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  • SINGAPORE, July 29- Gold was little changed above $1,300 an ounce on Tuesday, supported by geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine, with investors waiting for cues from U.S. jobs data and a Federal Reserve policy meeting this week. *Gold, seen as a safe-haven asset, has benefited from tensions between the West and Russia.

  • *Dollar index holds near six-month peak, euro eight- month trough. SYDNEY, July 29- The dollar held close to a six-month peak against a basket of major currencies early on Tuesday, having gone virtually nowhere overnight as investors kept to the sidelines ahead of a policy review by the Federal Reserve.

  • *Ukraine- Russia tensions, Israel- Palestine cut gold's losses. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 28- Gold was little changed on Monday as traders and investors awaited the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting, while hazarding a guess on what U.S. jobs numbers for the month might be.

  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    The FAA said that beginning in 2006 Southwest made "extreme makeover" alterations to eliminate potential cracking of the aluminum skin on 44 jetliners.

  • Analysts, who were surprised by the decision, said the issues cited by the FDA were "rather mild" and expected Zalviso to eventually receive approval. The FDA in its complete response letter sought more data to ensure proper use of the device but did not ask for additional human clinical trials.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. Treasuries yields rose Monday and the gap between yields on five-year notes and 30- year bonds slimmed to the least since 2009 ahead of a ream of data and events this week, including a Federal Reserve meeting and $93 billion of new supply.

  • NEW YORK, July 28- U.S. Treasuries yields edged higher on Monday but remained in a tight recent range ahead of data and events this week that include closely watched jobs and other economic data, a Federal Reserve meeting and $93 billion in new coupon-bearing supply.

  • Lloyds Banking Group agreed to pay fines totaling $370 million to the U.S. and British as part of an interest rate rigging scandal.

  • July 28- Shares of AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc plunged nearly 28 percent in premarket trading, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration rejected its pain drug device, Zalviso, late on Friday. AcelRx said it would resubmit its marketing application for Zalviso by the end of the year, pending further discussions with the FDA.

  • Microsoft: China officials make sudden office visits Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 7:36 AM ET

    Chinese officials have made sudden visits to Microsoft offices in China, the company said, but declined to give a reason for the inspections.

  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 3:50 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use Sunday, 27 Jul 2014 | 10:27 PM ET

    The FAA allows hobbyists to use model aircraft or small drones so long as they keep them away from airports, fly them under 400 feet and keep the aircraft within sight of the remote-controlling operator at all times.

  • Goldman mortgage deal could reach $1.25B: Source Saturday, 26 Jul 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    The FHFA filed 18 lawsuits against Goldman and other banks in 2011 over about $200 billion in mortgage-backed securities that later went sour.

  • NEW YORK, July 26- A deal to resolve a U.S. regulator's claims against Goldman Sachs Group Inc over mortgage-backed securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac leading up to the financial crisis could cost the bank between $800 million and $1.25 billion, according to a person familiar with the matter.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. House Financial Services Committee said on Friday that it will vote on a bill next week aimed at bringing more transparency to the Federal Reserve, including the controversial requirement of adopting a rules-based approach to its policy.

  • New rules bother employers—Obamacare not as much Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 2:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the White House Summit on Working Families at the Omni Shoreham in June.

    Additional rules and enforcement from federal agencies have a majority of employers worried about how to run their firms.

  • NEW YORK, July 25- Even if data next week shows a mediocre rebound in U.S. economic growth, that might be enough to keep the stock market aloft at record highs and the Federal Reserve steadfast in its winding down of stimulus through bond purchases.

  • WASHINGTON, July 25- The U.S. Federal Reserve on Friday approved a resubmitted capital plan from Zions Bancorporation, part of an annual stress test of banks' financial robustness. In March, the Fed objected to the bank's 2014 capital plan because it did not meet the minimum 5 percent capital requirement in a simulated economic downturn.

  • FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS IT HAS NOT OBJECTED TO RESUBMITTED CAPITAL PLAN FROM ZIONS BANCORPORATION.

  • President Barack Obama said on Thursday the Federal Reserve was "properly focused" on unemployment given the relatively tame pace of inflation in the country, offering a broad endorsement of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's policy approach.