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U.S. seeks to block AT&T from citing Trump statements in arguments
WASHINGTON, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of
Justice on Friday moved to prevent AT&T Inc from arguing
that politics played a role in the federal government's decision
to stop its merger with Time Warner Inc, a deal that
President Donald Trump had publicly criticized.
U.S. probe finds bitcoin mining operation interfered with broadband network
WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications
Commission said on Thursday an investigation had found that a
Brooklyn bitcoin mining operation interfered with T-Mobile US
Inc's broadband network.
U.S. watchdog to probe chairman's decisions in broadcast deal - Democrat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission inspector general will investigate whether its chairman was biased in favor of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc, which is seeking approval from the watchdog for a $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co, a member of Congress said on Thursday.
U.S. regulator moves to clear market barriers for energy storage technology
WASHINGTON, Feb 15 (Reuters) - In a boost for electric
storage technology, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) on Thursday approved a new rule to remove barriers to
batteries and other storage resources in U.S. power markets.
U.S. watchdog to probe chairman's decisions in broadcast deal: Democrat
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission inspector general will investigate whether its chairman was biased in favor of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc , which is seeking approval from the watchdog for a $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co , a member of Congress said on Thursday.
Rise in U.S. inflation puts spotlight on Fed's Powell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January as Americans paid more for gasoline, rental accommodation and healthcare, raising pressure on new Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell to prevent a possible overheating of the economy.
U.S. inflation firms broadly in January, puts spotlight on Fed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose more than expected in January, with a measure of underlying inflation posting its biggest gain in a year, strengthening expectations the Federal Reserve will have to quicken the pace of interest rate increases this year.
Fed orders Wells Fargo to halt growth over compliance issues
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co detailed new regulatory restrictions imposed by the U.S. Federal Reserve on Friday that sent its shares down sharply in after-hours trading, as the third-largest U.S. bank continues to reel from a sales scandal that erupted in 2016.
Fed orders Wells Fargo to halt 'growth' over compliance issues
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve ordered Wells Fargo on Friday to halt its growth, citing "widespread consumer abuses and other compliance breakdowns" at the bank.
Fed's Kashkari: If wage growth continues, could have effect on interest rates
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The wage growth seen in the January jobs report was one of the "first signs" that wages are picking up and it could cause the Federal Reserve to respond, said Minneapolis Fed President Neel Kashkari said Friday. In an interview on CNBC, Kashkari called the wage growth "the most important thing" in the jobs data. "This is one of the first signs that we're seeing wage growth finally starting to pick up," Kashkari said. "If wage growth continues, that could have an effect on the path of interest rates," he said. Kashkari opposed all three rate hikes last year, saying he didn't see enough evidence inflation was climbing toward the Fed's 2% target.
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Fed leaves rates unchanged, sees inflation rising this year
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said inflation likely would rise this year, bolstering expectations borrowing costs will continue to climb under incoming central bank chief Jerome Powell.
Fed keeps interest rates steady, sees inflation rising this year
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said it anticipated inflation would rise this year, in a sign it is still on track to raise borrowing costs in March under incoming central bank chief Jerome Powell.
Fed holds interest rates steady, sees inflation rising this year
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday but said it anticipated inflation would rise this year, in a sign it is still on track to raise borrowing costs again in March under incoming central bank chief Jerome Powell.
Fed expects inflation 'to move up' in 2018, signaling March rate hike
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Federal Reserve on Wednesday left a key short-term U.S. interest rate unchanged, but the central bank also said it expects inflation "to move up this year" in a sign it's likely to hike rates at its next meeting in March. The central bank said inflation is likely to stabilize around its 2% target, dropping prior language about a recent decline in prices. In another notable tweak, the Fed said "market-based measures of inflation compensation have increased in recent months." Still, the Fed left its benchmark short-term rate at a range of 1.25% to 1.5%. In December, the central bank projected it would raise rates three times in 2018. The two-day meeting at the end of January was the the last for outgoing Chairwoman Janet Yellen. Fellow board member Jerome Powell will replace her on Feb. 3.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Treasury says it will issue additional $42 billion of new bonds, notes this quarter
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The Treasury Department on Wednesday said it plans to raise the size of upcoming bond and note auctions this quarter by $42 billion to meet the increased funding needs from the Federal Reserve's shrinking of its balance sheet and the recently passed tax bill. The department also announced it will auction $66 billion in notes and bonds next week in its quarterly refunding auctions, $4 billion more than last quarter. Treasury said that it will only be able to fund the government through the end of February unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. Treasury will increase the size of 2-year and 3-year note auctions by $2 billion per month this quarter. In addition, Treasury will increase the auction sizes to each of the next offerings of 5-year, 7-year, 10-year notes and the 30-year bond auctions starting in February.Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.
