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  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- The Federal Reserve could have cut short the Great Recession by a year if it had set a 4 percent inflation target in 1984, but raising the target now would probably do little to help the economy, researchers said on Saturday. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren and Minneapolis Fed President Narayana Kocherlakota recently have floated...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 29- For much of her tenure as head of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen has been pressured by Republican lawmakers who want the U.S. central bank to adopt a monetary policy rule, a straightforward formula connecting unemployment and inflation to a benchmark interest rate. Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan famously did it in the 1990 s when he...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept 12 Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Swiss National Bank head Thomas Jordan addresses a business gathering- 1600 GMT. REYKJAVIK- Launch of Economic Survey of Iceland 2015. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren speaks on the economic outlook before the Forecasters Club of New York- 1710 GMT. TOKYO- Japan Economics Minister Akira Amari speaks at a seminar at...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together or risk violating U.S. labor law. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at...

  • On Thursday the National Labor Relations Board ruled the owner of a California recycling plant was a "joint employer" with the contractor that hired workers at the plant, essentially forcing both to bargain with the union together. Unions see the decision as a breakthrough not just in efforts to help employees organizes at franchisees of McDonald's Corp and...

  • MICROSOFT CORP CLEARED OF INFRINGING INTERDIGITAL INC PATENTS- U.S.

  • NEW YORK— A Transportation Security Administration officer has been accused of luring a passenger into a bathroom at New York's LaGuardia Airport and molesting her. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police spokesman Joe Pentangelo says TSA officer Maxie Oquendo was arrested Thursday. Prosecutors say Oquendo approached the woman Tuesday as she was...

  • The FDA said it had identified 33 cases of severe joint pain in patients taking a class of drugs known as DPP-4 inhibitors between Oct. 16, 2006, when the first one was approved, through Dec. 31, 2013. Five cases were reported with AstraZeneca Plc's Onglyza, two with Boehringer Ingelheim's Tradjenta, and one with Takeda Pharmaceutical's Nesina.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday for a fourth straight session of gains after some Federal Reserve officials did not rule out an interest rate hike next month despite this week's market meltdown. The index extended gains after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said the U.S. central bank can't wait for the case on hiking...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- Wall Street ended near flat on Friday after comments by a top Federal Reserve official suggested that a September rate rise was more likely than some investors expected.

  • Aug 28- Wall Street was moderately lower on Friday afternoon after comments by a top Federal Reserve official suggested that a September rate rise was more likely than some investors expected. Many on Wall Street have hoped the recent global market turbulence and worries about China's economy would lead the Fed to hold off raising rates, an expectation...

  • *U.S. heading in the direction of rate hike- Fed's Fischer. Aug 28- U.S. stocks looked set to snap a two-day rally on Friday after comments by a top Federal Reserve official appeared to suggest that a September rate rise was still possible. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the United States was heading in the direction of higher rates and that recent economic...

  • Business events scheduled for the coming month Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 1:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Institute for Supply Management releases its manufacturing index for August, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases construction spending for July, 10 a.m.. WASHINGTON— Labor Department releases second-quarter productivity data, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for July, 10 a.m.; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book, 2 p.m..

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 28- The White House on Friday said the Justice Department is considering its options after a U.S. district court blocked a federal clean water rule from going into effect in certain states. "The administration strongly disagrees with this ruling," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in a briefing. The U.S. District court in North Dakota granted...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- Federal Reserve officials who are most anxious to hike interest rates said on Friday that continued turmoil in financial markets may cause the central bank to delay tightening monetary policy beyond next month, even though the U.S. economy remains strong. Louis Fed President James Bullard told Reuters he still favored hiking rates at...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- The dollar rose to one-week highs on Friday, for a fourth straight session of gains, on rate-hike remarks by a senior Fed official and generally positive U.S. data that supported the notion the world's largest economy was on a stable growth path. The index extended gains after Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said the U.S. central bank...

  • WASHINGTON— What once seemed a sure bet— that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in September— suddenly appears less certain following a wild week of stock market turbulence. Fed Chair Janet Yellen decided to skip this year's meeting, so Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer is commanding top attention, with investors eagerly parsing his every word.

  • *Consumer spending rises 0.3 percent in July. WASHINGTON, Aug 28- U.S. consumer spending rose in July as households stepped up automobile purchases, offering further evidence of strength in the economy that could keep the door open to a Federal Reserve interest rate hike this year. The Commerce Department said consumer spending, which accounts for more than...

  • Aug 28- Any appreciation in the U.S. dollar in response to a Federal Reserve rate hike is unlikely to generate major disinflationary concerns in the United States but could create inflationary pressures in other countries, according to a paper presented to a global gathering of central bankers. In the United States, where the vast majority of imports are...

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 28- Recent market turmoil should not delay the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates at least once, given that the global equities selloff and China's economic slowdown have had little effect on the U.S. economy, a top Fed official said on Friday. Market volatility has sowed doubts over the timing of the rates "liftoff," particularly...