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White House Government Agencies

  • *Spot gold had slipped 0.1 percent to $1,234.20 per ounce at 0051 GMT. *Political uncertainty in the United States has been fueled by President Donald Trump's policies, the most controversial of which is a temporary ban on entry by people from seven mostly Muslim countries. *Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker on Monday said he would be...

  • In a brief filed on Monday, the Justice Department said last week's suspension of Trump's order by a federal judge was too broad and "at most" should be limited to people who were already granted entry to the country and were temporarily abroad, or to those who want to leave and return to the United States. The 9th Circuit in San Francisco on Monday asked lawyers for...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The Center for Auto Safety and five other groups filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission on Monday for allowing used cars to be advertised as "certified" or safe despite being the target of an outstanding safety recall. The FTC reached an agreement in January 2016 with General Motors Co and two dealership companies, Jim Koons...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Former and current employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expressed opposition to President Donald Trump's pick to run the agency on Monday- in an open letter and a small street protest- reflecting divisions over the new administration's plans to slash regulation. In Chicago, around 30 employees of the EPA's regional office...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- Loan officers at U.S. banks reported largely unchanged lending standards and slightly looser terms for business loans in the last three months of 2016, the Federal Reserve reported on Monday in a quarterly survey. About a third of the 69 institutions surveyed, however, said they had "tightened somewhat" the standards for commercial real estate...

  • *Romania's leu, stocks up, government repeals graft decree. *Warsaw leads FX, stocks rise after weak U.S. wages data. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Feb 6- The leu rebounded on Monday as Romania repealed a decree on graft that had triggered mass protests, while risk appetite rose after weak U.S. wages data cut the odds the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates soon.

  • *Romania's leu, stocks up, government repeals graft decree. *Warsaw leads FX, stocks rise after weak U.S. wages data. BUDAPEST/ BUCHAREST, Feb 6- The leu rebounded on Monday as Romania repealed a decree on graft that triggered mass protests, while risk appetite rose after weak U.S. wages data cut the odds the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates soon.

  • LONDON, Feb 6- The dollar steadied on Monday after poor wages data pushed back any speculation of a near-term rise in Federal Reserve interest rates and sealed the currency's fourth straight weekly fall, its worst start to a year in more than three decades. The euro was also a third of a percent weaker, retreating to $1.0746 compared with last week's seven-week...

  • TOKYO, Feb 6- The dollar started the week on the back foot on Monday, after U.S. data showed a smaller-than-expected rise in wages in January that reinforced expectations the Federal Reserve will refrain from raising interest rates next month. The dollar was flat against the yen from Friday's late North American levels, at 112.56 yen, holding above last week's low...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Friday it was closing inquiries into sponsored data programs and TV services offered by AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Comcast Corp, T-Mobile USA Inc without taking any action. Under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission had sent letters raising concerns about...

  • SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION DROPS CRISIS-ERA CASE AGAINST EX-THORNBURG MORTGAGE INC EXECUTIVES- COURT FILING.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Wall Street's top banks expect just two rate hikes from the Federal Reserve this year and see only modest risk to the U.S. central bank being pressed into a more aggressive pace of monetary policy tightening, a Reuters polls showed on Friday. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics monthly non-farm payrolls report showed employment growth continues...

  • Feb 3- Don't look to the Federal Reserve to take away the punch bowl from the Trump party in risk assets. Friday's payrolls data showed an economy creating jobs at a fair clip, but without the buildup in wage pressure which might force the Fed to raise interest rates rapidly. There is no additional pressure on the Fed to move beyond its indications of gradual rate...

  • Feb 3- Dont look to the Federal Reserve to take away the punch bowl from the Trump party in risk assets. Fridays payrolls data showed an economy creating jobs at a fair clip, but without the buildup in wage pressure which might force the Fed to raise interest rates rapidly. There is no additional pressure on the Fed to move beyond its indications of gradual rate hikes,...

  • Financial advisors Peter Mallouk, Barry Glassman and Tom Stringfellow debate future of Washington's fiduciary rule under President Trump.

  • Lockheed to unveil $8.5 billion F-35 contract

    The Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin are set to announce a deal for 90 F-35 jets.

  • *Oil up after U.S. flags sanctions on Iran. NEW YORK, Feb 3- The U.S. dollar headed for its fourth straight weekly loss and bond yields fell on Friday after wage growth slowed in the monthly employment report, suggesting the Federal Reserve may not raise interest rates again soon. "The payrolls report is a mixed bag," said Omer Esiner, chief market analyst at Commonwealth...

  • Why you should stop paying the nanny with cash

    By paying child care workers in cash, families risk reprisal from the Internal Revenue Service.

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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 3- The Federal Reserve is putting a bigger focus on commercial real estate in its annual "stress test" of how well the largest U.S. banks would fare in another financial crisis. The scenarios outlined in the test came on the same day President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order to review banking law introduced in the wake of the 2008...