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  • WASHINGTON, May 12- A draft Republican bill in the U.S. Senate takes aim at bank rules and insurance regulations, also limiting restrictions on mortgage requirements and proposes restructuring the Federal Reserve and other financial regulators. The 216- page, eight section report released on Tuesday was crafted by the staff of Senator Richard Shelby of...

  • WASHINGTON, May 12- Possible Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie on Tuesday said the policies of President Barack Obama and the Federal Reserve had widened the gulf between rich and poor. Christie, who is governor of New Jersey, said Obama had failed to curb spending and that his regulatory policies had led to stagnant growth.

  • May 12- A top Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday he does not know when interest rates will rise, but he tempered that uncertainty by applauding an apparent consensus between markets and the U.S. central bank that it will happen later this year. William Dudley, president of the New York Fed and a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, mostly repeated recent...

  • May 12- Senate Banking Committee Chairman Richard Shelby plans to introduce a regulatory relief bill on Tuesday that would heighten congressional scrutiny of the Federal Reserve and revamp several rules faced by small banks, the Wall Street Journal reported citing Republican committee aides. The 216- page draft bill proposes to create a commission to...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 25 Monday, 11 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- U.S. Treasury Department will host its annual State Small Business Credit Initiative conference. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams speaks on the economic outlook before the New York Association for Business Economics- 1645 GMT. WASHINGTON- Former Federal Reserve chair Alan Greenspan speaks before the 17th...

  • May 11- A strain of avian flu that until now had been found only in the Western United States has cropped up in Indiana, bringing the total number of states affected by the virulent outbreak to 15, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. The H5N8 strain found in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana is concerning to them also. It was also found in captive...

  • In a June 2014 letter to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew which was seen by Reuters, Texas Republican Representative Jeb Hensarling said his staff reviewed Fed documents detailing the U.S. central bank's contingency plans if America stiffed its creditors. The documents showed "planning by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to minimize market disruptions if the...

  • In a letter from June 2014 that was obtained by Reuters, Texas Republican Representative Jeb Hensarling said his staff reviewed Fed documents that showed "planning by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to minimize market disruptions if the Department decided to delay Treasury bond payments."

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The U.S. The Federal Reserve said in a statement that any continued employment in the banking industry by the five ex-staffers- Markus Walder, Marco Parenti Adami, Susanne Ruegg Meier, Michele Bergantino and Roger Schaerer- would "impair public confidence." Credit Suisse pleaded guilty last May to a criminal charge for its own role in the tax...

  • WASHINGTON, May 11- The Federal Reserve could intervene in financial markets to smooth out volatility sparked by political wrangling over the federal government's debt ceiling, according to a former congressional aide who cited central bank documents. J.W. Verret, the former chief economist and senior counsel for the Financial Services Committee of the U.S....

  • UPDATE 1-USDA finds H5N8 bird flu strain in Indiana Monday, 11 May 2015 | 1:59 PM ET

    May 11- A strain of highly pathogenic H5 avian flu that had recently been found only in the Western United States has been confirmed in a backyard poultry flock in Indiana, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Monday. The H5N8 strain in Indiana is the same one that had been previously confirmed in the Pacific flyway, specifically in commercial chicken and...

  • Federal Reserve should not telegraph ahead of time exactly when it will begin to raise interest rates, a top Fed official said on Monday, putting markets on notice for more volatility in the coming months. "My personal preference is that we don't have the most telegraphed policy decisions in history, as we did in 2004," San Francisco Fed President John Williams...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- Americans expected only soft price inflation over the next few years, in part due to cheaper gasoline, according to a Federal Reserve survey last month that also found that purse strings were tightening across the nation. The New York Fed's survey of consumer expectations, released on Monday, showed one-year ahead inflation expectations of 2.7...

  • Federal Reserve should not telegraph ahead of time exactly when it will begin to raise interest rates, a top Fed official said on Monday, putting markets on notice for more volatility in the coming months. "My personal preference is that we don't have the most telegraphed policy decisions in history, as we did in 2004," San Francisco Fed President John Williams...

  • *SPDR Gold Trust holdings see sharpest decline this year. LONDON, May 11- Gold was little changed on Monday, as the impact of a rebounding dollar ahead of talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers was offset by Friday's mixed U.S. data supporting bets the Federal Reserve will not raise rates until late 2015.. The dollar rebounded 0.3 percent versus a...

  • SPDR Gold Trust holdings see sharpest decline this year. LONDON, May 11- Gold edged lower on Monday, as the dollar rose against the euro ahead of talks between Greece and euro zone finance ministers, but losses were limited by Friday's mixed U.S. data supporting bets the Federal Reserve will not raise rates until late 2015.. The dollar rebounded 0.4 percent versus a...

  • TOKYO, May 11- Japanese government bond prices rose on Monday, taking their cues from gains in U.S. and European bonds after U.S. jobs data strengthened the view that the Federal Reserve will not begin hiking interest rates until late in 2015.. The 10- year JGB futures prices gained 0.21 point to 147.18, while the cash 10- year JGB yield fell 1.5 basis points to 0.395...

  • SINGAPORE, May 11- Gold held firm on Monday after data on U.S. job growth in April and downward revisions to previous figures suggested the Federal Reserve would be in no hurry to raise interest rates next month. Spot gold was little changed at $1,187.80 an ounce by 0325 GMT after gaining 0.3 percent on Friday after the data. "This week, gold may inch marginally higher...

  • Insurers step up lobbying to battle U.S. regulators Friday, 8 May 2015 | 5:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 8- Insurance firms, already among Washington's biggest donors, are securing powerful allies in Congress as the Federal Reserve draws up nationwide capital rules for the $1 trillion industry after years of delay. Two members of the House of Representatives who received large industry donations for their election campaigns and one senator...

  • *Average hourly earnings rise three cents. WASHINGTON, May 8- U.S. job growth rebounded last month and the unemployment rate dropped to a near seven-year low of 5.4 percent, suggesting underlying strength in the economy at the start of the second quarter that could keep alive prospects for a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. "We see this report as reducing...