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  • JAN 7 CHICAGO FED PRESIDENT CHARLES EVANS Evans said he is very concerned that, by his forecast, inflation won't return to the Fed's 2- percent goal until 2018, even if the Fed does not begin to raise rates until next year. JAN 5 SAN FRANCISCO FED PRESIDENT JOHN WILLIAMS Williams reiterated his view that the Fed could reasonably begin debating a rate hike in...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 21 Wednesday, 7 Jan 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of England announces interest rate decision- 1200 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota participates in a Public Town Hall Forum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis- 0100 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker discusses the economic outlook...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co has become the first bank to settle a U.S. antitrust lawsuit in which investors accused 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. JPMorgan settled after mediation with Kenneth Feinberg, who also oversees a General Motors Co program to compensate drivers whose vehicles had faulty...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co has become the first bank to settle a U.S. antitrust lawsuit in which investors accused 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. The settlement was disclosed in a letter filed on Monday with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan from lawyers for JPMorgan, the largest U.S. bank, and investors.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 5- JPMorgan Chase& Co has become the first bank to settle an antitrust lawsuit in which investors accused 12 major banks of rigging prices in the $5 trillion- a-day foreign exchange market. The settlement with the largest U.S. bank was disclosed on Monday in a letter from lawyers for JPMorgan and the plaintiffs, and filed in U.S. District Court in...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 19 Sunday, 4 Jan 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    BOSTON- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams will be present at the panel discussion on housing, unemployment and monetary policy- 1300 GMT. CHICAGO- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans participates in conversation, "Role and Impact of Monetary Policy in an Uncertain Economy" with Lars Peter Hansen of the University...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 16 Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    BOSTON- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams will be present at the panel discussion on the outlook for the U.S. and global economy at the annual American Economics Association event- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren will be present at the panel discussion on credit availability- 1515 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 15 Thursday, 1 Jan 2015 | 8:03 PM ET

    BOSTON- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams will be present at the panel discussion on the outlook for the U.S. and global economy at the annual American Economics Association event- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- Federal Reserve Bank of Boston President Eric Rosengren will be present at the panel discussion on credit availability- 1515 GMT.

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Jan 14 Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    BOSTON- San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President John Williams will be present at the panel discussion on the outlook for the U.S. and global economy at the annual American Economics Association event- 1300 GMT. BOSTON- St Louis Federal Reserve Bank President Eric Rosengren will be present at the panel discussion on credit availability- 1515 GMT.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 31- Mexican crude oil is sailing to the U.S. East Coast at the highest rate in over a decade, according to customs data reviewed by Reuters, in a sign deepening discounts help crack open new markets as domestic shale inundates Texas. It was the refiner's first imports from Mexico since 2009, the furthest the data go back. Monroe has received two more...

  • *Metro Bank broke mould by using software supplier. LONDON, Dec 21- When Metro Bank prepared to launch in 2010 as the first new bank to appear on British high streets for over a century, its founders broke with convention by outsourcing the construction of its computer systems. "That's the way the whole process developed in America," said Metro Bank co-founder Vernon...

  • Dec 20- More than 1,500 protesters against police violence shut down part of the Mall of America in Minnesota on Saturday, resulting in about 25 arrests during the final weekend before Christmas as shoppers scrambled to buy gifts at one of the nation's largest shopping centers, officials said. The protest and a smaller action at the King of Prussia Mall in...

  • Last U.S. holiday shopping weekend off to solid start Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 | 3:57 PM ET

    CHICAGO/ NEW YORK, Dec 20- Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results. Crowds were building at stores in and around New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Los Angeles by midday on Saturday.

  • Dec 18- Kraft Foods Group Inc on Thursday said Tony Vernon would retire as chief executive officer later this month, with Chairman John Cahill succeeding him as the company battles sluggish demand for packaged food products in the United States. Kraft shares rose 6.4 percent to close at $63.38, an all-time high since the company was spun off from Mondelez...

  • Dec 18- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn offered $20 million in financing on Thursday to keep the Trump Taj Mahal from becoming the fifth casino to close this year in New Jersey's troubled Atlantic City, was once the only major destination for gamblers on the U.S. East Coast. The Taj, owned by bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc., is slated to close on Saturday.

  • Dec 18- Kraft Foods Group Inc on Thursday said Tony Vernon would retire as chief executive officer later this month, with Chairman John Cahill succeeding him as the company tries to accelerate its growth. Vernon, who has headed the company since it was spun off from Mondelez International Inc in October 2012, has focused on expanding its reach among growing...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 14- For the past 18 months, Americans from Albany to Oregon have voiced growing alarm over the rising number of oil-laden freight trains coursing through their cities, a trend they fear is endangering public safety. The public assistance in states like New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon comes as railroads are posting record profits, and...

  • FACTBOX-Taxpayers help subsidize oil-by-rail boom Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation Amount: $10 million Year: 2013 Recipient: South Eastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Description: Used to separate a CSX freight and commuter line that became crowded as demand for crude by rail grew in the Philadelphia area. Granting Agency: U.S. Department of Transportation Amount: $6.6 million...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 10- U.S. stocks lost more than 1 percent on Wednesday in the S&P 500' s biggest decline since Oct. 13 as another big drop in oil prices hammered energy shares. Selling accelerated in afternoon trading, and by day's end, NYSE declining issues outnumbered advancers by a ratio of 4.66 to 1 ratio. Brent crude touched a new five-year low of $63.56 as Saudi...

  • Gilead sued over 'exorbitant' hepatitis C drug prices Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 3:55 PM ET

    Dec 10- Philadelphia's transportation authority has filed a class action lawsuit accusing Gilead Sciences Inc of charging "exorbitant" prices for its blockbuster hepatitis C drug Sovaldi. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in federal court in Philadelphia by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, seeks an unspecified amount of money damages.