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White House Government Agencies

  • PHILADELPHIA, Oct 13- The Federal Reserve might want to hold off on policy changes until after the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said on Thursday. "What I'm worried about is depending on the outcome of the election and what happens after that, if there are policies that would have distortive effects that we would...

  • Oct 13- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday open-heart surgery patients were at risk of acquiring life-threatening bacterial infections due to contamination of certain devices used in the surgery. The warning follows information indicating that some of LivaNova Plc's heater-cooler devices, which are used to help maintain...

  • PHILADELPHIA, Oct 13- The Federal Reserve might want to wait on policy changes until after the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 8, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said on Thursday, adding he was in favor of a rate increase at the Fed's September policy meeting. "What I'm worried about is depending on the outcome of the election and what happens after that,...

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    Scotland is drawing up plans for a vote on independence from the rest of Britain over Brexit, NBC News reports.

  • PHILADELPHIA, Oct 13- The Federal Reserve should raise rates sooner rather than later given that the U.S. economy is doing well, Philadelphia Fed President Patrick Harker said on Thursday. "Despite frequent talk about a sub-par economy, we're actually doing pretty well," Harker told the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia, adding that he favored lifting rates "...

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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits held at a 43- year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in December. Thursday's report from the Labor Department added to data such as September automobile sales and manufacturing and...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 13- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits held at a 43- year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates in December. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 246,000 for the week ended Oct. 8, the...

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  • Deutsche Bank's Frankfurt- listed stock fell 2.5 percent after sources told Reuters that the bank was introducing a hiring freeze as it seeks to cut costs amid a deep strategic overhaul. However, the odds for a December move are at 70 percent, according to the CME Group's FedWatch tool. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen could offer more insight into the central bank's latest...

  • *Spot gold had fallen 0.1 percent to $1,253.20 an ounce by 0052 GMT. *The European Central Bank may discuss technical changes to its asset-buying scheme next week but a decision could be deferred until December when the bank will also decide whether to extend the scheme beyond March, sources familiar with the discussion said. *Bank of England policymaker Michael...

  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 PHILADELPHIA- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia- 1615 GMT. BRUSSELS- EU top regulators/diplomats speak at a banking union conference. KARLSTAD, Sweden- Sweden Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves is talking at Karlstad University...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Senior State Department officials said on Wednesday they were "optimistic" that a deal on cutting greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners and aerosols can be struck during meetings in Rwanda this week. Secretary of State John Kerry left to join negotiations in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. The United States believes that...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- U.S. "The auction are important because it tells you there's still a demand in the market for the bonds," said Kris Kowal, managing director at DuPont Capital Management in Philadelphia. Worry about weak demand and a hawkish signal from the FOMC minutes pushed yields on benchmark 10- year notes above 1.80 percent for the first time in four months...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Several voting Federal Reserve policymakers judged a rate hike would be warranted "relatively soon" if the U.S. economy continued to strengthen but doubts on inflation remained, according to the minutes of the Fed's September policy meeting released on Wednesday. Some believe that with the United States already near full employment,...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Senior State Department officials said on Wednesday they were "optimistic" that a deal on cutting greenhouse gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners and aerosols can be struck during meetings in Rwanda this week. Secretary of State John Kerry left to join negotiations in the Rwandan capital, Kigali. The United States believes that...

  • *Fed minutes keep Dec. rate hike bets alive. NEW YORK, Oct 12- The U.S. dollar held near a seven-month high against a basket of major rivals on Wednesday after Federal Reserve meeting minutes reinforced expectations that the central bank would hike rates in December, while sterling rose on reduced concerns over Britain's economy. Federal funds futures implied...

  • *Oil retreats after OPEC reports output at 8- year high. NEW YORK, Oct 12- Global equity markets remained slightly lower and the dollar a bit higher on Wednesday after minutes from a meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers last month indicated raising U.S. interest rates was warranted if the economy continued to strengthen. Sterling rebounded from a brutal...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Several voting Federal Reserve policymakers judged a rate hike would be warranted "relatively soon" if the U.S. economy continued to strengthen, according to the minutes of the Fed's September policy meeting released on Wednesday. The minutes of the Sept. 20-21 meeting, at which the U.S. central bank held rates steady, also showed the depth of the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- Several voting Federal Reserve policymakers judged a rate hike would be warranted "relatively soon" if the U.S. economy continued to strengthen, according to the minutes of the Fed's September policy meeting released on Wednesday. The minutes of the Sept. 20-21 meeting, at which the U.S. central bank held rates steady, also showed the depth of the...