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  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 19 Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives welcome remarks before "The New International Financial System: Analyzing the Cumulative Impact of Regulatory Reform" conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Bank of England- 1540 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans gives...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 18 Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks at the "Committing to Financial Stability" before the "Financial Stability after Dodd Frank: Have We Ended Too Big to Fail?" VIRGINIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks on "Clarifying the Objectives of Monetary Policy" before...

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Nov 17 Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia holds interest rate meeting- 0330 GMT. LONDON- Developing Markets Association hosts UK-Albania Trade& Investment Forum. LIMA- Sveriges Riksbank Governor Stefan Ingves will participate in a meeting on "Global Banking Standards and Regulatory and Supervisory Priorities in the Americas."

  • Can't find parking? There's an app for that Friday, 31 Oct 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    If you've spent any time in San Francisco then you know traffic is bad and parking is even worse.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 31- The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania's Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state's personal income tax system to make it more progressive. Pennsylvania's public pension system has a $50 billion future gap at a time when new revenue is in short supply because of the state's sluggish economic recovery.

  • Yellen reins in Fed hawks with a few choice words Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 4:59 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Oct 29- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen persuaded two hawkish colleagues to join her pledge on Wednesday to keep interest rates low for a long while, winning them over by sounding an optimistic tone on the U.S. job market and inflation. Charles Plosser and Richard Fisher, chiefs of the regional Philadelphia and Dallas Fed banks,...

  • Oct 29- Comcast Corp has reached a $50 million settlement in a decade-old lawsuit accusing it of overcharging cable television subscribers, 1-1/ 2 years after the U.S. Supreme Court threw out a larger version of the class-action case. The preliminary settlement, which requires court approval, calls for Comcast to pay $16.67 million in cash to current and former...

  • Oct 28- The Philadelphia City Council opposed the $1.86 billion sale of the city's gas company, Philadelphia Gas Works, to Connecticut- based energy company UIL Holdings Corp.. The city council informed Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter on Monday that "the financial and public policy risks associated with the sale proposal outweighed the stated benefits to...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch IC products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Oct 23- Touchscreen chip maker Synaptics Inc reported lower-than-expected first-quarter revenue and profit, hurt by weak demand from smartphone makers, sending its shares down 13 percent in extended trading. "Given that certain Samsung designs that have come out recently are not using Synaptics touch ID products, we think that would probably be a real driver...

  • Strong dollar hurts profits of U.S. companies Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:49 PM ET

    Coca Cola Co and McDonald's Corp on Tuesday became the latest multinationals to get sideswiped by the surging U.S. currency, which typically crimps demand for U.S. exports and reduces the value of overseas sales when they are translated back into U.S. dollars. McDonald's forecast currency to cut fourth-quarter earnings per share by 5 cents to 6 cents, after...

  • *Industrial output posts biggest gain since November 2012. WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14- year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that helped ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to...

  • WRAPUP 3-Data show U.S. economy's pulse is still strong Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    *Industrial output posts biggest gain since November 2012. WASHINGTON, Oct 16- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14- year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that could help ease fears over the economic outlook. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to...

  • Manufacturing keeps picking up steam: Philly Fed Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 10:01 AM ET
    A machinist working at the Windle Mechanical Solutions manufacturing facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    A report from the Philadelphia Federal Reserve on Thursday showed manufacturing activity continuing to show growth in October.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 12- The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Reuters checks with health departments in six states and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 11- The missteps in Dallas's handling of the first Ebola case diagnosed in the United States have revealed an uncomfortable reality: state and city plans for handling the deadly virus are based on generic recommendations for everything from measles to floods, to hurricanes and dirty bombs. Reuters checks with health departments in six states and...

  • *U.S. war funds finally approved to fight Ebola in West Africa. Oct 10- A commercial plane was briefly quarantined on a Las Vegas airport tarmac on Friday, sending airline shares down as worldwide fears increased that Ebola could spread outside West Africa, where it has killed more than 4,000 people. Airline and hospital officials said a Delta Air Lines plane was...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 8- U.S. short- and intermediate-dated Treasuries yields fell Wednesday after traders viewed the minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest policy meeting as suggesting a continued accommodative stance on monetary policy. "That seems to be the new mantra from the more dovish members of the FOMC: that while, by some headline metrics, it might make sense...

  • Oct 6- Wealthy Americans contributed less of their incomes to charity while low and middle-income residents gave more in the years surrounding the Great Recession, according to a newly released report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Idaho, Georgia, Connecticut and Florida also ranked high on the list of increased givers. Utah residents gave the biggest...

  • Bingham is in talks to combine with Morgan, Lewis& Bockius of Philadelphia in a deal that could be approved as soon as this month, and Bingham could file for bankruptcy if the deal doesn't go through, management has told people at the firm. In a firm meeting last week, Bingham managing partner Steven Browne told partners that the firm was exploring other options...