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U.S. working on filling Federal Reserve roles

WASHINGTON The White House is working on filling all three open slots at the Federal Reserve Board and will announce a new interim boss for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a key


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U.S. to unveil new interim boss at OCC on Wednesday: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON The government will announce a new interim boss for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), a key banking regulator, later this morning, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday. Mnuchin also


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Trump aide lays out ‘disruptive’ approach on eve of Mideast talks

By Matt Spetalnick | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON Donald Trump’s national security adviser described his boss’s foreign policy approach as "disruptive" on the eve of the U.S. president’s first White House meeting with the Palestinian leader, saying


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Russian election hacking ‘wildly successful’ in creating discord: former U.S. lawmaker

By Scott Malone | CAMBRIDGE, Mass. CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Russia succeeded in its goals of sowing discord in U.S. politics by meddling in the 2016 presidential election, which will likely inspire similar future efforts, two top


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Restaurant, retail calorie disclosure rule in flux under Trump

By Lisa Baertlein | LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES A much-delayed U.S. rule requiring restaurants and retailers to clearly display food calorie counts has been pushed back again, and could be rewritten or scrapped as the


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left right FILE PHOTO - Jay Clayton is sworn in to testify at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination of to be chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)


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U.S. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin undergoes heart procedure

CHICAGO U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, the chamber's second-ranking Democrat, had a procedure on Tuesday in Chicago to correct an irregular heartbeat, his office said. Durbin, 72, was treated at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for an “atrial flutter,”


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Conservative U.S. think tank Heritage Foundation fires leader

By Ginger Gibson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTONThe Heritage Foundation, a leading conservative think tank that has gained influence in Republican-controlled Washington, fired its leader Jim DeMint on Tuesday, and sources close to the situation said the


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By Steve Holland and Alexander Winning | WASHINGTON/MOSCOW WASHINGTON/MOSCOW U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on Tuesday for the first time since U.S. air strikes in Syria on April 4 strained


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WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed working together to end the violence in Syria on Tuesday in their first phone call since U.S. air strikes in Syria strained U.S.-Russian relations. The White


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