White House Government Agencies

More

  • Feb 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had asked German drugmaker Bayer AG to conduct further studies on its implantable sterilization device, Essure, following thousands of complaints and calls for its withdrawal. However, the FDA has received thousands of complaints over the years, including reports of the device breaking or moving...

  • Feb 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it had asked German drugmaker Bayer AG to conduct further studies on its implantable sterilization device, Essure, following thousands of complaints and calls for its withdrawal. However, the FDA has received thousands of complaints over the years, including reports of the device breaking or moving...

  • Feb 29- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday unveiled new measures to evaluate the risk of Bayer AG's implantable steralization device, Essure, following patient complaints and calls for its withdrawal from the market. The FDA has since received thousands of complaints, including reports of the device breaking or moving and causing injuries.

  • *Futures down: Dow 43 pts, S&P 4.5 pts, Nasdaq 17.25 pts. Feb 29- U.S. stock index futures fell on Monday as investors worried about the Federal Reserve pressing ahead with its plan to raise interest rates this year. *Wall Street closed lower on Friday, after a rally earlier in the week lost steam.

  • FRANKFURT, Feb 28- Daimler said on Sunday the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had requested information from its luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz to explain emissions levels in some of its cars. Daimler said the EPA request for information came in response to a class-action lawsuit filed by law firm Hagens Berman on Feb. 18, 2016, in U.S. District Court for the...

  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announces his support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally at the Fort Worth Convention Center on February 26, 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Meg Whitman, an official with Chris Christie's defunct campaign, is denouncing his endorsement of Donald Trump, NBC News reports.

  • Trump, Clinton etch big wins

    Donald Trump is leading in the Super Tuesday states of GA and TN, while Ted Cruz is ahead in his home state of TX, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. House Republicans on Friday insisted that a six-year bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration and privatize U.S. air traffic control had not been killed despite a decision to move forward instead with a short-term funding measure. The legislation was approved by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on Feb. 11...

  • *Wall St ends lower as early gains slip away. NEW YORK, Feb 26- The U.S. dollar jumped on Friday and Wall Street's stock rally faded as fresh economic data kept alive Federal Reserve rate increases, while oil prices turned negative late in the session. Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 stock index tallied a 1.6- percent rise on Friday, fueled by strength in mining shares as...

  • *Dollar climbs against most currencies on strong data. NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar rose broadly on Friday after mostly upbeat U.S. economic data renewed some expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates again this year. "The dollar's move today is almost entirely attributed to the data, which was an upside surprise," said Jason Leinwand,...

  • Speculators in four major NYMEX and ICE markets increased their bearish bets by 15,382 contracts to 65,401 in the week to Feb. 23, the most since late December, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Friday. Gas futures averaged $1.84 during the five trading days ended Feb. 23, compared with $1.98 during the four trading days in the prior week ended...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The U.S. dollar jumped on Friday and Wall Street's stock rally faded as fresh economic data kept alive Federal Reserve rate increases, while oil prices turned negative late in the session. Wall Street shares were little changed in afternoon trading, underperforming a 1.6- percent rise for Europe's FTSEurofirst 300 stock index.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- Russia has committed not to launch strikes against Syrian groups the United States considers to be part of the moderate opposition, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, hours before a cessation of hostilities in Syria was due to start.

  • *Consumer spending increases 0.5 percent in January. WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in January and underlying inflation picked up by the most in four years, keeping Federal Reserve interest rate increases on the table this year. Conditions are moving back toward supporting a rate hike, "said Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic...

  • Feb 26- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday reported six confirmed and probable cases of sexual transmission of the mosquito-borne Zika virus from male travelers to female non-travelers. The findings suggest that sexual transmission of the virus might be more common than previously reported, the CDC said. U.S. health officials on...

  • Feb 26- Wall Street pared early gains on Friday after stronger-than-expected U.S. Federal Reserve raised rates in December and Chair Janet Yellen has hinted at a gradual increase through 2016 if data shows the economy is strong enough to withstand a move away from near-zero rates. Federal funds futures implied traders see a 25 percent chance of the Fed raising...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The Federal Reserve, facing the delicate task of explaining how it will forge ahead with rate hikes in a stormy world economy, is wary of again tying its actions to calendar dates but officials want to keep "forward guidance" as an emergency tool. San Francisco Fed President John Williams said on Friday such time-based guidance can be "like a...

  • *Dollar rallies against most currencies on strong GDP data. NEW YORK, Feb 26- The dollar gained across the board on Friday after generally upbeat U.S. economic data revived some expectations that the Federal Reserve could consider raising interest rates again this year. "The fact that GDP was revised higher is a positive for the dollar this morning... giving...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 26- U.S. consumer spending rose solidly in January and underlying inflation picked up by the most in four years, keeping Federal Reserve interest rate increases on the table this year. Consumers are sending a strong message that the economy is on the right track for continued growth this year, "said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 26- The Federal Reserve, facing the delicate task of explaining how it will forge ahead with rate hikes in a stormy world economy, should avoid slipping back into the trap of tying its actions to calendar dates, top U.S. economists warned in a paper on Friday. The research paper, presented to a roomful of Fed policymakers in New York, criticized their...