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Nov 18, 2015

RT Cyber Wars: U.S. GovT. Failing to Address Hacking Attacks - November 18, 2015.

Cyber Wars: US govt failing to address hacking attacks - report

RT RT
Published on Nov 18, 2015
American government agencies are being faced with a broadening range of cyber-based threats, but the government has largely failed to tackle the issue. This is according to a report by the U.S Government's Accountability Office.

The Guardian | Science - November 18, 2015: Radiation Superflares Make Earth-Like Planet Uninhabitable, Research Suggests

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Radiation superflares make Earth-like planet uninhabitable, research suggests

Ian Sample
 
It was hailed as the most habitable planet ever found beyond the solar system. But now the distant world of Kepler 438b has started to look decidedly less inviting.
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics unveiled the small, rocky world circling the star Kepler 438 in January this year. A touch larger than Earth, in an orbit that keeps it warm enough for liquid water, but not too warm, the planet looked ripe for life.
But astronomers at the University of Warwick have found a fly in the ointment that might have been disastrous for any alien organisms looking to gain a foothold. Their measurements show that the surface of Kepler 438b is regularly blasted with radiation, enough to strip away its atmosphere and leave it bare and lifeless.

Gerald Celente - Trends in The News - "The New Trends": Originally Published on November 17, 2015.

Trends Journal
Published on Nov 17, 2015
"The Autumn Trends Journal is released, there are 3 billion barrels of oil stock piled in reserves & Japan has officially entered into a recession".

Bloomberg Business | Minutes Analysis by Craig Torres - November 18, 2018: Fed Minutes Stress Potential for December Liftoff.

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Fed Minutes Stress Potential for December Liftoff

Craig Torres
 
Federal Reserve policy makers inserted language into their October statement to stress that “it may well become appropriate” to raise the benchmark lending rate in December and largely agreed that the pace of increases would be gradual, minutes of the meeting showed.
“Members emphasized that this change was intended to convey the sense that, while no decision had been made, it may well become appropriate to initiate the normalization process at the next meeting,” said minutes of the FOMC’s Oct. 27-28 meeting, released Wednesday in Washington.
A majority of Fed officials have signaled they expect to raise interest rates this year for the first time since 2006. That message was underscored when policy makers added a reference to the “next meeting” on Dec. 15-16 in their October statement, in connection with their assessment on when to act.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on November 18, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EST 11/18/15
  Last Chg % Chg
DJIA* 17737.16 247.66 1.42
DJ Transportation Average* 8191.33 133.03 1.65
DJ Utility Average* 562.80 3.77 0.67
Nasdaq* 5075.20 89.19 1.79
Nasdaq 100* 4653.44 87.63 1.92
S&P 500* 2083.58 33.14 1.62
S&P 400 Mid-Cap* 1442.44 23.90 1.68
S&P 600 Small-Cap* 692.62 10.16 1.49
DJ Total Stock Market* 21547.29 341.61 1.61
NYSE Composite* 10429.60 143.84 1.40
NYSE Financial* 6507.12 94.39 1.47
Russell 2000* 1171.75 18.54 1.61
NYSE MKT Composite* 2249.27 17.78 0.80
KBW Bank* 76.00 1.55 2.08
PHLX Gold/Silver* 45.48 1.85 4.24
PHLX Housing Sector* 240.71 4.98 2.11
PHLX Oil Service* 179.00 4.21 2.41
PHLX Semiconductor* 662.14 6.32 0.96
* at close
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WSJ | Forex Closing on November 18, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Last
US$ vs.
Americas in US$ per US$ % chg
Argentina peso 0.1038 9.6319 -0.09
Brazil real 0.2655 3.7668 -1.15
Canada dollar 0.7517 1.3304 -0.14
Chile peso 0.001399 714.90 0.44
Colombia peso 0.0003222 3103.53 0.90
Ecuador US dollar 1 1 unch
Mexico peso 0.0598 16.7364 0.05
Peru new sol 0.2982 3.3530 0.32
Uruguay peso 0.03390 29.5000 -0.07
Venezuela bolivar 0.15853262 6.3079 unch
 
Asia-Pacific

CFTC Press Release - November 18, 2015: Federal Court in Florida Orders Restitution, a Civil Monetary Penalty, and Permanent Trading Bans against Sentry Asset Group, LLC dba Sentry Asset Management, LLC, and John Pakel for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions.

