*Copper gains 1.8 percent this week. LONDON, Dec 13- Copper touched a six-week peak on Friday in a sixth straight session of gains as nervous investors bought back short positions ahead of a U.S. central bank meeting that could decide the fate of its monetary stimulus.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Sept 26- The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell last week to a near six-year low, bolstering the case for the Federal Reserve to wind down an economic stimulus program. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 5,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 305,000, the Labor Department said.
WASHINGTON/ STOCKHOLM, Sept 26- The Federal Reserve will find it hard to rein in monetary policy next month without losing face after it surprised markets by holding fire last week, a top Fed official said on Thursday.
For the first time in its 80-year history, the Federal Housing Administration will likely need a loan from the Treasury to meet its budget.
WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The Federal Housing Administration, weighed down by losses on souring loans, will likely need a cash infusion from the U.S.
WASHINGTON, Sept 25- A rise in home and stock prices lifted U.S. household net worth to a record high in the second quarter, giving a hopeful sign for the nation's economy, Federal Reserve data showed on Wednesday.
The agency responsible for policing tobacco sales couldn't provide proper records for $127 million worth of cigarettes used in undercover operations.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday it has closed its long-running investigation into complaints about manipulation in the silver markets, and is not recommending any charges.
WASHINGTON, Sept 25- U.S. household net worth was lifted in the second quarter by higher home prices and an increase in the value of stocks and mutual funds, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday, in a hopeful sign for the nation's economy.
WASHINGTON, Sept 25- U.S. health regulators have strengthened the warnings on two blood cancer drugs to reflect the risk that they may reactivate the hepatitis B virus in patients previously infected with the disease.
WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday said it has closed its long-running investigation into complaints about manipulation in the silver markets, and is not recommending charges. The CFTC publicly confirmed the probe in September 2008.
Sept 25- U.S. regulators strengthened the warning labels on two cancer drugs- GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Arzerra, and Rituxan, made by Biogen Idec Inc and Roche Holding AG- to reflect the risk that they can reactivate the hepatitis B virus in patients previously infected with it.
WASHINGTON, Sept 25- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Wednesday ordered UK derivatives broker ICAP Plc to pay a $65 million civil fine to settle charges of manipulating the widely used Libor interest rate benchmark.
LONDON, Sept 25- Gold was little changed on Wednesday, struggling to hold onto modest gains in the previous session as lack of clarity over the outlook for U.S. economic stimulus offsets a possible government shutdown in Washington. "The markets don't really know where to go at the moment," Saxo Bank senior manager Ole Hansen said.
In 2009, the FDA was given authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, although not pipe tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes, battery-operated products that produce a vapor containing nicotine that is inhaled. The law allows the FDA to expand its authority over all tobacco products, but it must first issue new regulations.
The report by CNBC television cited a wave of trading activity in Chicago at 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday that appeared milliseconds ahead of other trades based on the Fed's surprise announcement that it was not tapering its bond buying.
WASHINGTON, Sept 24- U.S. banks must incorporate the strict new Basel III capital rules in the next set of the surveys of their financial health known as stress tests, the Federal Reserve said on Tuesday.
Cutbacks on subsidies for flood insurance are causing premiums to rise. Meanwhile, those who have coverage see difficulties in filing claims.
In 2009, the FDA was given authority to regulate cigarettes, cigarette tobacco and roll-your-own tobacco, although not pipe tobacco, cigars or e-cigarettes. The law allows the FDA to expand its authority over all tobacco products, but it must first issue new regulations.
LONDON, Sept 24- Gold dipped for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday as the dollar firmed and a lack of clarity over U.S. monetary and fiscal policy dented demand. The Federal Reserve surprised markets last week by sticking with a programme of $85 billion in monthly asset purchases, confounding expectations for a $10 billion cut from September.
NEW YORK, Sept 24- U.S. stocks opened little changed on Tuesday ahead of data that could help investors interpret recent comments by Federal Reserve officials about the near future of its stimulus program.