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CMI | Metals Spot Prices Closing Report on December 30, 2016

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Friday, December 30, 2016

European Markets at Close Report by CNBC on December 30, 2016: Eropean Stocks Close Higher, FTSE Closes at Record High

Silvia Amaro |   @Silvia_Amaro CNBC.com European bourses finished the day on a slightly higher note on the last trading day of 2016 after opening in the red. Britain's  FTSE 100 , which closed early for the New Year weekend, ended 2016 at a record high of 7142.83, registering a gain of more than 14 percent in 2016. Symbol Name Price   Change %Change Volume FTSE FTSE 7142.83   22.57 0.32% 326494767 DAX DAX 11481.06   30.01 0.26% 43103975 CAC CAC 4862.31   23.84 0.49% 54680813 IBEX 35 IBEX 35 Idx 9352.10   25.00 0.27% 109730539 The German  DAX  rose 0.3 percent to close at 11,481.06 in a shortened trading day. For the year, the benchmark is up almost 7 percent. Wall Street was  little changed  at the start of the final trading day. The pan-European Euro  Stoxx 600  closed 0.26 percent higher. Banking stocks were up by 0.44 percent. Data showed earlier on Friday an increase in corporate lending in the euro zone. Healthcare s

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - December 30, 2016: Wall Street Stocks Aimfor a Positive Final Session in Another Bullish Year

marketwatch.com Barbara Kollmeyer U.S. stock futures were moving higher on Friday as investors got ready to close out the final trading session of 2016, which is set to deliver the best year for the Dow industrials in three years.

Asian Markets at Close Report on December 30, 2016: Asian Stocks Rise Ahead of New Year's Weekend

marketwatch.com Kenan Machado Asia’s equity markets ended 2016 slightly higher, despite a number of unexpected global events that had threatened to throw markets into disarray.

Bloomberg View - December 30, 2016: Why Predictions Matter (Even When They're Wrong)

bloomberg.com Megan McArdle At the end of the year, it has become something of a tradition for columnists to reflect on the things they got wrong over the past 12 months. This year, however, we all got the same damn thing wrong.

The Guardian | World | US | Obama Administration -December 30, 2016: Obama Expels 35 Russian Diplomats in Retaliation for US Election Hcking

theguardian.com Shaun Walker The Obama administration on Thursday announced its retaliation for Russian efforts to interfere with the US presidential election, ordering sweeping new sanctions that included the expulsion of 35 Russians.

Gerald Celente | Trends in The News: Gerald Celente - Soros Wrong! - December 29, 2016:

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Gerald Celente - Soros Wrong! Trends Journal Right!   Gerald Celente

Business Insider - December 29, 2016: Struggling Sears is Borrowing Another $ 200 Million From Its CEO to Stay Afloat

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businessinsider.com Hayley Peterson Sears is borrowing more money from CEO Eddie Lampert's hedge fund to stay afloat. The company announced Thursday that it obtained a loan called a secured standby letter of credit for an initial $200 million, with the option to expand the amount to $500 million.

CMI | Metals Spot Prices Closing on December 29, 2016

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Thursday, December 29, 2016

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on December 29, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Biggest Gainers Closing Biggest Gainers 4:32 pm ET   12/29/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on December 29, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Biggest Decliners Closing Biggest Decliners 4:32 pm ET   12/29/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on December 29, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Most Actives Closing Most Active Stocks by Volume 4:32 pm ET   12/29/2016 NYSE

Wall Street at Close Report on December 29, 2016: U.S. Stocks Close Fractionally Lower

marketwatch.com Anora Mahmudova, Barbara Kollmeyer U.S. stocks closed fractionally lower on Thursday as investors remained reluctant to make big bets in a thinly-traded session ahead of long holiday weekend.

FDIC | Press Release - December 26, 2016: Agencies Release Annual CRA Asset-Size Threshold Adjustments for Small and Intermediate Small Institution

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Joint Release Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Federal Reserve Board of Governors Office of the Comptroller of the Currency For Immediate Release December 29, 2016

The Washington Post |WonkBook | December 29, 2016: Americans Took Trump "Literally." That Could Hurt Him

washingtonpost.com On Tuesday evening, President-elect Donald Trump thanked himself for raising the nation’s expectations. 

