White House Government Agencies

  • *Yen gains slightly after Japan output data. TOKYO, May 31- The dollar hovered near its highest level in two months against a basket of currencies on Tuesday on growing expectations of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike, while the Australian dollar jumped on surprising strong local economic data. The latest spark for dollar bulls came from Federal Reserve Chair...

  • *Yen gains slightly after Japan output data. TOKYO, May 31- The dollar held firm on Tuesday, staying near its highest level in two months against a basket of currencies thanks to growing expectation of an imminent U.S. interest rate hike, while the yen bounced after Japan's solid industrial output data. The latest spark for dollar bulls came from Federal Reserve...

  • LONDON, May 30- Gold fell below $1,200 for the first time since mid-February on Monday, as comments from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen on the likelihood of higher U.S. interest rates sent the dollar to two-month highs. Longer term, however, negative interest rates should boost gold, said John Ciampaglia, executive vice-president of corporate development...

  • Passengers at O'Hare International Airport wait in line to be screened at a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoint on May 16, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Job seekers meet with a Sacramento Police Department recruiter during the Hiring Our Heroes Job Fair at AT&T Park in San Francisco.

    VETS guarantees veterans a job, benefits and a salary during training for an information technology career.

  • LONDON, May 30- Euro zone government bond yields rose on Monday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen boosted the case for a U.S. interest rate rise in June or July and data pointed to a brighter outlook for Europe's economy. The probability of a rate rise at the Fed's June 14-15 meeting rose to 34 percent from 30 percent before Yellen's remarks,...

  • *Poland to report economic data on Tuesday, Wednesday. Turnover in regional markets was thin as investors in London are on holiday and others are waiting for Thursday's meeting of the European Central Bank, whose asset purchases have created additional demand in the European Union's emerging markets. The conversion is a key risk to Polish asset prices, along...

  • LONDON, May 30- Gold fell below $1,200 for the first time since mid-February on Monday, as comments from Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen on the likelihood of higher U.S. interest rates sent the dollar to two-month highs. Louis Fed President James Bullard said on Monday that global markets appear to be "well-prepared" for a summer rate hike, although he did not...

  • *European stocks rise, Germany's DAX hits 1- mth high. LONDON, May 30- European shares hit one-month highs on Monday, while the dollar index rose to a two-month peak after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States may be around the corner. The euro zone's blue-chip Euro STOXX 50 index was 0.1 percent higher, while...

  • LONDON, May 30- Euro zone government bonds yields rose on Monday after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen boosted the case for a U.S. interest-rate rise in June or July. But the upward pressure on yields was limited by expectations that the European Central Bank will maintain its message of ultra-easy monetary policy for the foreseeable future...

  • *Wall Street rises ahead of U.S. TOKYO, May 30- Asian shares edged down on Monday while the dollar marked fresh highs after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike in the United States could be around the corner. Financial spreadbetters predicted Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to each open up 0.7 percent, after Friday's gains on...

  • TOKYO, May 30- Japan's benchmark Nikkei index closed at its highest level in more than a month on Monday as the yen retreated against the firming dollar on expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates soon. Also buoying sentiment was news that Japan's prime minister would delay a sales tax hike scheduled for next April by 2-1/ 1 years.

  • SHANGHAI, May 30- The yuan weakened to hover around its end-January lows on Monday, after the central bank fixed the softest midpoint against the dollar since 2011 as expectations of a U.S. interest rate hike grow. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday a rate increase in the coming months "would be appropriate," if the economy and labor market continued...

  • *Yen sags on prospects for delay in Japan's sales tax hike. TOKYO/ SINGAPORE, May 30- The dollar hit a one-month high against the yen on Monday and stood tall against other peers after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen enhanced the prospects of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike. "Fiscal policy is positive for the yen, but if the stimulus is accompanied...

  • TOKYO, May 30- Japanese government bond prices dipped on Monday, weighed by remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that enhanced the prospect of a near-term U.S. rate hike, although a regular debt-buying operation by the Bank of Japan curbed the losses. The BOJ on Monday purchased a total of 1.24 trillion yen of bonds ranging in maturity from 1- year to 10-...

  • TOKYO, May 30- Japan's Nikkei share average rose to more than a one-month high on Monday as the dollar rose against the yen after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted a near-term interest rate hike, while news that Japan's government is delaying a sales tax hike also supported sentiment. Masahiko Komura, vice president of the ruling Liberal Democratic...

  • *Bullard sees Q2 GDP rebound materialising. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said on Monday global markets appear to be "well-prepared" for a summer interest rate hike from the Fed, although he did not specify a date for the policy move. "My sense is that markets are well-prepared for a possible rate increase globally, and that this is not too...

  • Wall Street rises ahead of U.S. TOKYO, May 30- Asian shares edged down on Monday and the dollar marked fresh highs after Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen suggested that an interest rate hike could be around the corner. On Friday, Wall Street posted daily and weekly gains as investors looked to a three-day weekend in the United States ahead of Monday's Memorial...

  • Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard did not comment on current U.S. monetary policy in his speech at an academic conference on Monday in South Korea.

  • *Political developments in Japan also seen supporting dollar/yen. TOKYO, May 30- The dollar hit a one-month high against the yen early on Monday and stood tall against other peers after comments by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen enhanced the prospect of a near-term U.S. interest rate hike. In addition to the latest round of hawkish-sounding comments from...