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Stocks slip into losses in the afternoon after Yellen speech

FILE - This Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, shows a Wall Street sign adjacent to the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks rose in early trading Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, following two days of declines after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gave an upbeat assessment on the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks were lower on Wall Street in afternoon trading on Friday, giving up modest gains following a generally upbeat assessment of the economy from Fed Chair Janet Yellen. Phone companies and utilities, widely considered safe-play stocks, led the list of decliners. AT&T and Verizon each fell more than 1 percent.

Wall Street falls after Fischer, Yellen comments

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York CityU.S. stocks were lower in a choppy session on Friday, with stocks bouncing between gains and losses as investors grappled with the possible timing of a U.S. interest rate hike after comments from Federal Reserve officials, including Chair Janet Yellen. The S&P 500 rose as much as 0.7 percent in the wake of a speech by Yellen in Jackson Hole, Wyoming that said the case for increasing interest rates had strengthened, but did not indicate when the Fed would raise rates. Stocks later reversed course to trade lower after hawkish comments from Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer raised the possibility of a rate hike as soon as next month.

Clinton’s Coziness With Silicon Valley: More Troubling Than Her Wall Street Ties

Clinton’s Coziness With Silicon Valley: More Troubling Than Her Wall Street TiesThe wealth of Hollywood has historically been a magnet for Democratic politicians, and it remains so; Hillary Clinton spent two days draining the pocketbooks of Justin Timberlake and other luminaries this ...

Most Asian markets lose ground ahead of speech by Fed's Janet Yellen

Most Asian markets lose ground ahead of speech by Fed's Janet YellenWhile most Asian stock market indices were trading lower on Friday (26 August), the Shanghai Composite was up 0.19% at 3,074.28 as of 6.01am GMT. The general bearish trend in Asia reflected nervousness among traders ahead of Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech scheduled for Friday, 26 August.

Sibanye Gold H1 earnings surge, focus on safety

A sign board is seen near the Sibanye gold mine in WestonariaSouth African-focused bullion and platinum producer Sibanye Gold posted a six-fold surge in interim earnings on Thursday on a sharply higher rand-gold price and said it was refocusing on safety after a spike in fatalities. The company said it had appointed veteran executive Peter Turner to head up safety for the group. Safety has been back in the spotlight in South Africa, home to the world's deepest mines, after an increase in fatalities across the industry this year after the death toll had fallen for seven consecutive years.

Asia stocks hold gains before Yellen speech, dollar firm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference in WashingtonBy Saikat Chatterjee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian stocks edged higher on Thursday but clung to recent well-worn trading ranges while the dollar held firm against regional currencies ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen at a global central bankers' meeting. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged 0.3 percent higher. Japan's Nikkei was down 0.3 percent, pressured by losses on Wall Street overnight and investor caution ahead of Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday.

Asian markets mixed ahead of speech by Fed's Janet Yellen

Asian markets mixed ahead of speech by Fed's Janet YellenWhile Asian stock market indices were trading mixed on Thursday (25 August), the Shanghai Composite was down 0.88% at 3,058.72 as of 5.57am GMT. Traders are reportedly eager to listen to Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech on Friday (26 August) at the annual economic policy symposium in Jackson Hole, US.

Key Indian equity indices trade higher

Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Key Indian equity market indices opened in the green on Thursday despite a drop in the Asian markets and at the Wall Street ahead of the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech.

Wall Street stocks retreat, oil tumbles on oversupply concerns

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEBy Hilary Russ NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street stocks retreated on Wednesday led by health care and materials stocks, while oil prices tumbled about 3.0 percent on worries about oversupply. Mylan slumped 5.4-percent to $43.15 after U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton joined a Senate committee in asking why the cost of its allergy treatment EpiPen had soared. Gold fell to a one-month low as the U.S. dollar firmed and markets looked ahead to a speech by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Friday that will be closely watched for further clues on U.S. interest rate policy.

Wall St. falls as healthcare, materials stumble

Traders work on the floor of the NYSEBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street retreated on Wednesday, pulled lower by weakness in the materials and healthcare sectors as investors continued to weigh the possibility of an interest rate hike in the coming months. The market is awaiting Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Friday for insight on the direction of monetary policy. Recent hawkish comments from some Fed officials, including Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer, have raised expectations that Yellen might signal a hike in September.


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Bond Report: 2-year Treasury yield highest since June as Yellen, Fischer talk rate hikes
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:50:12 +0100

U.S. Treasurys pull back Friday, pushing yields higher, after Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said the case had strengthened for a rate increase and her deputy says there’s scope for as many as two hikes before year-end.

