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White House Government Agencies

  • The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation. The White House signals it is preparing to reverse a U.S. policy on transgender rights, raising...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 21- The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Tuesday that America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry, as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation. Democrats, environmental advocates and many of the EPA's...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "I see stocks have bounced very sharply, so this could just be risk sentiment, said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York." Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week a rate increase would be considered at every policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. central bank could move next month.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 21- U.S. "I see stocks have bounced very sharply, so this could just be risk sentiment, said Gennadiy Goldberg, interest rates strategist at TD Securities in New York." Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week a rate increase would be considered at every policy meeting, suggesting the U.S. central bank could move next month.

  • The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, tells agency staff America should not have to choose between jobs and the environment but strikes a conciliatory tone in his address, saying he would "listen, learn and lead." Vice President Mike Pence visited Brussels and pledged America's "steadfast and enduring" commitment to the European...

  • Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said late on Monday she would be comfortable raising rates at this point if the economy maintained its current performance, while Market News International quoted Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker as saying that a March rise was on the table. Investors were awaiting more speeches from Harker and San...

  • Betsy DeVos

    It's in higher education that the new administration’s power is likely to be felt most keenly and quickly, New York Times reports.

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 21- Latin American currencies slipped on Tuesday after remarks by two U.S. policymakers fueled expectations of a Federal Reserve interest rate increase next month. Her speech echoed comments by Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker to Market News International, who said a March rate increase was an option. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock...

  • CIA analyst steps down, refuses to serve under President Trump

    A CIA analyst who worked with the agency since 2006 cites an inability to serve the president's administration "in good faith" as his reason for leaving.

  • Feb 21- Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected its application to market an intranasal version of the emergency opioid-overdose treatment, naloxone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 91 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses. Amphastar already sells...

  • Feb 21- Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Tuesday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had rejected its application to market an intranasal version of the drug naloxone, which is designed to stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. The FDA's complete response letter identifies issues including user human factors study and device...

  • *Strong PMI surveys from France, Germany. LONDON, Feb 21- The dollar rose broadly on Tuesday after two Federal Reserve policymakers pointed to the potential for U.S. interest rates to rise next month, returning investors' attention to the bullish fundamentals of the world's biggest economy. Market News International also quoted colleague Patrick Harker...

  • BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University students- 2030 GMT. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve before the Financial...

  • BOISE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on "Getting to Know the Fed" before Boise State University students- 2030 GMT. GOLDEN VALLEY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in conversation on the economy and the role of the Federal Reserve before the Financial...

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Gold held steady on Monday as traders awaited further clues on the pace of U.S. interest rate rises from a group of Federal Reserve officials due to speak this week. Spot gold was at $1,236.01 an ounce at 1230 GMT,. little changed from $1,235.22 on Friday, while U.S. gold futures for April delivery were down 0.2 percent at $1,237.10.

  • LONDON, Feb 20- Gold held steady on Monday after ending the previous week little changed, as traders awaited further clues on the pace of U.S. interest rate rises from a raft of Federal Reserve officials due to speak this week. Spot gold was at $1,235.21 an ounce at 1030 GMT,. "It's still wait and see for the gold market right now," UBS analyst Joni Teves said.

  • KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.1 percent to 19,207.30 and South Korea's Kospi dipped 0.1 percent to 2,078.08. Also due this week: a German business confidence index on Tuesday, U.S. new home sales on Friday and earnings from big companies such as British bank HSBC. ANALYST VIEW: "Asian markets look set for a soft start to the week with a lack...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 20- Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Monday she would be comfortable raising interest rates at this point if the economy maintained its current pace of performance. In a speech in Singapore, Mester, seen as one of the more hawkish Fed officials, said the economy was on a "sound footing". Those have passed through and the trend...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 20- Cleveland Federal Reserve President Loretta Mester said on Monday she would be comfortable raising interest rates at this point if the economy kept performing the way it did. Those have passed through and the trend in inflation is, it's moving up, "Mester said at a central banking seminar in Singapore. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said last week that...

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 20- The U.S. economy is on "sound footing," a hawkish Federal Reserve official said on Monday in a speech that cautioned against asking the central bank to solve problems beyond its control such as low productivity growth. Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, at a forum in Singapore, did not comment specifically on interest rates.