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Oct 7, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Inaugurates Regulatory Dialogue in Cuba: U.S. Department of Commerce Communications

Press Release

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Rodrigo Malmierca inaugurated the Regulatory Dialogue between U.S. and Cuban officials. During this meeting, representatives from the Departments of Commerce, Treasury, and State will discuss the recent changes to regulations, governing trade, financial transactions, and travel applicable to Cuba. U.S. officials will also hear from Cuban counterparts on the structure and status of the Cuban economy. This Regulatory Dialogue is aimed to facilitate more effective implementation of new U.S. policies toward Cuba.
Following the inauguration of the dialogue, Secretary Pritzker met with Minister Malmierca.
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery

The Australian Politics - October 8, 2015 (Australia Time).

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Thursday 08 Oct 2015
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Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama to oppose Trans Pacific Partnership::The Guardian - October 7, 2015.

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Hillary Clinton breaks with Obama to oppose Trans Pacific Partnership

Sabrina Siddiqui
 
After months of prevarication, Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton on Wednesday has come out against a landmark trade agreement reached earlier this week between the United States, Japan and 10 other countries circling the Pacific Ocean.
The Trans Pacific Partnership (or TPP) trade deal, which would create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, had presented a political hurdle for Clinton, who promoted trade talks while serving as secretary of state but has since distanced herself from it as a presidential candidate, to court liberal voters, who strongly oppose the pact.
In a taped interview with PBS’s NewsHour, Clinton said “as of today, I am not in favor of what I have learned about it”. The former secretary of state added, “I don’t have the text, we don’t yet have all the details, I don’t believe it’s going to meet the high bar I have set.”
Clinton criticized it in particular for failing to address currency manipulation and because of her worries that “pharmaceutical companies may have gotten more benefits and patients and consumers got fewer”.

WSJ Forex Closing - October 7, 2015:

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Last
US$ vs.
Americas in US$ per US$ % chg
Argentina peso 0.1058 9.4538 unch
Brazil real 0.2573 3.8864 0.92
Canada dollar 0.7660 1.3056 0.16
Chile peso 0.001472 679.30 -0.23
Colombia peso 0.0003448 2899.82 -0.55
Ecuador US dollar 1 1 unch
Mexico peso 0.0601 16.6521 -0.01
Peru new sol 0.3102 3.2239 0.08
Uruguay peso 0.03431 29.1500 -0.03
Venezuela bolivar 0.15872134 6.3004 unch
Asia-Pacific

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on October 7, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:46 p.m. EDT 10/07/15
  Last Chg % Chg
DJIA* 16912.29 122.10 0.73
DJ Transportation Average* 8080.35 108.49 1.36
DJ Utility Average* 578.69 -1.85 -0.32
Nasdaq* 4791.15 42.79 0.90
Nasdaq 100* 4333.46 26.76 0.62
S&P 500* 1995.83 15.91 0.80
S&P 400 Mid-Cap* 1424.53 17.47 1.24
S&P 600 Small-Cap* 679.69 10.79 1.61
DJ Total Stock Market* 20760.03 185.90 0.90
NYSE Composite* 10258.53 102.15 1.01
NYSE Financial* 6334.94 68.33 1.09
Russell 2000* 1152.60 18.91 1.67
NYSE MKT Composite* 2282.94 29.41 1.31
KBW Bank* 71.23 0.55 0.78
PHLX Gold/Silver* 53.98 0.59 1.11
PHLX Housing Sector* 230.20 4.02 1.78
PHLX Oil Service* 182.08 2.06 1.14
PHLX Semiconductor* 631.32 9.37 1.51
* at close
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Federal Reserve Board announces approval of applications by Royal Bank of Canada and RBC USA Holdco Corporation: FRB Press Release - October 7, 2015.

 

Press Release

Release Date: October 7, 2015

For release at 5:00 p.m. EDT

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday announced its approval of the applications under section 3 of the Bank Holding Company Act by Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal, Canada, and RBC USA Holdco Corporation, New York, New York, to acquire City National Corporation and thereby indirectly acquire its wholly owned subsidiary, City National Bank, both of Los Angeles, California.
Attached is the Board's order relating to this action.

For media inquiries, call 202-452-2955.
Attachment (PDF)

WSJ | Major Decliners Closing on October 7, 2015.

NYSE Biggest Percentage Decliners | Nasdaq | Arca | Composite
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 - 5:02 pm ET
 Issue(Roll over for charts and headlines) PriceChg% ChgVolume
1 Nu Skin Enterprises Cl A (NUS) $34.62 -11.95 -25.66 10,329,221
2 Yum! Brands (YUM) 67.71 -15.71 -18.83 36,683,540
3 Cliffs Natural Resources (CLF) 2.94 -0.57 -16.24 14,558,866
4 Arch Coal (ACI) 4.00 -0.66 -14.16 3,792,076
5 Peabody Energy (BTU) 22.98 -3.53 -13.32 2,001,470
6 Platform Specialty Products (PAH) 12.94 -1.48 -10.26 10,560,437
7 Denbury Resources (DNR) 3.44 -0.38 -9.95 26,046,563
8 Comstock Resources (CRK) 2.76 -0.28 -9.21 2,714,330
9 Amira Nature Foods (ANFI) 6.09 -0.57 -8.56 339,117
10 SunCoke Energy Partners (SXCP) 12.92 -1.14 -8.11 159,774

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on October 7, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:46 pm ET 10/07/2015
NYSE
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) 93,454,840 $13.01 1.18 9.97
Petroleo Brasileiro ADR (PBR) 71,878,847 5.37 0.21 4.07
Bank of America (BAC) 66,124,245 15.75 0.06 0.38
General Electric (GE) 65,181,549 27.77 0.48 1.76
SunEdison (SUNE) 54,851,475 9.72 1.03 11.85
Alcoa (AA) 41,410,333 10.94 -0.04 -0.36
Vale ADR (VALE) 37,634,900 5.16 0.37 7.72
Yum! Brands (YUM) 36,683,540 67.71 -15.71 -18.83
Twitter (TWTR) 34,419,125 29.83 2.21 8.00
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) 33,781,854 9.15 0.17 1.89
Ford Motor (F) 33,205,341 14.75 0.44 3.07
Dow Chemical (DOW) 30,801,007 47.49 0.41 0.87
Pfizer (PFE) 28,494,279 33.29 0.50 1.52
Itau Unibanco Holding ADR (ITUB) 26,884,273 7.62 0.15 2.01
Marathon Oil (MRO) 26,365,931 19.17 0.00 0.00
Denbury Resources (DNR) 26,046,563 3.44 -0.38 -9.95
Transocean (RIG) 25,351,865 16.34 0.59 3.75
BP ADR (BP) 24,892,870 35.71 1.40 4.08
Teck Resources Cl B (TCK) 23,108,759 6.79 0.84 14.12
Barrick Gold (ABX) 22,241,584 7.24 -0.06 -0.82
J.C. Penney (JCP) 22,178,912 9.38 -0.41 -4.19
SandRidge Energy (SD) 22,173,921 0.50 -0.00 -0.59
SeaDrill (SDRL) 22,131,890 7.68 0.37 5.06
Petroleo Brasileiro ADR A (PBRA) 21,759,773 4.38 0.13 3.06
Joy Global (JOY) 21,015,071 17.07 0.89 5.50
 
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