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White House Government Agencies

  • A protester holds a poster depicting President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin kissing during an anti-Trump demonstration on January 20, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Members of the Trump campaign had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence figures, NBC News reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in January as households bought electronics and a range of other goods, pointing to sustained domestic demand that should bolster economic growth in the first quarter. The upbeat reports came a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared to put an interest rate hike next month on the table.

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Tuesday, before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, that delaying a rate hike would be unwise, but did not indicate when the Fed would raise rates. Yellen's testimony before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday will be scrutinized for further clues on when the central bank might pull the trigger, as will be...

  • *Budapest stocks touch record high, Warsaw a 17- month high. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Feb 15- Budapest stocks hit a record high on Wednesday as Central European equities rose with other markets on the prospect of a possible Federal Reserve interest rate rise next month. Budapest's stock index had risen 0.5 percent by 1239 GMT, fueled by gains in OTP, Hungary's biggest...

  • LONDON, Feb 15- World stocks rose to a whisker off all-time highs on Wednesday and the dollar rose for the 11th straight day following Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's flagging of a possible interest rate rise next month. Propelled by record highs on Wall Street, MSCI's benchmark global equity index rose 0.25 percent to 442.4 points, its highest since May...

  • Feb 15- U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday, ahead of a blast of economic data and a day after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen painted a largely upbeat picture of the economy. *Yellen said on Tuesday, before the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, that delaying interest rate hikes would be unwise, but did not indicate when the Fed would raise rates.

  • LONDON, Feb 15- The dollar chalked up its 11th straight daily rise on Wednesday, as investors' focus moved to inflation data in the United States for more support for the idea of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates next month. European trade in the major currencies was dominated by dips for the Swedish crown and sterling after the Riksbank and a report on the UK...

  • President Donald Trump's vow to roll back government regulations at least 75 percent is causing anxiety for some pharmaceutical executives that a less robust Food and Drug Administration would make it harder to secure insurance coverage for pricey new medicines. The prospect of big change at the regulatory agency comes as drugmakers are under fire for...

  • LONDON, Feb 15- Gold slipped on Wednesday, erasing the previous day's slim gains, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's suggestion that U.S. interest rates could rise sooner rather than later drove the dollar to a 3-1/ 2 week high. Yellen told the Senate banking committee on Tuesday that delaying rate increases could leave the Fed's policymaking committee...

  • *Dollar on best winning streak in daily terms since 2012. LONDON, Feb 15- The dollar ground out an 11th straight daily rise on Wednesday, as investors' focus moved to inflation data in the United States for more support for the idea of a rise in Federal Reserve interest rates next month. Fed chief Janet Yellen testifies for a second day in Congress after spurring more...

  • LONDON, Feb 15- World stocks hit 21- month peaks on Wednesday and the dollar rose for the 11th straight day, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate rise next month during upbeat comments on the U.S. economy. Propelled by record highs on Wall Street, MSCI's benchmark global equity index rose 0.25 percent to 442.4 points, its...

  • Feb 15- Hong Kong stocks hit a five-month high on Wednesday, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on the U.S. economy and rising interest rate hike expectations sent Wall Street to record highs. Alex Wong, Hong Kong- based director of Ample Finance Group, said higher rates would benefit banks, while hurting profitability of real estate plays due to...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks scaled 19- month peaks on Wednesday, helped by a record-setting night on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate rise next month, keeping the dollar near three-week highs. Spreadbetters saw the boon for equities continuing in Europe, predicting a higher open for Britain's FTSE, Germany's...

  • President Donald Trump's vow to roll back government regulations at least 75 percent is causing anxiety for some pharmaceutical executives that a less robust Food and Drug Administration would make it harder to secure insurance coverage for pricey new medicines. The prospect of big change at the regulatory agency comes as drugmakers are under fire for...

  • *Banks in Hong Kong rally after Yellen's comments. SHANGHAI, Feb 15- Hong Kong stocks reached a fresh four-month high on Wednesday morning, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's comments on the U.S. economy and the rate hike outlook sent Wall Street to record highs. But Alex Wong, Hong Kong- based director of Ample Finance Group, said concern about monetary...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- The dollar held gains near a 3-1/ 2- week high on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled a faster pace of U.S. interest rate hikes. Yellen told the U.S. Senate Banking Committee the central bank will likely need to raise interest rates at one of its upcoming meetings, although she expressed caution amid considerable uncertainty...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks scaled 19- month peaks on Wednesday thanks to a record-setting night on Wall Street after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen flagged a possible interest rate hike next month, keeping the dollar in pole position near three-week highs. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.8 percent, rising to its highest...

  • Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen hinted at a hike in interest rates in an upcoming meeting of the central bank. *Spot gold fell 0.24 percent, to $1,225.20 per ounce at 0046 GMT, while U.S. gold futures were up 0.11 percent, to $1,226.7. *Soros Fund Management LLC got out of gold in the fourth quarter of 2016 while Paulson& Co reduced its stake in SPDR Gold Trust GLD.P, as...

  • *Euro pressured by political risks in France. TOKYO, Feb 15- The dollar stood tall on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signalled a faster pace of U.S. interest rate increases at her two-day testimony before Congress. "Investors didn't expect Yellen to be that hawkish, so the dollar gained," said Ayako Sera, market strategist at Sumitomo Mitsui...

  • TOKYO, Feb 15- Asian stocks rose early on Wednesday as Wall Street set record highs overnight after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen spoke in support of an interest rate hike next month, while the dollar hovered near three-week highs. Yellen's comments boosted U.S. bank stocks, helping push Wall Street indexes to record highs overnight. The rise in U.S. stocks...