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Demonstrators play drums outside the Ministry Labour building, during a protest in demand of an increase in the minimum wage, welfare plans and jobs, during the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Buenos Aires, Argentina October 14, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin MarcarianBUENOS AIRES, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Argentina on Tuesday raised the country's minimum wage to 31,104 Argentine pesos ($316.51) a month starting in September, as persistent inflation eats away at purchasing power. In October, the minimum monthly wage will rise to 31,938 Argentine pesos, and then to 32,616 Argentine pesos in February 2022, the government said. Overall in 2021, the minimum wage will have risen 55.3%, Economy Minister Martin Guzman said on Twitter. The increase in the minimum wage is in line with inflation.
Persons: Agustin Marcarian, Martin Guzman, Alberto Fernandez, Walter Bianchi, Leslie Adler Organizations: Ministry Labour, REUTERS, Twitter, Thomson Locations: Buenos Aires, Argentina, Agustin Marcarian BUENOS AIRES
Ten days earlier Laundrie had returned home to North Port, Florida, without her from a cross-country road trip. North Port police say they learned from Laundrie's family only on Friday that he had been gone for three days. A North Port police spokesman said they would return there early on Wednesday to resume the effort. Petito's family believes she was headed to Grand Teton National Park when they last heard from her. On Monday investigators served a search warrant on the Laundrie family home.
Persons: Gabrielle Petito, Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito's, Laundrie, Michael Schneider, Petito, Nicole Schmidt, Stan, Schmidt, Dan Whitcomb, Leslie Adler Organizations: Florida Police, Handout, REUTERS, Police, FBI, North Port, Ford Transit, Coroner's, FBI Denver, U.S, Teton, Thomson Locations: Port, Florida, Wyoming, North Port , Florida, North Port, Carlton, North, Bridger, Teton, Forest, New York, Salt Lake City, Moab , Utah
A man walks in front of unfinished residential buildings at the Evergrande Oasis, a housing complex developed by Evergrande Group, in Luoyang, China September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said it is closely following developments surrounding China Evergrande Group (3333.HK), but believes Beijing has the tools to prevent the situation from turning into a systemic crisis. IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath told Reuters the real estate sector was a big part of China's economy, and China Evergrande's potential default could have implications for China's economic activity and financial stability. "We are following the developments in China very closely," Gopinath said, underscoring the need for regulatory reforms to address the heavily leveraged property sector. "We still believe that China has the tools and the policy space to prevent this turning into a systemic crisis."
Persons: Carlos Garcia Rawlins WASHINGTON, Gita Gopinath, Gopinath, Andrea Shalal, Leslie Adler Organizations: Evergrande Group, REUTERS, Monetary Fund, China Evergrande, HK, IMF, Reuters, Thomson Locations: Luoyang, China, Beijing
An American Airlines Boeing 777-300ER plane takes off from Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, October 28, 2020. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File PhotoSept 21 (Reuters) - The United States and several U.S. states on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against American Airlines Group Inc (AAL.O) and JetBlue Airways Corp (JBLU.O), according to records in Boston federal court. The lawsuit came after American's chief executive, Doug Parker, said he expected the U.S. government to challenge the carriers' partnership on antitrust grounds. Other plaintiffs in the lawsuit include Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Virginia, the court records show. Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Loren Elliott, Doug Parker, Jonathan Stempel, Leslie Adler Organizations: American Airlines Boeing, Sydney Airport, REUTERS, American Airlines Group Inc, JetBlue Airways Corp, of, Thomson Locations: Sydney, Australia, United States, Boston, Arizona , California, of Columbia , Florida , Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York
Witnesses last saw Petito on Aug. 24 as she left a Salt Lake City hotel. An FBI spokesman has said the body was "consistent" with the 5'5, 110-pound Petito. The autopsy scheduled for Tuesday was expected to identify the remains and determine a cause of death. Petito sobs in the video as she describes a quarrel with Laundrie that she says became physical at times. The officers did not detain the couple but insisted they spend that night separately, Petito in the van and Laundrie at a hotel.
Persons: Gabrielle Petito, Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito, Laundrie, Petito's, Petito, Nicole Schmidt, Stan, Schmidt, Dan Whitcomb, Leslie Adler Organizations: Florida Police, Handout, REUTERS, FBI, North Port . North Port, Teton, Thomson Locations: Port, North Port , Florida, Wyoming, Bridger, Teton, Forest, Carlton, North Port . North, New York, North Port, Salt Lake City, Moab , Utah
Biden will make his first appearance at the United Nations since taking office as president in January. We believe in the United Nations and its value," he said Monday evening before a meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Biden's message will be "ending the war in Afghanistan closed a chapter focused on war and opens a chapter focused on ... purposeful, effective, intensive American diplomacy," a senior White House official said. Biden will also up the U.S. commitments on climate change and COVID-19 vaccine donations, the official said, without providing specifics. Biden is to convene a virtual COVID-19 summit from the White House on Wednesday on the margins of the United Nations meeting.
