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White House Government Agencies

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- The U.S. dollar rose for a third straight session on Wednesday, reaching its highest level in nearly three weeks against a basket of rival currencies, boosted by expectations for another Federal Reserve interest rate rise in 2017 and cooling geopolitical fears. Stung last week by growing tensions between the United States and North Korea, the...

  • *Fed's minutes on July policy meeting expected at 1400 ET. The central bank will release the details of the July policy meeting at 1400 ET. "Investors are looking at expectations of rates going up, but not right away, in a measured pace," said Andre Bakhos, managing director at Janlyn Capital.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 16- Allan Landon prepared for his job at the Federal Reserve for two-and-a-half years during the Obama administration before his nomination sank into the partisan quicksand of Washington D.C., a swamp which has only deepened under President Donald Trump, leaving more vacancies than ever at the top of the U.S. federal government.

  • SYDNEY, Aug 16- The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions in the Korean peninsula simmered down a little. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does,...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 16- The dollar hoarded hefty gains on Wednesday after strong U.S. retail data put a Federal Reserve rate hike back on the agenda, while Asia stocks inched ahead as tensions over North Korea simmered down little. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has delayed a decision on firing missiles towards Guam while he waits to see what the United States does, as...

  • LUBBOCK, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session at the "Dialog with the Dallas Fed" event hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce- 1700 GMT. EDINA, Minnesota- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer session...

  • LUBBOCK, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session at the "Dialogue with the Dallas Fed" event hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce- 1700 GMT. EDINA, Minnesota- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a moderated question-and-answer...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 15- Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to two decades of audits after U.S. regulators found the ride-services company failed to protect the personal information of drivers and passengers and deceived the public about efforts to prevent snooping by its employees. The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced a settlement...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 15- U.S. retail sales recorded their biggest increase in seven months in July as consumers boosted purchases of motor vehicles and raised discretionary spending, suggesting the economy continued to gain momentum early in the third quarter. Tuesday's upbeat report from the Commerce Department likely keeps the Federal Reserve on course to...

  • DETROIT— Ride-hailing service Uber has agreed to protect data and audit use of rider information to settle a complaint from the federal government that it deceived customers. The Federal Trade Commission, in a complaint settled on Tuesday, alleged that Uber failed to secure data about rider trips and neglected to monitor employee access to the information.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 15- U.S. regulators said on Tuesday that Uber Technologies Inc agreed to do more to protect the privacy of customer and driver data in settling allegations that the ride-hailing company had made deceptive privacy and data security claims. The settlement with the Federal Trade Commission is the latest setback for Uber, which is facing a divided...

  • JACKSON, Miss.— One of the nation's largest military shipyards is paying $9.2 million back to the federal government after a former employee alleged the Mississippi shipbuilder falsified records to maximize contracting bonuses. The U.S. Justice Department announced the settlement Tuesday with Huntington Ingalls Industries. The company charged the U.S....

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 14- U.S. wages are on the rise at a pace that is probably faster than the topline data suggest, according to a leading labor economist at the U.S. central bank. Officials at the Federal Reserve and other economists have publicly puzzled over sluggish wage growth despite a 16- year low unemployment rate. In a blog post Monday titled "The good news on...

  • **NEW YORK- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York issues Q2 2017 Household Debt and Credit Report, an updated snapshot of household trends in borrowing and indebtedness, including mortgages, student loans, credit cards and auto loans- 1500 GMT. LUBBOCK, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer...

  • **NEW YORK- The Federal Reserve Bank of New York issues Q2 2017 Household Debt and Credit Report, an updated snapshot of household trends in borrowing and indebtedness, including mortgages, student loans, credit cards and auto loans- 1500 GMT. LUBBOCK, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer...

  • NEW YORK— Below is the text of an interview The Associated Press conducted Monday with William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York:. Q: I guess if we could just start with kind of your outlook for the economy, in particular the idea that at the beginning of the year, some economists were boosting their forecast, just because they felt that...

  • NEW YORK— A top Federal Reserve official suggested Monday that the Fed will likely announce next month that it will begin paring its bond portfolio— a step that could lead to slightly higher rates on mortgages and other loans. In an interview with The Associated Press, William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said he thinks the Fed has...

  • Fleas found to carry the plague in at least 2 Arizona counties

    Fleas carrying the plague have been found in a second county in Arizona.

  • *Response limited to China factory output, investment data. TOKYO, Aug 14- Asian stocks bounced on Monday after three straight losing sessions, tracking a firmer Wall Street, while the dollar was capped by tensions on the Korean peninsula and doubts that the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates again this year. Spreadbetters expected the upward momentum for...

  • LUBBOCK, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session at the "Dialogue with the Dallas Fed" event hosted by the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce- 1700 GMT. FRIDAY, AUGUST 18 DALLAS, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer...