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Tuesday, September 13th 2016 - 11:16 UTC

Fed expected to keep cautious approach to interest rates next week

Fed governor Lael Brainard said the risk with raising rates too soon is that it could damage the fragile economy.

North American stock markets rallied today after a U.S. Federal Reserve official hinted that the central bank remains cautious about interest rate hikes. Fed governor Lael Brainard said the risk with raising rates too soon is that it could damage the fragile economy.

Monday, September 12th 2016 - 07:07 UTC

Hillary's pneumonia puts US presidential candidates' medical records on the campaign debate

Clinton's pneumonia was being treated with antibiotics and the candidate had been “advised to rest and modify her schedule,” doctor Bardack said.

United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's personal doctor revealed on Sunday that he Democratic nominee was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, hours after Clinton drew attention for abruptly leaving a 9/11 memorial event at Ground Zero and was seen on video apparently being assisted getting into a van.

Wednesday, September 7th 2016 - 04:40 UTC

US finances fisheries innovative by-catch reduction research projects

Reducing by-catch is a key part of NOAA’s efforts to maintain sustainable fisheries and conserve and recover protected species.

The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries is awarding more than US$ 2.4 million to partners around the country to support innovative by-catch reduction research projects through its By-catch Reduction Engineering Program (BREP).

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 08:58 UTC

US economy adds more jobs in August, but not as many as expected

The number of extra jobs was sharply down from an upwardly revised July figure of 275,000. It was also smaller than the average monthly increase of 204,000

The expanding US economy added another 151,000 jobs in August, according to the US Labor Department, while the unemployment rate stayed at 4.9%. The number of extra jobs was sharply down from an upwardly revised July figure of 275,000. It was also a smaller rise than the average monthly increase of 204,000 seen during the previous 12 months.

Monday, September 5th 2016 - 06:55 UTC

Obama praises Macri and his policies before the world's main leaders

“There are various presidents that are implementing the correct measures, like India, Indonesia, Italy and the new president of Argentina ...”said Obama.

President Mauricio Macri got another big nod of support as US President Barack Obama highlighted him as one of the few national leaders setting an example for the world by going against a wave of protectionism gaining presence on a global scale, in a speech during the G20 conference.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 10:45 UTC

First US commercial flight lands in Cuba in more than half a century

Calling it a “historic occasion,” Foxx said the inaugural flight culminated “months of work by airlines, cities, the U.S. government and many others”

United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx stepped onto Cuban soil from the first U.S. commercial flight to the island nation in more than half a century on Wednesday, a JetBlue Airways flight from Florida, marking a big step in restoring normal relations between the U.S. and Cuba.

Thursday, September 1st 2016 - 07:35 UTC

Guantanamo Bay inmate is back in Uruguay following his arrest in Venezuela

Diyab and five other ex-Guantanamo inmates resettled along with him have had a running dispute with Uruguay's government over housing and living allowances

A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who was resettled in Uruguay and then arrested in Venezuela after going missing has been sent back to Uruguay, officials announced in Montevideo. Syrian Jihad Diyab, 45, who was resettled in Uruguay as a refugee in 2014 -- was jailed at the headquarters of the Venezuelan secret police after going off the radar in Uruguay then traveling to Venezuela, apparently evading border control.

Monday, August 29th 2016 - 04:27 UTC

Obama creates largest protected marine area in Hawaii

The Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

United States President Barack Obama will dramatically expand the Papahnaumokuakea Marine National Monument off the coast of Hawaii on Friday, the White House said, an action that will ban commercial fishing from more than 1.5 million sq km of the Pacific Ocean.

Tuesday, August 23rd 2016 - 09:03 UTC

Fed vice-president optimistic about US economy employment and inflation targets

“We are close to our targets,” Fischer said on Sunday, adding that jobs growth had been “remarkably resilient”. However he did not mention interest rates

The Federal Reserve is close to hitting its targets for US employment and 2% inflation, according to the central bank's vice chairman, Stanley Fischer. In a speech in Colorado, the Fed's number two policymaker was upbeat about the economy's recovery and prospects.

Friday, August 19th 2016 - 13:17 UTC

US Federal Reserve reiterates concern with stubbornly slow rate of inflation

William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York said in a television interview that a September rate hike is “possible.”

United States Federal Reserve officials believed last month that near-term risks to the U.S. economy had subsided and that an interest rate increase could soon be warranted. But they did not indicate when they would likely raise rates.

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