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  • WASHINGTON, May 8- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, taking a page from her predecessor, urged the U.S. Congress on Thursday to address the nation's long-term budget challenges, warning that the current course was unsustainable. "I would join my predecessor in saying that I do think it's important that the Congress address that issue," she said.

  • *Putin urges separatists to postpone Ukraine secession vote. LONDON, May 8- Expectations the European Central Bank will keep its policy powder dry for another month at least kept the euro near a two-month high on Thursday, as soothing talk from the head of the Federal Reserve lifted shares and bonds.

  • *Putin calls for pro- Moscow separatists to postpone a secession vote. Federal Reserve chief and signs of easing tensions in Ukraine after Russian President Vladimir Putin called on pro- Moscow separatists to postpone a succession vote.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- A slumping housing market and geopolitical tensions risk undermining the U.S. economy and bear close watching by the Federal Reserve, the central bank's chief said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. stocks mostly rose on Wednesday, bouncing off earlier lows after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen offered no surprises, but the Nasdaq fell for a second straight day, weighed down by declines in Internet-related shares.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was still in need of lots of support given the "considerable slack" in the labor market, adding that the housing sector's weakness and geopolitical tensions posed risks.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Wednesday the U.S. economy was still in need of lots of support from the central bank given the "considerable slack" in the labor market, and she cited weakness in the housing sector as a fresh risk.

  • WASHINGTON, May 7- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen prepared the following remarks on the U.S. economic outlook for her testimony to the congressional Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday. Current Economic Situation and Outlook.

  • Yellen cites housing, geo-political risk to U.S. economy Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, May 7- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank will continue to provide a high degree of monetary policy accommodation, and cited geo-political turmoil and weak housing data as risks to the U.S. economy.

  • NEW YORK, May 7- U.S. Treasury prices eased on Wednesday, lifting yields as the government readied a sale of $24 billion of new debt and traders braced for possibly market-rattling congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • *Prices lose support from stand-off in Ukraine. LONDON, May 7- Gold prices fell on Wednesday after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he was ready to discuss a way out of the Ukraine crisis, and ahead of congressional testimony from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • *Prices taking support from stand-off in Ukraine. LONDON, May 7- Gold firmed on Wednesday as concerns that a stand-off between pro-Russian separatists and government troops in Ukraine may escalate fuelled demand, and ahead of congressional testimony from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen later.

  • NEW YORK, May 6- The Federal Reserve should expect more "bumps in the road" as financial markets react to increasingly less precise communications from the U.S. central bank, a top Fed policymaker said on Tuesday.

  • *Fed chair talks to Congress later in week. Treasuries inched upwards on Tuesday as bond traders looked ahead to government auctions of $69 billion in new debt and potentially market-moving congressional testimony by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.

  • Robert Temple, the agency's deputy director for clinical science, said in an FDA "consumer update" that people should use daily aspirin therapy only after talking to a healthcare professional who can assess the benefits and risks.

  • FDA questions aspirin's preventative value Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:33 PM ET

    The FDA said that people should use daily aspirin therapy only after assessing the benefits and risks.

  • Skip college, forfeit $800,000 - Fed study Monday, 5 May 2014 | 1:00 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 5- Over a lifetime, the average U.S. college graduate will earn at least $800,000 more than the average high school graduate, a study published Monday by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco shows.

  • "The Fed may get more raucous about what to do next as tapering draws to a close," Alan Blinder, a banking industry consultant and economics professor at Princeton University said in a speech to the Investment Management Consultants Association in Boston.

  • DALLAS, May 4- The Federal Reserve will likely bring its massive bond-buying program to an end in October, and only after that will it consider when to raise U.S. interest rates, a top Fed official said on Sunday. "I personally expect us to end that program in October," Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher said in an interview on Fox News.

  • May 2- Slightly less than half the economists at Wall Street's top firms continue to expect the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates in the first half of 2015 following news the economy in April created the most monthly jobs in over two years, a survey showed on Friday.