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  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 26 Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    SAN ANTONIO, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed" before a community luncheon sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas San Antonio branch- 1830 GMT. LONDON- European Central Bank executive board member Peter Praet to speak at AFME Conference- 1550 GMT. COVENTRY, England-...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 12- The average price of quality U.S. farmland fell 3 percent in 2014, marking the first annual decline in almost 30 years, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in its quarterly survey of district bankers on Thursday. "The District's annual decrease of 3 percent in good farmland values for 2014 was the first loss for a year since 1986," the bank said in...

  • Feb 12- Darden Restaurants Inc was sued on Thursday by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which accused the company of age discrimination in hiring for its Seasons 52 restaurants nationwide. In a complaint filed with the U.S. District Court in Miami, the EEOC said it is "standard operating procedure" for Darden, which also runs the Olive Garden chain,...

  • FOREX-Dollar slides on soft U.S. data; euro gets relief Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 10:51 AM ET

    *Greece gets assistance from ECB for banks. NEW YORK, Feb 12- The dollar dropped across the board on Thursday after weaker-than-expected U.S. economic data, although its outlook remained upbeat as many investors continued to price in an interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve some time this year. "There's obviously disappointment over the weak headline...

  • Flights under the auspices of the Northern Plains test site will now be allowed in most of northeastern North Dakota, FAA said in a statement, adding that it soon expects to authorize flights in about two-thirds of the state. Flight operations at the Northern Plains site, one of six FAA- authorized test sites in the country, began in May and were limited to a small...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The Federal Reserve should revamp its rules to address perceptions of conflicts of interest and regulatory capture in the power centers of New York and Washington, the outspoken head of the Dallas Fed said on Wednesday. Richard Fisher, addressing a New York audience for likely the last time before stepping down next month as president of the...

  • *Fed more likely to raise rates in second quarter. WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The U.S. economy is set to record its best performance in a decade this year as a rapidly strengthening labor market buoys domestic demand, giving the Federal Reserve the confidence to start tightening monetary policy, a Reuters poll showed. "There may be a few ups and downs this year, but the...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 11- The Federal Reserve should shuffle its policy-making and bank-supervision rules to address perceptions of conflicts of interest and regulatory capture in the power centers of New York and Washington, an outspoken Fed official said on Wednesday. Richard Fisher, addressing a New York audience for likely the last time before stepping down next...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Federal Reserve officials are debating a historic shift in one of its core economic gauges that could lead the central bank to move even slower than now thought once it lifts its rates from rock bottom levels. But it does offer Chair Janet Yellen a good reason to move at a snail's pace from then on to bring as many people as possible...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 24 Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Bank of Japan policy board member Takehiro Sato speaks at the Japan Securities Summit 2015 on the outlook for the Japanese economy- 1410 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Monetary Policy and a Reflection on 10 Years at the Fed" before the Economic Club of New York- 1300 GMT. PARIS- European Central Bank board...

  • RALEIGH, N.C., Feb 10- The Federal Reserve should raise interest rates in June, a top Fed official said on Tuesday, saying the U.S. economy is strengthening and that inflation will move back to the central bank's target. "At this point, I think June looks like the attractive option" to raise interest rates, Richmond Fed President Jeffrey Lacker told reporters here.

  • Feb 10- The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing some big banks to plead guilty to criminal charges that they manipulated the prices of foreign currencies, the New York Times reported, citing lawyers briefed on the matter. In the final stages of a long-running investigation into corruption in the world's largest financial market, federal prosecutors have...

  • Feb 10- The U.S. Department of Justice is pushing some big banks to plead guilty to criminal charges that they manipulated the prices of foreign currencies, the New York Times reported, citing lawyers briefed on the matter. In the final stages of a long-running investigation into corruption in the world's largest financial market, federal prosecutors have...

  • Feb 9- Big U.S. banks say that a proposed Federal Reserve rule on higher capital requirements would penalize them if the dollar remains strong against the euro, as it would make their dollar-denominated assets and operations look larger relative to their European peers, the Wall Street Journal reported. Officials from banks including Citigroup Inc, Goldman...

  • TOKYO, Feb 9- The dollar held to a swathe of gains on Monday after robust U.S. jobs data helped rekindle views that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates as early as June. Data released on Friday showed a rebound in U.S. wages and nonfarm payrolls increasing by 257,000 in January, outstripping Wall Street forecasts. The dollar stood little changed at 119.07...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to Feb 20 Friday, 6 Feb 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Jerome Powell gives lecture, "Audit the Fed and Other Proposals" before the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law: Brendan Brown Lecture event- 2100 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Glenn Stevens at the RMB Clearing Bank launch ceremony- 0015 GMT. RALEIGH, United States- Federal Reserve...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Wall Street stocks fell on Friday as a better-than-expected U.S. jobs report raised expectations that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates by midyear, while renewed worries over Greece's debt negotiations added to the bearish tone. In another sign of concern about interest rates, Simon Properties, a real estate investment trust,...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- The U.S. dollar advanced against major currencies on Friday after data showed solid U.S. jobs growth and a strong rebound in wages in January, bolstering views that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates by mid-year. The U.S. Labor Department said nonfarm payrolls increased by 257,000 last month, beating economists' expectations for a rise of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- A blowout jobs report has changed the calculus for investors for what the Federal Reserve might do in coming months, resetting expectations for how markets might behave if the U.S. economy continues to strengthen even as global growth lags. Strong job-market growth, along with solid wage gains, has put the talk of deflation and collapsing oil...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 6- Economists at Wall Street's biggest banks are less convinced than a month ago that Federal Reserve rate hikes will begin as soon as June, even as recent U.S. job growth is at its strongest in 18 years, a Reuters poll found on Friday. "The Fed will look through what is expected to be very low headline inflation when it meets in June," said Dana Saporta,...