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Municipal-bond week in review: Yields dip after Fed meeting Municipal-bond week in review: Yields dip after Fed meeting
- September 24, 2016

Baskin's Schwartz said his clients were starting to fret about the USA election and what the possible outcomes might mean for Canadian investors. On Wednesday, the Fed confirmed what many observers believed when it chose to hold rates around 0.25-0.5 percent for at least another two months. (more...)
Employee fatally shot supervisors at Tennessee plant
- September 24, 2016

Swafford shot both of them and continued to walk through the plant. No other employees were hurt. Swafford was found dead in the bathroom of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Athens Police Chief Charles Ziegler said. "This is never supposed to happen in Athens ". At the time of the shooting, authorities had placed a nearby high school on lockdown, despite no threats against the school being reported. (more...)
Man shot during Charlotte protests dies; protests continue Man shot during Charlotte protests dies; protests continue
- September 24, 2016

Charlotte, N.C. (AP)- Hundreds of protesters are marching through the heart of Charlotte's business district. Guard members with fatigues and rifles walked through a plaza near the headquarters of Bank of America. Protesters have rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. Police spokesman Keith Trietley says in a news release that 26-year-old Justin Carr died Thursday at the hospital. (more...)
Loonie loses ground against US dollar after weak inflation report, stocks fall
- September 24, 2016

Crucially, the Fed also projected a less aggressive rise in rates next year and in 2018, fanning expectations bond yields will stay low in the foreseeable future. The Fed kept interest rates unchanged on Wednesday, which was largely expected, but hinted at a possible rate hike before year's end. "Unemployment this low may well have the desirable effect of bringing more workers into the labor force - but, unfortunately, only temporarily", said Rosengren. (more...)
Phils suffer another case of bullpen blues, Mets break away Phils suffer another case of bullpen blues, Mets break away
- September 24, 2016

The Mets pieced together a second straight vital win Friday night, when Michael Conforto's three-run homer capped a six-run fifth inning and Hansel Robles - the sixth and final NY pitcher - earned his first career save by throwing 2 2/3 hitless innings to close out a 10-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. (more...)
BoJ will put negative-rate policy at heart of future plans-Nikkei
- September 24, 2016

USA long-term yields have risen in the past month, hitting a three-month high on Tuesday. By comparison, during Japan's longest bout of deflation from mid-1998 to late 2007, real rates averaged plus 1.8 percent. Investors will be watching closely for any signs that the BOJ could remove support for long-term bonds, but before the central bank "does something, it's hard to price it fully", said Praveen Korapaty, head of interest-rate strategy in NY at Credit Suisse.CS -4.66 % . (more...)
Feds invite tribes to take part in infrastructure decisions
- September 24, 2016

The Obama administration said Friday that it has invited leaders from 567 federally recognized tribes to participate in a series of consultations aimed at getting input on infrastructure projects. "We do respect their right and we're going to stand behind them 100 percent". Dakota Access LLC, a partner of Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP, received permit approval for construction of the 1,172-mile, 30-inch-diameter Dakota Access Pipeline earlier this year, stretching from North ... (more...)
Amazon's Price Target Lifted to $950 on Prime, Alexa Growth Amazon's Price Target Lifted to $950 on Prime, Alexa Growth
- September 24, 2016

TheStreet Ratings rated this stock as a "buy" with a ratings score of B-. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average price target of $868.97. The shares were sold at an average price of $760.98, for a total value of $7,609,800.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website . (more...)
SE Asia stocks higher as Fed keeps interest rates steady
- September 24, 2016

Rate Strategies, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities. With their high dividends, real estate stocks did well as investors seeking income looked beyond bonds, whose yields have been falling. " Conditions in the labor market have strengthened and we expect that to continue, and while inflation remains low we expect it to rise to our two percent objective over time ", she said, stressing that the majority saw economic progress, but it was not a strong enough case to hike. (more...)
Airbus Gets US License To Sell Planes To Iran
- September 24, 2016

