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White House Government Agencies

  • *Concern emerges on seasonal liquidity stress in China. SHANGHAI, Sept 19- China and Hong Kong stocks dipped on Tuesday morning, despite Wall Street's record-breaking run, as traders await clues on U.S. monetary policy from the coming Federal Reserve meeting and mixed China economic data has contained investor appetites. Risk appetites has also been...

  • *Nikkei surges as Tokyo markets reopen after Monday holiday. TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares slipped on Tuesday, supported by record highs on Wall Street but hobbled by uncertainty as traders awaited a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.1 percent after wobbling between...

  • *Spot gold was up 0.2 percent at $1,308.86 an ounce by 0044 GMT, after dropping to its lowest level since Aug. 31 at $1,304.10 in the previous session. *Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said on Monday that Brexit is likely to hurt Britain's growth prospects in the short term and push up inflation as the country adjusts to life outside the European Union.

  • *Nikkei surges as Tokyo markets reopen after Monday holiday. TOKYO, Sept 19- Asian shares wavered on Tuesday, bolstered by record highs on Wall Street but hobbled by uncertainty as traders waited on a Federal Reserve meeting for clues on U.S. monetary policy. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan turned slightly higher after dipping into...

  • TOKYO, Sept 19- The dollar hovered near an eight-week high against the yen on Tuesday, supported as U.S. The dollar stood little changed at 111.455 yen after climbing to 111.665 overnight, its highest since July 27. Investors are now preparing for potentially more hawkish statements from the Federal Reserve after its two-day policy meeting this week, following...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 18- New York's governor announced plans on Monday to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state, while federal authorities reportedly opened a criminal probe into Equifax Inc executives' stock sales before the company disclosed a massive data breach. The U.S. Justice Department is looking into whether Equifax...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A world stock index was up slightly on Monday and the dollar rose to a more-than seven-week peak against the yen as investors awaited clues from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the timing of further rate hikes and tensions over North Korea eased. A relatively quiet North Korea and U.S.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The United States is worried that European regulators may seek direct oversight of U.S.-based clearing houses as part of regulatory changes sparked by Britain's decision to leave the European Union, a top U.S. regulator said on Monday. The comments by Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, signal...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- U.S. Treasury yields rose on Monday as investors prepared for a potentially more hawkish Federal Reserve at its two-day policy meeting this week, after the Bank of England surprised investors last week with talk of a possible rate hike. "The key market moving event for this week is the FOMC," said Subadra Rajappa, head of U.S. rates strategy at Societe...

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Sept 18- Gold fell 1 percent on Monday, touching a 2-1/ 2- week low, as the dollar strengthened and U.S. Treasury yields rose ahead of a two-day Federal Reserve meeting, while a world stock market index surged to a record and Wall Street also hit new highs. On Sept. 8, gold's session high of $1,357.54 an ounce was the highest in 13 months.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- A federal magistrate judge blocked the U.S. Justice Department from sharing with a German law firm 25 million pages of records disclosed by Volkswagen AG in the government's diesel emissions investigation. Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Corley in California, is a win for the world's largest automaker, which faces 1,600 securities suits in...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The head of U.S. Department of the Interior called for changes to the management of 10 national monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining and shrink the area covered of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift referred questions about the...

  • SAO PAULO, Sept 18- Latin American currencies weakened on Monday as traders focused on this week's meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve, which is expected to announce it will begin trimming its massive portfolio. Brazil's benchmark Bovespa stock index, however, rose past the 76,000 milestone for the first time as hopes that President Michel Temer would implement...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Sept 18- New York's governor announced plans on Monday to require all credit reporting agencies to register with the state, while federal authorities reportedly opened a criminal probe into Equifax Inc executives' stock sales before the company disclosed a massive data breach. The U.S. Justice Department is looking into whether Equifax...

  • WASHINGTON— WASHINGTON— When the Federal Reserve meets this week, it's sure to take account of the economic consequences of two devastating hurricanes. It will also be awaiting an announcement, possibly within weeks, about its own leadership: whether President Donald Trump will ask Janet Yellen to remain Fed chair beyond February, when her term ends.

  • *Three major Wall Street indexes hit new highs. *Orbital ATK jumps on Northrop Grumman's $7.8 bln buyout deal. Sept 18- Wall Street hit new life highs on Monday powered by financials, technology and industrials stocks even as investors await cues from the Federal Reserve on its future path of monetary policy.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- A world stock index hit a record high on Monday and the dollar rose to a more-than seven-week peak against the yen as investors awaited clues from the U.S. Federal Reserve on the timing of further rate hikes and tensions over North Korea eased. A relatively quiet North Korea and U.S.

  • TORONTO, Sept 18- The Canadian dollar was nearly unchanged on Monday against its U.S. counterpart as both domestic and U.S. bond yields firmed ahead of a Federal Reserve policy decision this week. The Fed is set on Wednesday to announce the start of a plan to trim its $4.5- trillion portfolio of assets. The currency traded in a range of C $1.2173 to C $1.2215.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 18- As the Federal Reserve ramped up its bond purchases over the last several years, those justifying the unprecedented policy move often pointed to a U.S. unemployment rate that was heading steadily in the opposite direction. Yet the U.S. central bank's $3.5- trillion of Treasury and mortgage purchases over six years has failed to light a fire...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The head of Department of the Interior called for changes to 10 U.S. monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining, and shrink the footprints of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported. Interior Department spokeswoman Heather Swift referred questions about the report to the White House.