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White House Government Agencies

  • First NBC was closed by the Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions, which appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as the receiver. The regulator said Gulfport, Mississippi- based Whitney Bank would assume all of First NBC's transactional deposits and branches. Whitney Bank will reopen 24 branches of First NBC in Louisiana and five branches...

  • WASHINGTON, April 28- The website of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA.gov, is getting a makeover to reflect the views of President Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the agency said on Friday. As EPA renews its commitment to human health and clean air, land and water, our website needs to reflect the views of the leadership of the agency, it...

  • F-35 Bravo Lightning II stand ready on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for day two of the first phase operational testing in the Atlantic Ocean in this handout photo taken May 19, 2015 and provided by the U.S. Navy.

    The advance acquisition contract covers long-lead time materials, parts, components and work for low-rate initial production of the fighter jets.

  • The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug for adults with acute myeloid leukemia who have a genetic mutation called FLT3. The drug's maker, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., said it is the first new medicine for the blood cancer in 25 years. Novartis said the list price will be $14,990 for four weeks of treatment.

  • April 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG's Rydapt as an initial treatment for acute myeloid leukemia as well as certain other blood disorders, the agency said on Friday. Rydapt is approved to be used along with chemotherapy to treat adults newly diagnosed with AML and carrying a specific genetic mutation called FLT3, the FDA said.

  • NEW YORK, April 28- The euro rose against the U.S. dollar on Friday after strong euro zone inflation figures, while the dollar jumped against the yen after U.S. wages data suggested the Federal Reserve would still hike interest rates two more times this year. Official flash estimates put euro zone inflation at 1.9 percent in the first quarter, on the verge of...

  • NEW YORK, April 28- U.S. interest rate futures were steady to marginally lower on Friday as traders saw the Federal Reserve as being on track to raise interest rates further despite news the U.S. economy grew at its weakest pace in three years in the first quarter. Earlier Friday, the Labor Department said its employment cost index, which measures wages and benefits,...

  • The Environmental Protection Agency had asked the court to put a hold on the case shortly after President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing officials to roll back the Clean Power Plan. The regulations sought to reduce carbon emissions from existing power plants by about one-third by 2030, a goal in line with the United States' commitment under...

  • April 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG's Rydapt as an initial treatment for acute myeloid leukemia as well as certain other blood disorders, the agency said on Friday. Rydapt is approved to be used along with chemotherapy to treat adults newly diagnosed with AML and carrying a specific genetic mutation called FLT3, the FDA said.

  • WASHINGTON— A federal appeals court on Friday left in place a decision blocking Blue Cross- Blue Shield insurer Anthem's bid to buy rival Cigna, saying that a bigger company is not better for consumers. But the Justice Department said Anthem had no real plan to reach those savings. Even Cigna has soured on the deal, filing a separate lawsuit seeking a $1.85 billion...

  • April 28- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved Novartis AG's Rydapt as an initial treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. AML is a rapidly progressing cancer, which forms in the bone marrow and results in an increased number of white blood cells in the bloodstream. Rydapt has secured approval for adults with newly diagnosed AML that have a...

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    Some GOP lawmakers are rallying around the idea that less taxation is more important than less debt, in a break from their party’s vocal deficit hawks. NYT reports.

  • Federal Reserve is moving appropriately on the path to unwind asset purchases and normalise rates, while the European Central Bank may be too hesitant, said Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic advisor at the Allianz Group. The Fed, ECB and Bank of Japan need policymakers to step up to take action on structural reforms to be more effective, El-Erian told the Reuters...

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker will speak in Washington D.C- 1830 GMT. BERN- Swiss National Bank general meeting of shareholders. Speakers: Swiss National Bank President Jean-Paul Studer, Governing Board Chairman Thomas Jordan and head of the SNB General Assembly Jean-Michel Leuwe- 0800 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- R. Alexander Acosta was confirmed on Thursday by the U.S. Senate to head the Labor Department. Acosta, a former member of the National Labor Relations Board and dean of the Florida International University College of Law in Miami, was nominated in mid-February by President Donald Trump to be labor secretary. The Senate confirmed Acosta by a...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The Federal Trade Commission gave a private equity firm approval on Thursday to sell to Dollar General Corp 323 stores that Sycamore purchased as part of a divestiture package two years ago, the agency said on Thursday. Sycamore Partners II, LP bought the stores in 2015 when Dollar Tree was forced to sell shops in 35 states to win antitrust...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump on Thursday created an office at the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve accountability and protect whistleblowers, calling it a "bold step forward." Trump, who made improving veterans' care a prominent issue in his presidential campaign, said the Office of Accountability and Whistleblower Protection will make clear "...

  • WASHINGTON, April 27- The Federal Trade Commission gave Sycamore Partners II, LP approval on Thursday to sell Dollar General Corp 323 stores that Sycamore purchased as part of divestiture package two years ago, the agency said on Thursday.

  • A spokesman for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced he would not be attending next week's Oklahoma Republican Party gala. The invitation for the May 5 fundraiser sent out by the state GOP specifically praised Pruitt's support for cutting federal regulations limiting planet-warming carbon emissions. "You do not want to miss Pruitt at this year's OKGOP...