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NEW YORK, Oct 9- To some who knew Janet Yellen decades ago, her nomination to lead the Federal Reserve was no surprise, and had them feeling reassured the country's monetary system would be in capable hands.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- Janet Yellen appears set to win U.S. Senate confirmation as the first female Federal Reserve chair given unified support from Democrats, who will only need to pick up a few Republican votes to secure her confirmation.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- Global oil prices sank on Wednesday, as the largest weekly buildup of U.S. crude stocks in a year weighed further on a market already concerned that Washington's budget impasse would curb demand in the world's biggest oil consumer.
NEW YORK, Oct 9- Global oil prices dropped on Wednesday after the largest weekly buildup of U.S. crude stocks in a year added to concerns that a budget impasse in Washington would curb demand in the world's biggest oil consumer.
*Expected to win Senate approval despite some Republican qualms. President Barack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday to run the world's most influential central bank, providing some relief to markets that would expect her to tread carefully in winding down economic stimulus.
TAINAN, Taiwan, Oct 9- Top contract chip maker TSMC may have outsmarted rivals Samsung Electronics Co and Intel Corp in the race to build the tiniest and most powerful chips for smartphones and tablets by building big.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. oil fell on Thursday, despite some positive economic data in China and the threat from a storm brewing in the oil-rich Gulf of Mexico, as investors worried that the U.S. government shutdown could cut energy demand in the world's largest oil consumer.
NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. oil fell on Thursday despite some positive economic data in China, as investors worried that the U.S. government shutdown could cut energy demand in the world's largest oil consumer. It has also weighed heavily on the market, said Mark Waggoner, president with Excel Futures in Bend, Oregon.
WASHINGTON, Oct 1- The White House rejected a Republican plan to reopen portions of the U.S. government on Tuesday as the first shutdown in 17 years closed landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and threw hundreds of thousands of federal employees out of work.
Sept 30- The Obama administration accelerated its push to persuade individual Americans to sign up for the most extensive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system in 50 years on Monday, as the program's foes in Congress fought to delay its launch with the threat of a federal government shutdown.
*Congress to work during weekend to pass spending bill. *J.C. Penney stock slides after pricing of offering. The Senate passed the emergency funding bill on Friday, which will keep U.S. agencies operating after Sept. 30.
It was grim, "said Cheryl Honeyman, a widow living in Brookings, Oregon, who locked into a reverse mortgage this month.
NEW YORK, Sept 20- Gold sank 2.5 percent on Friday as institutional investors sold aggressively after the Saint Louis Fed president said the U.S. central bank might move next month to reduce stimulus spending that has bolstered bullion for years.
*Clive Capital to close, triggered panic selling- trader. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 20- Gold fell more than 2 percent on Friday, as talk that the Fed might reduce economic stimulus later this year and news of a hedge fund closing cut into gains bullion made this week after the Federal Reserve's surprise decision to maintain stimulus.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18- A California program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation fuels was cleared by a federal appeals court on Wednesday, boosting the state's pioneering efforts to help combat global climate change.
Attorney General Eric Holder, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Federal Trade Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez and other federal and state officials were to discuss the privacy and security issues at White House meeting on Wednesday, officials said.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Republicans and some Democrats criticized Ron Binz in a hearing on Tuesday on his nomination to lead a key U.S. energy regulatory agency as being non mainstream because his views on the nation's energy future support renewable sources like wind over coal and natural gas.
*News came in phone call to White House on Friday. Merkley told the White House that there were now five Democrats on the committee, which would have to clear the nomination before a final Senate vote, who would oppose Summers, a former Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton and a close confidante of Obama's.
*Packaging Corp offers $12.55/ share. *Packaging Corp to assume $714 mln of Boise's debt. The deal will secure badly needed production capacity for Packaging Corp, the fourth-largest maker of containerboard and corrugated packaging in the United States, at a time when the industry is consolidating.
WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Four Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee are now expected to vote "no" if President Barack Obama nominates former economics adviser Lawrence Summers to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve, complicating one of the most vital decisions of his second term.