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White House Government Agencies

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The decision will "provide time for the FCC to...

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday blocked some Obama administration rules approved last year that would have subjected broadband providers to stricter scrutiny than websites, a victory for internet providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc. The FCC blocked rules aimed at protecting...

  • WASHINGTON, March 1- U.S. consumer spending cooled in January as demand for automobiles and utilities fell, but inflation recorded its biggest monthly increase in four years, raising the probability of an interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve this month. "A weak start to the year for consumers suggests a downside risk to first-quarter growth prospects,...

  • *Loonie touches its weakest since Jan. 20 at C $1.3357. TORONTO, March 1- The Canadian dollar weakened on Wednesday against its U.S. counterpart to a fresh five-week low, pressured by increased chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in March and a cautious tone from the Bank of Canada. "I think they will keep doing that until we get some clarity on U.S. policy,"...

  • TORONTO, Feb 23- Canada's main stock index bounced higher on Wednesday as its heavyweight financial services group cheered signs from U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley, one of the most influential U.S. central bankers, said the case for tightening monetary policy had become "a lot more compelling," while San Francisco Fed President John Williams said he...

  • Wilbur Ross wore some expensive slippers to Trump's speech

    One of Trump's billionaire cabinet members sported some pricey shoes last night at the capital.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- The dollar hit a seven-week high on Wednesday after hawkish comments from two Federal Reserve officials late on Tuesday increased expectations that the U.S. central bank is closer to raising interest rates. Williams and Dudley are very strongly signaling the fact that March is a live meeting, and thats occurring against the backdrop of...

  • *Loonie touches its weakest since Jan. 20 at C $1.3346. TORONTO, March 1- The Canadian dollar weakened on Wednesday to a fresh five-week low against its U.S. counterpart ahead of a Bank of Canada interest rate decision, pressured by increased chances of a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in March. President Donald Trump's first major policy speech to Congress.

  • *European stock markets climb, FTSE hits record high. LONDON, March 1- The dollar jumped and short-term U.S. Shares on Wall Street were expected to open higher, having hit record highs earlier this week, while gains in mining and bank stocks took Britain's blue-chip FTSE 100 index to an all-time high, buoyed by U.S. rate rise expectations and higher metals prices.

  • The U.S. military is going green

    The U.S. Department of Defense backs its reasons for going green.

  • LONDON, March 1- Gold fell on Wednesday as the dollar gained after comments from U.S. Federal Reserve officials raised expectations of an interest rate hike in March and overshadowed President Donald Trump's first major policy speech to Congress. New York Fed President William Dudley-- one of the most influential U.S. central bankers-- said the case for...

  • *China, Japan Feb manufacturing activity beat expectations. LONDON, March 1- The dollar and U.S. New York Fed President William Dudley-- one of the most influential U.S. central bankers, and usually considered a dove-- said the case for tightening monetary policy had become "a lot more compelling", while San Francisco Fed President John Williams said he saw "no need to...

  • LONDON, March 1- The dollar hit its highest in seven weeks on Wednesday as signs from two influential Federal Reserve policymakers that interest rates could rise this month overshadowed President Donald Trump's first major policy speech to Congress. New York Fed President William Dudley, a permanent voter on the U.S. central bank's open market committee and...

  • LONDON, March 1- The gap between short-dated German and U.S. government bond yields was at its widest since 2000 on Wednesday, as U.S. French government bond yields fell, meanwhile, tightening the gap with German peers after a report that conservative presidential candidate Francois Fillon has been summoned by the magistrates investigating a case involving...

  • TAIPEI, March 1- Formosa Petrochemical Corp. expects faster approval for a planned $9.4 billion petrochemical plant in the U.S. state of Louisiana under the administration of President Donald Trump, the company's chairman said on Wednesday. The appointment last month of Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been welcomed by many...

  • *Trump's speech to U.S. Congress fails to stir markets Focus shits to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Friday speech. *Spot gold may rise to a range of $1,252- $1,258- technicals. The metal hit its highest since Nov. 11 at $1,263.80 on Feb. 27.

  • *Trump's speech to U.S. Congress fails to stir markets. *Spot gold may rise to a range of $1,252- $1,258- technicals. The metal hit its highest since Nov. 11 at $1,263.80 on Feb. 27.

  • TOKYO, March 1- The dollar spurted higher in Asian trade on Wednesday as Federal Reserve policy-setters fanned expectations of a rate hike this month, overshadowing a key speech by U.S. The greenback traded at 113.16 yen, up 0.35 percent from late U.S. levels, while the euro dropped 0.1 percent against the dollar to $1.0565. He just repeated what he had said, "said...

  • SANTA CRUZ, Calif./ NEW YORK, Feb 28- A handful of Federal Reserve policymakers on Tuesday jolted markets into higher expectations for a March U.S. interest rate increase, with comments that suggested rate-setters are worried about waiting too long in the face of pending economic stimulus from Washington. New York Fed President William Dudley, among the most...

  • President Donald Trump addresses a joint session of the U.S. Congress on February 28, 2017 in the House chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Trump's first address to Congress focused on national security, tax and regulatory reform, the economy, and healthcare.

    Trump says the office will target criminals, but he didn't produce evidence that immigrants commit a disproportionate amount of crime.