Persons: Joe Biden, Antonio Guterres, Kevin Lamarque, Biden, Donald Trump, Jen Psaki, Scott Morrison, Boris Johnson, Morrison, Johnson, Emmanuel Macron, White, Steve Holland, Heather Timmons, Leslie Adler Organizations: United Nations, General Assembly, REUTERS, United, Republican, White House, NATO, Australian, British, Australia, White, Monday, Thomson Locations: New York City, U.S, Afghanistan, United Nations, China, Australia, France, United States, pullout, New York, Washington, India, Japan
Xi says China aims to provide 2 bln vaccine doses by year end
  + stars: | 2021-09-21 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +1 min
Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a welcoming ceremony for Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing, China May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jason LeeWASHINGTON, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese leader Xi Jinping reiterated on Tuesday that China aims to provide 2 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses to the world by the end of the year. Xi made the pledge in a video address to the United Nations General Assembly in which he stressed China's peaceful intentions in international relations, saying that China would never invade or bully others, or seek hegemony. Xi spoke after U.S. President Joe Biden mapped out a new era of vigorous competition without a new Cold War despite China's ascendance during his first United Nations address on Tuesday. {nL1N2QN1BX]Reporting by Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and Michael Martina, David Brunnstrom and Arshad Mohammed in Washington; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, Jason Lee WASHINGTON, Xi, Joe Biden, China's ascendance, Michelle Nichols, Michael Martina, David Brunnstrom, Arshad Mohammed, Leslie Adler Organizations: of, REUTERS, United Nations General Assembly, U.S, United Nations, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China, Washington
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the 76th Session of the General Assembly at UN Headquarters in New York on September 21, 2021. Mary Altaffer/Pool via REUTERSISTANBUL, Sept 21 (Reuters) - President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday that the Paris climate agreement would be presented to the Turkish parliament for approval next month, which would make it the last G20 country to ratify the deal. Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, Erdogan said Turkey had not ratified the deal due to injustices regarding responsibilities. "We plan to present the Paris climate agreement to our parliament's approval next month in line with constructive steps that will be taken," Erdogan said. He added that Turkey aims to complete the approval process before the UN climate conference in November.
Persons: Tayyip Erdogan, Mary Altaffer, Erdogan, Ali Kucukgocmen, Leslie Adler, Dan Grebler Organizations: UN, REUTERS, United Nations General Assembly, Thomson Locations: New York, REUTERS ISTANBUL, Paris, Turkey
The United Nations headquarters is seen during the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly high-level debate, which is being held mostly virtually due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in New York, U.S., September 21, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File PhotoUNITED NATIONS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. He is pushing for a global plan to vaccinate 70% of the world by the first half of next year. Out of 5.7 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines administered around the world, only 2% have been in Africa. His U.N. envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said Biden would "speak to our top priorities: ending the COVID-19 pandemic; combating climate change ... and defending human rights, democracy, and the international rules-based order."
Persons: Mike Segar, Joe Biden, Jair Bolsonaro, Johnson, Antonio Guterres, Biden, Guterres, Bolsonaro, Linda Thomas, Greenfield, Boris Johnson, Michelle Nichols, Anthony Boadle, Leslie Adler Organizations: United Nations, General Assembly, REUTERS, UNITED, United, General, Reuters, British, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S, United States, Brazil, New York City, Africa, Washington, Afghanistan, Iran, Glasgow, Scotland, COP26
The two members of the Islamic Jihad militant group were apprehended before dawn from a house in the Palestinian city of Jenin in the occupied West Bank, Israeli Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai said. Palestinians see members of armed groups jailed by Israel as heroes in the struggle for statehood in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, territory Israel captured in the 1967 Middle East war. Palestinians in Jenin clashed with Israeli troops as they raided the city early on Sunday, residents said. Palestinians hurled rocks and explosives towards Israeli troops and shot live fire as the troops exited the city, the military added. There was no immediate comment from the Palestinian Authority, which exercises limited self-rule in the West Bank and coordinates with Israel on security in the territory.
