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  • *Private employers add fewest jobs since Jan 2014. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned of high valuations, adding to anxiety about a global bond rout and upcoming economic data. "Everyone is obsessed with the Fed," said Michael Church, president of Addison Capital Management in Philadelphia.

  • The FAA has been under intense pressure from industry and Congress to allow beyond-line-of-sight operations. The FAA is in talks with drone manufacturers and operators about testing beyond-line-of-sight drone systems, and an announcement is expected as soon as this week. "We anticipate receiving valuable data from each of these trials that could result in...

  • May 6- Sheila Bair, an outspoken critic of Wall Street during her time as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, has been named president of a liberal arts college near Baltimore. Appointed to lead the FDIC by President George W. Bush in 2006, Bair was one of the first officials to warn about a subprime mortgage crisis but clashed often with those who were...

  • *Euro hits roughly 10- week high of $1.13680. NEW YORK, May 6- The U.S. dollar hit its lowest level against the euro since late February on Wednesday after a rise in European yields drove demand for the euro and weak U.S. data supported expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay hiking interest rates. "Europeans feel more comfortable in their skin right now," said...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said high equity valuations could pose potential dangers but that stability risks across the U.S. financial system remained in check. "I would highlight that equity market valuations at this point generally are quite high," Yellen said. Yellen's view on the run-up in stocks was an answer to...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said the central bank is prepared to take further action to make the financial system safer, in a warning to the banking industry and non-bank lenders. In prepared remarks at the " Finance and Society" conference held at the International Monetary Fund, Yellen outlined the contributions of the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 6- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday said the central bank is prepared to take further action to make the financial system safer. In prepared remarks at the International Monetary Fund, Yellen outlined the contributions of the banking system to society and the economy. But Yellen quickly turned her speech to the distorted system...

  • LONDON, May 6- Gold edged down on Wednesday, as the impact of stronger European shares and higher U.S. real yields counteracted the effects of a weaker dollar and prospects that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates at its meeting in June. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,190.53 an ounce by 1011 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for June delivery lost $3.20...

  • May 6- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission sued two gold futures traders from the United Arab Emirates, alleging they engaged in unlawful disruptive trading practices known as "spoofing" by placing bids and offers with the intent to cancel them before execution. CFTC alleges that between February and April 28, 2015, UAE residents Heet Khara and Nasim...

  • *Gold climbs for third straight session towards $1,200/ oz. SINGAPORE, May 6- Gold extended gains to a third session on Wednesday, boosted by weakness in the dollar and mixed U.S. economic data that increased speculation that the Federal Reserve will not raise interest rates anytime soon. Spot gold rose 0.3 percent to $1,196.36 an ounce by 0346 GMT, bringing it near...

  • DIARY- Emerging Markets Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:02 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. BUDAPEST- Central bank of Hungary publishes April policy meeting- 1200 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to May 18 Tuesday, 5 May 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde participate in " Finance and Society" conversation before the Institute for New Economic Thinking Conference on Finance and Society hosted by the IMF- 1315 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George...

  • NEW YORK, May 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co said on Tuesday it is in "advanced stages" of settlement talks with the U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Reserve over previously disclosed investigations into its foreign exchange trading. The company gave the description of the talks in a quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday.

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Jeffrey Gundlach, chief executive of investment firm DoubleLine Capital, said on Tuesday that he believes the U.S. Federal Reserve will probably not raise interest rates this year, in part because of a lack of wage inflation. Gundlach, an influential bond investor, was speaking at DoubleLine's annual investor event at the New York Yacht Club.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 5- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar turned lower and global shares fell ahead of U.S. non-farm payroll data later in the week that could give clues as to when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. "Gold was firm yesterday and is continuing the trend today, with dollar weakness helping," Deutsche Borse's MNI senior analyst Tony Walters...

  • COST SO FAR FOR FARMER CLAIMS, OTHER BIRD FLU EXPENSES TO $414.5 MILLION- USDA SOURCES.

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV unless its concerns about the deal are addressed. According to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday, Netflix representatives met recently with more than 20 FCC officials and raised concerns about the...

  • WASHINGTON, May 5- Netflix Inc has urged the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reject the pending $48 billion merger of AT&T Inc and DirecTV as currently proposed, according to regulatory disclosures posted on Tuesday. Previous FCC filings from Netflix on the deal called for approval with conditions. Netflix's April 30 meeting with the FCC's merger...

  • LONDON, May 5- Gold edged higher on Tuesday as the dollar paused ahead of U.S. non-farm payroll data later in the week that could give clues as to when the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates. Gold fell to a six-week low of $1,170 on Friday after the Federal Reserve indicated it saw a slowdown in the U.S. economy as transitory and did not rule out a rate rise this...

  • LONDON, May 5- Gold edged lower on Tuesday as the dollar and European shares rose ahead of U.S. nonfarm payrolls later in the week that could give clues on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates. Gold fell to a six-week low of $1,170 on Friday after the Federal Reserve indicated that it saw a recent slowdown in the U.S. economy as transitory and did not rule...