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Markets Right Now: Dow, S&P 500 set records; Nasdaq slips Markets Right Now: Dow, S&P 500 set records; Nasdaq slips
- November 24, 2016

The Nasdaq declined 5 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,380. The most influential gainers on the index were financial stocks, which continue to rally as bond yields push higher in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the USA presidential election earlier this month. (more...)
If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint If Republicans Repeal Obamacare, Ryan Has Replacement Blueprint
- November 24, 2016

Trump wants to replace major aspects of Obama's health care legislation, including subsidies that help some people afford their insurance. But this year, she said, 123 had signed up for plans in the marketplace and 52 for Medicaid. If, like me, your first instinct is private solutions, you could accept a public option on the premise that well-run private plans should do just fine; if they don't, then you can't bad-mouth the public option for doing a better job at providing a public ... (more...)
USA regulator to raise mortgages limits for Fannie, Freddie USA regulator to raise mortgages limits for Fannie, Freddie
- November 23, 2016

This is the first increase since 2006, and it is an indication of rising home prices. The new ceiling loan limit in these areas will be $636,150, or 150 percent of $424,100, for one-unit properties in the contiguous 48 USA states, FHFA said. (more...)
Doctor indicted after drug death of 3 Doors Down guitarist Doctor indicted after drug death of 3 Doors Down guitarist
- November 23, 2016

Snellgrove remains in private practice but is not prescribing controlled substances, his attorney said. Police found Roberts dead in the hallway of a West Bend, Wis., hotel the morning of August 15. The complaint claims Dr. Snellgrove prescribed Matthew Roberts controlled substances without a legitimate medical objective for at least six years. (more...)
Sebi to ease rules for angel investors Sebi to ease rules for angel investors
- November 23, 2016

The steps will not only help Indian startups garner funds but will also encourage Indian angel investors to look for investment opportunities outside the country. Under the revised norms, companies owned by private equity (PE) firms will now have to seek shareholder's approval before entering into performance-based compensation agreements with executives. (more...)
No transaction charges on debit card payments No transaction charges on debit card payments
- November 23, 2016

Speaking to media in New Delhi today, Mr. Das said, it will help farmers for the present Rabi season. Meanwhile, to encourage digital payments, the charges on debit cards as well as digital transactions by public sector banks, some private banks as well as service providers will be waived until December 31, 2016. (more...)
Virginians Traveling to North Dakota to Aid Protesters
- November 23, 2016

Democratic U.S. Rep. Heidi Heitkamp says she also pressed the White House this week to intervene. A Facebook Live video posted Sunday night by activist Kevin Gilbertt showed dozens of protesters facing off against a line of armored vehicles and police in riot gear near the Backwater Bridge on Highway 1806, not far from a camp site that has been used as a staging ground for demonstrations for months. (more...)
Latest Walmart Black Friday 2016 Ad Latest Walmart Black Friday 2016 Ad
- November 23, 2016

True, there's no religious or cultural connection to the holiday, so seemingly one might deduce that it would either be internationally observed, or ignored all-together. That could sway you from one model to another depending on the amount of cash back on offer, or the Black Friday deal, or the best combination thereof. (more...)
Asian Stocks Rise After Dow Hits Record
- November 23, 2016

However, ANZ economists are more circumspect about the global share market rally and the sell-off of bonds in favour of equities. The Dow Jones industrial average surpassed the record close it set last week and the Nasdaq composite beat its all-time high from September. (more...)
The pound tumbled after the government delivered its Autumn Statement
- November 23, 2016

New target for net debt to be falling by 2020. Philip Hammond has said next year's growth will be below expectations, admitting the Government can no longer deliver a surplus in 2019/20. The average price of petrol at the pump stands at 115 pence, one of the highest levels in the European Union, and steadily rising from a recent low of just over 100 pence in March, according to data from motoring lobby group the RAC. (more...)
Begbies Traynor Group (LON:BEG) Broker Price Targets
- November 23, 2016

