White House Government Agencies

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- Asian shares dipped on Thursday after lower crude oil prices dented Wall Street, as markets waited to see if U.S. employment data could put the Federal Reserve on track to hike interest rates. "This is setting up to be another difficult session for Asia-Pacific markets," Angus Nicholson, market analyst at IG in Melbourne, wrote in a note.

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 ALPBACH, Austria- National Bank of Austria Governor Ewald Nowotny takes part in a panel discussion on "Easy Money Policy: Free Money for All or Necessary Safety Net?" LEXINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on " Community Development" before the 2016 Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy hosted...

  • THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 ALPBACH, Austria- National Bank of Austria Governor Ewald Nowotny takes part in a panel discussion on "Easy Money Policy: Free Money for All or Necessary Safety Net?" LEXINGTON, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Loretta Mester speaks on " Community Development" before the 2016 Kentucky Summit on Philanthropy hosted...

  • The Forest Service and Natural Resources Conservation Service offices in Hamden, Connecticut, as well as the USDA office in Leetown, West Virginia, would reopen on Thursday, Herrick said. The closures were triggered by one email message sent to multiple employees at USDA offices in Hamden and Leetown, along with offices in Fort Collins, Colorado; Beltsville,...

  • Aug 31- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday strengthened warnings about the danger of combining opioid painkillers or cough medicines containing opioids with benzodiazepines, a common class of sedatives. "It is nothing short of a public health crisis when you see a substantial increase of avoidable overdose and death related to two widely used...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The United States is confident that its strong bilateral relations with Brazil will continue, a State Department spokesman said on Wednesday after Brazil's Senate removed President Dilma Rousseff from office.

  • Aug 31- Alere Inc alleges Abbott Laboratories is trying to stymie its planned $5.8 billion takeover of the diagnostics company by purposefully delaying key submissions to anti-trust regulators, according to a lawsuit made public on Tuesday. Alere claims in its complaint that Abbott has avoided responding to a second request by the Federal Trade Commission...

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Aug 31- Gold slid to a two-month low on Wednesday after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data stoked speculation that the Federal Reserve would move ahead with plans to raise interest rates, briefly propelling the dollar index to its highest in three weeks. Spot gold fell to $1,304.91 an ounce, its lowest since June 24, the day after Britain voted to leave...

  • *Private payrolls increase 177,000 in August. WASHINGTON, Aug 31- U.S. private employers maintained a steady pace of hiring in August and contracts to buy previously owned homes surged in July, suggesting the economy was regaining sufficient momentum for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. "This should give the Fed confidence that the economy...

  • *Hungary, Poland investments post biggest fall in years. BUDAPEST, Aug 31- Central European currencies steadied on Wednesday, shrugging off a plunge in investments in Hungary and Poland as U.S. job figures failed to give more impetus for a Federal reserve interest rate hike. The volume of investments in Hungary plunged by 20.3 percent in annual terms in the second...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- Gold slid to a two-month low on Wednesday after forecast-beating U.S. jobs data stoked speculation that the Federal Reserve would move ahead with plans to raise interest rates, propelling the dollar index to its highest in three weeks. Spot gold fell to its lowest since June 24 at $1,304.91 an ounce and was $1,309.60 an ounce at 1400 GMT, down 0.1...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street was set to open little changed on Wednesday as investors looked forward to Friday's nonfarm payrolls data for a clearer picture on the health of the economy and the timing of the next interest rate hike. The markets have been playing a guessing game on when the Federal Reserve would be able to raise rates after top Fed officials, including Chair...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- Bond investor Bill Gross ramped up his criticism of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday, characterizing chair Janet Yellen and her predecessors and contemporaries at other central banks of mastering "the art of market manipulation." "Capitalism, almost commonsensically, cannot function well at the zero bound or with a minus sign as a yield," said...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- Gold edged higher on Wednesday as the dollar steadied off recent highs, but the metal remained on course to snap two months of gains in August on mounting speculation that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner rather than later. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,313.15 an ounce at 1140 GMT, having slipped by 1 percent in the previous...

  • LONDON, Aug 31- Gold edged higher on Wednesday as the dollar softened, but remained on course to snap two months of gains in August on mounting speculation the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner rather than later. Spot gold was $1,314.16 an ounce at 0932 GMT, up 0.3 percent, having slipped 1 percent in the previous session to touch a two-month low of...

  • Eric S. Rosengren, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

    The Fed will likely meet its U.S. inflation and employment goals soon and should consider quicker interest rate rises over time.

  • Aug 31- The Federal Reserve will likely meet its U.S. inflation and employment goals soon and should consider that quicker interest rate rises over time could stave off risks to the economy such as rising commercial real estate prices, a top Fed policymaker said on Wednesday in China. In another hint from the U.S. central bank that a policy tightening is on the...

  • Spain's economy is doing reasonably well: Analyst

    Vincenzo Scarpetta, political analyst at Open Europe, shares his view on how Spain is coping without a government.

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 31- Asian shares eased on Wednesday following modest losses on Wall Street, with investors awaiting U.S. jobs numbers for further signs the Federal Reserve may raise rates as soon as September. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent as traders looked to August U.S. non-farm payrolls due on Friday...

  • TOKYO, Aug 31- Asian shares eased on Wednesday following modest losses on Wall Street, but were still on track for a monthly rise as investors waited to see if upcoming job data could prod the Federal Reserve into raising interest rates as soon as September. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent as traders awaited...