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Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold notches back-to-back gains to hit another 6-year peak

Gold futures fell on Thursday after the precious commodity notched a fresh six-year high Wednesday, prompted by a cocktail of lower debt yields, a pause in dollar strength and bullish comments from a prominent hedge-fund investor. August gold trading on Comex tacked on $4.80, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,428.10 an ounce, after climbing by 0.9% on Wednesday. The latest settlement was the highest for a most-active contract since May 13, 2013, FactSet data show. September silver added 22.7 cents,...

Dollar Held Back by Lower U.S. Yields, Rebound in Pound

The dollar nursed light losses on Thursday, weighed down by lower U.S. yields and a rebound in the pound from 27-month lows. The dollar index versus a basket of six major currencies was flat at 97.200 after shedding 0.2% the previous day. The index had climbed to a one-week peak of 97.444 the previous day on stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales and a slump in sterling. But it nudged lower as Treasury yields fell in the wake of weak U.S. housing market data and concerns about the...

Oil Prices End Lower as U.S. Crude Supplies Fall Less Than Expected And Product Stocks Climb

Oil futures ended with a loss on Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their lowest in about two weeks, as U.S. crude supplies posted a smaller-than-expected weekly decline and stockpiles of gasoline and distillates saw sizable gains. August West Texas Intermediate oil lost 84 cents, or 1.5%, to settle at $56.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since July 2, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold edges lower, takes a breather after touching fresh 6-year peak

Gold futures were trading little changed on Thursday after the precious commodity notched a fresh six-year high Wednesday, prompted by a cocktail of lower debt yields, a pause in dollar strength and bullish comments from a prominent hedge-fund investor. August gold trading on Comex edged $1.20, or 0.1%, at $1,422 an ounce, after it jumped $12.10, or 0.9%, on Wednesday, notching its highest finish for a most active contract since May 14, 2013, FactSet data show. Prices took a leg slightly...

US Authorities Arrest 50 in Alleged Marriage Fraud Scheme
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 23:41 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

U.S. authorities say they have arrested 50 people in connection with what prosecutors are calling a "large-scale marriage fraud scheme" aimed at circumventing immigration laws.

According to a grand jury indictment filed last week, the scheme operated out of the southern state of Texas and includes people located both there and Vietnam.

The court filings lay out an arrangement in which those wanting to gain permanent resident status in the United States paid between $50,000 and $70,000 to an organization led by Ashley Yen Nguyen.

Those people would then be matched with a U.S. citizen recruited by the organization, who would be given a cut of the payment, and in some cases would go on to recruit other citizens to take part in the scheme as well.

To make their immigration applications seem legitimate, authorities say the organization helped those involved create albums of wedding pictures and provided fake documents relating to taxes, utility accounts and employment records.

The indictment includes a range of charges against 96 people, including marriage fraud, mail fraud, immigration fraud, lying under oath and witness tampering.

"Marriage fraud is a serious crime," U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services Houston District Director Tony Bryson said in a statement. "USCIS remains steadfast in our commitment to ensuring national security, public safety and the integrity of the immigration system."

Prosecutors say the false nature of the marriages included spouses who have never lived together and do not intend to, ones who met briefly before applying for a marriage license if they met in person at all, and those who got married according to a financial arrangement worked out with Nguyen's organization.

The process for a U.S. citizen to seek permanent resident status for a spouse is extensive, with the USCIS asking for documents such as the marriage certificate, joint lease or ownership of property, a mixing of finances, and affidavits from people asserting the marriage is bona fide.

There are also multiple forms for both the citizen and the spouse to submit, and an interview for the couple, with warnings that providing false information is subject to criminal prosecution.

Source: VOA news

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POPULAR NEWS
Gold Prices Settle at a More Than 6-Year High

Gold futures climbed Wednesday to settle at their highest since May 2013, finding support from weakness in the dollar and expectations that the Federal Reserve will cut key interest rates later this month. "The dollar has eased back a little...allowing buck-denominated gold and silver to break further higher," said Fawad Razaqzada, technical analyst at Forex.com. "As well as a weaker dollar, these precious metals have found support from safe haven flows amid weakness on Wall Street, where...

Gold notches back-to-back gains to hit another 6-year peak

Gold futures fell on Thursday after the precious commodity notched a fresh six-year high Wednesday, prompted by a cocktail of lower debt yields, a pause in dollar strength and bullish comments from a prominent hedge-fund investor. August gold trading on Comex tacked on $4.80, or 0.3%, to settle at $1,428.10 an ounce, after climbing by 0.9% on Wednesday. The latest settlement was the highest for a most-active contract since May 13, 2013, FactSet data show. September silver added 22.7 cents,...

Dollar Held Back by Lower U.S. Yields, Rebound in Pound

The dollar nursed light losses on Thursday, weighed down by lower U.S. yields and a rebound in the pound from 27-month lows. The dollar index versus a basket of six major currencies was flat at 97.200 after shedding 0.2% the previous day. The index had climbed to a one-week peak of 97.444 the previous day on stronger-than-expected U.S. retail sales and a slump in sterling. But it nudged lower as Treasury yields fell in the wake of weak U.S. housing market data and concerns about the...

Oil Prices End Lower as U.S. Crude Supplies Fall Less Than Expected And Product Stocks Climb

Oil futures ended with a loss on Wednesday, with U.S. prices at their lowest in about two weeks, as U.S. crude supplies posted a smaller-than-expected weekly decline and stockpiles of gasoline and distillates saw sizable gains. August West Texas Intermediate oil lost 84 cents, or 1.5%, to settle at $56.78 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. That was the lowest front-month contract finish since July 2, according to FactSet data. Source : Marketwatch

Gold edges lower, takes a breather after touching fresh 6-year peak

Gold futures were trading little changed on Thursday after the precious commodity notched a fresh six-year high Wednesday, prompted by a cocktail of lower debt yields, a pause in dollar strength and bullish comments from a prominent hedge-fund investor. August gold trading on Comex edged $1.20, or 0.1%, at $1,422 an ounce, after it jumped $12.10, or 0.9%, on Wednesday, notching its highest finish for a most active contract since May 14, 2013, FactSet data show. Prices took a leg slightly...

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