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White House Government Agencies

  • March 3- The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were set to open slightly lower on Friday, as investors remained cautious ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech, which could give more clarity on the possibility of an interest rate hike later this month. Yellen is set to speak at 1:00 p.m. ET at the Executives Club of Chicago. Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, who...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to factors that have held back a broader rally this year. A poll showing centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron moving ahead of far-right rival Marine Le Pen in first round voting intentions also...

  • FRANKFURT, March 3- Two of the world's biggest central banks are likely to find themselves with a bigger policy gap by the end of the coming fortnight. The European Central Bank on Thursday will resist calls to start tightening policy against surging inflation but robust U.S. jobs data on Friday could seal the case for another Federal Reserve hike the week after.

  • March 3- U.S. stock index futures were down for the second straight day since January on Friday, ahead of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech, which is expected to give further clarity on the possibility of an interest rate hike later this month. *Yellen is set to speak at 1:00 p.m. ET at the Executives Club of Chicago. *Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, who...

  • LONDON, March 3- Gold fell more than half a percent on Friday and was on track for its biggest weekly loss in nearly four months as speculation grew that the Federal Reserve would press ahead with an increase to U.S. interest rates this month. The probability of a Fed move in March grew to nearly 80 percent by late Thursday from 66 percent mid-week, Fed funds futures...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to the handful of factors that have held back a broader rally this year. "The developments are clearly supportive for the US dollar, but it has strengthened only modestly so far," said Derek Halpenny,...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to the handful of factors that have held back a broader rally this year. "The developments are clearly supportive for the US dollar, but it has strengthened only modestly so far," said Derek Halpenny,...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to the handful of factors that have held back a broader rally this year. "The developments are clearly supportive for the US dollar, but it has strengthened only modestly so far," said Derek Halpenny,...

  • LONDON, March 3- The dollar stalled after two days of strong gains on Friday, with nerves around a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen due later in the day adding to the handful of factors that have held back a broader rally this year. "The developments are clearly supportive for the US dollar, but it has strengthened only modestly so far," said Derek Halpenny,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 2- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday withdrew a requirement for the oil and gas industry to provide information on methane emitted from its operations, one of what will be several moves to undo the Obama administration's climate change regulations. In November, two days after Donald Trump was elected president, the EPA...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- Wall Street pulled back from Wednesday's records, led by financials, while the dollar traded at a seven-week high on positive U.S. data and growing expectations the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates. Fed Chair Janet Yellen is set to speak on the economic outlook in Chicago on Friday in her last speech before the Fed's March 14-15...

  • CHICAGO, March 2- A surge in business and consumer confidence during President Donald Trump's first weeks in office has helped push the Federal Reserve toward its first sustained series of interest rate hikes in more than a decade, despite a dearth of firm policies from the administration. An address by Fed Chair Janet Yellen here on Friday will cap a week in...

  • NEW YORK, March 2- U.S. two-year Treasury yields hit their highest in more than 7-1/ 2 years on Thursday, while other U.S. yields hit multi-week or multi-month highs on increasing expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at its March meeting. Fed funds futures on Thursday implied traders saw a 77.5 percent probability of a Fed rate increase...