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  • Aussie dollar breaks the buck as Australia, India fight Fed with 'quantitative tightening'

    11/02/2010 2:43:25 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 3 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/2/2010 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Australia's dollar has blasted through parity against the US dollar after the country raised interest rates a quarter point to 4.75pc to fight inflation. The long-awaited moment of "triple parity" seems imminent. The Swiss franc is already worth more than a greenback, and the Canadian dollar is seemingly poised to break through as well. The surging "Aussie" - widely seen as a play on the China growth story and used by traders as a proxy for the Chinese yuan - captures the shift in the world's economic centre of gravity to the Pacific region. The currency was worth half a...
  • NYPD mulls tightening rules for sidewalk, street protests

    07/19/2006 3:59:29 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 5 replies · 433+ views
    http://www.firstamendmentcenter.org/ ^ | 07.19.06 | The Associated Press
    NEW YORK — Police have proposed placing tighter restrictions on protesters who march on sidewalks by making them obtain parade permits — a move civil libertarians say would cripple the rights of people to stage spontaneous demonstrations. The written proposal, made public on July 17, would require permits for any march on a sidewalk by 35 or more people or for street demonstrations involving 20 or more bicycles or other vehicles. It says the new rules are needed to better police “assemblies that obstruct the free passage of public streets and sidewalks.” Current regulations, which are more loosely worded, mandate...
  • CA: Authorities tightening control of student immigration protests

    03/28/2006 6:35:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 66 replies · 1,825+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/28/06 | Christina Almeida - ap
    Thousands of students took to streets again Tuesday in Western states to protest proposed toughening of immigration laws but law enforcement authorities began cracking down by rounding up demonstrators as truants and issuing citations. Small numbers of arrests were reported. "We're not going to allow lawbreaking to take on a new dimension," Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca said after a second day of students roaming streets and attempting to march onto freeways - a dangerous tactic that alarmed officials. "When kids are walking on freeways, that's not free speech," said Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Some 11,600 students cut...
  • FOMC Raises Federal Funds Rate 25 Basis Points to 2.25%

    12/14/2004 11:16:34 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 41 replies · 2,275+ views
    CNBC | December 14, 2004
    In the fifth tightening of US monetary policy in as many meetings, Alan Greenspan and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Federal Funds Rate target 25 basis points to 2.25%, as expected. More...
  • FOMC Raises Federal Funds Rate 25 Basis Points to 2.00%

    11/10/2004 11:16:10 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 19 replies · 2,171+ views
    CNBC | November 10, 2004
    In the fourth tightening of US monetary policy in as many meetings, Alan Greenspan and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Federal Funds Rate target 25 basis points to 2.00%, as expected. More...
  • FOMC Raises Federal Funds Rate 25 Basis Points to 1.50%

    08/10/2004 11:15:32 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 66 replies · 2,965+ views
    CNBC | August 10, 2004
    In the second tightening of US monetary policy since May of 2000, Alan Greenspan and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Federal Funds Rate target 25 basis points to 1.50%, as expected. More...
  • FOMC Raises Federal Funds Rate 25 Basis Points to 1.25%

    06/30/2004 11:19:20 AM PDT · by RWR8189 · 61 replies · 690+ views
    CNBC | June 30, 2004
    In the first tightening of US monetary policy since May of 2000, Alan Greenspan and the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the Federal Funds Rate target, from its 46 year low, 25 basis points to 1.25%. More...
  • US gaining on bin Laden and Saddam, senator says

    08/17/2003 1:54:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies · 192+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/17/03 | Jim Wolf
    WASHINGTON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts said on Sunday the noose was tightening around both al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Roberts, who receives regular briefings on terror threats, said bin Laden apparently was hiding in a mountainous tribal region with peaks reaching 14,000 feet (4,500 meters) on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. "But that noose is tightening as well, as is the noose in regards to Saddam Hussein," said Roberts, a Kansas Republican. Roberts, speaking on CNN's Late Edition, said bin Laden was using couriers and other low-tech communications...