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White House Government Agencies

  • Nov 1- U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday, helped by upbeat manufacturing data from China and as investors awaited the outcome of the two-day Federal Reserve meeting. *Chances of a rate hike in December were at around 78 percent, according to the CME Group's FedWatch Tool. *Hillary Clinton held a lead of 5 percentage points over Republican rival Donald...

  • LONDON, Nov 1- Gold rose to a one-month high on Tuesday as the dollar retreated ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting this week, and as concerns over the outcome of the upcoming U.S. elections underpinned prices after last month's fall. The announcement of an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 1- The U.S. The central bank has grown increasingly confident about raising rates and Chair Janet Yellen said in September that a move before the end of the year was likely should employment and inflation continue to strengthen. An ABC News/Washington Post poll released on Sunday showed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with a 1 percentage...

  • *Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,277.50 an ounce at 0111 GMT. *MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.12 percent. *The European Central Bank bought 17.195 billion euros of public sector assets last week as part of its quantitative easing program, above the 16.548 billion euros it purchased a week earlier, it said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in September as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and inflation increased steadily, which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in September as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and inflation increased steadily, which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 31- U.S. consumer spending rose more than expected in September as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and inflation increased steadily, which could bolster expectations of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve in December. The Commerce Department said on Monday that consumer spending, which accounts for about 70 percent...

  • *FBI's Clinton investigation keeps U.S. election in focus. LONDON, Oct 31- Gold edged lower on Monday as the dollar rebounded after recent losses, though concerns over the outlook for the U.S. election and Federal Reserve policy kept the metal pinned near the previous session's three-week high. The metal hit its highest since Oct. 4 on Friday after the Federal...

  • Attorney General Eric Holder

    Former Attorney General Eric Holder condemned FBI Director James Comey for his handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email server.

  • *Spot gold may drop to $1,265- Technicals. "Basically investors are staying on the sidelines before all these key announcements and gold prices should naturally turn higher," said OCBC Bank analyst Barnabas Gan. Spot gold was unchanged at $1,276.16 an ounce by 0650 GMT, while U.S. gold futures were little changed at $1,277.10.

  • TOKYO, Oct 31- Japan's Nikkei fell on Monday as heightened uncertainty over the U.S. presidential election kept investors on edge, but shares of major shipping firms jumped after news that they will merge their container shipping businesses. Federal Reserve policy review on Wednesday and U.S. jobs data on Friday, ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election which...

  • *Spot gold may drop to $1,265- technicals. "Basically investors are staying on the sidelines before all these key announcements and gold prices should naturally turn higher," said OCBC Bank analyst Barnabas Gan. Spot gold was up 0.07 percent at $1,276.81 an ounce percent at $1,277.70.

  • Donald Trump, 2016 Republican presidential nominee

    The GOP presidential nominee named and shamed the independent conservative candidate, who replied with a few zingers of his own.

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies during a hearing before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Capitol Hill last July.

    Many of FBI Director James Comey’s former critics suddenly found themselves in an unexpected role: His staunchest defenders.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 28- The Federal Reserve meets next week and the U.S. government releases an important report on jobs, but investors could be forgiven for having something else on their minds. The heated U.S. presidential campaign, which for months has grabbed the bulk of U.S. news headlines, enters its final stretch next week before the Nov. 8 vote, and the race between...

  • Sanofi said it had submitted a comprehensive correction plan to the FDA and is taking corrective actions. The FDA did not cite any safety concerns in its notice to the drugmakers, called a complete response letter, the companies said. The companies had been expecting the FDA to make a decision on the injectable treatment by Oct. 30.

  • Oct 28- Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc on Friday said U.S. regulators had declined to approve their experimental treatment for rheumatoid arthritis because of manufacturing deficiencies. The companies, in a release, said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration identified the deficiencies during a routine inspection of a Sanofi plant in France...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- Fayez Sarofim, a billionaire darling of Houston high society known for running a Texas investment company, has agreed to pay a $720,000 civil penalty for failing to report the purchase of voting securities of Kinder Morgan and Kemper Corporation, the Federal Trade Commission said on Friday. Big mergers and large share purchases must be...

  • This played into overarching market sentiment that central banks worldwide are stepping back from the aggressive stimulus measures of recent years, and pushed up bond yields in the U.S. and Europe to their highest levels since before Britain's Brexit referendum in June. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank will take in the coming months.

  • LONDON, Oct 28- Stocks fell on Friday, curbed by the continued surge in global bond yields, while the dollar hit a three-month high against the yen as investors grew more confident that the Federal Reserve will raise U.S. interest rates by the end of the year. Europe's index of leading 300 shares was down 1 percent in early trade at 1,337 points, Germany's DAX was down 1...