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White House Government Agencies

  • US prosecutors are weighing charges against Wikileaks, according to two media reports

    U.S. prosecutors are preparing or weighing charges against anti-secrecy group Wikileaks and its founder for revealing sensitive government secrets, according to the two media reports.

  • Protecting government data from getting whacked

    CNBC's Steve Liesman talks to Erica Groshen, former BLS commissioner, about the imperative to protect the integrity of government data. And Austan Goolsbee, former CEA chairman, weighs in.

  • The G-20 discussions were being held in conjunction with the spring meetings of the 189- nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending organization, the World Bank, which are scheduled to conclude Saturday. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen were representing the United States at the discussions.

  • April 20- A U.S. regulatory agency told Texas and Arizona that more than a thousand vials of drugs they ordered for executions in their states from India in 2015, and seized by U.S. The Food and Drug Administration notified the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and the Arizona Department of Corrections that their confiscated shipments of sodium thiopental...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, April 20- The U.S. Deutsche still faces a probe by New Yorks Department of Financial Services into whether its automated trading platform was programmed to manipulate foreign exchange rates, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The New York regulator has been investigating whether the bank used algorithms on trading...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday fined Deutsche Bank AG $156.6 million for violating foreign exchange rules and running afoul of the Volcker Rule. The German bank failed to detect and halt its traders from using chat rooms to communicate with competitors, the Fed said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Reserve on Thursday fined Deutsche Bank AG $156.6 million for violating foreign exchange rules and running afoul of the Volcker Rule. The German bank failed to detect and halt its traders from using chat rooms to communicate with competitors, the Fed said in a news release.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- U.S. officials are reviewing Venezuela's seizure of General Motors Co's assets in the country, U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said on Thursday. "We are reviewing the details of the case," Toner said in a statement, saying the United States hoped to resolve the case "rapidly and transparently." GM said on Wednesday that Venezuelan...

  • Stocks ended the trading session higher on Thursday

    Positive company earnings and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comments during a policy summit helped bring stocks higher on Thursday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to effectively deregulate the $45 billion business data services market in a win for companies like AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc and Verizon Communications Inc that will likely lead to price hikes for many small businesses. The 2-1 vote is a blow to companies such as Sprint Corp and...

  • The FDA also said breastfeeding women shouldn't take them because of possible harm to the baby. The FDA urged parents to carefully read labels of nonprescription cough medicines to avoid codeine and to consult a doctor or pharmacist if needed. On Thursday, FDA said that some children are at higher risk of harm from the medicines because they break down codeine...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- Health insurer Anthem Inc denied a report on Thursday that it was in negotiations with the Justice Department in an effort to save its merger with smaller rival Cigna Corp.. The companies are awaiting a decision from a federal appeals court, which had been asked to rule on whether the Justice Department could stop the $54 billion merger on...

  • April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 2-1 to significantly ease regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T Inc, CenturyLink Inc and Verizon Communications Inc that could lead to price hikes for many small businesses. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai defended the decision to...

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to reverse a 2016 decision that limits the number of television stations some broadcasters can buy. The decision could lead to a possible acquisition by Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc of Tribune Media Co, some Democrats in Congress said. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said he plans to...

  • April 20- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 2-1 to significantly ease regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon Communications and others but could lead to price hikes for many small businesses.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- The Federal Reserve could streamline the stress-testing process for banks and might consider making banks submit plans less frequently for how they would handle bankruptcy, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said on Thursday. Powell said applying so-called qualitative standards in stress tests after the financial crisis played a key role in...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— President Nicolas Maduro may be struggling to feed Venezuela but his socialist administration still managed to make a $500,000 donation to Donald Trump's inauguration, records released Wednesday show. Inaugural committee records filed with the Federal Election Commission show Citgo Petroleum, a U.S. affiliate of Venezuela's state...

  • WASHINGTON— The Federal Reserve said Wednesday the U.S. economy kept expanding in the early spring, with tight labor markets and many businesses reporting rising wages. In its latest survey of economic conditions nationwide, the central bank found that it's 12 regional banks all depicted growth as either "modest or moderate" from mid-March through early April.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday it would reconsider a rule on emissions from oil and gas operations and delay its implementation, marking the Trump administration's latest effort to dismantle Obama-era environmental regulations. Oil interest groups, including the American Petroleum Institute and the...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is once again seeking to scuttle cuts to pollution from coal-fired power plants. The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday asked a federal appeals court in Washington to postpone consideration of 2012 rules requiring energy companies to cut emissions of toxic chemicals. Last week EPA administrator Scott Pruitt...