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White House Government Agencies

  • NEW YORK, Sept 22- Speculators' net short bets on the U.S. dollar grew in the latest week to the highest total since January 2013, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the dollar's net short position, derived from net positions of International Monetary Market speculators in the yen,...

  • Sept 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson& Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. The FDA's decision is in keeping with an advisory panel's recommendation in August that the FDA reject the drug.

  • The FDA's decision is in keeping with an advisory panel's recommendation in August that the FDA reject the drug. He added that the company is seeking to "gain a full understanding of FDA requirements for U.S. approval" and plans to have a follow-up discussion with the agency. In April the FDA declined to approve a rheumatoid arthritis drug made by Eli Lilly and Co...

  • Sept 22- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has declined to approve Johnson& Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug sirukumab, saying additional clinical data is needed to further evaluate its safety, the company said on Friday. The FDA's decision is in keeping with an advisory panel's recommendation in August that the FDA reject the drug.

  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept 22- Federal Reserve officials with competing views about inflation laid out on Friday the quandary facing U.S. policymakers as they wrestle over whether a recent dip in the pace of price increases is trivial, or the result of global forces that could permanently throw off the Fed's policy calculus. The resolution of that debate will be...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept 22- Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan said on Friday he remains "open-minded" on a December rate increase but remains concerned current weak inflation may be the result of hard-to-counter structural trends. The Fed indicated after its latest policy meeting this week it was still ready to raise rates in December even as Fed...

  • This photo taken on on August 21, 2014, shows volunteers from the 'Border Angels' placing crosses on the graves of unidentified illegal immigrants who died crossing the US-Mexico border at a cemetery near Holtville, California.

    There's been a significant increase in the chances of dying in an illegal border crossing over the past two decades, ProPublica reports.

  • Traders, however, said the upswing was unlikely to be extended in the coming days, amid speculation that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates once more this year and escalating geopolitical tensions tied to North Korea. Currencies from Brazil, Mexico and Colombia strengthened between 0.4 percent and 0.7 percent, rebounding from the previous day's...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission ordered Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner& Smith Inc to pay a $2.5 million civil penalty on Friday for record-keeping violations and failing to properly supervise its traders in 2010.. The settlement followed probes in 2009 and 2010 by CME Group into the firms trading in U.S. dollar interest rate...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- SolarCity will pay $29.5 million to settle a long-running investigation into allegations it violated federal law by submitting inflated claims to the government through a popular stimulus program set up during the Obama administration, the U.S. Justice Department said Friday. In a statement, the company denied all of the allegations in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 22- SolarCity has agreed to $29.5 million to settle U.S. allegations that it had violated federal law "by submitting inflated claims" to the federal government, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on Friday.

  • SHANGHAI, Sept 22- China's yuan firmed against the U.S. dollar on Friday as the greenback pared gains made following the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy statement and as investors took the latest Chinese sovereign rating downgrade in their stride. Prior to market opening on Friday, the People's Bank of China raised its official midpoint for the first time in...

  • WASHINGTON— An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee were injured Thursday in a car accident south of El Campo, Texas. Statements from USDA and the committee say that Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, House Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 21- Employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received training this week to prevent leaks to the media of classified and sensitive information as part of a White House- directed crackdown across federal agencies to stamp out leaks, according to a slide presentation seen on Thursday by Reuters. At the training event, employees...

  • WASHINGTON— An Agriculture Department employee and two staff members on the House Agriculture Committee are in stable condition after a car accident south of El Campo, Texas. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, House Agriculture Chairman Michael Conaway, R- Texas, and Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller were in a separate car and were not injured,...

  • *Norway's central bank signals quicker path to rate hike. It is just telling in terms of where the sentiment is for the U.S. dollar, "said Erik Nelson, currency strategist at Wells Fargo Securities in New York. "Yes, the Fed has just told us they are going to continue tightening policy, but the likes of the European Central Bank, the Bank of Canada and even the Bank of...

  • *Also plans to trim asset holdings in $4.2 trillion portfolio. NEW YORK/ LONDON, Sept 21- Gold fell about 1 percent to its lowest in nearly four weeks on Thursday, shrugging off further weakness in the dollar, after the Federal Reserve signalled it was on track to raise U.S. interest rates again in December. Spot gold was down 0.7 percent at $1,291.46 an ounce since late...

  • Sept 21- U.S. stock indexes were trading lower on Thursday, weighed down by Apple and rising expectations for a third interest rate hike this year. Federal Reserve would raise rates again this year and were also assessing the impact of the central bank's decision to start reducing its roughly $4.2 trillion U.S. With investors reacting to the signal for another...

  • Vox: How Rex Tillerson failed the State Department

    His tenure, observers say, has been an unmitigated disaster, writes Vox's Zack Beauchamp.