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DIARY-Top Economic Events to Jan 17

Political and General News ----------------------------------------------------------- This Diary is filed daily. ** Indicates new events ----------------------------------------------------------- SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

UPDATE 1-Speculators cut negative dollar positions to lowest since July -CFTC, Reuters

Speculators cut their bearish bets on the U.S. dollar for the seventh straight week, with the net negative value of positions against the greenback falling to a four-month low. Calculations by Reuters of data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed bets on the dollar totaled negative $643 million, the lowest since mid-July when speculators held a net-positive position in the dollar. Short bets against the

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White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

WASHINGTON The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for.