The Fed: Fed’s Bullard says Facebook co-founder behind activists
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:47:18 +0100

St. Louis Fed President James Bullard on Friday said Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz is behind a left-leaning group seeking to change the way the powerful central bank works.

The Wall Street Journal: Maine governor left profanity-laced voicemail for legislator
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:42:22 +0100

Democratic leaders in Maine’s state legislature called Gov. Paul LePage “not mentally or emotionally fit to hold office” Friday -- and one lawmaker called on him to resign -- after the Republican governor left a crude, profanity-laced phone message for a state representative whom LePage said had called him racist.

The Fed: Fed’s Powell says central bank can be patient as it raises interest rates
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:42:16 +0100

The U.S. central bank can and should continue to raise interest rates in a patient manner, said Federal Reserve Governor Jerome Powell on Friday.

Zika screening at U.S. blood centers advised
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:41:27 +0100

FDA advises Zika screening at all U.S. blood centers. (AP)The new FDA advisory means all states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for the virus immediately.

Currencies: Dollar higher as Fed’s Fischer leaves door open to 2 rate hikes in 2016
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:29:57 +0100

The dollar pivoted higher Friday after Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said the central bank could possibly raise interest rates twice before the end of 2016, depending on the strength of economic data released in the coming months.

The Wall Street Journal: ‘Burkini’ ban at public beaches suspended by French court
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:25:43 +0100

France’s highest administrative court has suspended a local ban on wearing head-to-foot burkini swimsuits, setting a precedent in a highly charged national debate over Muslim clothing and French identity.

Futures Movers: Oil futures suffer 1st weekly loss in a month
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:25:09 +0100

Oil futures manage to hold a small gain, but still saw a loss for the first week—their first weekly loss in a month.

Personal Finance Daily: Luxury panic rooms and the bad decision millennial homeowners make
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:24:12 +0100

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What it’s like to have life-threatening allergies and be unable to afford the EpiPen
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:20:55 +0100

Meet one parent who goes without the life-saving auto-injectors to make sure her son has access to one

Metals Stocks: Gold posts biggest weekly decline since mid-July
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 20:14:30 +0100

Gold futures settle with a modest gain with traders eyeing moves in the dollar following comments from Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen and Fed Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer that both hinted at a potential U.S. interest-rate hike as early as next month.

Colombia's historic peace plan has a drug problem - Business Insider
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:36:42 +0100

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Colombia's historic peace plan has a drug problem
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Colombia FARC peace deal Juan Manuel Santos Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos, center, and Colombian first lady Maria Clemencia de Santos arrive at congress to present the FARC, in Bogota, August 25, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino.
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How immigration hardliners are reacting to confusion over Trump's stance - CBS News
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:35:00 +0100

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How immigration hardliners are reacting to confusion over Trump's stance
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After a week of muddled messages from Donald Trump and his campaign on his immigration proposals, some immigration hard-liners are wavering between supporting the Republican nominee or trashing his latest attempt to appeal to minority voters.

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Court Suspends 'Burkini' Ban in French Town - New York Times
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:16:23 +0100

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Court Suspends 'Burkini' Ban in French Town
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Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics? - NPR
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:48:43 +0100


Guess How Many Zika Cases Showed Up At The Olympics?
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Small town 'shocked' by nuns' slaying
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:26:44 +0100

"Sister Paula was an angel," says Joe Morgan Jr., of Lexington, Miss., Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, standing at a businesses adjacent to the Lexington Medical Clinic where he was a patient of Sister Paula Merrill, one of two nurse practitioners who were found slain Thursday in their Durant, Miss., home, a few miles away. Merrill and Sister Margaret Held, were known for their kindness and community involvement in the mostly rural Mississippi Delta towns. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill, reportedly found stabbed in their home, were nurse practitioners at a clinic in Durant, Miss.

Kaine channels Bill Clinton on 'Late Show'
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:18:40 +0100

Tim Kaine played the harmonica on the "Late Show." ("Late Show")Tim Kaine showed off his mean harmonica skills in a bluesy jam session with house band Jon Batiste and Stay Human.

Yellen Imagines a Future Where Fed Tinkers With Inflation Target - Bloomberg
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:08:51 +0100


Yellen Imagines a Future Where Fed Tinkers With Inflation Target
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Italy earthquake: More than 2000 forced to live in camps - CNN
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:38:06 +0100


Italy earthquake: More than 2000 forced to live in camps
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Maine governor to lawmaker: ‘I am after you’
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:27:34 +0100

Rep. Drew Gattine; Maine Gov. Paul Richard LePage (Yahoo News)Gov. Paul Richard LePage became angry after being called a racist by Rep. Drew Gattine.

