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  • LONDON, March 30- Gold fell one percent on Monday, down for a second straight session as the dollar climbed on increasing prospects that the Federal Reserve may start raising interest rates gradually this year. "It seems the market is once again focusing on the Fed raising rates," Deutsche Boerse's MNI senior analyst Tony Walters said. Gold, which does not pay any...

  • WASHINGTON— Ben Bernanke no longer leads the Federal Reserve, but he's hardly letting up in his defense of the ultra-low-rate policies he engineered— and his successor, Janet Yellen, has continued. Both criticisms, Bernanke wrote in " Ben Bernanke's Blog," reflect a misunderstanding of economic reality. After eight years as chairman, Bernanke stepped down from the...

  • *Gold pulls further away from 3- week high as dollar gains. SINGAPORE, March 30- Gold dropped for a second straight session on Monday, slipping further from a three-week high, as the dollar climbed after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled the U.S. central bank may be on course to raise interest rates later this year. Spot gold fell as much as 1 percent to...

  • SINGAPORE, March 30- Gold slipped for a second straight session on Monday, pulling further from a three-week high, after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank may be on course to raise interest rates later this year. *Spot gold was off 0.2 percent at $1,196.98 an ounce by 0036 GMT, after rising for a second week in a row last week.

  • March non-farm payrolls seen up 244,000. BRUSSELS, March 29- The state of the U.S. labor market in March will consume economists and investors in the week leading up to Easter, adding to the seesaw debate over when the Federal Reserve will spring its first interest rate hike. Fed Chair Janet Yellen made it clear on Friday that the U.S. central bank is likely to start...

  • DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 10 Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 8:01 PM ET

    STONE MOUNTAIN, United States- Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley Fischer speaks at dinner before the 2015 Financial Markets Conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta- 2315 GMT. RICHMOND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, March 2015" before the Greater Richmond Chamber of...

  • March 27- The United States Food and Drug Administration rejected Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp's injection for treating severe allergic reactions, the company said. Adamis Pharmaceuticals shares were down 37 percent at $3.40 in after-market trading. The FDA raised questions related to the volume of dose delivered by the pre-filled syringe, Adamis said on...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, March 27- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen signaled that the U.S. central bank will likely start raising borrowing costs later this year, even before inflation and wages have returned to health, but emphasized the return to normal interest rates will be gradual. The Fed has held short-term borrowing costs near zero since December...

  • March 27- The United States Food and Drug Administration rejected Adamis Pharmaceuticals Corp's injection for treating severe allergic reactions, the company said on Friday. Adamis said the questions raised by the FDA largely pertained to the volume of the dose delivered by the pre-filled injection. The company said it would meet with the FDA to discuss the...

  • NEW YORK, March 27- The U.S. dollar edged lower against a basket of major currencies on Friday after traders were reluctant to buy the greenback ahead of U.S. jobs data next week, and after comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. "It turned out to be pretty much a replay" of last week's Fed statement, said Alfonso Esparza, senior currency Strategist at Oanda in...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WASHINGTON, March 27- An interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve may be warranted later this year, with a gradual path expected to follow, although a downturn in core inflation or wage growth could force it to hold off, the central bank's chief said on Friday. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that after the first rate increase a further, gradual tightening...

  • WASHINGTON— Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that continued improvement in the U.S. economy means an increase in the Fed's key interest rate could come later this year. Yellen said in a speech in San Francisco that the time to start raising the rate could occur "sometime this year," though she said the time hasn't yet arrived. Yellen said Japan's...

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. *Fed Chair Janet Yellen to speak shortly before the closing bell. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks were flat on Friday, with the S&P 500 on track for its worst week since late January, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could create a volatile close on Wall Street.

  • More than a dozen senior insurance executives met Fed Governor Dan Tarullo on Feb. 6 to pitch a two-step process for launching nationwide insurance rules, according to records of the meeting by Dirk Kempthorne, who heads the American Council of Life Insurers, an industry group. While precise estimates are lacking because the rules are still unknown, Bank of...

  • FEDERAL RESERVE IS CONSIDERING LIFE INSURERS' PROPOSAL FOR NEW CAPITAL STANDARDS- SOURCES.

  • CHICAGO, March 27- U.S. farmers will have another week to enroll in the government's new subsidy programs under the five-year farm bill, with the deadline extended to April 7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday. The final day for farmers to update their crop acreage and yield history, the first step to qualify for the new subsidies, will be extended to...

  • *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Friday, putting major indexes on track to barely snap a four-session losing streak, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could create a volatile close on Wall Street. What we've done is bounce down to the low end of the recent range set...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat head of Yellen; biotechs bounce Friday, 27 Mar 2015 | 12:44 PM ET

    *Dow Chemical to spin off unit, merge it with Olin. NEW YORK, March 27- U.S. stocks held near the unchanged mark on Friday, putting major indexes on track to barely snap a four-session losing streak, ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen that could create a volatile close on Wall Street. What we've done is bounce down to the low end of the recent range set...

  • CHICAGO, March 27- The U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Friday it would extend the deadline to April 7 from March 31 for farmers to sign up for new subsidy programs under the five-year farm bill. The final day for farmers to update their crop acreage and yield history, the first step to qualify for the new subsidies, will also be extended to April 7.

  • *Gold on track to finish week up around 1.3 percent. *Palladium down 3 percent at 2- month lows. LONDON, March 27- Gold fell on Friday, snapping a seven-day rally as the dollar steadied and investors remained cautious ahead of comments from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, but the metal still looked set to post its second straight weekly gain.