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White House Government Agencies

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Friday that AT&T Inc has agreed to pay a $450,000 fine for unauthorized operations of fixed wireless stations and will not engage in repeat behavior, resolving a lengthy government investigation. Over a four-year-period, AT&T operated many point-to-point microwave stations...

  • TORONTO, Sept 23- Canada's main stock index fell on Friday as investors pulled back after a strong rally this week following the U.S. At 10:21 a.m. EDT, the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 43.03 points, or 0.29 percent, at 14,754.15. Royal Bank of Canada fell 0.6 percent to C $81.42 and Bank of Nova Scotia lost 0.7 percent to C $70.60.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Gold edged back towards the previous session's two-week highs on Friday and stayed on track for its biggest weekly gain in nearly two months, after the Federal Reserve sounded a cautious note on the pace of interest rate hikes. Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,338.36 an ounce at 1400 GMT, and was more than 2 percent higher on the week, its best weekly...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 23- Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said on Friday that he believed interest rates should be raised gradually now and warned that a fall in the unemployment rate below its sustainable level could derail economic recovery in the United States. Kansas City Fed President Esther George and Cleveland Fed President Loretta...

  • Sept 23- Wall Street opened lower on Friday as investors take a breather after a three-day rally that was spurred by optimism that the Federal Reserve will continue to hold off from raising interest rates in the near term.

  • LONDON, Sept 23- Gold eased from two-week highs on Friday as the dollar steadied, but stayed on track for its biggest weekly gain in two months after the Federal Reserve sounded a cautious note on the pace of interest rate hikes. U.S. gold futures for December delivery were down $5.30 an ounce at $1,339.40. ING analyst Hamza Khan said the Fed had been following a...

  • MILAN, Sept 23 (Reuters)- European shares fell on Friday, pulling back from two-week highs hit the previous session after the Federal Reserve signaled an increasingly cautious approach to future rate hikes, with banks leading sectoral fallers. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was 0.7 percent lower, retreating a touch after having closed at its highest level...

  • MILAN, Sept 23- European shares fell in early trading on Friday, pulling back from two-week highs hit in the previous session following the U.S. By 0708 GMT, the pan-European STOXX 600 index was 0.4 percent lower, retreating a touch after having closed at its highest level since Sept. 9 in the previous session. Miners and banks were the biggest sectoral fallers with...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- The dollar gained in Asian trading on Friday but was on track to end a tumultuous week with losses after the Federal Reserve trimmed its long-term interest rate expectations and the Bank of Japan rebooted its monetary policy framework. The dollar was up 0.4 percent at 101.09 yen, pulling away from a nearly four-week low of 100.10 touched overnight,...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares held near 14- month highs on Friday on revived bets the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate rises while Japanese bond yields fell after the Bank of Japan's new policy scheme. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015...

  • *Committed investors see payoff from solid Asia returns. SINGAPORE, Sept 23- Having weathered almost two years of volatility spurred by a fickle Federal Reserve, most long-term investors in Asia's emerging markets barely blinked this week as the Fed once again redrew the future path of U.S. interest rates. "The idea that yields are going to be lower for longer is...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Asian shares edged closer to 14- month highs on Friday while the dollar was on the defensive as investors grew more convinced that the Federal Reserve is settling into a phase of very gradual interest rate hikes. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was steady and within sight of its highest levels since July 2015 that it hit...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- The dollar gained in Asian trading on Friday but was on track to end a tumultuous week with losses after the Federal Reserve trimmed its long-term interest rate expectations and the Bank of Japan rebooted its monetary policy framework. The 100- yen level remains a key technical point, and a break of that could open the pair's downside, said Yutaka...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester and Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart participate in "Presidents' Perspectives: The Fed's Role in Our Communities" closing plenary before the "Reinventing Our Communities: Transforming Our Economies" conference hosted...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Thursday it had ordered Barclays Bank PLC to pay $500,000 to settle charges of record-keeping deficiencies.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- World stock indexes jumped and the Nasdaq hit a record high on Thursday while bonds rallied, a day after the Federal Reserve signaled an increasingly cautious approach to future U.S. rate increases. Market pricing for a December move rose only a fraction to 59.3 percent from 59.2 percent, according to CME Group's FedWatch tool.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week to a two-month low, pointing to labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by December. If Fed officials are waiting for the economy to improve further before raising rates, they are just too late, "said Chris...

  • Sept 22- U.S. stocks soared on Thursday, with the Nasdaq hitting a record intraday high, a day after the Federal Reserve stood pat on interest rates. The probability of a November hike stands at a modest 12.4 percent and rises to 58.4 percent for December, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool. "Clearly the markets view the Fed's inaction as favorable... but if you...

  • *Dollar falls broadly after Fed cuts 2017, 2018 rate view. NEW YORK, Sept 22- The dollar fell to its lowest in a week against a basket of major currencies on Thursday as investors sold the greenback following a writedown of longer-term interest rate expectations from the Federal Reserve. "On one hand the Fed looks like it will raise rates in December... and on the...