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November 18, 2015
Federal Court in Florida Orders Restitution, a Civil Monetary Penalty, and Permanent Trading Bans against Sentry Asset Group, LLC dba Sentry Asset Management, LLC, and John Pakel for Engaging in Illegal, Off-Exchange Precious Metals Transactions
 
Washington, DC- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that a federal court in Miami, Florida issued a Consent Order against Defendants Sentry Asset Group, LLC d/b/a Sentry Asset Management, LLC (SAG) of Boca Raton, Florida, and its owner, manager, and controlling person John Pakel of Boynton Beach, Florida. The Order, entered by Judge Beth Bloom of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, requires SAG and Pakel jointly to pay a $100,000 civil monetary penalty and restitution of $278,767. The Order also imposes permanent trading and registration bans on the Defendants and prohibits them from further violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, as charged.

SEC Press Release - November 18, 2015: SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance Transparency and Oversight of Alternative Trading Systems

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The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it has voted to propose rules to enhance operational transparency and regulatory oversight of alternative trading systems (ATSs) that trade stocks listed on a national securities exchange (NMS stocks), including “dark pools.”
“Investors and other market participants need more and better information about how alternative trading systems work,” said SEC Chair Mary Jo White. “The proposed changes would represent a critical step forward in delivering greater transparency to investors and enhancing equity market structure.”

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on November 18, 2015

NYSE Biggest Percentage Decliners | Nasdaq | Arca | Composite
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 5:31 pm ET
  Issue(Roll over for charts and headlines) Price Chg % Chg Volume
1 Genco Shipping&Trading (GNK) $1.90 -0.23 -10.80 357,440
2 Startek (SRT) 3.31 -0.36 -9.81 18,097
3 Sprint (S) 3.99 -0.41 -9.32 37,326,376
4 FXCM (FXCM) 7.56 -0.71 -8.59 154,517
5 Plains GP Holdings Cl A (PAGP) 11.37 -0.67 -5.56 6,250,241
6 Diana Shipping (DSX) 4.96 -0.28 -5.34 1,173,133
7 SouFun Holdings ADR (SFUN) 7.11 -0.34 -4.56 9,666,416
8 Globant (GLOB) 36.24 -1.70 -4.48 388,347
9 Eagle Growth&Income Opportunities Fund (EGIF) 15.57 -0.72 -4.42 39,987
10 Southcross Energy Partners (SXE) 4.77 -0.22 -4.41 191,571

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on November 18, 2015.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:31 pm ET 11/18/2015
NYSE
Issue Volume Price Chg % Chg
General Electric (GE) 172,912,358 $30.52 0.20 0.66
SunEdison (SUNE) 151,953,885 3.25 0.23 7.62
Bank of America (BAC) 84,270,838 17.84 0.42 2.41
Vipshop Holdings ADR (VIPS) 45,533,081 14.41 1.88 15.00
Sprint (S) 37,326,376 3.99 -0.41 -9.32
Pfizer (PFE) 35,515,557 33.31 0.44 1.34
Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) 32,024,557 8.77 0.38 4.53
Synchrony Financial (SYF) 27,309,543 31.59 1.01 3.30
National Bank of Greece ADR (NBG) 26,293,687 0.43 -0.03 -6.34
Petroleo Brasileiro ADR (PBR) 26,081,034 5.07 0.21 4.32
Kinder Morgan (KMI) 25,180,244 24.30 0.94 4.02
Target (TGT) 24,949,826 69.78 -3.13 -4.29
Ford Motor (F) 24,932,475 14.46 0.31 2.19
Alcoa (AA) 23,513,437 8.41 0.14 1.69
Chesapeake Energy (CHK) 22,713,056 6.00 0.13 2.21
AT&T (T) 22,002,523 33.54 0.28 0.84
Vale ADR (VALE) 20,702,049 3.90 0.14 3.72
Ambev ADR (ABEV) 20,395,771 5.13 0.12 2.40
Regions Financial (RF) 19,145,335 10.09 0.22 2.23
Citigroup (C) 18,342,967 54.98 1.49 2.79
Alibaba Group Holding ADR (BABA) 16,708,966 77.69 -0.44 -0.56
Itau Unibanco Holding ADR (ITUB) 16,542,338 7.66 0.24 3.23
Wells Fargo (WFC) 15,713,025 55.67 0.71 1.29
Rite Aid (RAD) 15,416,480 7.72 0.00 0.00
Boston Scientific (BSX) 14,871,765 17.77 0.19 1.08
 
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