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  • *Fed hikes rates, as expected, but maintains 2017 rate forecasts. NEW YORK, March 15- The dollar posted steep losses against major currencies on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected but signaled a more gradual pace of monetary tightening this year than many in the market anticipated. "In largely sticking with its previous median...

  • *Fed hikes rates, as expected, but keeps 2017 rate forecasts. NEW YORK, March 15- The dollar dropped to two-week lows on Wednesday, after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates as expected but did not signal a faster pace of monetary tightening this year. "Overall, the Fed statement had a slightly less hawkish tone than what the market had anticipated," said Bill...

  • March 5- A strain of bird flu has been detected in a chicken breeder flock on a Tennessee farm contracted to U.S. food giant Tyson Foods Inc, and the 73,500 birds will be culled to stop the virus from entering the food system, government and company officials said on Sunday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this represented the first confirmed case of highly...

  • March 5- A strain of bird flu has been detected in a commercial chicken breeder flock in Tennessee's Lincoln County and the 73,500 birds will be culled to prevent the virus from entering the food system, U.S. and state agriculture officials said on Sunday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said this represented the first confirmed case of highly pathogenic H7...

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to review Obama-era measures that limited energy development on some federal land and undertake a "bold" reorganization of his 70,000- employee agency, he said on Friday. The department manages about a fifth of the country's surface, including national parks, forests and tribal territories, from the...

  • Interior Department shows Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke arriving for his first day of work at the Interior Department in Washington, Thursday, March 2, 2017, aboard Tonto, an 17-year-old Irish sport horse.

    On his first day as Interior secretary, Ryan Zinke rode a horse to work. While wearing a hat. With an escort from the United States Park Police. USA Today reports.

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to head the Interior Department as the White House seeks to increase fossil fuel production on federal lands. Representative from coal-producing Montana, won confirmation by a vote of 68 to 31, with several Democrats joining Republicans, who lead the chamber.

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to head the Interior Department, Rep. Ryan Zinke of coal producing Montana, as the White House takes steps to boost fossil fuel output from federal lands. The Senate voted 68 to 31, with several Democrats joining Republicans in support of Zinke, an hunter and angler, who...

  • Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont.

    The vote to clear Zinke was less contentious than for many other Trump Cabinet choices.

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- President Donald Trump's pick to head the Interior Department is expected to be confirmed easily by the U.S. Senate on Wednesday morning as the White House seeks to increase fossil fuel production from federal lands. If the Senate confirms Zinke, he will head an agency that employs more than 70,000 people across the country and oversees more...

  • About 90 percent of marine fish stocks worldwide are already fully or partially over-fished, according to the United Nations. "We have finite fish oil, growing aquaculture and a world that needs more Omega-3s," said Mark Griffin, president of animal nutrition at Omega Protein Corp, the biggest U.S. fish oil producer. The short supply has attracted the world's...

  • About 90 percent of marine fish stocks worldwide are already fully or partially over-fished, according to the United Nations. "We have finite fish oil, growing aquaculture and a world that needs more Omega-3s," said Mark Griffin, president of animal nutrition at Omega Protein Corp, the biggest U.S. fish oil producer. The short supply has attracted the world's...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- The dollar slipped on Friday and was set for its first week of falls in three, after the new U.S. finance chief poured a little cold water on the "Trumpflation trade" that had taken the greenback to 14- year highs earlier this year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that any steps that U.S. "Mnuchin's comments were less belligerently...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- The dollar slipped on Friday and was set for its first week of falls in three, after the new U.S. finance chief poured a little cold water on the "Trumpflation trade" that had taken the greenback to 14- year highs earlier this year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that any steps that U.S. "Mnuchin's comments were less belligerently...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- The dollar slipped on Friday and was set for its first week of falls in three, after the new U.S. finance chief poured a little cold water on the "Trumpflation trade" that had taken the greenback to 14- year highs earlier this year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that any steps that U.S. "Mnuchin's comments were less belligerently...

  • LONDON, Feb 24- The dollar slipped on Friday and was set for its first week of falls in three, after the new U.S. finance chief poured a little cold water on the "Trumpflation trade" that had taken the greenback to 14- year highs earlier this year. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Thursday that any steps that U.S. "Mnuchin's comments were less belligerently...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- The dollar clawed back some ground on Friday after skidding to a two-week low against the yen, but was still on track for weekly losses after the Federal Reserve meeting minutes disappointed dollar bulls. "Market participants were still digesting the FOMC minutes from the January meeting, and there seems to be two different camps in the reading of...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- The dollar clawed back some ground on Friday after skidding to a two-week low against the yen, but was still on track for weekly losses after the Federal Reserve meeting minutes disappointed dollar bulls. "Market participants were still digesting the FOMC minutes from the January meeting, and there seems to be two different camps in the reading of...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Stock prices climbed to record highs worldwide for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments from U.S. Treasury and euro zone government bond yields declined as European Central Bank policymakers also signalled they were not getting carried away by signs the euro...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 23- Global stock prices posted record highs for a third straight session on Thursday, propelled by an oil rally after a surprise drop in U.S. crude inventories and comments by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about pursuing significant tax reform. This outlook for policy accommodation lifted gold prices to a three-month high near $1,250 an...