WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is hearing that its failure to approve previously negotiated reforms for the International Monetary Fund could cost Washington influence at the institution, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Wednesday.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor is eyeing August as a target to release a controversial proposal that would require retirement plan financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own, a department official confirm...
(Reuters) - Pimco, home to the world's largest bond fund run by co-founder Bill Gross, upgraded its assessment on U.S. economic growth on Wednesday, saying it expects it to run between 2.5 percent and 3 percent in 2014, from 2.25 and 2.75 percent.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Energy plans to shortly release up to 5 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a government source said on Wednesday.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City firefighters were investigating a building collapse in upper Manhattan on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the fire department.
LONDON (Reuters) - A top London lawyer who investigated phone hacking at News Corp's British newspapers will lead a probe into the role of Bank of England officials in the possible manipulation of foreign exchange rates.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Wednesday ordered former Goldman Sachs Group Inc trader Fabrice Tourre to pay more than $825,000 after a jury found him liable for defrauding investors in a complex investment product linked to subprime mortgages.
In the latest installment on fulfilling his pledge to “close the income gap,” President Obama Thursday will act to increase workers’ pay by rewriting labor regulations so that millions more will qualify for overtime pay. The move, which was announced via the... -
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will seek to increase the number of people who earn overtime pay by updating regulations that exempt broad swaths of supervisors, managers and office workers from making overtime, a White House official sai...
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(Reuters) - The wife of convicted child molester and former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky said on Wednesday that he was innocent and that victims who testified against him were manipulated for money.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Two months before Mt. Gox filed for bankruptcy it was sued by a customer seeking the return of funds in a case that highlights some of the red flags raised in the run-up to the collapse of what was once the world's biggest bitcoin exc...
PARIS (Reuters) - The traditional shoppers' warning is caveat emptor, or "buyer beware". When Vivendi's board meets on Friday to choose between two bids for its French telecom unit SFR, "seller beware" may be more appropriate.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The CIA's relationship with Congress would be ruined if it is proven that the agency illegally spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Wednesday.
So who ya gonna believe: Paramount or Director Darren Aronofsky? Either “Noah” is sure to be a hit with the 86 percent of religious people who are aware of the film (Paramount), or it’s the “least Biblical Biblical film ever made” (Aronofsky). It's all a... -
As an embarrassed Joe Scarborough said, Mika Brzezinski didn't have her "filter on" this morning. On today's Morning Joe, Brzezinski broke out a lurid tale of how as a young woman she had been held "hostage" by the son of the President of Lebanon, who apparently had... -
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street's cash bonus pool rose 15 percent to $26.7 billion in 2013 as average cash bonuses hit the third highest on record at $164,530, New York state's comptroller said in an estimate on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - A dying seven-year-old boy who is suffering from a viral infection could receive an unapproved treatment as early as Wednesday after a drugmaker struck a deal with U.S. regulators to provide the medicine.