Persons: Ammar Awad, Yaakov Shabtai, Israel, Ayham Nayef Kamamji, Kamamji, Infeiat, Rami Ayyub, Ali Sawafta, Ahmed Tolba, Leslie Adler, William Mallard Organizations: West Bank, REUTERS, TEL, Sunday, Jihad, Israeli, West, Palestinian Prisoners Club, Palestinian Authority, Thomson Locations: Gilboa, Muqeibila, Israel, TEL AVIV, RAMALLAH, West, Palestinian, Jenin, West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem, Nazareth, Tel Aviv, Ramallah, Cairo
The logo of Facebook is seen in Davos, Switzerland Januar 20, 2020. REUTERS/Arnd WiegmannSept 18 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) on Saturday slammed a Wall Street Journal series of articles about the social media company's platform as containing "deliberate mischaracterizations" and said the articles "conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees." Nick Clegg, Facebook's vice president of global affairs, writing in a blog post, said the Wall Street Journal's stories "contained deliberate mischaracterizations of what we are trying to do, and conferred egregiously false motives to Facebook's leadership and employees." Clegg called "just plain false" an allegation that "Facebook conducts research and then systematically and willfully ignores it if the findings are inconvenient for the company." Reporting by Juby Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Nick Clegg, Clegg, Juby Babu, Leslie Adler Organizations: Facebook, REUTERS, Saturday, Street, Thomson Locations: Davos, Switzerland, Bengaluru
OSU student Ashlyn Gerlach of Saint Henry, Ohio, receives her second dose of the Pfizer coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine at a clinic at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., September 15, 2021. REUTERS/Gaelen MorseSept 18 (Reuters) - The United States has administered 384,911,290 doses of COVID-19 vaccines as of Saturday morning and distributed 466,569,635 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Those figures are up from 383,994,877 vaccine doses the CDC said had gone into arms by Sept. 17 out of 464,315,725 doses delivered. The agency said 211,489,242 people had received at least one dose, while 181,035,022 people were fully vaccinated as of 6 a.m. The CDC tally includes two-dose vaccines from Moderna (MRNA.O) and Pfizer/BioNTech (PFE.N), , as well as Johnson & Johnson's JNJ.N one-shot vaccine.
Persons: Ashlyn Gerlach, Saint, Gaelen Morse, Johnson, Johnson's, Juby Babu, Leslie Adler Organizations: OSU, Pfizer, Ohio State University, REUTERS, United, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Prevention, CDC, U.S, Thomson Locations: Saint Henry , Ohio, Columbus , Ohio, U.S, United States, Moderna, Bengaluru
KADUNA, Nigeria, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Bandits have released 10 more students kidnapped two months ago from a Baptist school in northwest Nigeria, the school administrator told Reuters on Saturday. The Reverend John Hayab, administrator of the Bethel Baptist High school, said 21 students from the school remained in captivity. He said an undisclosed ransom was paid to release eight students while another two were set free due to ill health. read moreSchools have become targets for mass kidnappings for ransom in northern Nigeria by armed groups. The United Nations children's agency UNICEF said on Wednesday that 1 million Nigerian children could miss school this year as the new term begins amid a rise in mass school kidnappings and insecurity.
Persons: John Hayab, Hayab, Ardo Hazzad, Chijioke, Leslie Adler Organizations: Baptist, Reuters, Bethel Baptist High, Islamic, United Nations, UNICEF, Thomson Locations: KADUNA, Nigeria, Nigeria's Kaduna, West Africa Province, Bauchi
MADRID, Sept 18 (Reuters) - About 25,000 people took part in the biggest illegal drinking party in Madrid since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, police said on Saturday. The "macro-botellon," as these outside drinking parties are called, started at the Complutense University in Madrid on Friday. Video of the party showed thousands of revellers not wearing masks or maintaining social distancing. However, mass drinking parties are still illegal and punishable with fines for taking part between 500 euros ($586.25) for minors and 600 euros ($703.50) for adults. There were other mass drinking parties in Barcelona and the northern Spanish city of Logroño on Friday night, authorities said.
Persons: Graham Keeley, Leslie Adler Organizations: Complutense University, Madrid's Municipal Police, Reuters, Thomson Locations: MADRID, Madrid, Barcelona, Spanish, Logroño
Officials on both sides of the border said most of the migrants were Haitians. REUTERS/Adrees Latif Read MoreOn the Texas side, Haitians have been joined by Cubans, Venezuelans and Nicaraguans under the Del Rio bridge, where migrants say conditions are deteriorating. A mass expulsion of Haitians at Del Rio is sure to anger immigration advocates who say such returns are inhumane considering the conditions in Haiti, the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere. Several told Reuters they followed routes shared on WhatsApp to reach Del Rio. More than a dozen Haitians in southern Mexico's Tapachula, near the border with Guatemala, told Reuters on Friday that messages in WhatsApp groups spread lies about the ease of crossing the border.
