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White House Government Agencies

  • *Turkish lira recovers after Russian envoy gunned down in Ankara. NEW YORK, Dec 20- The dollar climbed to a 14- year high on Tuesday as Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on jobs reinforced the notion of faster U.S. interest rate hikes next year than had been expected. "It's a bit yield-driven, but flows are extremely light," said Ian Gordon, G10 currency...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 20- AMC Entertainment Holdings has won U.S. antitrust approval to buy smaller Carmike Cinemas Inc in a $1.2 billion deal that would create the biggest U.S. movie chain. The Justice Department announced on Tuesday that it approved the deal on condition that AMC and Carmike divest theaters in 15 markets and sell most of its holdings in National...

  • *Turkish lira recovers after Russian envoy gunned down in Ankara. NEW YORK, Dec 20- The dollar climbed to a 14- year high on Tuesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments about the labor market reinforced the notion of a faster pace of U.S. interest rate hikes next year than had been expected. "The dollar and bonds have been trading in lockstep," said...

  • *Yellen's upbeat comments support dollar. LONDON, Dec 20- The dollar hit a fresh 14- year high on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that kept alive market expectations for swifter U.S. interest rate hikes next year than had been expected. On Monday the yen had surged along with fellow safe-haven the Swiss franc after...

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  • LONDON, Dec 20- Gold fell on Tuesday as the dollar rebounded towards its highest in more than a decade, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on the U.S. jobs market boosted bets on further interest rate hikes next year. Spot gold was down 0.5 percent at $1,132.81 an ounce at 1035 GMT, while U.S. gold futures for February delivery were down $7.90 an ounce...

  • LONDON, Dec 20- The dollar bounced back towards 14- year highs on Tuesday, boosted by upbeat comments by the chair of the Federal Reserve that kept alive market expectations for a faster pace of U.S. interest rate hikes next year than had previously been forecast. The yen had surged along with the Swiss franc- another safe-haven currency- on Monday in the wake of...

  • TOKYO, Dec 20- The dollar was bouncing back towards its 14- year high against a basket of major currencies on Tuesday as the yen quickly gave up some of its gains following deadly incidents in Turkey and Germany. The dollar was helped in part by upbeat comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on the U.S. jobs market. "The dollar is rising on expectations of...

  • *Gold retains Monday's gains after Germany, Turkey events. SINGAPORE, Dec 20- The Japanese yen edged down on Tuesday after the Bank of Japan held policy steady, shedding some gains made following deadly incidents in Germany and Turkey, while regional stocks were mixed after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's upbeat comments. MSCI's broadest index of...

  • *Gold pulls back after Monday's gains on Germany, Turkey events. SINGAPORE, Dec 20- The safe-haven Japanese yen held on to gains on Tuesday, with investors spooked after deadly incidents in Germany and Turkey, while regional stocks were mixed following upbeat comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares...

  • *Gold pulls back after Monday's gains on Germany, Turkey attacks. SINGAPORE, Dec 20- The safe-haven Japanese yen was up in early Asian trade on Monday after attacks in Germany and Turkey spooked investors, while regional stocks were steady as financial markets pondered upbeat comments from the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. Wall Street ended higher on...

  • Dec 20- Gold prices edged lower on Tuesday, after closing up in the two previous sessions, as optimistic remarks on the U.S. labor market by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen strengthened the possibility of further rate hikes next year. *Spot gold shed 0.2 percent to $1,136.96 an ounce by 0100 GMT. *Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday the U.S. labor...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 19- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ordered a Washington area wealth management firm to pay $800,000 on Monday in a fraud case involving the firm's chief executive, who apparently committed suicide in 2014.. Potomac, Maryland- based Convergent Wealth Advisors was ordered to pay the fine to settle charges that its former CEO David Zier...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- The Federal Reserve on Monday finalized a rule requiring big banks to disclose certain liquidity measures for the first time, as part of an effort to make sure they can cover large or rapid withdrawals. Notably, banks will have to post each quarter the ratio comparing their assets that can quickly be converted to cash to their expected cash...

  • The drug, rubraca, which secured approval about two months earlier than scheduled, targets patients whose tumors have a mutation called BRCA, identifiable using an FDA- approved companion diagnostic test. The FDA also approved on Monday a test made by Foundation Medicine Inc to help detect the presence of BRCA mutations. About 15-20 percent of ovarian cancer...

  • Dec 19- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it had granted accelerated approval to Clovis Oncology Inc's ovarian cancer drug in patients with a specific gene mutation whose disease advanced despite two or more rounds of chemotherapy. The drug, Rubraca, secured approval about two months earlier than expected for patients whose tumors have a specific...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 19- Changing technologies and globalization have put a premium on completing a college education in order to get and keep higher-paying jobs, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Monday. "The drivers of this increasing demand for those with college and graduate degrees are likely to continue to be important," Yellen said in prepared...

  • The drug, Rubraca, secured approval for patients whose tumors have a specific gene mutation called BRCA- identified by an FDA- approved companion diagnostic test, the FDA said. The FDA on Monday also approved a diagnostic test made by Foundation Medicine Inc to detect the presence of BRCA gene mutations. About 15-20 percent of ovarian cancer patients have the...

  • *Traders eye Fed's Janet Yellen speech. *Italy's Monte dei Paschi bank shares fall 10 percent. NEW YORK, Dec 19- U.S. stocks opened higher, pushing up a gauge of global market indexes on Monday, as investors continued to be bullish on equities ahead of a speech from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen with oil prices and the dollar both little moved.

  • Dec 19- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday it approved Clovis Oncology Inc's ovarian cancer drug.