White House Government Agencies

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares held near 14- month highs on Friday on revived bets the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate rises while Japanese bond yields fell after the Bank of Japan's new policy scheme. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015...

  • *Committed investors see payoff from solid Asia returns. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Having weathered almost two years of volatility spurred by a fickle Federal Reserve, most long-term investors in Asia's emerging markets barely blinked this week as the Fed once again redrew the future path of U.S. interest rates. "The idea that yields are going to be lower for longer is...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares edged closer to 14- month highs on Friday while the dollar was on the defensive as investors grew more convinced that the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015 that it hit...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- The dollar gained in Asian trading on Friday but was on track to end a tumultuous week with losses after the Federal Reserve trimmed its long-term interest rate expectations and the Bank of Japan rebooted its monetary policy framework. The 100- yen level remains a key technical point, and a break of that could open the pair's downside, said Yutaka...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • Clinton Preparing for 'Different Trumps' at First Debate.

    Hillary Clinton adviser tells reporters how Clinton is preparing for Monday night's first debate with Donald Trump, NBC reports.

  • The San Francisco Fed said Thursday that John Stumpf is giving up his position as representative from the central bank's San Francisco region on the advisory council. The announcement came two days after Stumpf faced bipartisan outrage from a Senate panel over the alleged misconduct, believed to have gone on at the second-largest U.S. bank for years.

  • NEW YORK— Stocks posted solid gains on Thursday as investors, comfortable that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low, bought up stocks that pay big dividends. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 98.76 points, or 0.5 percent, to 18,392.46. The Standard& Poor's 500 index rose 14.06 points, or 0.7 percent, to 2,177.18.

  • Secret Service patrol outside the White House in Washington, DC.

    A White House staffer's email appears to have been hacked, leaking documents from the First Lady and the Secret Service. NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Thursday it had ordered Barclays Bank PLC to pay $500,000 to settle charges of record-keeping deficiencies.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- World stock indexes jumped and the Nasdaq hit a record high on Thursday while bonds rallied, a day after the Federal Reserve signaled an increasingly cautious approach to future U.S. rate increases. Market pricing for a December move rose only a fraction to 59.3 percent from 59.2 percent, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to a two-month low, pointing to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by December. If Fed officials are waiting for the economy to improve further before raising rates, they are just too late, "said Chris...

  • Sept 22- U.S. stocks soared on Thursday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record intraday high, a day after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates. The probability of a November hike stands at a modest 12.4 percent and rises to 58.4 percent for December, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool. "Clearly the markets view the Fed's inaction as favorable... but if you...

  • NEW YORK— Stocks posted solid gains on Thursday as investors, comfortable that the Federal Reserve will keep interest rates low, bought up stocks that pay big dividends. AT&T rose 54 cents, or 1.3 percent, to $41.11. Verizon Communications rose 48 cents, or 1 percent, to $52.35.

  • *Dollar falls broadly after Fed cuts 2017, 2018 rate view. NEW YORK, Sept 22- The dollar fell to its lowest in a week against a basket of major currencies on Thursday as investors sold the greenback following a writedown of longer-term interest rate expectations from the Federal Reserve. "On one hand the Fed looks like it will raise rates in December... and on the...

  • Sept 22- The Nasdaq hit a record intraday high on Thursday amid broad gains in U.S. stocks, a day after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates. "The Fed probably appeared less hawkish than what the markets had expected," said Ryan Larson, head of equity trading at RBC Global Asset Management in Chicago. The probability of a November hike stands at a modest 12.4...

  • NEW YORK— The latest on developments in global financial markets:. Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street, led by gains in high-dividend stocks a day after the Federal Reserve said it would keep interest rates low. Stocks are moving higher on Wall Street in midday trading.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to a two-month low, pointing to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by December. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 252,000 for the week ended...

  • Sept 22- U.S. stocks looked set to rise at the open on Thursday, with the Nasdaq aiming at a record intraday high, a day after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates. "The Fed probably appeared less hawkish than what the markets had expected," said Ryan Larson, head of equity trading at RBC Global Asset Management in Chicago. Wall Street rose on Wednesday, with the...