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  • *Caution ahead of Fed meeting, concerns about Iraq crisis. NEW YORK, June 17- The U.S. dollar rose on Tuesday as news of a stronger-than-expected pickup in inflation supported the view the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates sooner than some traders had thought.

  • WASHINGTON, June 17- The U.S. economy is on a self-sustaining growth path that should allow the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates in the second half of 2015, according to a Reuters survey of economists.

  • FDA preps plan asking food industry to reduce salt Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:49 AM ET
    A nutrition facts label displays sodium content in a supermarket in New York.

    The Food and Drug Administration is preparing voluntary guidelines for the food industry to lower sodium levels to address health concerns.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stocks were set for a modestly lower open Tuesday on weaker than expected data on the housing market as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day policy meeting.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Tuesday, ahead of impending data on housing and inflation, and as the Federal Reserve prepared to begin a two-day policy meeting. *The S&P 500 has advanced over the past two sessions and is down 0.7 percent from its record close on June 9 as escalating violence in Iraq has given investors reason for caution.

  • *Gold falls after hitting 3- week high in previous session. LONDON, June 17- Gold fell on Tuesday as investors withdrew money from the top bullion fund before a Federal Reserve meeting, while platinum traded flat as details had yet to emerge on a wage agreement in the South African mining sector.

  • *Gold falls after hitting 3- week high in previous session. SINGAPORE, June 17- Gold fell further from a three-week high on Tuesday as investors withdrew money from the top bullion fund at the fastest pace in two months and as markets nervously waited for a Federal Reserve meeting this week.

  • *Gold flat after hitting 3- week high in previous session. SINGAPORE, June 17- Gold steadied below a three-week high on Tuesday as escalating tensions in Iraq attracted some safe-haven bids, while investors waited for a Federal Reserve meeting this week before taking any big positions. Spot gold was little changed at $1,270.90 an ounce by 0316 GMT.

  • SINGAPORE, June 17- Gold held steady near a three-week high on Tuesday as escalating tensions in Iraq attracted some safe-haven bids, but investors were awaiting a Federal Reserve meeting this week before taking any big positions.

  • Federal Reserve meeting and concern about the developing crisis in Iraq. President Barack Obama notified Congress under the War Powers Resolution on Monday that the United States would deploy up to 275 military personnel to provide support and security for U.S. staff in Iraq.

  • Sterling pauses after jump past $1.70 Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 11:28 AM ET

    *Break above $1.70 is first since August 2009. LONDON, June 16- Britain's pound struggled to build on two days of gains on Monday, having topped $1.70 for the first time since August 2009 in early trade, in a market in part waiting for a Federal Reserve meeting later this week.

  • FEDERAL RESERVE SAYS FISCHER SWORN IN AS VICE-CHAIR, BRAINARD AND POWELL AS BOARD MEMBERS AHEAD OF TUESDAY POLICY MEETING.

  • IMF's Lagarde urges "gradual path" for Fed rate hikes Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 10:03 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 16- The head of the International Monetary Fund said on Monday that the U.S. Federal Reserve should move interest rates up only gradually when it finally begins to lift borrowing costs from near-zero.

  • IMF SEES RISK OF' SIGNIFICANT' MARKET VOLATILITY IN MONTHS AHEAD, EVEN IF U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The International Monetary Fund cut its growth forecast for the United States on Monday and said the economy would not reach full employment until the end of 2017, allowing the Federal Reserve to bide its time before raising interest rates.

  • U.S. manufacturing output increases solidly in May Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 16- U.S. manufacturing output rose solidly in May as production increased across the board, bolstering expectations that economic growth would rebound strongly this quarter. Factory production increased 0.6 percent last month after slipping by a revised 0.1 percent in April, the Federal Reserve said on Monday.

  • *Dollar/yen dips as Tokyo shares slip on Iraq conflict. TOKYO, June 16- The dollar dipped versus the yen on Monday, taking a cue from weaker Tokyo equities, although potentially decisive events such as the Federal Reserve meeting midweek limited movements.

  • FOREX-Dollar edges up, euro remains under pressure Sunday, 15 Jun 2014 | 8:41 PM ET

    TOKYO, June 16- The dollar edged up against a basket of currencies in early trade on Monday, drawing mild support as geopolitical worries hung over the markets, but was by potentially decisive events such as the Federal Reserve meeting midweek. Treasury yields and its status as a safe haven as conflict in Iraq escalated.

  • *Iraq escalation weighs on confidence. *Bank of England chief hints at earlier rate hike than expected. MADRID, June 15- Investors will look to the Federal Reserve for reassurance in the coming week, with little economic data to assuage their concerns over the strength of the global recovery, amid signs Iraq may be sliding into civil war.

  • June 13- U.S. regulators have granted priority review for AbbVie Inc's experimental all-oral regimen for patients infected with the most common genotype of hepatitis C virus, the company said on Friday. AbbVie said it had submitted in May marketing applications for regulatory approval in the European Union.