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  • FOREX-Dollar inches lower ahead of Fed meeting outcome Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    *Dollar in holding pattern ahead of Fed meeting. NEW YORK, Sept 16- The dollar slipped on Tuesday as investors booked profit on the currency's recent rally ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that could potentially turn more upbeat on the U.S. economy and flag an interest-rate increase sooner rather than later.

  • US stocks open lower ahead of Fed meeting Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:39 AM ET

    NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are falling in early trading ahead of an important Federal Reserve meeting. The Standard& Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.2 percent, to 1,979 shortly after markets opened Tuesday. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 40 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,990. The Nasdaq fell 13 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,505..

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand was unchanged as gasoline and food costs fell.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 16- U.S. stocks were set to open lower on Tuesday with traders positioning for a Federal Reserve meeting expected to provide clues on the short term direction of U.S. interest rates.

  • U.S. producer prices unchanged in August Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 16- U.S. producer prices were flat in August, pointing to muted inflation pressures that should see the Federal Reserve in no hurry to raise interest rates. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its producer price index for final demand was unchanged as gasoline and food costs fell.

  • LONDON, Sept 16- Global shares hit a one-month low on Tuesday as investors refrained from placing strong bets before a Fed meeting that could adjust expectations about how soon the U.S. central bank will hike interest rates.

  • *Gold still only about $10 away from eight-month low. LONDON, Sept 16- Gold rose on Tuesday ahead of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, but the metal remained near an eight-month low, deterring investors from placing big bets as they awaited clues on the timing of the first U.S. rate hike in eight years.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese stocks broke a five-day winning streak on Tuesday as most investors stayed on the sidelines ahead of this week's outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, though SoftBank jumped on news of strong demand for Alibaba's initial public offering in the United States. The Nikkei share average dropped 0.2 percent to 15,911.53.

  • Farmers and analysts say the elimination of government incentives to buy new equipment, a related overhang of used tractors, and a reduced commitment to biofuels, all darken the outlook for the sector beyond 2019- the year the U.S. Department of Agriculture says farm incomes will begin to rise again.

  • SYDNEY/ SINGAPORE, Sept 16- The dollar eased on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar held above a six-month trough.

  • METALS-London copper inches up, Fed meeting in focus Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 11:05 PM ET

    MELBOURNE, Sept 16- London copper edged up on Tuesday from near three-month lows, as traders squared their books ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to offer clues on when U.S. interest rates will climb.

  • TOKYO, Sept 16- Japanese stocks edged down on Tuesday as most buyers camped out ahead of this week's outcome of the Federal Reserve meeting, though Softbank jumped on news of strong demand for Alibaba's initial public offering in the United States.

  • MELBOURNE, Sept 16- London copper was marking time on Wednesday as the dollar eased from recent peaks with traders waiting for a Federal Reserve meeting this week for clues on when the U.S. central bank may raise interest rates.

  • SINGAPORE, Sept 16- Gold clung to small overnight gains on Tuesday but investors refrained from taking big positions in the metal as they waited for the start of a Federal Reserve policy meeting for clues on when the U.S. central bank could raise interest rates. *Spot gold was little changed at $1,233.20 an ounce by 0025 GMT.

  • US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 7:27 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11- year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers.

  • SYDNEY, Sept 16- The U.S. dollar loitered in familiar territory early on Tuesday with investors reluctant to do much as they waited for fresh guidance on interest rates from the Federal Reserve, while the Australian dollar rebounded from a six-month trough.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 15- Gold rose on Monday after weak Chinese factory data, but the precious metal hovered just above an eight-month low as investors worried that the Federal Reserve may start hinting at plans to raise U.S. interest rates sooner than expected.

  • *Fed meeting, Scotland independence vote major risks ahead. NEW YORK, Sept 15- The dollar rose against major currencies on Monday, bolstered by expectations the Federal Reserve this week will acknowledge anew improvements in the U.S. economy and provide fresh details about the U.S. central bank's looming tightening policy.

  • FTC asked to consider utility's renewable claims Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— A group of four environmentalists on Monday asked the Federal Trade Commission to determine if Vermont's largest electric utility is making deceptive claims about some of the renewable energy it produces.

  • Speculation swirls over Fed language on rate hike Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— When the Federal Reserve issues a policy statement after it meets this week, the financial world will be on high alert for two words:. The presence or absence of that phrase will trigger a rush to assess the likely timing of the Fed's first increase in interest rates since it cut them to record lows in 2008..