Government Agencies


  • Plosser, a leading Fed 'hawk,' to retire in March Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Charles Plosser, a leading inflation "hawk" at the Federal Reserve, announced Monday that he plans to retire March 1. Plosser, who has been president of the Fed's Philadelphia regional bank since August 2006, has been a leader of the officials known as hawks for their concerns that a continuation of low-interest rate policies could ignite inflation.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Long-dated Treasuries yields dipped to their lowest in over a week on Monday on the view that lingering weakness in U.S. economic data may force the Federal Reserve to maintain a dovish stance on raising interest rates.

  • Sept 22- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser, for years one of the U.S. central bank's most hawkish policymakers, will retire on March 1, 2015, the regional Fed bank said. Plosser is 66 and has served in his role since 2006..

  • Sept 22- Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had authorized emergency use of its Ebola treatment to confirmed or suspected patients under an expanded access protocol.

  • *Gold eyes key chart support at $1,180/ oz, June 2013 low. LONDON, Sept 22- Gold slid to its weakest since early January and silver to a four-year low on Monday as speculation that the Federal Reserve will start its rate-tightening cycle sooner than expected fuelled selling of precious metals.

  • FTC member says lawsuits focus on cyber failures Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 4:32 AM ET

    NORTHFIELD, Vt.— The Federal Trade Commission has investigated hundreds of cyber security breaches at companies across the country, but it has only sued 53 times, one of the organization's five commissioners said Monday during a cyber security conference at Norwich University in Northfield.

  • Five ways to protect yourself from data breaches Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.

  • 5 ways to protect yourself from data breaches Saturday, 20 Sep 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    Home Depot said Thursday that malicious software lurking in its check-out terminals between April and September affected 56 million debit and credit cards that customers swiped at its stores. The Department of Homeland Security Department warned last month that more than 1,000 retailers could have malware in their cash-register computers.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to Oct 2 Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    KANSAS CITY- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George gives welcome remarks at the Shift Innovation: Community Development Conference- 1330 GMT.

  • Sept 19- Presidents of the Federal Reserve's 12 regional banks are more likely to dissent in favor of tighter monetary policy, than the political appointees who make up the central bank's Board of Governors, according to a Fed study published on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury debt prices rose on Friday as traders took advantage of a recent rise in yields to do some bargain hunting following a week dominated by Federal Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have broken up Britain.

  • *Wage inflation is already emerging in Texas: Fisher. Sept 19- The United States could be on the verge of a worrisome surge in wages if unemployment continues its downward trend, based on research Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Richard Fisher presented to his colleagues at the Fed's policy-setting meeting this week.

  • OSHA investigates death of elephant caretaker Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 10:49 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Maine— Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. Treasury prices rose on Friday as long maturities with relatively fat yields put up the best gains at the end of a trading week dominated by Federal Reserve policymakers and a failed referendum that could have broken up Britain.

  • FDA revises food safety rules due next year Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 19- Richmond Federal Reserve President Jeffrey Lacker on Friday identified himself as the lone dissenter on the Fed's so-called exit strategy, and said his opposition stemmed from the central bank's plan to keep holding mortgage-backed securities.

  • White House orders plan for antibiotic resistance Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 7:12 AM ET

    Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as he joined two of Obama's scientific advisers to announce the steps. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, antibiotic-resistant infections are linked to 23,000 deaths and 2 million illnesses in the United States annually.

  • *Copper eyes flat week after 3 weeks of falls. LONDON, Sept 19- Copper prices inched lower on Friday and were on track to end the week flat, weighed by a strong dollar as a drop in U.S. jobless claims reinforced the view that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates sooner than had been expected.

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Thursday Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 6:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The U.S. stock market closed at record highs on Thursday following another piece of good news on the economy. Fewer Americans filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week, according to the Labor Department. That came a day after the Federal Reserve on Wednesday made clear it would keep interest rates near zero for a while.

  • NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 18- Gold rebounded on Thursday, as investors bought back their bearish bets after speculation over an earlier-than-expected U.S. interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve sent bullion prices to a 8-1/ 2- month low.