Federal Reserve is warning banks that lending for deals that load up companies with too much debt could impact its assessment of banks' loan loss rates in the next stress test, the Financial Times reported.» Read More
*U.S. attacks IS targets in Syria. LONDON, Sept 23- Gold rose on Tuesday as the dollar eased following comments from a New York Federal Reserve official that any increase in interest rates should be done cautiously, while U.S. air strikes added to global tensions and demand for safe assets.
Sept 23- Between 550,000 and 1.4 million people in West Africa could be infected with the Ebola virus by January 20, 2015, according to a report issued on Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sept 22- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is considering a possible antitrust lawsuit against Sysco Corp's $3.5 billion deal to buy debt-ridden US Foods from private equity, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday citing people with knowledge of the matter.
OMAHA, Nebraska— A Virgin America flight traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska on Monday, officials said. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Virgin America flight made the unscheduled landing Monday morning at Omaha's Eppley Airfield following a medical emergency on board.
OBAMA SAYS TREASURY SECRETARY LEW BRIEFED HIM ON MONDAY ON FIRST STEPS TREASURY DEPARTMENT WILL TAKE TO DISCOURAGE CORPORATE TAX INVERSIONS.
Sept 22- Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Plosser, whose vocal discomfort with the U.S. central bank's super-easy monetary policy marks him as one of its hawkish policymakers, will retire on March 1, 2015, the regional Fed bank said on Monday.
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.
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.
Data breaches at retailers aren't going away but there are ways consumers can protect themselves from future heists of their payment card information.
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.
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.
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.