Children among dead in Syria barrel bomb attack - CNN
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 17:00:17 +0100


Children among dead in Syria barrel bomb attack
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Clinton, Trump trade bigotry accusations
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 16:16:01 +0100

Hillary Clinton in Reno, Nev. (Carolyn Kaster/AP); Donald Trump in Manchester, N.H. (Gerald Herbert/AP)Hillary Clinton has denounced Donald Trump as a race-baiting demagogue, and he's fighting back.

Behind university's 'trigger warning' letter
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:47:20 +0100

Students walk through the main quadrangle at the University of Chicago. (Robert Kozloff/University of Chicago)The University of Chicago's dean says the firestorm over a letter to freshmen was somewhat the point.

French court rules to suspend burkini ban
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:21:01 +0100

French court makes initial ruling to suspend burkini ban. (AP)The Conseil d'Etat gave the ruling after a human rights group said the ban contravenes with civil liberties.

How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp info with Facebook - TechCrunch
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:01:10 +0100


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Obama race relations legacy seen as mixed
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 11:07:11 +0100

Obama's legacy on race relations is seen as mixed. (AP)As the presidential candidates attack each other over racial politics, black leaders say Obama's record looks mixed.

Dangerous humanitarian mission in Iraq
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:00:49 +0100

Clearing mines amid the rubble of war. (Yahoo News)A team made up mostly of Kurdish civilians is tasked with clearing explosive devices before displaced Iraqi residents can return to their homes.

Controversial rape case judge requests change
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:09:20 +0100

Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky. (AP)Aaron Persky, criticized for a lenient sentence for a former Stanford swimmer, will no longer hear criminal matters.

Obama creates the largest protected place on the planet, off Hawaii - Washington Post
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:05:24 +0100

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Immigration hardliner's warning for Trump
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 05:00:19 +0100

Republican Rep. Steve King speaks in Des Moines. (Charlie Neibergall/AP)GOP Rep. Steve King says that if the candidate is changing his position, it could prompt supporters to stay home.

How Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, became a virtual monopoly - Washington Post
Fri, 26 Aug 2016 01:18:27 +0100

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How Mylan, the maker of EpiPen, became a virtual monopoly
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Italy earthquake death toll rises to 247
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:35:56 +0100

Italy earthquake death toll rises. (Reuters)Aftershocks continue nearly 24 hours after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s central region.

Clinton assails Trump's 'stream of bigotry'
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 21:23:20 +0100

Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in Reno, Nev. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)The Democrat says her Republican rival aligns with the party's "fringe element," known as the "alt-right."

Trump's data indifference hampering the GOP
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 20:23:34 +0100

Trump’s lack of a data operation is hurting the GOP, operatives sayThe candidate's lack of focus on analytics is "a shame" and has weakened Republicans, laments one operative.

Why rich donors keep giving to losing candidates
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:25:58 +0100

Why rich donors keep giving to losing GOP candidates like Mitt Romney and John McCain. (AP)Victory on Election Day is decidedly secondary for super-rich backers of high-profile politicians.

How not to get dragged down by the Donald
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 19:19:29 +0100

How not to get dragged down by the Donald. (Yahoo News)The GOP Senate candidate in Nevada may be the best example of how Republicans can save themselves from Trump.

National Park Service hits the century mark
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:49:16 +0100

View of Mount Moran from Oxbow Bend, Grand Teton National Park. (Shirley & Pat Collins/McPhoto/ullstein bild via Getty)The federal agency is inviting the public to take part in the anniversary festivities, which include freebies.

Explaining the ‘alt-right’ Trump attack
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:20:10 +0100

From left to right: Andrew Anglin, the Daily Stormer; Richard Spencer, the Alternative Right; Jared Taylor, American Renaissance; Matthew Heimbach; David Duke; Milo Yiannopoulos, and Steve Bannon. (Yahoo News photo Illustration; photos: AP, Facebook, Getty, Reuters)Hillary Clinton is going after Trump by emphasizing his ties to this movement and its extremist roots.

Inside Trump's meeting with GOP minorities
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:22:57 +0100

Ashley Bell gives an account of Donald Trump's meeting with GOP minorities. (Yahoo News)Ashley Bell, the RNC's national director of African-American outreach, says the candidate was "very polite."

