Industrial and tech shares rally, 3 M at 52- week high. *Boeing shares hit 5 1/ 2- year high. NEW YORK, June 18- U.S. stocks advanced for a second straight day on Tuesday as investors bet the Federal Reserve would temper statements which were interpreted to mean a sooner-than-expected winding down of stimulus efforts.» Read More
*USDA would close forest campgrounds, picnic sites. USDA released a copy of the letter on Tuesday. Meat packers and processors cannot sell beef, pork, lamb and poultry meat without the USDA inspection seal.
ATLANTA, Feb 19- The Federal Reserve will likely need to keep buying bonds until the end of this year given the still-feeble state of the U.S. labor market, a top Fed official told Reuters on Tuesday.
LONDON, Feb 19- Gold firmed on Tuesday as physical buying from Asia powered a recovery from six-month lows hit last week, but a lack of interest from Western investors limited gains ahead of Federal Reserve minutes due later this week.
Federal Reserve or Bank of Japan, aimed at helping their domestic economies to grow, that depressed the dollar and the yen and sparked the whole competitive devaluation debate. That trend is unlikely to change, something China and other key emerging markets were quick to warn against in Moscow.
*Lender Processing Services in non-prosecution agreement. Feb 15- The mortgage servicing company Lender Processing Services Inc has agreed to pay $35 million to resolve a federal criminal investigation into foreclosure fraud, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.
Farmland values in the U.S. Plains states jumped more than 20 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier.
*Pursued Google, Intel, Reebok, Skechers, others. WASHINGTON, Feb 15- Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz steps down next week after a tenure that included going after drug companies paying generic firms to keep competition off the market and investigating internet company Google Inc..
*KC Fed bank survey follows St. Louis and Chicago. CHICAGO, Feb 15- Farmland values in the U.S. The KC Fed district stretches across major wheat, corn and cattle states of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Wyoming along with parts of New Mexico and Missouri.
In a letter to a company called Supplementality LLC, for example, FDA said the distributor was improperly offering products intended to diagnose, mitigate, prevent, treat or cure the flu virus, and demanded the company "immediately cease marketing" in this way.
WASHINGTON, Feb 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in January, weighed down by weak manufacturing and mining, according to a report on Friday that was another sign of slow economic activity at the start of the year. Industrial production dipped 0.1 percent last month after a revised 0.4 percent gain in December, the Federal Reserve said.
House conservatives want to extend to a full three years the current freeze on cost-of-living pay increases for the nation's 2 million civilian federal workers.
"In the patients that have been implanted to date, the improvement in the quality of life has been invaluable," said Mark Humayun of the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine and USC's Viterbi School of Engineering, who helped develop the device.
The device, made by privately held Second Sight Medical Products Inc of Sylmar, California, consists of a special pair of glasses outfitted with a video camera and a video processing unit that sends signals to a wireless receiver implanted in the eye.
The U.S. St. Louis Fed Bank President James Bullard said the switch to outright open-ended bond purchases, plus the adoption of thresholds to guide expectations on when the Fed would start to raise interest rates, were making policy more effective.
STARKVILLE, Miss., Feb 14- The U.S. James Bullard, president of the St. "The current stance of U.S. monetary policy is considerably easier than it was in 2012," Bullard, a voter on the Fed's policy-setting committee this year, told a luncheon banking forum at Mississippi State University.
BRUSSELS, Feb 14- Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world's largest brewer, has revised the terms of its $20.1 billion takeover of Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo in hopes of satisfying U.S. Department of Justice concerns it would mean higher prices for U.S. beer drinkers.
STARKVILLE, Miss., Feb 14- The U.S. St. Louis Fed Bank President James Bullard said the switch to outright open-ended bond purchases, plus the adoption of thresholds to guide expectations on when the Fed would start to raise interest rates, were making policy more effective.
WASHINGTON, Feb 14- A top Federal Reserve official said on Thursday that regulators should consider making a new mortgage rule that would provide an exemption to risk-retention requirements compatible with an existing rule.
JONESBORO, Ark., Feb 13- The Federal Reserve is unlikely to be able to forge a consensus to adopt thresholds for guiding expectations on when it will end massive monthly bond purchases, a senior U.S. central banker said on Wednesday.
Feb 13- Acknowledging that sometimes banks chisel clients and bank employees chisel banks may sound obvious to you, but for the Federal Reserve this is a pretty big step forward.