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  • But Bridget Fitzpatrick, a lawyer for the SEC, said the proposed award was appropriate given "egregious" violations that allowed the Wylys to accumulate hundreds of millions of dollars.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- Reginald Rounds was among those present at the Federal Reserve's high-flying monetary conference here, enjoying the chance to button hole two top officials of the U.S. central bank. The St. Louis resident is neither an economist nor a central banker.

  • Aug 22- Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders. The company faced a "technical issue" during a system update and had to bring the entire system offline to resolve it, spokesman Michael Polzin said.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo, Aug 22- The European Central Bank is prepared to respond with all its "available" tools should inflation in the euro zone drop further, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday in remarks that opened the door to possible policy action in September.

  • Aug 22- American Securities LLC- backed auto parts maker Metaldyne Performance Group Inc filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of its common shares. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc are the lead underwriters for the offering, the company said.

  • BOSTON/ WASHINGTON, Aug 22- A cyber attack at a firm that performs background checks for U.S. government employees compromised data of at least 25,000 workers, including some undercover investigators, and that number could rise, agency officials said on Friday.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo, Aug 22- The Federal Reserve's intensive focus on a wide range of labor market data to guide policy-making is driving a wedge between its core decision-makers and others who feel the central bank is straying from traditional guideposts.

  • Goldman Sachs to resolve FHFA claims for $3.15 bln Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:37 PM ET

    Goldman said it would repurchase the securities sold to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over the 2005-2007 period.

  • TORONTO, Aug 22- Canadian medical marijuana producer OrganiGram Inc is set to go public on Monday, its chief executive said, the second such firm to list on the venture exchange next week, highlighting investor appetite for a high-growth industry.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. prosecutors have brought a trio of new charges against a Texas man accused of creating the underground online drug marketplace Silk Road.

  • Walgreen stores go offline due to technical glitch Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 5:21 PM ET

    Aug 22- Pharmacy chain Walgreen Co suffered a system outage for several hours on Friday, taking all of its 8,200 pharmacy outlets offline and delaying prescription orders. The company faced a "technical issue" during a system update and had to bring the entire system offline to resolve it, spokesman Michael Polzin said.

  • *Yellen affirms view U.S. jobless rate understates slack. JACKSON HOLE, Wyo., Aug 22- The Federal Reserve should move cautiously in deciding when to raise interest rates given the U.S. labor market remains bruised from the Great Recession, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday amid calls from policy hawks for a near-term rate hike.

  • Auto parts maker Metaldyne Performance files for IPO Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 4:55 PM ET

    Aug 22- American Securities LLC- backed auto parts maker Metaldyne Performance Group Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Friday to raise up to $150 million in an initial public offering of common stock. Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc are the lead underwriters for the offering.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Wall Street and other stock markets paused on Friday, halting the week's strong gains, as worsening Ukraine tensions dogged trading, while the dollar rose after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said policymakers eyeing interest rate hikes need to move cautiously.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday as Ukraine- Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors any clues on interest rate hikes. He called on Russia to "stop destabilizing Ukraine.

  • JACKSON HOLE, Wyo, Aug 22- A further drop in European inflation would pose price stability risks and the European Central Bank would use "all the available instruments" in response, ECB President Mario Draghi said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Stocks ended mostly lower on Friday as Ukraine- Russia tensions reignited and remarks from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen failed to give investors more clues on interest rate hikes.

  • *Pro Farmer sees bigger U.S. corn crop than USDA. CHICAGO, Aug 22- Nearby U.S. soybean futures climbed to a one-week high on Friday as U.S. processors scrambled to find scarce old-crop supplies, with the start of the next harvest still at least a month away in the Midwest.

  • WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug 22- The U.S. chief technology officer who oversaw the troubled rollout of Healthcare.gov is stepping down and moving into a new role recruiting top Silicon Valley talent into government, a source familiar with the situation said on Friday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. stocks have been on a roll of late, with the S&P 500 hitting the latest in a series of records on Thursday, and investors expect the index's momentum to soon carry it to- if not far past- the 2,000 milestone.