$18 million in 3 days: Clinton’s big haul
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:13:26 +0100

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leaves a fundraiser in Piedmont, Calif. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)Hillary Clinton mingled with Hall of Fame basketball player Magic Johnson and Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Trooper's fatal shooting of deaf driver probed
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:40:30 +0100

Friends and family of Daniel Harris during a candlelight vigil on Aug. 22 in Charlotte, N.C. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)The family of Daniel Harris says he was unarmed and that his death resulted from a tragic misunderstanding.

Assange: WikiLeaks to release Clinton data
Thu, 25 Aug 2016 03:32:26 +0100

(AP)The group's founder says "a variety of documents ... associated with the election campaign" will be made public.

Quake destroys buildings in Italy; dozens dead
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:11:04 +0100

Rescuers at a collapsed house following a quake in Amatrice, central Italy, on Aug. 24. (Emiliano Grillotti/Reuters)"There are houses that aren't here anymore.,” the mayor of Amatrice says after a 6.2-magnitude quake struck the area.

Key conservative joins Trump transition team
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 22:19:48 +0100

Ed Feulner (AP)Ed Feulner, a major figure in the conservative movement, will help the nominee prepare for a possible presidency.

Why Trump's immigration pivot is no surprise
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:22:46 +0100

Donald Trump (Getty Images)The GOP nominee's career-long knack for giving the public what it wants made his pivot predictable.

Clinton's aggressive plan to attack Trump
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 20:28:03 +0100

(Yahoo News)The Democrat aims to paint her GOP rival as aligning with a group that believes "white identity" is under attack.

Army training slide called Clinton a threat
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 19:04:22 +0100

Hillary Clinton and the Army training slide. (AP; U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments via Facebook)The Army has pulled the slide, which listed Clinton among a group of "insider" threats to national security.

Habitable planet is found right next door
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:40:02 +0100

An artist's impression of the planet Proxima b, orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima CentauriScientists reveal an Earth-size body orbiting the star nearest our sun — and hope one day it will be explored by robots.

Is Donald Trump softening on immigration?
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 18:02:49 +0100

Donald Trump at a rally in New Hampshire. (Getty Images)The candidate has recently shown signs that he's willing to roll back his hard-line stance on immigrants.

Trump campaign says polls are wrong
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 17:35:50 +0100

Trump campaign says polls are wrong. (AP)Kellyanne Conway argued polls are missing the “undercover Trump voter,” who is embarrassed to admit support for him.

Dr. Carson pressures 'elderly' candidates
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:53:24 +0100

Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Elderly’ presidential candidates like Trump and Clinton should release medical historyThe former GOP candidate and retired surgeon says Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton should disclose current medical records.

Blacks question Trump's outreach attempts
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:48:57 +0100

James Smith, left, and Ike Jenkins, who is not a Donald Trump fan, in East Cleveland, Ohio. (Bill Barrow/AP)Many rank-and-file black voters dismiss his overtures as racially charged pitches aimed exclusively at whites.

Horrified by Trump, Dems nostalgic about Romney
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:44:15 +0100

Mitt Romney on Nov. 4, 2012. (Charles Dharapak/AP)Declaring Trump "unhinged," many Democrats who vilified Romney four years ago have changed their tune.

Many donors gained access to Secy. Clinton
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:51:38 +0100

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks in Philadelphia. More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money, either personally or through companies or groups, to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)More than half the people outside government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave to the Clinton Foundation.

Amid criticism, Obama visits flood-ravaged La.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 02:29:00 +0100

President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood DamageSome have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.

Cops pressured to release body-cam videos
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:00:15 +0100

A crime scene in Milwaukee. (AP)Internet outcries force police departments to swiftly release body-cam footage of shootings by officers.

Obama tours flood-ravaged Louisiana
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:49:18 +0100

President Barack Obama (Getty Images)Some have criticized the president for not cutting short his two-week vacation to Martha's Vineyard.

Trump refocuses his tough talk on immigration
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:41:57 +0100

Donald Trump muddles hardline immigration stance from GOP primaryThe candidate’s nebulous policy appears to be shifting away from the promises of mass deportations to something a bit more tenable.

Kareem to Trump: Go visit a black community
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:19:49 +0100

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Trump has no credibility with black votersThe NBA Hall of Famer, who questions the GOP nominee’s motives, received a nasty note from him after a critical op-ed piece.

Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wake

Photos: Quake leaves devastation in its wakeAerial view of the village of Saletta in central Italy, Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, where a strong quake hit early Wednesday. Strong aftershocks rattled residents and rescue crews alike Friday as hopes began to dim that firefighters would find any more survivors as donations began pouring into the area and Italy again anguished over its failure to protect ancient towns and modern cities from the country’s highly seismic terrain. (AP Photo/Localteam)


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