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  • WRAPUP 2-Airline fares dampen U.S. consumer prices in July Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 12:30 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Aug 19- U.S. consumer prices rose only slightly in July as airline fares recorded their biggest drop since 1995, but tame inflation will probably not discourage the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates this year amid signs of an improving economy. They just need to have reasonable confidence it will return to mandate, "said Michelle Girard,...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- The dollar drifted lower on Wednesday, with investors cautious ahead of minutes from the Federal Reserve which could signal if it will raise interest rates next month. "Since most of the majors have gone through some major shifts, from the commodity complex to the China devaluation, we are largely focused on Fed policy events and U.S. economic data...

  • Aug 19- Wall Street opened lower on Wednesday as Chinese stocks had another roller coaster ride and investors await the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting for clues on when interest rates will be hiked.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 19- U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in July, but a solid increase in the cost of shelter suggested inflation was probably stabilizing enough to support expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year. The Labor Department said on Wednesday its Consumer Price Index edged up 0.1 percent last month as gasoline and food...

  • *Fed minutes expected at 2 p.m. ET. Aug 19- Wall Street was set to open lower on Wednesday as Chinese stocks had another roller coaster ride and as investors await the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting for clues on when interest rates will be increased. The Fed minutes will be released at 2 p.m. ET.

  • Uncle Sam joining ranks of those reviewed on Yelp Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:24 AM ET
    The Internal Revenue Service headquarters in Washington.

    Federal agencies will be joining the ranks of beauty salons, taco stands and other services reviewed on Yelp.

  • Aug 19- U.S. stock index futures fell on Wednesday as Chinese stocks had another roller coaster ride and as investors await the minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting for clues on when interest rates will be increased. The Fed minutes will be released at 2 p.m. ET. *The People's Bank of China devalued the yuan last week, triggering an avalanche of selling...

  • LONDON, Aug 19- Fears about China's economy kept emerging markets under heavy pressure on Wednesday, while the dollar eased as traders waited on minutes from last month's Federal Reserve meeting for any hints on U.S. rate hike plans. On another rollercoaster day in Asia, Chinese shares plunged again before ending higher, Vietnam devalued its currency and...

  • Yelp reviews the Feds Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Yelp reviews the Feds

    The government will recognize Yelp reviews of federal agencies.

  • FOREX-Dollar falls as traders await Fed lift-off signal Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 3:54 AM ET

    *Sterling firm after pick up in UK inflation. The Bank of England is expected to follow the Fed with a hike, and that view was bolstered on Tuesday after better-than-expected core UK inflation numbers that sent sterling to a 7-1/ 2- year high on a trade-weighted basis. "The market may well look for a similar pick-up in the U.S. core inflation as we've seen in the UK, given...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Sept. 1 Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    JAKARTA, Indonesia- Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco releases text of speech of President John Williams before the Bank Indonesia-BIS Research Conference in Jakarta- 0645 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Sweden's Riksbank First Deputy Governor Kerstin af Jochnick will speak on Current Monetary Policy and the Economic Situation- 0700 GMT. BERKELEY, United States-...

  • The FDA has twice rejected the drug, flibanserin, made by privately held Sprout Pharmaceuticals. Shares of rival Palatin Technologies rose 29 percent to $1.21 in extended trade. Originally developed by Germany's Boehringer Ingelheim, flibanserin was first rejected by the FDA in 2010 after an advisory panel said the benefits did not outweigh the risks.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- A controversial drug to treat low sexual desire in women won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday, but with a warning that about potentially dangerous side effects. The FDA has twice rejected the drug, flibanserin, made by privately held Sprout Pharmaceuticals. It has been nicknamed "female Viagra" in media reports, even...

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Gold fell on Tuesday, as the dollar rebounded following upbeat U.S. housing data that supported views of a looming interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. Spot gold snapped initial gains and was down 0.5 percent at $1,111.71 an ounce by 1419 GMT, while U.S. gold for December delivery fell 0.7 percent to $1,110.20 an ounce.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- The dollar rose against the euro and yen on Tuesday, getting a lift from data showing U.S. housing starts neared an eight-year peak in July, bolstering expectations that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates as soon as next month. The British pound shot to a seven-week high of $1.5717 against the dollar. U.S. housing starts rose last month as...

  • EPA moves to reduce methane emissions Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    EPA moves to reduce methane emissions

    EPA to call for a 40 - 45% reduction in methane emissions from oil and gas drilling by 2025.

  • IRS data breach worse than reported Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    IRS data breach worse than reported

    The IRS ups the count of those hit by a data breach earlier this year to 334,000.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- Gold traded little changed on Tuesday, as investor focus shifted back to the prospect of a rate rise by the Federal Reserve. Gold snapped a seven-week losing streak and scaled a three-week high of $1,126.31 last week after China's devaluation of its yuan fueled some speculation that the Fed could hold off on raising interest rates this year.

  • LONDON, Aug 18- The dollar edged up on Tuesday, as focus shifted back to the prospect of the Federal Reserve raising interest rates and concerns eased that last week's devaluation of China's yuan could spark a global currency war. The data is likely to highlight subdued price pressures amid falling oil prices, and could raise doubts over when the Bank of England...

  • SINGAPORE/ TOKYO, Aug 18- The dollar edged higher on Tuesday, as focus shifted back to the prospect of the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates amid receding concerns that last week's devaluation of China's yuan could spark a global currency war. "As long as China doesn't continue to aggressively devalue the Chinese yuan, we will see it in the next six months...