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  • U.S. Treasury official asks banks to fight organized crime Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Many criminal groups hide in plain sight in cities like New York, London or Moscow, masquerading behind their investments in real estate or business, and relying on the financial system to move money around the world, David Cohen, the U.S. undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a speech.

  • WASHINGTON/ ST LOUIS, June 3- Two powerful U.S. congressmen have opened separate inquiries into whether a Department of the Treasury bureau charged with policing money laundering may have flouted federal hiring rules, including regulations that require military veterans be given preference for government jobs.

  • St. Louis- based Sherman Produce Co said it would begin recalling 241 cases of bulk walnuts, after a recent routine sampling of the product purchased by stores in Missouri and Illinois revealed traces of listeria, the FDA said in a statement.

  • TORONTO, May 22- Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto-Dominion Bank topped second-quarter estimates on the back of low loan-loss provisions and stronger retail lending and wealth management income, spurring shares of Canada's top two banks to all-time highs on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, May 22- U.S. The National Association of Realtors said existing home sales increased 1.3 percent to an annual rate of 4.65 million units in April, marking the second increase in sales in nine months. "I don't think any of the data this morning was that much of a surprise," said Brian Rehling, chief fixed-income strategist at Wells Fargo Advisors in St. Louis.

  • CHICAGO, May 15- Farmland prices in the U.S. Plains and Midwest eased along with farm income in the first quarter of 2014 and more softness was expected into the summer, according to Federal Reserve Bank quarterly surveys issued on Thursday.

  • Corn Belt and Delta region of the Midwest eased in the first quarter of 2014 compared with the previous quarter as bidding for grain acreage and rents tracked lower grain prices over the winter and expectations for this year, the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis said on Thursday.

  • BECKLEY, W.Va., May 13- The West Virginia coal mine where a collapse this week killed two workers had "chronic compliance issues" and received numerous citations from inspectors last year, federal authorities said on Tuesday.

  • ST LOUIS/ NEW YORK, May 9- A U.S. Treasury Department division charged with policing money laundering may have run afoul of federal regulations that require military veterans to be given preference for jobs in the government if they are qualified, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

  • May 9- U.S. chemical maker DuPont and its agricultural seed unit, Pioneer, acted in bad faith in a long-running legal battle with rival Monsanto Co, according to a federal appeals court ruling on Friday that affirmed sanctions against DuPont.

  • ST LOUIS/ NEW YORK, May 9- A U.S. Treasury Department division charged with policing money laundering may have run afoul of federal regulations that require military veterans to be given preference for jobs in the government if they are qualified, according to sources and documents seen by Reuters.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to May 20 Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BERLIN- WDR Europa Forum 2014 on "What kind of Europe do we want? Speakers:- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, EU Commission President Barroso, IMF Director Christine Lagarde, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and European Parliament President Martin Schulz.

  • TREASURIES-Prices mostly up as Yellen stays dovish Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 3:08 PM ET

    NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. Treasuries gained on Wednesday after America's top central banker said the world's largest economy remained on the mend but still required substantial monetary accommodation from Washington policymakers.

  • *Gold surrenders gains on dollar drop, strong euro data. NEW YORK/ LONDON, May 6- Gold prices eased on Tuesday, surrendering early gains as weak physical demand made investors wary about the outlook, though tensions in Ukraine and weakness in the U.S. dollar and Wall Street stocks lent support.

  • Hundreds of Boeing workers attended a rally at the plant on Monday to mark the delivery of the 100th EA-18G "Growler" to the Navy, as the company highlighted the plane's unique capabilities and accelerated its campaign to keep the program alive.

  • NEW YORK/ ST LOUIS, May 2- The U.S. Treasury Department has frozen all recruitment by its anti-money laundering arm and forced the agency to rescind 11 job offers, after an investigation found it violated the federal employment code during an aggressive hiring push, according to several government officials.

  • NEW YORK, April 30- When it came time for Tom Moser and his wife to consider having his 83- year-old father move in with them, a house with a special multigenerational floor plan solved their problems- and may have saved his dad's life.

  • April 30- An Illinois state appeals court has reinstated a $10.1 billion verdict against Philip Morris USA in a lawsuit accusing its Altria Group Inc unit of misleading consumers about the risks of smoking "light" cigarettes. Philip Morris USA said it will appeal immediately.

  • ST. LOUIS- The two men at the top of Citigroup Inc, the third-biggest U.S. bank and the most international, acknowledged on Tuesday that the company must do more to simplify itself.

  • Citigroup's leaders say company is still too complex Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 3:15 PM ET

    ST. LOUIS, April 22- The two men at the top of Citigroup Inc, the third-biggest U.S. bank and the most international, acknowledged on Tuesday that the company must do more to simplify itself.