Persons: CIUDAD, Biden, Ariel Henry, Del, Bruno Lozano, Ciudad, Adrees Latif Read, Michael Vargas, Vargas, Jeff Jeune, Jeune, Trump, Joe Biden, Alexandra Ulmer, Ciudad Acuña, Kristina Cooke, Lizbeth Diaz, Mica Rosenberg, David Alire Garcia, Donna Bryson, Daniel Wallis, Leslie Adler, William Mallard Organizations: Department of Homeland Security, DHS, Del, Ciudad Acuna, Haitian, . Customs, Reuters, U.S . Centers for Disease Control, Thomson Locations: CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico, Texas, United States, Del Rio , Texas, Haiti, Brazil, Chile, Caribbean, Del Rio, Del, Del Rio's, USA, Ciudad Acuna, Rio Grande, U.S, South America, Mexico's Tapachula, Guatemala, Ciudad, San Francisco
REUTERS/Michele TantussiWASHINGTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Friday it will send a team to investigate a Tesla (TSLA.O) vehicle crash this week that killed two people in Coral Gables, Florida. The NTSB has previously investigated three fatal Tesla crashes in which Autopilot was involved. The NTSB is also investigating an April Tesla crash in Texas that killed two people. The NHTSA in August opened a formal safety probe into 765,000 Tesla vehicles and Autopilot after 11 crashes involving first-responders such as police or fire vehicles. The agency also has opened 33 individual investigations into Tesla crashes involving 11 deaths since 2016 in which use of advanced driver assistance systems was suspected.
Persons: Michele Tantussi WASHINGTON, Tesla, David Shepardson, Hyunjoo Jin, Will Dunham, Leslie Adler Organizations: REUTERS, U.S . National Transportation Safety Board, Coral Gables, Tesla, NTSB, Local, Traffic Safety Administration, Coral, NHTSA, Thomson Locations: Berlin, Germany, Coral Gables , Florida, Texas, San Francisco
That works for larger businesses that can negotiate with payment processors, but Adobe wanted a simpler service for smaller merchants, Peter Sheldon, senior director of commerce strategy at Adobe, told Reuters in an interview. Payments are a big part of the e-commerce business. In 2020, more than two-thirds of Shopify's $2.93 billion in revenue came from its merchant services segment that includes payments. For Adobe, the payments move follows a partnership with FedEx Corp (FDX.N) earlier this year that helps Adobe merchants manage shipping and logistics services. Sheldon told Reuters that the processing deal with PayPal is not exclusive, and as Adobe expands further internationally after 2022, it may work with other processors.
Persons: Leonhard Foeger, Peter Sheldon, Sheldon, Adobe's, it’s, Jordan Jewell, Stephen Nellis, Leslie Adler Organizations: REUTERS, Adobe Inc, Shopify Inc, Adobe, Magento Commerce, PayPal, Reuters, FedEx Corp, IDC, Thomson Locations: Vienna, United States, Canada, Australia, Western Europe, San Francisco
NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Broadway's biggest musicals roared back to life on Tuesday, banishing the eerie silence of the last 18 months in New York's pandemic-hit theater district with screams, tears and standing ovations. Emotions were giddy as the curtain rose again on top musicals "Hamilton," "The Lion King" and "Wicked" before packed audiences welcoming back live theater after the coronavirus shutdown. "I don't ever want to take live theater for granted ever again, do you? Julie Taymor, director of "The Lion King," opened the show by telling the audience, "As Rafiki says, it is time." Being back on Broadway was amazing," said Richard Saenz, who was in the audience for "The Lion King."