Fed expected to keep interest rates steady as Yellen era ends
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is expected to leave interest rates unchanged on Wednesday while signaling a gradual tightening of monetary policy later this year as the U.S. economy continues to expand and job gains remain solid.
U.S. authorities due to make arrests in futures 'spoofing' probe: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. authorities were set to arrest several people on Monday in connection with a federal investigation into so-called spoofing and manipulation in the U.S. futures market by three European banks, three people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
UPDATE 1-Trump to nominate acting FTC chief to judgeship -White House
WASHINGTON, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The acting chairman of the
Federal Trade Commission, Maureen Ohlhausen, has been put on a
list of people that President Donald Trump intends to nominate
to a judgeship, the White House said on Tuesday.
UPDATE 6-U.S. Senators reach deal to reopen government
WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers struck a deal
to reopen the federal government three days into a shutdown
prompted by an impasse over immigration and border security, the
Senate Democratic leader said on Monday.
UPDATE 2-U.S. top court takes up property rights case involving endangered frog
WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on
Monday agreed hear a bid by timber company Weyerhaeuser Co
seeking to limit the federal government's power to
designate private land as protected habitat for endangered
species in a case involving a warty amphibian called the dusky
U.S. government workers wake to shutdown, Senate vote looms
WASHINGTON, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of federal workers woke up on Monday with the U.S. government still shut down and the Senate expected to try again to restore federal funding, if only temporarily, and work on resolving a dispute over immigration.
UPDATE 10-Government still shut down on Monday as U.S. Senate fails to clinch deal
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. government shutdown
will enter its third day on Monday as Senate negotiators failed
to reach agreement late on Sunday to restore federal spending
authority and deal with demands from Democrats that young
"Dreamers" be protected from deportation.
U.S. Senate sets noon Monday vote after it is unable to reach deal to open government
WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate scheduled a
vote for Monday at noon (1700 GMT) on a stopgap spending
measure, canceling a planned vote for Monday at 1 a.m. (0600
GMT), ensuring that the federal government will remain closed
when the work week begins.
UPDATE 1-Parent company of 7-Eleven agrees to divest some U.S. stores in Sunoco deal
WASHINGTON, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd
, the Tokyo-based parent company of the 7-Eleven network
of stores, agreed to sell and divest some of its stores in its
proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco LP
outlets, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Friday.
Parent company of 7-Eleven agrees to divest some U.S. stores in Sunoco deal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seven & i Holdings Co Ltd , the Tokyo-based parent company of the 7-Eleven network of stores, agreed to sell and divest some fuel outlets in its proposed $3.3 billion acquisition of 1,100 Sunoco LP outlets, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said Friday.
Fed's Quarles details steps to ease rules from Volcker to stress tests
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top bank regulator at the U.S. Federal Reserve is planning several imminent changes that Wall Street has wanted involving capital rules, proprietary trading and a process known as "living wills" that aims to prevent taxpayer bailouts.
Federal Reserve fines five banks to wrap up mortgage servicing charges
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve fined five large U.S. banks a combined $35.1 million to settle cases of mortgage servicing flaws dating back to 2011.
U.S. FCC pauses review of Sinclair's plan to buy Tribune Media Co
WASHINGTON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The Federal Communications
Commission said on Thursday that it was pausing its review of
Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc's plan to buy Tribune
UPDATE 4-U.S. vehicle fuel economy rises to record 24.7 mpg -EPA
WASHINGTON/DETROIT, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The fuel economy of
new U.S. cars and trucks hit a record 24.7 miles per gallon in
the 2016 model year, a government report said, even as some
automakers had to buy credits to meet federal requirements.
U.S. judge denies effort to stop Mulvaney from heading consumer watchdog
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge denied on Wednesday a preliminary injunction sought by the deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau seeking to stop White House budget...
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