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White House Government Agencies

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Banks tightened standards on commercial real estate loans during the third quarter but left lending practices for commercial and industrial loans virtually unchanged overall, according to a survey of loan officers released on Monday by the Federal Reserve. For households, some banks reported easing lending standards on mortgages...

  • NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH SAYS TESTING OF INVESTIGATIONAL INACTIVATED ZIKA VACCINE IN HUMANS BEGINS; 1 ST OF 5 PLANNED CLINICAL TRIALS TO TEST ZPIV VACCINE.

  • Demonstrators clash with police officers during a protest outside the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in Hong Kong on Nov. 6, 2016.

    China's parliament announced a legal ruling on Monday that's likely to further aggravate anti-Beijing sentiment in Hong Kong.

  • Nov 4- The effectiveness of Cempra Inc's antibiotic to treat community-acquired pneumonia outweighs the risk of liver injury, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration narrowly concluded on Friday. The FDA is not obliged to follow the recommendations of its advisory panels but typically does so. "I feel we could wait if the bugs would just slow...

  • Nov 4- The benefit of Cempra Inc's antibiotic to treat community-acquired pneumonia outweighs the risk of liver injury, an advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration narrowly concluded on Friday. The FDA is not obliged to follow the recommendations of its advisory panels but typically does so. Ketek was approved by the FDA in 2004 but later linked to...

  • *Average hourly earnings increase 10 cents. WASHINGTON, Nov 4- U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 161,000 jobs last month amid gains in construction, healthcare and...

  • *Average hourly earnings increase 10 cents. WASHINGTON, Nov 4- U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 161,000 jobs last month amid gains in construction, healthcare and...

  • MEXICO CITY, Nov 4- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Friday said he believes there is increasing reason to raise U.S. interest rates, though he declined to say when the next rate hike should take place. "I think the case for removing some accommodation is strengthening," Kaplan said after a speech to the Asociación de Bancos de Mexico, adding...

  • LONDON, Nov 4- European shares slumped on Friday, weighed down by weaker drugmakers after two U.S. lawmakers called on federal antitrust regulators to open an investigation into possible price fixing. Top faller was Hikma, down 6.8 percent after HSBC cut its price target citing broader market concerns over a separate U.S. Department of Justice investigation...

  • Nov 4- A serious and potentially fatal fungal infection has been observed in at least 13 people in hospitals and nursing homes in the United States since mid-2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. The agency said the fungus Candida auris had emerged globally, including in bloodstream infections, in countries that include...

  • *Average hourly earnings increase 10 cents. WASHINGTON, Nov 4- U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 161,000 jobs last month amid gains in construction, healthcare and...

  • Retail prices in Georgia, one of the hardest hit by the outage, climbed another 2 cents overnight to average about $2.24 a gallon on Friday, and have risen from $2.18 a week ago, according to motorists advocacy group AAA. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued fuel waivers to 13 states including Alabama, North Carolina and Georgia, as well as the District of...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- The U.S. dollar slipped against the safe-haven Swiss franc on Friday on nervousness ahead of next week's U.S. presidential election, despite a solid U.S. jobs report that supported expectations for a Federal Reserve rate hike next month. October nonfarm payrolls report, which showed wage growth that reinforced bets of a rate hike in December,...

  • Nov 4- A serious and sometimes fatal fungal infection has been observed in at least thirteen people who were hospitalized in the United States since mid-2013, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday. Seven cases, occurring between May 2013 and August 2016 and involving patients with serious underlying medical conditions, were...

  • NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD SAYS ENGINE FAILURE IN AMERICAN AIRLINES PLANE ON OCT 28 LED TO FUEL LEAK AND FIRE AT CHICAGO'S O'HARE AIRPORT.

  • *Average hourly earnings increase 10 cents. WASHINGTON, Nov 4- U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. "All in all, the data fits perfectly with a Fed hike in December," said Alan Ruskin, global co-head of FX research...

  • *Average hourly earnings increase 10 cents. WASHINGTON, Nov 4- U.S. employers maintained a strong pace of hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 161,000 jobs last month, the Labor Department said on Friday.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- U.S. employers likely stepped up hiring in October and boosted wages for workers, which could effectively seal the case for a December interest rate increase from the Federal Reserve. "The expected payroll gains should easily meet the Fed's criteria of some further progress in the labor market, which leaves us with a rate hike in December," said...

  • U.S. prosecutors could file the first charges by the end of the year in their subsequent criminal investigation of generic drugmakers over suspected price collusion, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment. In their latest letter to the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, Sanders, an independent, and...

  • U.S. prosecutors could file the first charges by the end of the year in their subsequent criminal investigation of generic drugmakers over suspected price collusion, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment. In their latest letter to the Justice Department and Federal Trade Commission, Sanders, an independent, and...