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White House Government Agencies

  • NEW YORK, June 20- The dollar hit a one-month high on Tuesday against a basket of currencies on the view the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates once more this year, while sterling tumbled after the Bank of England's head threw cold water on the notion it was close to raising rates. The greenback grinded higher following comments from New York Fed President...

  • NEW YORK, June 20- The dollar reached a one-month high on Tuesday against a basket of currencies on the view the Federal Reserve may raise interest rates once more this year, while sterling tumbled after the Bank of England's head threw cold water on the notion it was close to raising rates. The greenback grinded higher in the aftermath of comments from New York Fed...

  • President Donald Trump was poised on Tuesday to nominate Washington lawyer Marvin Kaplan to the National Labor Relations Board, nudging the agency toward a Republican majority that could overturn a series of decisions that have riled businesses. Late on Monday, the White House issued a statement saying Trump had selected Kaplan, a fellow Republican...

  • LONDON, June 20- Gold hit a five-week low on Tuesday as the dollar rallied following hawkish comments from an influential U.S. Federal Reserve official and dovish remarks from the Bank of England governor. Gold from now to the end of the year could see slight drops, especially if the European Central Bank starts tapering its bond buying programme, "said Natixis...

  • WASHINGTON, June 20- Chicago Federal Reserve Bank President Charles Evans said on Tuesday he is increasingly concerned that a recent softness in inflation is a sign the U.S. central bank will struggle to get price pressures back to its 2 percent objective. "I will say that the most recent inflation data made me a little nervous about that. In a news conference...

  • People protest across Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center where the Exxon Mobil annual shareholder meeting is taking place, in Dallas.

    Oil giants are expected to publicly back a plan that scraps Obama-era regulations intended to fight climate change, N.Y. Times reports.

  • NEW YORK, June 20- The U.S. Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren said on Tuesday that the era of low interest rates in the United States and elsewhere poses financial stability risks and that central bankers must factor such concerns into their decision-making. The more the Fed beats in this relentlessly hawkish message, the more the yield curve just ends up...

  • Speaker Paul Ryan tries to save 'crown jewel' of GOP agenda: Tax reform

    House Speaker Paul Ryan will warn Tuesday against watering down the sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax code he laid out a year ago.

  • Akamai CEO: Moderizing can save goverment $1 trillion

    Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies CEO, talks about the benefit and challenges of upgrading and modernizing the government, and protecting data from cyber threats.

  • Challenges of upgrading US government from floppy disks to the cloud: Akami CEO

    Tom Leighton, Akamai Technologies CEO, says the Trump administration is looking for help from the tech industry to help modernize the government.

  • PARIS, June 20- The dollar hit a three-week high against a basket of currencies on Tuesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said U.S. inflation would pick up as wages improved, bolstering bets on the Fed continuing to raise interest rates. The greenback got a further lift on Tuesday when Bank of England Governor Mark Carney said now was not the time to...

  • MELBOURNE, June 20- London copper traded flat on Tuesday, as a stronger dollar capped gains after comments by a Federal Reserve official that boosted confidence in another U.S. interest rate rise this year. *NICKEL COMMENT: "This news is likely to stabilize the nickel price and more specifically create a floor," said Sydney- based Shaw and Partners resources analyst...

  • SINGAPORE, June 20- The dollar reached a more than three-week high versus the yen on Tuesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said U.S. inflation should rise alongside wages, reinforcing expectations for the Fed to keep raising interest rates. That marked a gain of about 2.7 percent from the dollar's near 2- month low of 108.81 yen set on June 14.

  • SINGAPORE, June 20- The dollar hit a three-week high against the yen on Tuesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said U.S. inflation should rise alongside wages, supporting expectations for the Fed to keep raising interest rates. The dollar rose to 111.775 yen at one point, reaching its strongest level since May 26. Dudley's comments reinforced the...

  • *Spot gold rose 0.1 percent to $1,243.90 per ounce, as of 0044 GMT, after it hit a fresh near five-week low of $1,242.61 during the session. *New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley reinforced expectations that the U.S. central bank will continue on its path of tightening monetary policy. *The dollar reached to session highs against the euro and yen on...

  • SINGAPORE, June 20- The dollar hit a three-week high against the yen on Tuesday, after an influential Federal Reserve official said U.S. inflation should rise alongside wages, supporting expectations for the Fed to keep raising interest rates. The dollar rose to 111.775 yen at one point, reaching its strongest level since May 26. Dudley's comments reinforced the...

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • **LONDON- Bank of England Governor Mark Carney and British Finance Minister Philip Hammond will deliver speeches at a breakfast event at Mansion House in London. **SAN FRANCISCO, California- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan participates in moderated question-and-answer session before the Commonwealth Club of California- 1900 GMT.

  • June 19- Brazilian stocks rose on Monday, supported by planemaker Embraer SA, while the Mexican peso slipped from a 13- month peak after comments by a Federal Reserve official supported bets of further U.S. interest rate hikes. Gains in Brazilian markets were limited due to concerns that a political scandal may hamper the implementation of President Michel...

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- The U.S. Commerce Department said on Monday it had reached a preliminary determination that some Chinese companies are dumping hardwood plywoods in the United States, which imported an estimated $1.12 billion worth of the products from China in 2016.. A Commerce Department investigation found that exporters from China had sold hardwood...