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White House Government Agencies

  • Jan 27- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday it has found high amounts of a toxic substance in homeopathic teething tablets, warning of its potential risk to infants and children. The FDA asked Standard Homeopathic Co, the manufacturer of Hyland's teething products, to recall its homeopathic teething tablets from the market.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- The U.S. Federal Reserve will stop reinvestments of its mortgage-backed securities holdings in April 2018 in an attempt to shrink its $4.2 trillion balance sheet that had ballooned from bond purchases to combat the last recession, Morgan Stanley analysts said on Friday. "We believe the FOMC will halt its reinvestments of MBS in April 2018,...

  • Trump pressured Park Service to back inauguration crowd claims: Report

    Trump spoke with the head of the National Park Service, ordering him to produce additional inauguration-crowd photos.

  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg speaks out against abortion policy

    In a Facebook post, the company executive weighs in on President Trump's reinstatement of an anti-abortion policy.

  • "The FDA's long-overdue response leaves key questions unanswered about the performance and effectiveness of the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations," House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden told Reuters in a statement. An FDA spokeswoman did not have an immediate comment. Reuters also reported on how the FDA...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 26- Apple Inc's new legal assault on Qualcomm in the United States and China reflects its conclusion that regulators are unlikely to put an end to what it considers the chip maker's unfair business practices, analysts said. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission sued Qualcomm over the practice on Jan. 17. President Donald Trump named FTC...

  • Four senior State Department officials leave

    At least four top State Department officials are departing their posts by Friday.

  • The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday said Trump had named Philip Miscimarra to the temporary role, one day after the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that Victoria Lipnic had been named acting chair of the commission. Under former President Barack Obama, both agencies were the target of fierce criticism from business groups and...

  • Border Patrol chief leaves agency

    Mark Morgan, the chief of the Border Patrol is no longer on the job after Trump announced plans to build a wall at the Mexican border.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has told several lawmakers it aims to end its freeze on grants and contracts late Friday, congressional aides said. Congress last year approved $100 million to clean up water in Flint. "The people of Flint also rely on other EPA contracts to conduct independent water testing and provide expertise when...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 26- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has told several lawmakers it aims to end its freeze on grants and contracts by late Friday, congressional aides said. President Donald Trump's administration had asked the EPA to temporarily freeze grants, contracts and interagency agreements pending a review, sparking worries by state and local...

  • Here are the world's most corrupt countries

    Transparency International releases its 2016 list of the most corrupt nations in the world.

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Royal Bank of Scotland has taken a 3.1 billion pound provision as it prepares to settle claims in the United States that it mis-sold toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. RBS is preparing to start negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice over a settlement of the mis-selling claims, the timing of which...

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Royal Bank of Scotland has taken a 3.1 billion pound provision as it prepares to settle claims in the United States that it mis-sold toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. RBS is currently in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice over the settlement, the timing of which is still uncertain.

  • LONDON, Jan 26- Royal Bank of Scotland has taken a 3.1 billion pound provision as it prepares to settle claims in the United States that it mis-sold toxic mortgage-backed securities in the run up to the 2008 financial crisis. RBS is currently in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice over the settlement, the timing of which is still uncertain.

  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Apple Inc have sued Qualcomm accusing it of resorting to "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain a monopoly over chips used in smartphones. Apple also filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in Beijing on Wednesday, alleging that the chip supplier abused its clout and is seeking 1 billion yuan in damages. "Apple's attack on...

  • The U.S. Federal Trade Commission and Apple Inc have sued Qualcomm accusing it of resorting to "anticompetitive" tactics to maintain a monopoly over chips used in smartphone. Apple also filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm in Beijing on Wednesday, alleging that the chip supplier abused its clout and is seeking 1 billion yuan in damages. South Korea's antitrust...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican on the Federal Trade Commission, has been named the FTC's acting chairman, the agency said on Wednesday. In addition to Ohlhausen, the commission has two Democrats, outgoing Chairwoman Edith Ramirez who steps down early next month and Democrat Terrell McSweeny. The appointment was made by a White...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican on the Federal Trade Commission, has been named the FTC's acting chairman, the agency said on Wednesday. In addition to Ohlhausen, the commission has two Democrats, outgoing Chairwoman Edith Ramirez who steps down in February and Democrat Terrell McSweeny. The appointment was made by a White House...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen, a Republican on the Federal Trade Commission, has been named the FTC's acting chairman, the agency said on Wednesday. In addition to Ohlhausen, the commission has two Democrats, outgoing Chairwoman Edith Ramirez who steps down in February and Democrat Terrell McSweeny. The appointment was made by a White House...