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White House Government Agencies

  • TOKYO, Sept 1- The dollar edged down on Friday after tepid U.S. economic data casts doubts on whether the Federal Reserve will raise rates again this year, though investors were cautious ahead of the key monthly U.S. employment data later in the global session. Also weighing on the U.S. currency were comments by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who suggested on...

  • According to the National Labor Relations Board complaint, Tesla violated workers' rights by requiring them to sign a confidentiality agreement that could bar them from talking about their working conditions and safety issues at the company's facility in Fremont, California. The NLRB has scheduled a hearing for Nov. 14 before an administrative law judge in...

  • WASHINGTON- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve conducts open meeting 1400 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks before the Economic Club of New York 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- German Banking Conference with ECB top supervisory Daniele Nouy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre...

  • WASHINGTON- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve conducts open meeting 1400 GMT. NEW YORK- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks before the Economic Club of New York 1200 GMT. FRANKFURT- German Banking Conference with ECB top supervisory Daniele Nouy, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble and Luxembourg Finance Minister Pierre...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey could contain bacteria and other disease agents as sewers overflow. In a joint statement with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the EPA said precautions should be taken by anyone involved in cleanups including boiling...

  • *Yields fall on weak inflation data. *Dollar pares gains after data. NEW YORK, Aug 31- U.S. stocks rose on Thursday after data showed domestic inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, boosting expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 31- The dollar slipped broadly on Thursday after unimpressive U.S. economic data failed to boost expectations for another Federal Reserve rate increase this year, while month-end investment flows and caution ahead of Friday's U.S. jobs report also weighed. The Commerce Department said consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds...

  • *Yields fall on weak inflation data. NEW YORK, Aug 31- U.S. stocks rose and Treasury prices gained slightly on Thursday after data showed U.S. inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, boosting expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year. "The outlook for the U.S. and the global economy remains...

  • Apple breaks its silence on net neutrality: FCC 'fundamentally altering the internet as we know it'

    "[T]he internet is too important to consumers and too essential to innovation to be left unprotected," Apple said. Recode reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it has approved emergency fuel waivers for 38 states and Washington, D.C. after Tropical Storm Harvey shut refineries and spiked gasoline prices. The regulator waived requirements for reformulated gasoline and low volatility conventional gasoline through Sept. 15 in Texas,...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- Democratic state officials blasted the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for telling governors in what they describe as a "legally incorrect" letter in March that they do not need to comply with a major climate change regulation. Fourteen Democratic attorneys general and officials from six cities and counties said the...

  • *Wall St opens higher; European stocks rebound. NEW YORK, Aug 31- An index of global equity markets rose to a three-week high on Thursday after data showed U.S. inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, boosting expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year. "The fact that inflation remains below...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street opened higher on Thursday after tepid inflation data raised expectations that Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year. The core personal consumption expenditures price index- the Fed's preferred inflation measure- increased 1.4 percent in the 12 months through July, its smallest year-on-year...

  • Aug 31- Wall Street opened higher on Thursday as data showed U.S. inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, boosting expectations that the Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 41.32 points, or 0.19 percent, to 21,933.75. The S&P 500 gained 5.36 points, or 0.22 percent, to...

  • *July annual inflation increased at slowest pace since late 2015. Aug 31- Wall Street looked set to open higher on Thursday as data showed inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, boosting expectations that Federal Reserve will hold off from increasing interest rates again this year. Labor Department data showed the number of Americans filing...

  • People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes after the area was flooded from Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

    Hurricane Harvey is a reminder that flooding can happen wherever large rainstorms stall over an area, says Nina Lam in The Conversation.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 31- U.S. consumer spending rose slightly less than expected in July and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late 2015, which could bolster expectations that the Federal Reserve will delay raising interest rates until December. The Commerce Department said on Thursday that consumer spending, which accounts for more than...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 30- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Wednesday it was initiating investigations to determine whether imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada are being dumped in the United States, and whether Canadian producers are receiving unfair subsidies. It said in a statement the antidumping and countervailing duty investigations were...

  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session at the North American Strategy for Competitiveness Organization-- Dallas County Community College District Workforce Forum 1530 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting- 0700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Board of Governors...

  • FARMERS BRANCH, Texas- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in a moderated question-and-answer session at the North American Strategy for Competitiveness Organization-- Dallas County Community College District Workforce Forum 1530 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Riksbank executive board meeting- 0700 GMT. WASHINGTON- Board of Governors...