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*Euro/dollar and dollar/ yen one- week implied vols jump. NEW YORK, Sept 12- The dollar fell from a seven-week high against the yen on Thursday as U.S. bond yields declined and as investors speculated the Federal Reserve will take a more cautious approach toward reducing its stimulus next week.
Sen. James Inhofe, (R-OK), explains why he wants to give the Defense Department a one year exemption from budget cuts if the U.S. strikes in Syria.
*Gold slides nearly 3 pct, silver 5 pct, ahead of Fed. LONDON, Sept 12- Gold prices fell nearly 3 percent on Thursday ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting next week at which the central bank is widely tipped to announce it is curbing its bullion-friendly monetary stimulus measures.
*Jobless claims fall sharply in latest week. WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The number of new U.S. jobless claims fell sharply last week but much of the decline appeared due to technical problems in claims processing, clouding the last major reading of labor market health before the Federal Reserve meets to consider reducing its stimulus for the economy.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The number of new U.S. jobless claims fell sharply last week but much of the decline appeared due to technical problems in claims processing, clouding the last major reading of labor market health before a Federal Reserve meeting.
LONDON, Sept 12- The euro fell on Thursday after euro zone industrial output contracted in July, but the dollar failed to make much headway against a basket of currencies amid nervousness before next week's Federal Reserve meeting.
*New Zealand, South Korea and the Philippines hold rates steady. Federal Reserve scales back its economic stimulus next week, Indonesia hiked interest rates to shore up its ailing currency, but elsewhere in Asia-Pacific policymakers less afraid of capital outflows held steady.
*Kerry in Geneva for talks with Russia on Syria. NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stock index futures slipped on Thursday, indicating the S&P 500 may snap a seven-day winning streak ahead of labor market data that may influence investor opinion on the possibility the Federal Reserve may soon begin to trim its stimulus measures.
LONDON, Sept 12- Tempered expectations over the pace at which the U.S. "The Fed is still likely to taper next week or in October but the trajectory of the tapering that we had assumed can no longer be taken for granted," said Ned Rumpeltin, head of G10 FX strategy at Standard Chartered Bank.
*Dollar hits two-week lows against a currency basket. LONDON, Sept 12- The dollar eased to two-week lows against a basket of currencies on Thursday, as investors chipped away at its recent gains on growing doubts the Federal Reserve will scale back stimulus in a significant way next week. That helped the euro hold steady above $1.3300.
Internet security experts are calling for a campaign to rewrite Web security in the wake of disclosures that the NSA has developed the capability to break encryption protecting millions of sites.
Congressional testimony this week by U.S. officials and previous estimates create some doubt about what a Syria operation could cost and even who might for pay for it.
Fifty percent of Americans oppose military action against Syria, and nearly eight-in-10 believe President Obama should receive congressional approval before using any force.
The US expects to announce a program to allow some Swiss banks to avoid prosecution over offshore tax dodging by Americans, a Justice Department official said.
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense spent $1.3 billion during the last four years trying to develop a single electronic health-records system.
Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving hundreds of thousands of secret military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks.
President Obama and some lawmakers are frustrated that critical parts of its Dodd-Frank financial overhaul remain unenforced. The New York Time reports.
A newly declassified CIA history spills the story about Nevada's Area 51 and its secret mission— which was not to study UFOs, but to test the U-2 and other spy planes.
Shaun Donovan, Housing and Urban Development secretary, provides a preview of President Obama's speech on housing later today in Arizona, including the shutdown of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac and simplifying the mortgage application process.
The State Department has issued a statement warning U.S. citizens to be alert for potential terrorist attacks for the entire month of August, reports CNBC's Hampton Pearson.