White House Government Agencies

  • CHICAGO, Aug 1- Japan and South Korea have both taken steps to block certain imports of U.S. wheat after unapproved genetically-modified plants from Monsanto Co seeds were found growing in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry said it will suspend...

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    The families of 11 service members who died fighting for the U.S. demanded an apology from Donald Trump on Monday.

  • LONDON, Aug 1- Emerging stocks hit the highest level in nearly a year on Monday after disappointing numbers from the U.S. pushed the chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike further onto the future while mixed Chinese data weighed on some bourses across Asia. MSCI's emerging market benchmark jumped 1.3 percent to the highest level since mid-August with...

  • NUSA DUA, Indonesia, Aug 1- The Federal Reserve should be cautious on interest rate increases due to lingering risks to the U.S. economy, one of its most influential policymakers said on Monday, appearing to signal the chance of a hike by the end of the year was fading. While New York Fed President William Dudley said it was "premature" to rule out a policy tightening in...

  • TOKYO, Aug 1- Asian shares ticked up slightly on Monday after disappointing U.S. economic growth data reduced expectations of a rate hike by the U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.3 percent in early trade, staying near its one-year high hit last week. Japan's Nikkei fell 1.5 percent as the yen had soared after the Bank of Japan's...

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy" before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture event- 1015 GMT. DUBLIN- Ireland's central bank Governor Philip Lane makes first post-Brexit speech- 1145 GMT.

  • TUESDAY, AUGUST 2 BEIJING- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan speaks on "Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy" before the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum City Lecture event- 1015 GMT. MAKATI CITY- Philippines Finance Minister Carlos Dominguez at the Financial Times-First Metro Philippines...

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    Donald Trump said he has "no relationship" with Vladimir Putin, despite an interview in 2013 where he stated the opposite, NBC News reports.

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    Rich Republican donors are descending on Colorado Springs this weekend, where the cloud of Donald Trump hovers over them, NBC News reports.

  • Speakers: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo, IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Bank of Philippines Governor Amando Tetangco and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President...

  • SUNDAY, JULY 31 BALI, Indonesia- Bank Indonesia and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York hold a two-day international seminar. Speakers: Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan, Swiss National Bank Chairman Thomas Jordan, Monetary Authority of Singapore Managing Director Ravi Menon, Bank Indonesia Deputy Governor Perry Warjiyo, IMF Deputy Managing...

  • Speculators in four major NYMEX and ICE markets reduced their bearish bets by 2,609 contracts to 88,939 in the week to July 26, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday. Gas futures on the NYMEX averaged $2.72 per million British thermal units during the five trading days ended July 26 versus $2.73 during the five trading days ended July 19.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 29- The Federal Reserve should not overreact to Friday's weaker-than-expected U.S. "You can't overreact to any one data point... this number will get revised," Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan told reporters in Albuquerque, New Mexico after speaking to a community bankers association. Earlier on Friday, the Commerce Department reported...

  • Speculators in four major NYMEX and ICE markets reduced their bearish bets by 2,609 contracts to 88,939 in the week to July 26, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday.

  • July 29- Genetically modified wheat developed by Monsanto Co, and never approved by federal regulators, has been found growing in a Washington state farm field, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The USDA is testing grain harvested from the farmer's other wheat fields as a precaution, the agency said. The grain has not been traced in commercial...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 29- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Friday played down the weaker-than-expected gross domestic product growth reported for the second quarter. "You can't overreact to any one data point... this number will get revised," Kaplan told reporters in New Mexico after speaking to a community bankers association.

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., July 29- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Friday that the U.S. economy is making slow progress toward meeting the central bank's objectives. "I'd say we are making slow but... sluggish progress to meeting our objectives," Kaplan told a community bankers association in New Mexico. The Fed has a dual mandate of full...

  • NEW YORK, July 29- The U.S. dollar weakened on Friday after data showed that the U.S. economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the second quarter, further reducing expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in September. The Japanese yen, meanwhile, soared after the Bank of Japan expanded stimulus at its highly anticipated meeting, but...

  • FRANKFURT, July 29- Mercedes-Benz has withdrawn an advert in the United States which compared its new E-class with a futuristic self-driving concept car following allegations from local consumer groups that the marketing claims were misleading. Earlier this week, U.S.-based Consumer Reports urged the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to scrutinize Mercedes' "...

  • WASHINGTON, July 29- U.S. labor costs rose steadily in the second quarter, pointing to still-moderate wage inflation, which could see the Federal Reserve keeping interest rates unchanged for a while. The Employment Cost Index, the broadest measure of labor costs, increased 0.6 percent after a similar gain in the first quarter, the Labor Department said on Friday.