Although based in Europe, Airbus needs U.S. approval because of the high number of USA parts in its jets. An Airbus spokesman reportedly told the AP that the company's OFAC license covers 17 planes - A320s and A330s - of the company's initial deal with Iran Air . (more...)
United States Sends B-1B Bombers to South Korea
- September 24, 2016

President Park Geun-hye said Seoul must be ready to "put an end to" the DPRK if Pyongyang fires a nuclear missile at South Korea. The question is whether North Korea takes the warning seriously. Washington's special representative for North Korea policy, Sung Kim, said in Seoul on Tuesday that China must help the worldwide community close loopholes in sanctions against Pyongyang . (more...)
Markets rally after US Fed holds rates
- September 24, 2016

US crude oil futures settled up 27 cents at $43.30 a barrel after Venezuela's president said that OPEC members and other major oil producers could agree to a deal to freeze output, and as clashes in Libya disrupted attempts to restart crude exports from key ports. (more...)
Democratic Senators Ask for Labor Department Probe of Wells Fargo
- September 24, 2016

Earlier on Thursday, five senators called on the San Francisco Fed to replace Stumpf on the council, a panel of banking experts that regularly advises the Fed. The other signer was former Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. As it turns out, things could have been worse: CNNMoney reports today that there seems to be an unfortunate connection between taking issue with the things Wells just paid a $185 million fine over and getting fired . (more...)
Trump's Comments on Women in New Clinton Ad
- September 24, 2016

But Democrats worry the first debate will give Trump a chance to show a more moderate, controlled side, while millions of people watch, possibly for the first time. Such a stance would benefit Trump , just as it helped Romney in 2012. He sparred with almost every Republican who he shared the stage with throughout the GOP primary process and mostly stayed away from specific policies in lieu of rhetorical red meat for his supporters. (more...)
Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) Crashes on Downbeat 2017 Guidance Ascena Retail Group (ASNA) Crashes on Downbeat 2017 Guidance
- September 24, 2016

The company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $12.73. Ascena Retail Group Inc .'s (ASNA), a part of Services sector and belongs to Apparel Stores industry; ended its day with a gain of 1.88% and finalized at the price of $8.12. (more...)
McDonald's testing Happy Meals for breakfast McDonald's testing Happy Meals for breakfast
- September 24, 2016

The breakfast Happy Meals will be sold at 73 McDonald's locations in the Tulsa, Okla., area. Its global sales were rising, and new initiatives like using fresh ground beef in burgers and offering all-day breakfast had consumers buzzing. McDonald's might have accidentally struck out big time with their Happy Meal activity trackers, but their next announced change for the kiddos sounds like a sure victor: breakfast Happy Meals. (more...)
Don King Uses N-Word While Introducing Donald Trump
- September 24, 2016

Some polling suggests that she has a bigger lead over Mr Trump on related questions - who would be a better commander-in-chief, for example - than past Democratic nominees have had over Republicans. While there are as many as 11 real swing states in this year's election, some have a far higher number of Electoral College votes, meaning candidates will battle it out for victory in just a handful of key states. (more...)
Clinton up 6 points on Trump as debate nears Clinton up 6 points on Trump as debate nears
- September 24, 2016

So does that mean Clinton could win the Electoral College despite losing the popular vote? Ahmed and other Sanders backers say Clinton endorsed a higher minimum wage, a tougher stance on fracking and a stronger college affordability plan only after Sanders pushed her to the left on those issues. (more...)
US rig count up 5 this week
- September 24, 2016

Oil prices continued to hover between $40 and $50 per barrel this week, just as they have since June. The Permian Basin oil lost one rig during the past week, the latest rig count shows. After peaking at 1,609 in October 2014, low oil prices put downward pressure on production and the rig count fell sharply. The combined number of oil and gas rigs active so far this year has averaged 480 rigs, according to Baker Hughes data. (more...)
Hillary Clinton holds 1.18% lead over Donald Trump — UPI/CVoter poll
- September 24, 2016

On the other hand, Trump is seen as more honest and straightforward by 10 points, 41 percent to 31 percent. In additional questions, respondents expressed concern about Trump's words and actions on the campaign trail, with 69 percent of those surveyed reporting that they have reservations about aspects of his campaign. (more...)

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