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  • TOKYO, April 6- The dollar was down across the board on Monday, having suffered a major setback against peers like the euro and yen after much weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs data that could delay an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. The euro was up 0.2 percent at $1.0988. The common currency had gone as low as $1.0864 before surging on the U.S. jobs data.

  • Clinton's campaign HQ could be in Brooklyn: MSNBC Friday, 3 Apr 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at the United Nations in New York March 10, 2015.

    A lease has been signed in Brooklyn Heights for office space expected to be the headquarters of Clinton's 2016 White House bid, MSNBC reports.

  • *March job gains smallest since December 2013. WASHINGTON, April 3- U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, the latest sign of weakness in the economy and one likely to further delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 126,000 last month, less than half February's pace and the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 3- U.S. employers added the fewest number of jobs in more than a year in March, which could heighten concerns over the recent slowdown in economic growth and delay an anticipated interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 126,000 last month, the smallest gain since December 2013, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • *Payroll gains smallest since December 2013. WASHINGTON, April 3- U.S. employers added the fewest jobs in more than a year in March amid signs the economy was starting to take strain from a strong dollar and lower oil prices, which could delay an anticipated interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 126,000 last month, the...

  • *Nonfarm payrolls forecast rising 245,000 in March. WASHINGTON, April 3- U.S. job growth likely remained solid in March, which should allay fears over recent economic weakness and keep the Federal Reserve on course to start raising interest rates this year. The labor market has largely shrugged off a harsh winter, a buoyant dollar, weaker global demand and a...

  • SINGAPORE, April 3- Gold fell below $1,200 an ounce on Friday as the dollar regained some lost ground ahead of a U.S. jobs report that will provide clues on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates. Spot gold was off 0.2 percent at $1,199.36 an ounce Gold jumped nearly 2 percent on Wednesday in its sharpest single-day gain in two months after U.S. private...

  • TOKYO, April 3- The dollar stuck to its recent ranges in holiday-thinned trading on Friday and stocks edged up as investors awaited key U.S. employment figures for possible clues on when the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.2 percent, while Japan's Nikkei stock average was up 0.3...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 19 Thursday, 2 Apr 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota gives welcome remarks before the Federal Reserve "Economic Mobility: Research& Ideas on Strengthening Families, Communities& the Economy" conference- 1230 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard speaks at luncheon before the Federal Reserve "...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- The economic damage caused by the 2008 financial crisis has had a major impact on young U.S. workers, a top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday, with many recent college graduates overqualified and underpaid in their jobs. Fed Board Governor Lael Brainard said soaring college tuition and high student loan levels have added to the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- In a decision that could reshape U.S. tobacco regulation, a health advisory panel will vote next week on whether Swedish Match AB, a Stockholm- based maker of smokeless tobacco products known as snus, can claim they are less harmful than cigarettes. The closely watched vote could pave the way for the first Food and Drug Administration approval...

  • WASHINGTON, April 2- More research is needed to understand what policies allow people to move up the economic ladder and what holds them back, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday, returning to a controversial topic for the U.S. central bank. Yellen tackled the issue of income inequality in a speech in Boston last October, saying she was "greatly...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday charged Kraft Foods Group Inc and Mondelez International Inc with manipulation of prices of wheat used in products such as Oreo and Chips Ahoy cookies. The regulator alleged that Kraft and Mondelez bought $90 million of wheat futures, or a six-month supply, but never intended to...

  • SAFT ON WEALTH-Careful how you front-run the Fed Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:42 PM ET

    April 1- Investors see the Federal Reserve the way bond desks tend to view small clients from the sticks: as easy marks and reliable sources of profit. Fed Chair Janet Yellen last week yet again soft-pedaled the timing of a first rate rise and the rate of ascent thereafter, making a nod to the' secular stagnation' argument as she did. "I fear that markets have come to a...

  • FOREX-Dollar retreats on weak data as new quarter begins Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:54 AM ET

    NEW YORK, April 1- The dollar fell on Wednesday at the start of the second quarter as disappointing data on U.S. manufacturing and jobs growth raised bets the Federal Reserve might refrain from raising interest rates until late 2015 at the earliest. Payroll processor ADP said U.S. companies added 189,000 workers in March, the fewest in 14 months, while the...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold edges up after March drop as dollar slips Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:10 PM ET

    *Gold snaps 3- day fall, lost 2.4 pct in March. SINGAPORE, April 1- Gold kicked off April by climbing on Wednesday as the dollar retreated, but expectations the Federal Reserve is on course to lift interest rates this year capped bullion's gains. "There's some short-term support around $1,180, but I still believe the price will continue to go down given pressure from...

  • SINGAPORE, April 1- Gold steadied on Wednesday after falling for a second straight month in March as renewed bets that the Federal Reserve is on course to lift interest rates this year burnished the dollar's appeal. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,184.16 an ounce by 0011 GMT, after ending March with a loss of 2.4 percent. *The world's largest gold-backed...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 15 Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco President John Williams moderates "Policy Session 3: Financial Stability: How Essential Should Financial Stability Be to Central Banks?" before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 1230 GMT. STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of...

  • *Oil down on worries that Iran could add to supply. NEW YORK, March 31- The euro closed out the worst quarter in its 15- year history on Tuesday, slammed by monetary policy changes and worries about Greece, while U.S. stocks retreated a day after posting big gains. Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year, while the European Central Bank's...

  • *Corn stocks as of March 1 reached 7.7 billion bushels- USDA. The "double-barrel bearish corn updates" from the U.S. Department of Agriculture suggest corn prices will drop below the 2015 low of about $3.66 a bushel, said Rich Feltes, vice president of research for brokerage RJ O'Brien. The USDA, in a quarterly report, said farmers and grain elevators had 7.7 billion...