White House Government Agencies

  • An FAA spokesman said that Tuesday's event lasted for 21 minutes. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates Newark and Teterboro airports, as well as New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, said on Wednesday that it hosted a working session with the FAA, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies last week "to review and enhance...

  • Jazz Sexton had to wait longer than expected for her health insurance to kick in at her new job at the IRS.

    Although government employees are guaranteed coverage during shutdowns, new hires or those who recently made changes to their plan could find themselves caught in the bureaucratic slowdown.

  • There was no sign of quick relief for 800,000 federal workers going without pay because of the partial government shutdown.

  • A spokesman from the FAA said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were briefly suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The FAA said there is still a ground stop for some flights arriving into Newark in...

  • The spokesman said flights into Newark- the 11th busiest U.S. airport- were temporarily suspended after two drones were seen flying at 3,500 feet over nearby Teterboro Airport, a small regional airport about 17 miles away that mostly handles corporate jets and private planes. The FAA said there is still a ground stop for some flights arriving into Newark in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- Reports of two drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, an Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said on Tuesday.

  • The Justice Department said Walgreens will pay $209.2 million to resolve claims it improperly billed Medicare, Medicaid and other federal programs for unnecessarily dispensing hundreds of thousands of insulin pens, and $60 million to resolve claims it overbilled Medicaid by concealing lower drug prices it offered the public through a discount program.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 22- The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it will pursue the extradition of Huawei Technologies Co Ltd's chief financial officer, arrested in Canada in December on allegations that she participated in a conspiracy to defraud banks. Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou faces accusations in the United States that she misrepresented her company's...

  • Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross takes his seat to testify before a Senate Finance hearing on "Current and Proposed Tariff Actions Administered by the Department of Commerce" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 20, 2018.

    Ross agreed to testify "voluntarily and without a subpoena" in a public hearing on March 14.

  • *Spot gold may fall to $1,268- technicals. *Asia shares inch up after Wall Street rally last week. Spot gold was mostly unchanged at $1,281.41 per ounce by 0610 GMT, while U.S. gold futures fell 0.1 percent to $1,281.10 an ounce.

  • *Asia shares inch up after Wall Street rally last week. Spot gold was trading up 0.1 percent at $1,282.31 per ounce by 0306 GMT, while U.S. gold futures were steady at $1,282 per ounce. But on the other hand, we have seen them easing bearish sentiments in equity markets, "said Benjamin Lu, analyst at Phillip Futures, Singapore.

  • **BRUSSELS- ECB President Mario Draghi and ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure participate in Eurogroup meeting in Brussels, Belgium. DAVOS, Switzerland World Economic Forum annual meeting. PHILADELPHIA, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia issues Non-manufacturing Business Outlook Survey for January- 1330 GMT.

  • Jan 18- U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal data, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three people familiar with the discussions. The Federal Trade Commission has been probing Facebook since last year.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- U.S. regulators have met to discuss imposing a fine against Facebook Inc for violating a legally binding agreement with the government to protect the privacy of personal data, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing three people familiar with the discussions. The Federal Trade Commission has been probing Facebook since last year.

  • Adam Baker had to pick up another job during the government shutdown.

    Some 800,000 federal workers across the country have seen their income suspended as the government shutdown crawls into its fourth week.

  • Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration

    The FDA cannot accept any new funding during the shutdown, now in its 28th day, forcing the agency to stretch its remaining money to last only about five more weeks.

  • A person smokes a Juul e-cigarette

    The FDA says doctors need more information about treating kids for nicotine use since most cessation products are only for adults.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 18- After tax cuts, rising incomes and buoyant stock markets set off a consumer boom in 2018, signs are emerging that the main engine of U.S. economic growth could sputter, and a record-long government shutdown further muddies the waters. Federal Reserve officials and many economists have long counted on continued robust consumer spending to keep...

  • PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on "Business, Equity and the Future of Philadelphia" before event, "The Prosperity Symposium: Economic Mobility Research in Action"- 1600 GMT SOMERSET, New Jersey- Federal Reserve Bank of New York President John Williams speaks on the U.S. economic outlook and...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. fund investors charged into high-yield "junk" bonds during the latest week, pouring in $3.3 billion, the most cash flowing into that market since late 2016, Lipper said on Thursday, boosted by soothing words by Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Underscoring investors' appetite for some risk-taking, investors pulled $15 billion net cash...