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  • LONDON, June 2- Gold steadied on Tuesday as the dollar moved lower against the euro on uncertainty over whether a high-level meeting on Greece's debt crisis might herald a significant breakthrough. The metal had climbed above $1,200 for the first time in a week in the previous session after poor U.S. data and comments on interest rates from a Federal Reserve...

  • *Gold dips as dollar climbs to 12-1/ 2- peak vs yen. SINGAPORE, June 2- Gold eased further below $1,200 an ounce on Tuesday as the dollar climbed to a fresh 12-1/ 2- year peak against the yen and strong U.S. economic data supported expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. "The lack of follow through buying after clearing $1,200 is a worrying sign for the...

  • SINGAPORE, June 2- Gold was little changed near $1,190 an ounce on Tuesday as strong U.S. data boosted the dollar and supported expectations of a Federal Reserve rate hike later this year. *Spot gold was steady at $1,188.10 an ounce by 0035 GMT. *Gold had initially gained in the previous session after U.S. consumer spending growth unexpectedly stalled in April as...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to June 15 Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on the U.S. economic outlook and monetary policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies- 1400 GMT. PARIS- Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development Forum 2015. PARIS- European Central Bank board member Daniele Nouy speaks at the panel discussion "Unlocking...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- First Tennessee Bank agreed to pay $212.5 million to resolve a case involving Federal Housing Administration- insured mortgage lending, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Benjamin Mizer of the Justice Department's Civil Division said First Tennessee's "reckless underwriting has resulted in significant losses of federal funds...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- The U.S. dollar gained on Monday after a round of economic data kept expectations alive for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this year, while the euro fell on worry about Greece's financial crisis and soft euro zone data. U.S. stocks closed modestly higher in a choppy session as a deal by Intel Corp to acquire Altera for $16.7 billion...

  • NEW YORK, June 1- The U.S. dollar climbed on Monday after a flurry of economic data kept expectations intact for an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this year, while the euro stumbled on concerns over Greece's financial crisis and soft euro zone data. Brent crude was off $1.11 at $64.45 a barrel, and U.S. crude lost 95 cents to $59.35 a barrel.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who sued after being denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. On a 8-1 vote, the court handed a victory to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that sued the company on behalf of...

  • Muslim woman wins Abercrombie headscarf case Monday, 1 Jun 2015 | 10:39 AM ET
    Samantha Elauf (R) and her mother Majda Elauf of Tulsa, Oklahoma, pose for photographers outside the U.S. Supreme Court after the court heard oral arguments in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch February 25, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie & Fitch.

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. On a 8-1 vote, the court handed a win to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that sued the company on...

  • WASHINGTON, June 1- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Muslim woman who filed a lawsuit after she was denied a job at an Abercrombie& Fitch Co clothing store in Oklahoma because she wore a head scarf for religious reasons. On a 8-1 vote, the court handed a win to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a federal agency that sued the company on...

  • TORONTO, June 1- Financial regulators need to be on guard against the threat of future financial crises, particularly as banks boost pressure to roll back rules designed to shore up the financial system, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday. "Regulations have been strengthened and the bankers' backlash is both evident and making headway," Fed Vice...

  • WASHINGTON— The Obama administration says a new federal rule regulating small streams and wetlands will protect the drinking water of more than 117 million people in the country. Shelley Moore Capito, R- W.Va., is promising to "rein in" the government through legislation or other means. The rules are among a host of regulations that majority Republicans have...

  • U.S. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE OFFICIAL SAYS HE IS "FAIRLY CONFIDENT" THERE WILL BE ANOTHER ROUND OF INDICTMENTS IN FIFA INVESTIGATION- NEW YORK TIMES.

  • NEW YORK— Dollar Tree said Friday that it has agreed to sell 330 of its stores to the private equity firm Sycamore Partners in order to get regulatory approval for its $8.5 billion purchase of Family Dollar. The Federal Trade Commission required Dollar Tree to sell the stores before it would sign off on the Family Dollar acquisition. Dollar Tree prices all items...

  • FOREX-Dollar ends winning month mixed Friday, 29 May 2015 | 3:25 PM ET

    Euro ahead on Greece hopes. NEW YORK, May 29- The dollar was mixed on Friday with month-end selling after a recent rally, as traders saw little in weak first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product data to discourage bets the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in 2015.. "Underlying sentiment remains positive but the dollar is seeing some profit taking...

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday said it has proposed civil penalties against emergency medical helicopter operator Air Methods Corp and airline Allegiant Air for failing to comply with U.S. regulations. For Air Methods, it proposed a $91,500 civil penalty for allegedly operating a Bell 407 helicopter that was overdue for an...

  • FOREX-Dollar trades mixed at end of winning month Friday, 29 May 2015 | 11:43 AM ET

    *Euro ahead on Greece hopes. NEW YORK, May 29- The dollar was mixed on Friday with month-end selling after a recent rally, as traders saw little in weak first-quarter U.S. gross domestic product data to discourage bets the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates in 2015.. "Underlying sentiment remains positive but the dollar is seeing some profit taking...

  • WASHINGTON, May 29- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit on Friday aimed at stopping the $1.9 billion merger of medical technology provider Steris Corp and British sterilization services provider Synergy Health Plc, according to the agency, which enforces antitrust law. Synergy Health and Steris, both of which provide contract sterilization...

  • TOKYO, May 29- Japan's financial regulator is urging banks to strengthen safeguards against potential market turbulence from a U.S. interest rate hike expected later this year, according to a document seen by Reuters. Policymakers believe Japan's banking system remains sound with no immediate signs of financial imbalances or excessive risk-taking.