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White House Government Agencies

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- President Donald Trump will nominate former National Labor Relations Board member R. Alexander Acosta to serve as U.S. secretary of labor, an administration official said on Thursday, one day after Trump's original choice withdrew. He was then appointed to be U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Florida, where he went after high-profile...

  • Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a "rogue agency" that wields too much power, Rep. Jeb Hensarling says.

  • Potential candidates include former National Labor Relations Board members Peter Kirsanow and R. Alexander Acosta, according to a Bloomberg report. Joseph Guzman, an assistant professor at Michigan State University, and Catherine Templeton, former head of the South Carolina labor department, were also potential candidates, Bloomberg reported, citing a...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 16- U.S. household debt hit near an all-time high in the fourth quarter, reaching $12.58 trillion, as credit was more readily available for mortgage, auto and student loans, a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey showed on Thursday. Total debt was up $460 billion from a year ago and is now just 0.8 percent below an all-time peak of $12.68 trillion in the...

  • EPA warned of Trump's order to reshape the agency

    The US Environmental Protection Agency staff were told to prepare for President Trump's executive orders.

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar headed for a second day of losses on Thursday, falling against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength, after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen that it would be unwise to let the U.S. economy "run too hot", heightened expectations U.S. interest rates will rise...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength, after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen that it would be unwise to let the U.S. economy "run too hot," heightened expectations U.S. interest rates will rise...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength, after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen that it would be unwise to let the U.S. economy "run too hot," heightened expectations U.S. interest rates will rise...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength, after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen that it would be unwise to let the U.S. economy "run too hot", heightened expectations U.S. interest rates will rise...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength, after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen that it would be unwise to let the U.S. economy "run too hot", heightened expectations U.S. interest rates will rise...

  • US businesses close for 'Day without Immigrants'

    Businesses in major cities across the country shut their doors on Thursday.

  • A stop sign stands outside the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) building in Washington, DC.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff have been told that President Donald Trump is preparing a handful of executive orders to reshape the agency.

  • *Czechs, Hungary, Poland, Romania to hold debt auctions. BUDAPEST/ PRAGUE, Feb 16- Central European government bonds eased ahead of possibly bearish debt auctions across the region on Thursday amid rising expectations for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in March. CPI and retail sales numbers led to markets pricing in a higher probability of a March Fed rate...

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling back against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, and a strong rise in January inflation numbers, which spoke for a rise in U.S. interest rates within months.

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling back against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, and a strong rise in January inflation numbers, which spoke for a rise in U.S. interest rates within months.

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling back against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, and a strong rise in January inflation numbers, which spoke for a rise in U.S. interest rates within months.

  • LONDON, Feb 16- The dollar broke an 11- day winning streak on Thursday, falling back against the euro, yen and the basket of currencies that measures its broader strength after hitting its highest in a month a day earlier. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen, and a strong rise in January inflation numbers, which spoke for a rise in U.S. interest rates within months.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 15- The Federal Reserve aims to raise U.S. interest rates in the months ahead as long as the economy continues to grow a bit above its trend and if, as expected, fiscal policies provide a boost, an influential Fed policymaker said on Wednesday. The comments by New York Fed President William Dudley, a close ally of Fed Chair Janet Yellen, reinforced the...

  • Feb 15- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc's Siliq to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disorder that occurs more commonly in patients with a family history of the disease, and most often begins in people between the ages of 15 and 35..

  • Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White listens during a meeting at the Treasury Department in Washington.

    The former lawyer announced in November that she'd leave at the end of Obama's administration, New York Times reports.