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White House Government Agencies

  • *Stocks ease on caution ahead of NFP, Italy referendum. *Some bearish bets on Italy squared-off. LONDON, Dec 2- Global stocks, oil and the dollar eased on Friday as investors took a cautious stance before U.S. payrolls data, which may cement the case for a Federal Reserve rate increase, and Italy's referendum on constitutional reform on Sunday.

  • LONDON, Dec 2- Gold eased on Friday ahead of U.S. jobs data expected to boost confidence in the world's largest economy and strengthen the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates after buoyant factory data the previous day. Spot gold edged 0.1 percent lower to $1,169.66 an ounce by 1138 GMT. Capital Economics commodities economist Simona Gambarini...

  • LONDON, Dec 2- Emerging equities fell more than 1 percent on Friday and currencies weakened after strong U.S. data raised the spectre of faster U.S. Federal Reserve rate rises, while South African markets were jittery before a sovereign debt ratings review. "The risk is that a strong print in the payrolls may firm the hand of the Fed," said Cristian Maggio, head of...

  • LONDON, Dec 2- Global stocks, oil and the dollar eased on Friday with investors took a cautious stance before Italy's referendum on constitutional reform and U.S. payrolls data later in the day, which may cement the case for a Federal Reserve rate increase. They have gained the most since Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election last month.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. employers likely boosted hiring in November amid growing confidence in the economy, making it almost certain that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates later this month. The Labor Department will release its closely watched employment report on Friday at 8:30 a.m.. The Fed has the green light to raise interest rates this month,...

  • *Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,174.10 an ounce by 0035 GMT. The metal dropped its lowest since Feb. 5 at $1,160.38 in the previous session. *Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Thursday said he is keeping his forecast for 2- percent U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- Change at the Federal Reserve could come quickly with President-elect Donald Trump's team pledging to promptly fill high-level central bank jobs and roll out a tax and fiscal plan that could rewrite policymakers' core economic assumptions. Yellen's term as Fed chief expires in February 2018, and Trump is likely to name a successor in synch...

  • Dec 1- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission failed to verify whether futures and swaps brokerage firms have adequate policies to help ward off cyber attacks, an internal CFTC audit found. The audit was completed in October by Brown& Company CPAS and Management Consultants PLLC at the request of the CFTC's inspector general. Auditors took issue with the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission took a Chicago- based trading firm and its prominent founder to trial on Thursday over claims they manipulated the price of a futures contract, illegally earning nearly $13.5 million. Daniel Ullman, a CFTC lawyer, in his opening statement in the civil proceeding urged a federal judge in Manhattan to...

  • Nov 30- A federal court in California on Wednesday allowed the Internal Revenue Service to seek three years of information from blockchain firm Coinbase Inc about its American users, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The court in Northern District of California authorized the IRS to serve a so-called " John Doe summons," used when the summoned person can't be...

  • Nov 30- A federal court in California on Wednesday allowed the Internal Revenue Service to seek two years of information from blockchain firm Coinbase Inc about its American users, the U.S. Department of Justice said. The court in Northern District of California authorized the IRS to serve a so-called " John Doe summons," used when the summoned person can't be...

  • SAN ANTONIO- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan discusses the post-election outlook for the Federal Reserve and other issues on CNBC's Squawk Alley- 1600 GMT. Speakers include Asia Development Bank President Takehiko Nakao, University of Rochester Professor Narayana Kocherlakota, Deputy Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank Cecilia...

  • BILL PROVIDES $4.8 BILLION TO NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH; $500 MILLION TO FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- The U.S. economy continued to expand in October and November, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, but there were only modest gains in wages and prices and the strong dollar was weighing on manufacturers. "As in the past four Beige Books, wage growth was characterized generally as modest, on balance, by district contacts," the Fed said.

  • PITTSBURGH, Nov 30- The U.S. economy needs higher interest rates although the Federal Reserve will closely scrutinize the expected changes in America's fiscal, trade and immigration policies, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said on Wednesday. President-elect Donald Trump to slash tax rates, boost infrastructure investment and curtail immigration.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- A federal judge has entered an order of default judgment of $21.8 million against Alvin Wilkinson of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and two Connecticut- based companies owned by him in connection with a commodity pool fraud that victimized 30 investors, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday.

  • PITTSBURGH, Nov 30- The U.S. economy needs higher interest rates although the Federal Reserve will closely scrutinize the expected changes in America's fiscal, trade and immigration policies, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said on Wednesday. President-elect Donald Trump to slash tax rates, boost infrastructure investment and curtail immigration.

  • BAE SYSTEMS ANTICIPATES SIGNING A CONTRACT IN THE COMING WEEKS WITH THE U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 30- Federal Reserve policymakers should put less emphasis publicly on the short-term outlook for interest rate increases and more on the economics driving monetary policy and the uncertainty of forecasts, Fed Governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday. In comments at a Brookings Institution forum on Fed communications, Powell said that a...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 30- A centrist Federal Reserve president on Wednesday said he backed an interest rate hike "in the near future," adding to the very high odds that the U.S. central bank will tighten monetary policy next month. Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan told reporters he had been "comfortable" with a rate hike at policy meetings in both September and early...