Persons: Hamilton, King, Lin, Manuel Miranda, Miranda, Kristin Chenoweth, Glinda, Steven Schwartz, Chenoweth, Julie Taymor, Rafiki, Richard Saenz, Eduardo Munoz Read, Jeffrey Seller, Alicia Powell, Jill Serjeant, Leslie Adler, Clarence Fernandez Organizations: Broadway, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: New York, Chicago, Manhattan , New York City , New York, U.S, United States
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Delta variant and his administration's efforts to increase vaccinations, from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - President Joe Biden wants the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to have all the resources it will need to enforce the employer vaccine mandate he unveiled on Thursday, the White House said on Friday. Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, Andrea Shalal, Trevor Hunnicutt, Leslie Adler Organizations: White, REUTERS, Safety, Health Administration, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
Rocket sirens blare near Israel's border with Gaza
  + stars: | 2021-09-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: 1 min
JERUSALEM, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Sirens warning of incoming rocket fire sounded near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip late on Friday, the Israeli military said. The sirens came just hours after police captured two militants from Gaza's Islamic Jihad group who had escaped from a maximum-security Israeli prison earlier this week. read moreReporting by Rami Ayyub and Stephen Farrell; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Rami Ayyub, Stephen Farrell, Leslie Adler Organizations: Islamic, Thomson Locations: Israel's, Gaza
U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Delta variant and his administration's efforts to increase vaccinations, from the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 9, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin LamarqueWASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - The 90-minute call between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was intended to keep channels of communication open, the White House said on Friday. The tone of Thursday's call was respectful and candid, not lecturing or condescending, said press secretary Jen Psaki. Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Trevor Hunnicutt; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Joe Biden, Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON, Xi Jinping, Jen Psaki, Andrea Shalal, Trevor Hunnicutt, Leslie Adler Organizations: White, REUTERS, Thomson Locations: Washington , U.S
WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - Flights of Afghanistan refugees into the U.S. have been temporarily paused because of four cases of measles, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday. Reporting by Andrea Shalal and Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Leslie AdlerOur Standards: The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
Persons: Jen Psaki, Andrea Shalal, Jarrett Renshaw, Leslie Adler Organizations: Thomson Locations: Afghanistan, White
REUTERS/Toby Melville/PoolSept 10 (Reuters) - British finance minister Rishi Sunak has directed Treasury officials to explore with the insurance industry new financial products that would help people cover their share of costs for social care, a Treasury source said on Friday. Social care refers to long-term health care outside hospitals. Sunak has asked officials to work with insurers to consider "new products" that can help with social care costs, the treasury source said. "We’re hopeful that in time the cap on costs will provide the clarity insurers need to create new products,” the source said. Johnson's move to raise taxes broke a promise made in that manifesto to not raise such levies to fund social care.
Persons: Rishi Sunak, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Toby Melville, Sunak, Johnson, Vishal Vivek, Aishwarya Nair, Leslie Adler, Cynthia Osterman Organizations: Britain's, REUTERS, Treasury, Financial Times, Conservative, Johnson's Conservative Party, Labour Party, Thomson Locations: Downing, London, Britain, British, Bengaluru
White House says Biden, Xi discussed origins of COVID probe
  + stars: | 2021-09-10 | by ( ) www.reuters.com   time to read: +2 min
Attendants serve tea around Chinese President Xi Jinping at the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China March 5, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia RawlinsWASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Joe Biden discussed the investigation into the origins of COVID-19 during a call on Thursday with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, according to the White House. "They did discuss a range of trans-national issues including COVID-19, and understanding its origins is of course a primary concern for this administration," White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday. Biden vowed last month to press China for answers over the origins of a pandemic that has now killed 4.8 million people worldwide. For his part, Xi told Biden that the two countries should respect each other's core concerns and properly manage differences, China's official Xinhua News Agency reported.
Persons: Xi Jinping, Carlos Garcia Rawlins WASHINGTON, Joe Biden, Xi, Jen Psaki, I'm, Biden, Psaki, Andrea Shalal, Trevor Hunnicutt, Alexandra Alper, Leslie Adler, Alistair Bell Organizations: National People's Congress, of, People, REUTERS, Intelligence, U.S, Reuters, Xinhua News Agency, Thomson Locations: Beijing, China
The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston's President and CEO Eric S. Rosengren speaks in New York, April 17, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford/File PhotoSept 9 (Reuters) - Two Federal Reserve officials said on Thursday they would sell their individual stock holdings by the end of the month to address the appearance of conflicts of interest. The announcements come after the officials faced scrutiny over trades they made last year, according to their financial disclosure forms. "While my financial transactions conducted during my years as Dallas Fed president have complied with the Federal Reserve’s ethics rules, to avoid even the appearance of any conflict of interest, I have decided to change my personal investment practices," Kaplan said in a statement. In a similarly worded statement, Rosengren said his personal investments and transactions were in compliance with the Fed's ethics rules.
Persons: Eric S, Rosengren, Keith Bedford, Robert Kaplan, Eric Rosengren, Kaplan, Jonnelle Marte, Ann Saphir, Leslie Adler Organizations: Federal Reserve Bank, Boston's, REUTERS, Federal, Dallas Fed, Boston Fed, Wall Street, Apple, General, Bloomberg, Thomson Locations: New York, U.S
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