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White House Government Agencies

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- U.S. farmers plan to seed a record amount of soybean acreage this spring, even with supplies trending near all-time highs, the government said on Friday. The U.S. Agriculture Department said in its prospective plantings report that U.S. soybean plantings were expected at 89.482 million acres. On the supply front, USDA said that domestic...

  • LONDON, March 31- Philip Morris International said on Friday it has applied for pre-market approval of its iQOS heated tobacco product with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The world's largest international tobacco maker, owner of the Marlboro brand, said that if the FDA grants its request, its U.S. affiliate, Altria Group, would be responsible for selling...

  • *Markets await USDA planting, stocks data at 1600 GMT. "The real fireworks, if there are going to by any, will come at 11:00 am when the USDA reports come out," said Tomm Pfitzenmaier, analyst for Summit Commodity Brokerage in Iowa. Chicago Board of Trade most-active May soybeans were down 6-1/ 4 cents at $9.56-3/ 4 a bushel by 10 a.m. CDT.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- The dollar was flat on Friday as a Federal Reserve official's seemingly dovish remarks and uninspiring data on the U.S. economy doused the sanguine mood from earlier this week. The euro rebounded from a two-week trough, and the dollar fell to its low on the day against the Japanese yen after comments from New York Fed President William Dudley.

  • An ex-CIA chief calls the Trump White House a 'runaway train'

    Jeremy Bash made those comments following recent revelations about the president's ex-National Security Advisor.

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure gives a presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A at Bruegel in Brussels- 1000 GMT BOLOGNA, Italy- ECB Supervisory Board Member Ignazio Angeloni speaks at a conference in Bologna- 1050 GMT. MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a...

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Executive Board Member Benoit Coeure gives a presentation followed by a discussion and Q&A at Bruegel in Brussels- 1000 GMT BOLOGNA, Italy- ECB Supervisory Board Member Ignazio Angeloni speaks at a conference in Bologna- 1050 GMT. MINNESOTA, UNITED STATES- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari participates in a...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, March 30- The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday appealed a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii extending a suspension of President Donald Trump's revised restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries. District Judge Derrick Watson on Wednesday turned an earlier temporary restraining order into a preliminary injunction in a...

  • March 30- The U.S. Justice Department will appeal a ruling from a Hawaii federal judge which granted an injunction blocking President Donald Trump's revised restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries, it said in a court filing on Thursday.

  • In two separate filings to a federal court in Montana, environmental groups argued that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. By approving the pipeline without public input and an...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Thursday it will vote in April to reverse a 2016 rule adopted by the Obama administration that limits the number of television stations some companies can buy. The FCC rewrote its rules last year that allowed companies to only partially count certain stations against the limit on ownership...

  • The groups told a federal court in Montana that the U.S. State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian border, relied on an "outdated and incomplete environmental impact statement" when making its decision earlier this month. Russ Girling, pipeline company TransCanada Corp's chief executive officer, and Sean McGarvey,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 30- Six environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration on Thursday to challenge its decision to approve construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. The groups told a federal court in Montana that the State Department, which granted the permit needed for the pipeline to cross the Canadian-U.S. border,...

  • Trump looks to go after countries that game their currencies

    The White House is apparently looking at the scope of its power to penalize countries countries with currencies it believes are undervalued.

  • March 30- U.S. stock index futures were slightly lower on Thursday as investors awaited key economic data, including a final reading on fourth-quarter GDP numbers, and speeches by a host of Federal Reserve officials. *Investors have been assessing what the Republicans' failure to pass a healthcare bill means for tax reform and the rest of President Donald...

  • Insecticide

    President Donald Trump's administration denied a petition by environmental groups that sought to ban a common pesticide used on crops.

  • March 29- Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its request to sell up to 67,000 diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year, including about 12,000 currently in dealer inventory with approved emissions modifications. The EPA approved a fix for about 70,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles in January. An EPA spokeswoman declined to...

  • March 29- Volkswagen AG said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved its request to sell up to 67,000 diesel vehicles from the 2015 model year, including about 12,000 currently in dealer inventory with approved emissions modifications. The EPA approved a fix for about 70,000 Volkswagen diesel vehicles in January. The EPA did not immediately to a...

  • FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee hearing into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 20, 2017.

    FBI Director James Comey delivers remarks at a forum held by the Intelligence and National Security Alliance in a discussion of "the strategic importance of the FBI's role within the intelligence community."

  • The unit, called World's Foremost Bank, was supposed to be bought by Capital One last year, but the deal wasn't able to get timely regulatory approval. Cabela's in October last year agreed to be bought by rival Bass Pro Shops in a deal valued at $5.5 billion, uniting two of the country's largest hunting and fishing retailers. The Federal Trade Commission had also...