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  • LONDON, Sept 10- Copper prices hit a seven-week high on Thursday as fund buying fueled the uptrend, but gains are expected to be capped by nervousness ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting next week and fears of a hard landing in top consumer China. Benchmark copper rose 1.1 percent to $5,424 a tonne by 0944 GMT, from $5,365 at the close on Wednesday.

  • *Gold retains 1.4 percent drop overnight. SINGAPORE, Sept 10- Gold languished near a four-week low on Thursday, retaining sharp overnight losses, as strong U.S. economic data and outflows from bullion-backed exchange traded funds sapped investor interest. Gold could see further weakness leading up to the Federal Reserve policy meeting on Sept. 16-17, traders...

  • *Gold in tight range until Fed meet next week- analyst. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 9- Gold fell to a four-week low on Wednesday as stock markets strengthened and the dollar firmed, though prices remained hemmed into a narrow range ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting. Gold has benefited in recent years from ultra-low rates, which cut the opportunity cost of...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- U.S. job openings surged to a record high in July and employers appeared to have trouble filling openings, the latest signal of an increasingly tight labor market that could push the Federal Reserve closer to raising interest rates. The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, is one of the job market metrics on Fed Chair Janet...

  • Sept 9- Staff at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Wednesday of the risks of incorrect dosing of another experimental opioid painkiller, highlighting the agency's concern about drugs that can be highly addictive. The FDA staff said Collegium Pharmaceuticals Inc's experimental oral opioid painkiller, to be sold as Xtampza if approved, could be...

  • LONDON, Sept 9- The Bank of England will raise interest rates early next year, likely following close on the heels of the Federal Reserve, according to a Reuters poll which concluded it should not be swayed by easing elsewhere in Europe. Twenty-three of the 28 economists who answered an extra question said it was a good idea for Britain's central bank to hike rates...

  • PRECIOUS-Gold falls 1 pct as stocks rally, dollar rises Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    *Gold in tight range until Fed meet next week- analyst. LONDON, Sept 9- Gold fell to a three-week low on Wednesday as stock markets strengthened and the dollar firmed, though prices remained hemmed into a narrow range ahead of next week's Federal Reserve meeting. Gold has benefited in recent years from ultra-low rates, which cut the opportunity cost of holding...

  • Sonnenfeld: What United Airlines got right Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 9:51 AM ET
    United Airlines CEO Jeff Smisek.

    United should be saluted for how it handled the ouster of its CEO and chairman, Yale School of Management's Jeff Sonnenfeld told CNBC.

  • Sept 9- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff reviewers expressed concerns over the risk of incorrectly administering Colleguim Pharmaceuticals Inc's long-acting opioid painkiller.

  • *Gold to trade in tight range until Fed meet next week- trader. SINGAPORE, Sept 9- Gold held above a three-week low on Wednesday as the dollar nursed losses, but prices remained range-bound as traders waited for direction from the Federal Reserve on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. "Gold looks likely to trade a relatively tight range prior to the FOMC meeting...

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 9- Gold held above a three-week low on Wednesday as the dollar nursed losses, but prices remained range-bound as traders waited for direction from the Federal Reserve on the timing of a U.S. interest rate hike. *Spot gold had edged up 0.2 percent to $1,123.11 an ounce by 0024 GMT, above a three-week low of $1,116.20 reached earlier in the week.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 8- Pacira Pharmaceuticals Inc on Tuesday filed a lawsuit seeking a court order allowing it to promote its post-surgery pain drug, Exparel, for a wide range of surgeries, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration opposes. In September 2014, according to the lawsuit, the FDA sent Pacira a warning letter telling it to stop promoting Exparel for use in any...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 8- The U.S. Federal Reserve should hold off on raising interest rates until the global economy is more stable, the World Bank's chief economist said in an interview with the Financial Times published on Tuesday. "I don't think the Fed lift-off itself is going to create a major crisis but it will cause some immediate turbulence," Kaushik Basu was...

  • Sept 8- U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff have expressed concerns over likely errors in administering Purdue Pharma's fast-acting oxycodone painkiller that could result in inadequate relief. This "food effect" may reduce the effectiveness and safety of the drug, to be called Avridi, FDA reviewers have said. The FDA is not obliged to follow the advice of its...

  • Sept 8- Errors in administering Purdue Pharma's fast-acting oxycodone painkiller are likely and could result in insufficient pain relief as the drug must be given every 4-6 hours on an empty stomach, U.S. Food and Drug Administration staff said. Privately held Purdue has proposed to make clear on the label that the opioid drug, to be called Avridi, is to be taken on...

  • *Grain markets looking ahead to USDA crop report. Chicago Board of Trade most-active wheat contract rose 1.8 percent to $4.76 a bushel by 1144 GMT to pull away from a contract low of $4.63 set on Friday. "But the USDA report is going to be pretty important.

  • Obama orders new sick leave benefits Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Obama orders new sick leave benefits

    Obama expands sick leave for federal contractors

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 7- Gold extended losses into a fourth straight session on Monday, struggling near a 2-1/ 2- week low after U.S. payrolls data failed to provide clarity on the timing of a Federal Reserve rate hike. *Spot gold dropped 0.3 percent to $1,118.73 an ounce by 0040 GMT. The metal had fallen to $1,116.75 on Friday, the lowest since Aug. 19, posting a second straight...

  • Clinton 'Feels the Bern' as Sanders takes NH lead Sunday, 6 Sep 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders (L) and Hillary Clinton (R).

    Bernie Sanders has jumped to a 9-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and is gaining on her in Iowa, NBC News reports.