In an analyst rating update on Thursday shares of Close Brothers Group PLC (LON:CBG) had their rating reiterated by analysts at Peel Hunt. According to the analyst this now indicates there is a potential increase of 11.74% from Kier Group PLC's current price of 1405. (more...)
Asian shares gain, lifted by oil price rally on Wall Street
- November 23, 2016

While a ceiling for overall OPEC production may be agreed by November 30, it is unclear whether clear quotas per member state would be set. Even if OPEC does find a way to cut, it may still find itself outmaneuvered by USA producers, who have been waiting to ramp up output again when prices rise. (more...)
Bracing for Brexit, UK to ramp up borrowing, cuts growth forecasts
- November 23, 2016

The Government will focus on local government infrastructure, with £2.3bn allocated to a housing infrastructure fund, to deliver housing in areas of high demand. Arrangements set in place before April 2017 will be protected until April 2018. Ultra-low emission cars and bicycles will be exempt from the changes, however. (more...)
This is how significant England's win over South Africa is
- November 23, 2016

We've got work to do. They were in the game for 20 minutes on Saturday as England's ring rust handed them a string of penalties and territory but once the hosts edged ahead there was going to be only one victor. We gave away some silly penalties an we can fix that easily. We've got to get better. "We are going to use this tour also to test various combinations and rotate players to ensure we move in the right direction", Coetzee said in a press release from South African Rugby on Thursday. (more...)
Swiss the richest people in the world, again Swiss the richest people in the world, again
- November 23, 2016

The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report 2016 revealed that household wealth dropped by $1.5 trillion in the United Kingdom, as a "direct effect of the Brexit vote". The report is compiled from data on the wealth holdings of 4.8 billion adults across over 200 countries - from billionaires in the top echelon to the middle and bottom sections of the wealth pyramid. (more...)
OPEC to debate output cut; Iraq, Iran may balk
- November 23, 2016

Oil prices edge up on Wednesday with traders uncertain over a planned OPEC-led oil production cut , and volumes low ahead of the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. Iraq's minister of foreign affairs said on Tuesday in Budapest that OPEC should allow Iraq to continue raising output with no restrictions. Oil prices posted wide swings in trading Tuesday as investors tried to guess what would happen next as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries started preparations ... (more...)
Lufthansa pilots' strike wreaks havoc on schedule, 1800 flights grounded
- November 23, 2016

The two affected flights were to have been carried out early Thursday morning, Tbilisi-Munich at 4.05am and Munich-Tbilisi at 5.00am. It later scratched 912 of roughly 3,000 scheduled flights scheduled for Thursday, including 82 long-haul flights, and said the cancellations would affect about 115,000 passengers. (more...)
President-Elect Donald Trump releases video address on YouTube President-Elect Donald Trump releases video address on YouTube
- November 23, 2016

Reuters also notes that "a majority of Americans still think the country is headed on the wrong track, however, and their expectations for a Trump presidency differed according to party membership". Obama supports worldwide trade deals as a way both to boost US exports and create jobs domestically, and the TPP deal was a key component of his strategy to "pivot" USA policy toward Asia to take advantage of the region's fast-growing marketplaces and, at the same time , to create a ... (more...)
Mortgage rates rising after Trump's win Mortgage rates rising after Trump's win
- November 23, 2016

Those rising rates are responsible for the mortgage frenzy, Fratantoni said, as homebuyers jump into the market or risk losing purchasing power. If you're in the market for a mortgage, it may make sense to go ahead and lock if you see a rate you like. (more...)
India's great cash rush: Delhi, Kerela, UP, WB stuck in ATM queues India's great cash rush: Delhi, Kerela, UP, WB stuck in ATM queues
- November 23, 2016

You might not have to stand in a long queue outside a bank. New 2,000 and 500 rupee denomination notes with new security features are being given to people to replace those removed from circulation. On Saturday, almost 200 calls had been received in the first four hours since the banks opened at 9 a.m. local time, according to police. The actual figure is unclear but correspondents say the issue of "black money" - which may have been acquired corruptly, or is being withheld from the tax ... (more...)

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