Street has been on a record-setting run due to continued expectations for low rates, coupled with upbeat corporate earnings and strong economic data. *Wall Street closed higher...

  • In Japan, shares rose on speculation the Bank of Japan may make a surprise move to help shore up growth. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 edged 0.1 percent lower to 6,864.60 and Germany's DAX also fell 0.1 percent, to 10,583.67. TENSIONS IN KOREA: Rattling nerves in northeast Asia, North Korea fired a ballistic missile from a submarine early Wednesday.

  • TOKYO, Aug 24- Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday with a pause in the yen's rise lifting cyclical stocks, although caution before Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's appearance at a central bankers' meeting later in the week limited the gains. The Nikkei closed 0.6 percent higher at 16,597.30. Yellen will speak on Friday at an annual gathering of...

  • *Yellen due to speak at Jackson Hole on Friday. *Muted reaction to North Korea missile news. TOKYO, Aug 24- The dollar edged up on Wednesday, moving off lows touched against the yen overnight, as markets looked to a gathering of global central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming for clues on whether the Federal Reserve is poised to hike interest rates again.

  • *USDA raises good/excellent rating for corn crop. *Pro Farmer tour finds good yield potential in Indiana. Crop ratings typically deteriorate heading into autumn, so the improvement weighed on prices, said Jim Gerlach, president of A/C Trading in Indiana.

  • INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION JUDGE SAYS FITBIT DID NOT STEAL JAWBONE'S TRADE SECRETS- RULING.

  • *Nasdaq touches record intraday high. Aug 23- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday, as gains in the tech sector helped buoy the Nasdaq to a record intraday high and solid housing market data provided more evidence the economy may be picking up momentum. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday at Jackson Hole will be scrutinized for clues on the timing...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 23- Gold was largely unchanged on Tuesday as markets shifted focus from hawkish comments by a Federal Reserve official over the weekend to a meeting of global central bankers later this week that might provide hints on the timing of a U.S. interest rate increase. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may provide more clarity on interest rates in...

  • *Treasury sells $26 billion two-year notes to solid demand. NEW YORK, Aug 23- The long-dated yield curve flattened to the lowest in one-and-a-half years on Tuesday as investors focused on whether Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will adopt a more hawkish tone in a speech on Friday. Numerous Fed officials including Vice Chair Stanley Fischer, New York Fed...

  • Swimming With Dolphins

    Federal regulators are proposing a widespread ban on swimming with Hawaii's spinner dolphins.

  • Aug 23- A low-growth world won't be an easy one for emerging markets, but at least the Federal Reserve will keep the water in the bath warm. That means returns to riskier assets like those from emerging markets could do relatively well in the near term, as the Fed is forced to recalibrate interest rate policy for a stubbornly less economically vibrant world.

  • *Nasdaq touches record intraday high. Aug 23- U.S. stock advanced on Tuesday, as gains in the tech sector helped lift the Nasdaq to a record intraday high and solid housing market data provided more evidence the economy may be strengthening. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday at Jackson Hole will be scrutinized for clues on the timing of a rate...

  • WASHINGTON— The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency's website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts. "We implemented it aggressively because we have a fundamental responsibility to protect the public's personal information," the Social Security Administration...

  • *Nasdaq hits record intraday high. Aug 23- U.S. stock rose on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record intraday high, led by technology companies and as robust housing market data strengthened the case for a firming economy. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday at Jackson Hole will be scrutinized for clues on the timing of a rate hike, especially...

  • *Oil prices reverse losses on Reuters' report of Iran signals. NEW YORK, Aug 23- World shares crept up on Tuesday with a boost from housing sectors while the dollar lost ground as investors awaited further clues on whether the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates this year. The housing data helped traders fill the gap as markets await an annual gathering of...

  • *Nasdaq hits a record intraday high. Aug 23- U.S. stock rose on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record intraday high, led by technology companies and robust housing market data. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday at Jackson Hole will be scrutinized for clues on the timing of a rate hike, especially after some Fed policymakers have in recent days...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump's campaign is taking up more space inside Trump Tower in New York-- and paying a lot more in rent. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign paid $35,457 per month for rent and utilities to Trump Tower Commercial LLC between last August and this April, Federal Election Commission reports show. The Huffington Post first noted the...

  • Homebuilders rose sharply following a big jump in sales of new homes last month, and Best Buy soared after the electronics retailer reported a surge in profit as online sales increased. Volume on the New York Stock Exchange was again below 3 billion shares, marking one of the slowest days of the year. This week's biggest event is Friday, when Federal Reserve Chair...