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  • *Sterling steadies after latest Scotland poll. LONDON, Sept 12- The dollar index headed for its longest winning streak since 1997 on Friday, as the greenback hit a six-year peak against the yen on growing expectations that the U.S.

  • Sept 11- The drop in U.S. workforce participation since the financial crisis is largely due to the aging of the American population and will not reverse even if labor markets improve, a paper to be presented at a Brookings Institution conference on Friday says.

  • Pimco's McCulley: Yellen faces big challenge Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:11 PM ET
    Paul McCulley, chief economist of Pimco, is shown at the firm's headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif.

    The Fed wants to raise interest rates, but this is Janet Yellen's big challenge, Pimco's Paul McCulley said.

  • Janet Yellen's interest rate challenge     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    Discussing if current economic data supports the end of QE, with Paul McCulley, Pimco chief economist. McCulley says the Fed wants to get off its zero interest rate policy, and it's the appropriate thing to do.

  • Paul McCulley: Fed must change language     Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Discussing next week's FOMC statement by Janet Yellen, Paul McCulley, Pimco chief economist, discusses the two key phrases the Fed must change before they hike rates.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar dipped from six-year highs against the yen on Thursday, and the dollar index fell slightly but remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains. The greenback was slightly weaker as Treasuries yields fell after President Barack Obama authorized airstrikes for the first time in Syria and more strikes in Iraq.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 11- The U.S. dollar retreated from six-year highs against the yen after data showed that more Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, though the dollar index remained on track to post its ninth consecutive week of gains.

  • * "Considerable time" language under the microscope. A strong run of U.S. economic data has led Fed Chair Janet Yellen and other top officials to acknowledge the possibility they may need to raise rates sooner than they thought just a few months ago, although a surprisingly soft reading on jobs growth in August could provide some breathing room.

  • Obama told Americans in a speech late on Wednesday that he had authorized U.S. air strikes for the first time in Syria and more attacks in Iraq in a broad escalation of a campaign against the Islamic State militant group.

  • Obama will deliver a speech late on Wednesday in which he will vow to attack Islamic State militants "wherever they exist," lay out a strategy for expanding U.S. air strikes in Iraq and, for the first time, strike targets in Syria.

  • Expect rate hike in Q2 next year: Pro     Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 6:32 AM ET

    David Bianco, Deutsche Bank, and William Lee, Citi's North America Economics, discuss when the Fed is likely to hike interest rates and its impact on the markets.

  • This is the biggest worry hanging over stocks Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 7:02 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York.

    The bond market is starting to give the stock market agita, and focus could remain on interest rates Wednesday as traders try to handicap the Fed's next move.

  • Fearing Fed rate hike     Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 3:18 PM ET

    Discussing if markets should be concerned by the Fed moving up its rate hike timeline, with CNBC's Steve Liesman and Jeff Cox. Liesman says the dissonance between the market and the Fed is a reason why Yellen may need to "kick" the bond market.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 9- A top Federal Reserve official on Tuesday warned the biggest U.S. banks they will soon face capital surcharges that exceed international standards, a move he said could encourage some firms to shrink.

  • Pimco exec: The Fed HAD to pump up the market Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET
    Paul McCulley, chief economist of Pimco, is shown at the firm's headquarters in Newport Beach, Calif.

    Pimco's Paul McCulley believes the Federal Reserve has a direct desire to pump up the U.S. stock market, even if it won't acknowledge so explicitly

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8- Investors expect the U.S. Economists of top Wall Street firms, for instance, see the third quarter of 2015 as the most likely date of the Fed's first rate rise, the paper said, and estimate the Fed's short-term interest-rate target will be at just 0.75 percent at the end of 2015 and 2.13 percent at the end of 2016..

  • While data from China may give clarity on a pattern of uneven growth there, it is in Europe that the prospects for the economy are most uncertain, although a ceasefire in Ukraine could lift the mood and avoid new EU sanctions on Russia this week.

  • Plosser warns on risks of waiting to hike rates Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Charles Plosser continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on interest rate policy to reflect an improving economy.

  • Sept 6- Charles Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank and the loan dissenter at the Fed's July policy meeting, on Saturday continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on interest rate policy to reflect an improving economy and pave the way for a faster-than expected-interest rate hike.

  • *Most dealers see first rate hike in Q2 2015. *8 of 15 dealers see Fed ending bond investment in 2016. NEW YORK, Sept 5- A majority of Wall Street's top bond firms see the Federal Reserve starting to raise interest rates by the second quarter of next year, showing slightly more aggressive expectations compared with a month ago, a Reuters survey showed on Friday.