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White House Government Agencies

  • Nov 2- The S&P 500 ended lower on Wednesday for a seventh straight session, its longest such streak in five years, as the Federal Reserve signaled it could hike interest rates in December and the uncertain U.S. election continued to cloud the market's outlook. It was the last Fed decision before next week's presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton...

  • *Fed more optimistic inflation rising to target. *Says case for rate increase has continued to strengthen. WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday in its last policy decision before the U.S. election, but signaled it could hike in December as the economy gathers momentum and inflation picks up.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 2- The S&P 500 ended lower on Wednesday for a seventh straight session, its longest such streak in five years, as the Federal Reserve signaled it could hike interest rates in December and the uncertain U.S. election continued to cloud the market's outlook. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 76.91 points, or 0.43 percent, to 17,960.19, the S&P 500 lost...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Nov 2- Gold rallied to a one-month high on Wednesday, as uncertainty over the outcome of the U.S. election knocked stocks and the dollar lower, but bullion pared gains slightly after the Federal Reserve held interest rates steady as expected. Spot gold rose to $1,307.76 an ounce, its highest since Oct. 4, and was up 1.05 percent at $1,301.36 by...

  • Nov 2- Wall Street stayed weak on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but signaled it could hike in December, as equities remained pressured by uncertainty over the impending U.S. elections. It was the last Fed decision before next week's presidential election between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, a race...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- China's GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Ltd is recalling about 4.3 million dehumidifiers after they caused a reported $4.8 million in damage from overheating and catching fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. The unit of appliance mader Midea Group Co Ltd has received 38 reports of smoke and fire, with about...

  • *Fed more optimistic inflation rising to target. WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday in its last policy decision before the U.S. election, but signaled it could hike in December as the economy gathers momentum and inflation picks up. "You are still pointing to a December hike, they just didn't pre-commit to it," said John...

  • *Fed holds rates steady in last decision before election. Nov 2- Wall Street stayed weak on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged but signaled it could hike in December. "The Fed is teasing investors by inserting language to suggest they need just a little bit more evidence of progress towards its objectives," said Brian Jacobsen, chief...

  • Nov 2- U.S. short-term interest rate futures rose slightly on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve decided to keep rates steady for now but set the stage for an interest rate hike in December. The price increase suggests traders may be trimming bets on a rate hike later this year, but not enough to signal a change in their overall view that the Fed will raise rates at...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- The U.S. Policymakers on the rate-setting Federal Open Market Committee reconvened at 9 am ET, an official said. A decision on monetary policy was due later on Wednesday at 2 pm ET.

  • TOKYO, Nov 2- Japanese government bonds rose on Wednesday as risk appetite waned among investors on signs that the U.S. presidential race was tightening just days ahead of the Nov. 8 vote. Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda on Wednesday dismissed concerns voiced by some market participants that the central bank's aggressive purchases were drying up bond...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 1- Brazil and Mexico's currencies weakened on Tuesday after stronger-than-expected U.S. industrial data reinforced expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates in December. After the report's release, December fed funds futures implied traders saw about an 82 percent chance that the Fed would raise interest rates at its...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 1- U.S. "We had month-end yesterday, and prices got a little bit too high," said Charles Comiskey, head of Treasuries trading at Bank of Nova Scotia in New York. Traders are pricing in a 78 percent likelihood that the Fed will raise rates in December, and only a 7 percent chance that the central bank will raise rates this week, according to the CME Group's...

  • Nov 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, helped by upbeat manufacturing data from China and as investors awaited the outcome of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting. *Chances of a rate hike in December were at around 78 percent, according to the CME Group's FedWatch Tool. *Hillary Clinton held a lead of 5 percentage points over Republican rival Donald...

  • LONDON, Nov 1- Gold rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as the dollar retreated ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, and as concerns over the outcome of the upcoming U.S. elections underpinned prices after last month's fall. The announcement of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The U.S. The central bank has grown increasingly confident about raising rates and Chair Janet Yellen said in September that a move before the end of the year was likely should employment and inflation continue to strengthen. An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday showed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with a 1 percentage...

  • *Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,277.50 an ounce at 0111 GMT. *MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.12 percent. *The European Central Bank bought 17.195 billion euros of public sector assets last week as part of its quantitative easing program, above the 16.548 billion euros it purchased a week earlier, it said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in September as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and inflation increased steadily, which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in September as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and inflation increased steadily, which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in September as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and inflation increased steadily, which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent...