SYDNEY, March 14- Safe haven currencies like the Swiss franc and yen got off to a flying start on Friday, having surged overnight as tensions in Ukraine flared up and worries about the health of the Chinese economy continued to fester.» Read More
President Barack Obama will deliver a statement to reporters on Monday at 4:45 p.m. EDT shortly before meeting with his Cabinet, the White House said.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The White House on Monday sought to quash any possibility that President Barack Obama would raise the U.S. debt ceiling by himself should Congress fail to do so before a mid-October deadline, as some have suggested he should.
*Markets recover slightly on hopes Letta can survive. ROME, Sept 30- Silvio Berlusconi on Monday faced dissent within his People of Freedom Party, complicating his plans to bring down Prime Minister Enrico Letta's coalition government.
OSLO, Sept 30- Norway's Conservative leader Erna Solberg said she would form a minority cabinet with the populist Progress Party after talks with two centrist parties broke down on Monday, giving ground on oil exploration and immigration.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Monday that Republicans in the chamber will not pass a government funding bill unless it contains some concessions from Democrats on President Barack Obama's healthcare reform law.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. stocks closed lower on Monday with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to avert a federal government shutdown, but major indexes ended September with solid monthly gains. Based on the latest available data, the Dow Jones industrial average was down 128.57 points, or 0.84 percent, at 15,129.67.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- Oil and metals fell on Monday on fears of an imminent U.S. government shutdown and grains tumbled on oversupply concerns, while gold slipped for the session amid strong quarterly gains.
*Centers for Medicare& Medicaid wants further study. Sept 30- Eli Lilly and Co on Monday said the federal government has unfairly blocked patient access to its Amyvid diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease by denying reimbursement for such products, and said a requested new study of the test could create additional delay.
*Gold posts 7.7 pct gain in Q3 after dismal Q2. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 30- Gold prices on Monday posted their best quarterly performance in a year, despite weak safe-haven buying amid uncertainty over a looming U.S. government shutdown.
PARIS, Sept 30- Europe's Greens have got the blues. The anti-nuclear environmentalist movement that burst into politics in the 1980 s as a youthful third force has suffered a string of setbacks in Germany and France, raising questions over its future.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will offer a new emergency government spending bill on Monday but add on new moves to change the federal healthcare law known as Obamacare, in defiance of Senate Democrats and President Barack Obama.
In opposing Richmond's plan, the $268 billion California Public Employees' Retirement System, the nation's largest public pension fund, joins banks and other investors in worrying that Richmond's plan will undermine the value of its holdings.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives will make yet another attempt to change President Barack Obama's healthcare law by attaching it to a government funding bill needed by midnight Monday.
MANCHESTER, England, Sept 30- British finance minister George Osborne on Monday placed the government's economic record at the heart of his Conservative party's campaign for re-election in 2015, offering the promise of welfare reform, tax cuts and a new wave of home ownership.
CHICAGO, Sept 30- Flexjet, the corporate jet leasing company, plans to add up to 50 long-haul aircraft to its fleet in a potential $3.2 billion deal that could mark its first use of Gulfstream aircraft, as a change in Flexjet's ownership may wean it from Bombardier jets.
WASHINGTON, Sept 30- The White House on Monday rejected as lacking in credibility any steps by President Barack Obama to raise the country's debt ceiling on his own should Congress fail to do so before a mid-October deadline.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. dollar reserves held by global central banks were little changed in the second quarter from the prior quarter, data from the International Monetary Fund showed on Monday.
NEW YORK, Sept 30- U.S. stocks slipped on Monday as the possibility of a partial government shutdown rose, although major indexes were on still track to close out September with solid monthly gains.
*Serious Fraud Office was accused of acting unlawfully. LONDON, Sept 30- Britain's Serious Fraud Office on Monday beat back a court challenge that endangered cases against prominent defendants, a big relief for the country's prime financial crime-fighting agency after repeated blows to its reputation.
Sept 30- The Obama administration accelerated its push to persuade individual Americans to sign up for the most extensive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system in 50 years on Monday, as the program's foes in Congress fought to delay its launch with the threat of a federal government shutdown.