*France has until 2015 to bring its deficit to 3 pct of GDP. PARIS, July 22- France will not accelerate cuts in public spending even though disappointing growth could make it difficult to meet EU fiscal targets, President Francois Hollande said.» Read More
WASHINGTON— Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Monday's auction with three-month bills unchanged and six-month bills dropping to their lowest level in three weeks. The Treasury Department auctioned $26 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 0.025 percent, unchanged from last week.
The U.K. is set to be the fastest growing economy among the world's seven leading industrialized nations this year, according to a leading economic think tank.
A long hoped for improvement in the economy appears to be manifesting in second-quarter U.S. earnings, but the next two weeks could be the real test.
GM has ordered Cadillac dealers to stop selling some recalled models because it doesn't have a fix yet for an ignition switch problem.
A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.
The US won the Cold War largely because Reagan had a strong economy to back him up. Obama has broken that link—and Putin knows it, says Larry Kudlow.
WASHINGTON— Figures on government spending and debt.
WASHINGTON— The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. In court papers, the IRS said the hard drive was destroyed after two sets of trained technicians tried to retrieve the data. The IRS says Lerner's computer crashed in 2011, destroying an untold number of emails.
The Malaysian plane crash triggered a selloff by the machines but Gaza is a bigger worry for the human traders, says NYSE floor trader Kenny Polcari.
MH17 and Gaza suggest foreign policy could wind up playing a major role in the 2016 election, Politico's Ben White says.
The Fed said some assets are overvalued, but we are unlikely to see tighter rates to nip bubbles for now. Financial Times reports.
The Conference Board's LEI was up 0.3 percent in June, just missing analyst estimates of 0.5 percent growth.
MADRID, July 18- European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann said on Friday that loose monetary policy had "done its bit" to maintain price stability in the euro zone, but cited a litany of long-term dangers from easy money.
With the prospects for U.S. economic growth starting to look up, analysts are divided over whether that should mark a sell signal for markets.
Paul LePage announced Thursday that Maine's roughly 100 facilities will get an additional $13.1 million this fiscal year through an arrangement that doesn't require the Legislature's approval.
The government should not expect an influx of workers, a Fed official said, raising a point that goes against the view of Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
WASHINGTON— The House passed a package of tax breaks Thursday designed to boost charitable donations by seniors, private foundations and procrastinators. The White House threatened to veto the bill because it would add $16 billion to the budget deficit over the next decade.
The company is now planning to price its IPO sometime after Labor Day, a person briefed on the matter said on Thursday. The New York Times reports.
Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region accelerated in July at its fastest pace in more than three years.
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