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White House Government Agencies

  • President Bill Clinton speaks to reporters before the start of a Cabinet meeting, 28 September 2000, at the White House in Washington, DC. Seated with Clinton L-R are Secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and White House Chief of Staff John Podesta.

    The Clinton and Trump administrations share something in common: a "war room" for a major White House investigation, NBC reports.

  • May 26- Kite Pharma Inc on Friday said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will review its experimental drug axicabtagene ciloleucel on a priority basis as a treatment for advanced non-Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer that starts in white blood cells. The FDA's decision is expected by Nov. 29. Kite announced in March that it had completed the FDA filing.

  • He added that the trucks comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards and California's own tough emissions standards. It adds to legal problems for Detroit- based GM, which has already paid about $2.5 billion in penalties and settlements over faulty ignition switches linked to 124 deaths. They include Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler...

  • NEW YORK, May 25- U.S. Treasury yields fell slightly on Thursday on doubts whether the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates more than once by the end of 2017 as it signaled it is preparing to shrink its $4.5 trillion balance sheet later this year. It's a very pedestrian trading day, "said Aaron Kohli, interest rates strategist at BMO Capital Markets in New York.

  • He added that the trucks comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards and California's own tough emissions standards. It adds to legal problems for Detroit- based GM, which has already paid about $2.5 billion in penalties and settlements over faulty ignition switches linked to 124 deaths. They include Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler...

  • GM spokesman Dan Flores called the claims "baseless," and said the trucks comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency emissions standards and California's own tough standards. It adds to legal problems for Detroit- based GM, which has already paid about $2.5 billion in penalties and settlements over faulty ignition switches linked to 124 deaths.

  • SAO PAULO, May 25- Most Latin American currencies traded sideways on Thursday after the Federal Reserve dialed down some expectations that it would hike interest rates rapidly, while political uncertainty weighed on Brazilian markets. Also fostering caution in Brazilian markets was growing political turmoil resulting from a scandal in which President...

  • WASHINGTON, May 25- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly last week and the four-week moving average of claims hit a 44- year low, suggesting a further tightening of the labor market that could encourage the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates next month. "Businesses are wisely hoarding labor and not laying off workers...

  • Demonstrators protest over the Flint, Michigan contaminated water crisis, March 6, 2015.

    A federal environmental office that was on front lines of Flint's water crisis could face deep budget cuts, ProPublica reports.

  • Ben Carson says 'poverty is a state of mind'

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson is under fire for latest comments.

  • House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) walks up to speak to the media during his weekly briefing on Capitol Hill, on May 18, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    The Congressional Budget Office is out with a new report that shows 23 million fewer people would be insured under the GOP health care plan but lower the deficit by $119 billion. CNBC's Kayla Tausche breaks down the scores and reports a GOP candidate is cited with misdemeanor assault.

  • LONDON, May 25- The dollar was on the defensive on Thursday, with investors low on incentives to buy the greenback after the Federal Reserve dialled down some expectations that it would hike interest rates soon, while the euro began to climb back towards a 6-1/ 2- month high. The minutes were seen to indicate heightened Fed caution towards interest rate hikes and...

  • TOKYO, May 25- The dollar was on the defensive on Thursday after the Federal Reserve dialled down on some of the more hawkish policy expectations in the market, while the euro edged back up towards a 6-1/ 2- month high. The minutes were seen to indicate heightened Fed caution towards interest rate hikes and took the wind out of an earlier bounce by the dollar, which had...

  • May 24- Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans signaled a cautious stance toward further U.S. interest-rate increases in remarks prepared for delivery on Thursday in Tokyo, saying that below-target U.S. inflation is "a serious policy outcome miss." While the U.S. economy, now at 4.4 percent unemployment, has returned to "essentially" full employment,...

  • *Spot gold was down 0.1 percent at $1,256.61 per ounce by 0053 GMT. *U.S. gold futures were up 0.3 percent at $1,256.8 an ounce. *London's gold benchmark experienced large, unpredictable fluctuations after some banks left the auction that sets the price relied upon by the $5 trillion- a-year bullion market, according to a Reuters analysis of trading data.

  • TOKYO, May 25- The dollar was on the defensive early on Thursday after minutes of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting were not as hawkish as anticipated, while the euro edged back up towards a 6-1/ 2- month high. The minutes were seen to indicate heightened Fed caution towards interest rate hikes and took the wind out an earlier bounce by the dollar, which had...

  • TOKYO- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy at Keio University- 0200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Global Economic Issues" before panel at the "Voices of Experience: A Conversation with Former Treasury Under Secretaries for International...

  • TOKYO- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis President James Bullard gives presentation on the U.S. economy and monetary policy at Keio University- 0200 GMT. WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Global Economic Issues" before panel at the "Voices of Experience: A Conversation with Former Treasury Under Secretaries for International...

  • *Treasury yield curve flattens, Wall Street stocks rise. *Global shares recover after China downgrade. NEW YORK, May 24- Wall Street rose, while the U.S. dollar and bond yields fell on Wednesday after Federal Reserve meeting minutes signaled a gradual approach to interest rate hikes, and oil prices dipped on a draw of U.S. gasoline stocks that was smaller than...

  • NEW YORK, May 24- U.S. stocks ended up slightly on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting a record high close, after minutes of the Federal Reserve's latest meeting showed policymakers view a rate hike coming soon. But, according to the May 2-3 meeting minutes, they also agreed they should hold off on raising interest rates until they knew a recent U.S. economic slowdown...