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  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- Republican Senator Ted Cruz, who has blocked President Barack Obama's nominee for chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said on Thursday he hoped to meet with the nominee "soon" to discourage him from using FCC power to force sponsors of political ads to disclose their financial donors.

  • *China's factories expand at best pace in seven months. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets resumed their recent upward trend on Thursday, boosted by signs of growth in China's manufacturing sector, while the dollar fell to a two-year low on expectations for a steady accommodative monetary policy from the Federal Reserve.

  • *Gold at one-month high on hopes Fed to keep stimulus. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 24- Gold rose 1 percent on Thursday, breaking above $1,350 an ounce for the first time in more than a month, on rekindled buying prompted by expectations the Federal Reserve will continue its monetary stimulus due to disappointing U.S. jobless claims data.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 24- Gold prices hit one-month peaks on Thursday on expectations the Federal Reserve would have to sustain its stimulus efforts owing to relatively high U.S. jobless claims, while technical support ended a rout in U.S. crude oil.

  • Lynn Drake, a lecturer at Harvard Medical School and current chairwoman of the panel that advises the FDA on drugs to treat skin and eye conditions, is scheduled to speak at a conference whose stated aim is to help companies "walk away with strategies to successfully present before a committee and avoid potential roadblocks."

  • *Gold at one-month high on hopes Fed to keep stimulus. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Oct 24- Gold rose 1.4 percent on Thursday, breaking above $1,350 an ounce for the first time in more than a month, on rekindled buying interest prompted by ideas the Federal Reserve will continue its monetary stimulus after Thursday's disappointing U.S. jobless claims data.

  • Senator Ted Cruz, a leading conservative voice, said on Thursday he has an "open mind" on President Barack Obama's selection of Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve. Obama's pick of Yellen to replace current Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke when his term expires in January will require Senate confirmation.

  • *China's factories expand at best pace in 7 months. NEW YORK, Oct 24- Global equity markets edged higher on Thursday, boosted by signs of growth in China's manufacturing sector, while rising expectations that the Federal Reserve will keep its stimulus efforts in place for months kept U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. But Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo said the U.S. plan had a tougher transition timeline, and a stricter definition of what counts as the high-quality liquid assets the central bank will require the lenders to stock up on.

  • U.S. Fed adopts bank liquidity proposal in unanimous vote Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. Federal Reserve voted unanimously on Thursday to propose a tough new plan requiring banks to hold assets they could easily sell in a credit crunch. The plan, which is stricter than the liquidity requirements agreed upon by international regulators, is aimed at making banks safer after the 2007-09 credit crisis.

  • *Gold at one-month high on taper delay talk. LONDON, Oct 24- Gold hit a one-month high on Thursday after data showed U.S. unemployment benefits' claims fell less than expected, bolstering expectations the Federal Reserve will delay scaling back monetary stimulus.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 24- The U.S. The new rule would apply in full to banks with $250 billion or more in assets, and not at all to banks with less than $50 billion in assets. The Fed proposed implementing the rules by January 2017, well before the 2019 deadline set by the Basel committee of global bank regulators.

  • *Gold heads towards 1- month high on taper delay talk. LONDON, Oct 24- Gold firmed on Thursday as investors were tempted back to bullion by expectations that the Federal Reserve will postpone tapering its monetary stimulus programme, and as financial markets were boosted by optimistic Chinese manufacturing data.

  • *Gold may retest resistance at $1,342- technicals. SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Gold edged up on Thursday after tracking oil lower in the previous session, hovering near a four-week high on hopes the Federal Reserve will extend its bullion-friendly stimulus efforts. Gold added $3.32 an ounce to $1,335.06 by 0331 GMT.

  • PRECIOUS-Gold steadies near 4-week high, watches oil Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 8:14 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, Oct 24- Gold was little changed on Thursday after tracking oil lower in the previous session, but prices were within sight of a four-week high on hopes the Federal Reserve will extend its bullion-friendly stimulus efforts. *Gold was steady at $1,332.34 an ounce by 2356 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- Janet Yellen's Senate confirmation hearing to be the next chair of the Federal Reserve is not likely to get under way before the middle of next month, a Senate aide said on Wednesday.

  • You hear lots about crowdfunding, but what is it? Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 2:54 PM ET
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    Crowdfunding is a way to raise money for a business venture or a cause by asking people to contribute money, usually online.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 23- The U.S. Health and Human Services Department will hold daily news briefings starting Thursday on progress addressing the myriad technical issues that plague the healthcare.gov website.

  • METALS-Copper falls on worries over China tightening Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 23- Copper slid nearly 2 percent on Wednesday as fears of tighter monetary policy in top metals user China outweighed speculation that tepid U.S. jobs data will deter the Federal Reserve from tapering its stimulus this year. China consumes about 40 percent of the world's copper.

  • Oct 23- Gilead Sciences Inc's sofosbuvir drug is safe and effective when used in combination with other therapies to treat hepatitis C, according to reviewers with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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