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  • May 2- Banks tightened lending standards for commercial and industrial loans in the first quarter but eased them for loans to households, according to a survey of loan officers released on Monday by the Federal Reserve. Most of the banks that tightened standards or terms for loans to businesses "cited a less favorable or more uncertain economic outlook" as well...

  • *Yields rise as Fed rate policy in focus. NEW YORK, May 2- U.S. "They weren't really eager to pound the table and keep June on the table...," said Aaron Kohli, an interest rate strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is leaving in place a court ruling that found advertising claims of the health benefits of POM Wonderful juices were deceptive. The Federal Trade Commission and the federal appeals court in Washington faulted POM for asserting that its products curb the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction and are...

  • WASHINGTON, May 2- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected POM Wonderful's challenge to a 2010 Federal Trade Commission finding that the pomegranate juice maker's advertising was misleading in claiming its products fight ailments such as heart disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. The Supreme Court left in place a January 2015 ruling by the...

  • CIA 'live-tweet' of bin Laden raid upsetting the internet

    Social media users are criticizing the agency for live-tweeting the killing as if it were happening today.

  • Uncle Sam

    Studies find age and credit score good indicators as to how taxpayers view annual tax refunds, as well as how wisely they'll spend them.

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Investor Warren Buffett said the Federal Reserve and other policymakers are generally doing a good job, but it's difficult to predict all the effects of interest rates remaining low for this long. But policy makers do have to be careful not to raise U.S. interest rates too far ahead of Europe and Japan because of unintended consequences of the...

  • Federal Reserve may need more powers to provide emergency funding to securities firms in times of extreme stress in order to deal with a liquidity crunch, New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley said on Sunday. "Providing these firms with access to the discount window might be worth exploring," Dudley said in prepared remarks at a financial markets...

  • NEW YORK— The Latest on a U.S. senator's call for an investigation into the practices of an outdoor advertising company in New York:. Senator Charles Schumer is calling on the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the technique. Charles Schumer is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate an advertising technique that uses mobile phone data to...

  • An aedes aegypti mosquitoe is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring Monterrey, Mexico, March 8, 2016.

    A top public health official told CNBC that the U.S. could very well see more instances of the Zika virus.

  • LOS ANGELES, April 29- Dole Food Co Inc said on Friday the U.S. Department of Justice was investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio. Thirty-three people in the United States and Canada fell ill in the outbreak from May 2015 to February 2016. Plant officials found...

  • SUNDAY, MAY 1 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley speaks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Financial Markets Conference- 2315 GMT. MONDAY, MAY 2 AMELIA ISLAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart gives welcome remarks before the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta...

  • LOS ANGELES, April 29- Dole Food Company Inc on Friday said the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating a deadly Listeria monocytogenes outbreak linked to packaged salad products from its processing plant in Springfield, Ohio. "Dole has recently been contacted by the Department of Justice in connection with its own investigation, and we will be similarly...

  • *Tepid data sours outlook on U.S. growth in second quarter. NEW YORK, April 29- U.S. The further evidence of another quarter of anemic economic growth, together with investors' anxiety about the outcome of Britain's June 23 referendum on whether to leave the European Union, will likely keep the Federal Reserve from raising rates at its June 14-15 policy meeting,...

  • LONDON, April 29- Sterling hit its strongest in 12 weeks against the dollar on Friday, as investors sold the U.S. currency on expectations that the Federal Reserve will not hurry to raise interest rates in coming months. But there is some resistance for sterling around its Feb 4 high of $1.4672, "said a spot trader. That was despite persistent concerns that a June 23...

  • Philadelphia Airport reopens after two emergency landings

    The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued a ground stop at Philadelphia International Airport.

  • Facebook reveals gag orders on user data requests

    The social media giant unveils information about non-disclosure orders from the government.

  • A panel of FDA advisers meets next week to review risk-management plans put in place nearly four years ago to reduce misuse and abuse of long-acting painkillers, powerful opioid drugs at the center of a national wave of abuse and death. However, many experts— including a previous panel of FDA advisers— said those measures don't go far enough and that physician...

  • *UK Brexit vote will also influence Fed June vote. LONDON, April 29- Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan said on Friday that he could back a rise in U.S. interest rates as soon as June or July, if U.S. economic data firms up as he expects. "We'll see how the second quarter unfolds but I think the market may well be underestimating how soon we might move next,"...

  • *Core PCE price index rises 0.1 percent in March. WASHINGTON, April 29- U.S. inflation barely rose in March as consumer spending remained tepid, making it less likely that the Federal Reserve will be able to follow through on its projected two interest rate hikes this year. The Commerce Department said the personal consumption expenditures price index, excluding...