European Markets at Close Report on December 29, 2016: European Stocks Break 3-Day Winning Run, Deepen Losses for 2016

marketwatch.com Sara Sjolin Europe’s benchmark stock index deepened its loss for the year on Thursday, breaking a three-day winning streak as banks continued lower.

The Guardian | Eurozone | Business : FTSE 100 Hovers Near Record Closing High, Dow Edges Ahead - Business Live

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theguardian.com Nick Fletcher

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update - December 29, 2016: Stock Market to Struggle for Direction as "Santa Rally" Proves Elusive

marketwatch.com Anora Mahmudova, Barbara Kollmeyer U.S. equities were heading for a lackluster start on Thursday, as stock-index futures hovered near the flatline a day after the S&P 500 suffered its biggest loss in months and the Dow industrials backed further away from 20,000.

The Guardian | World | Europe | Syria - December 29, 2016: Syrian Government and Rebels Have Ceasefire Deal, Says Putin

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theguardian.com Kareem Shaheen The Assad government and armed Syrian opposition have signed a ceasefire agreement and agreed to begin a new round of negotiations to find a political solution to the country’s civil war, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin , has said.

BEA News Release on December 29, 2016: U.S. International Investment Position, 3rd quarter 2016: The U.S. Net International Investment Position Increased to -$7,781.1 Billion(preliminary) At The end of the Third Quarter of 2016 Frrom -$8,026.9 Billion (revised) at the End of the Second Quarter.

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today:   

U.S. Stock Market Future Indication on December 29, 2016: Wall Street Stocks Set to Struggle as Investors Brace for More Data

marketwatch.com Barbara Kollmeyer U.S. equities were facing a moderately weaker open on Thursday, as stock futures edged lower a day after the S&P 500 suffered its biggest loss in months and the Dow industrials backed further away from 20,000.

Asian Markets at Close Report on December 29, 2016: Asian Stocks Close Mixed Following Wall Street Losses

marketwatch.com Willa Plank Major Asian markets closed mixed Thursday amid broad dollar weakness and disappointing U.S. home sales data.

WSJ | Forex Closing on December 28, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Forex Closing Major Currencies

Max Keiser Report: "We are all in Trump World Now (E1010) - Originally Published on December 22, 2016

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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on December 28, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Biggest Gainers Closing Biggest Gainers 4:46 pm ET   12/28/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on December 28, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Most Actives Closing Most Active Stocks by Volume 4:31 pm ET   12/28/2016 NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on December 28, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Biggest Decliners Closing Biggest Decliners 4:46 pm ET   12/28/2016 NYSE

Wall Street at Close Report on December 28, 2016: Stocks Finish Lower, Dow Closes Down Triple Digits for Only Second Time Since Election

cnbc.com Antonio José Vielma U.S. stocks held lower and the Dow Jones industrial average fell as much as 113 points Wednesday as investors watched the elusive 20,000 mark slowly slip away.

NYT | Politics - December 28, 2016: Kerry Rebukes Israel, Calling Settlements a Threats to Peace

nyt.com WASHINGTON — Secretary of State  John Kerry  warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of  Israel  on Wednesday that the Israeli government was undermining any hope of a two-state solution to its decades-long conflict with the  Palestinians , and said that the American vote in the United Nations last week was driven by an effort to save Israel from “the most extreme elements” in its own government. With only 23 days left as secretary of state, Mr. Kerry, the former presidential candidate who made the search for peace in the Middle East one of the driving missions of his four years as secretary, spoke with clear frustration about Mr. Netanyahu’s continued support of settlements “strategically placed in locations that make two states impossible.” But he spoke knowing that the incoming administration of President-elect Donald J. Trump may well abandon the key principles that the United States has used for decades of Middle East negotiations. “The status quo is leading toward

CMI | Metals Spot Prices Closing on December 28, 2016

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Wednesday, December 28, 2016

European Markets at Close Report on December 28, 2016: European Stocks Slightly Higher on Wednesday

MarketWatch | Gold Futures - December 28, 2016: Gold Futures Try For Two-Week Highs Even as Dollar Gains

marketwatch.com Rachel Koning Beals Gold futures squeezed out a narrow gain Wednesday, enough to keep the contract flirting with two-week closing highs, even as the dollar also firmed.

CMI | Metals Spot Prices Closing on December 27, 2016

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Guardian | Business | Banking | Global Economy: Banking Standards: Treacherous Political Waters Lie Ahead

theguardian.com Howard Davies T he financial crisis of 2008 gave a big boost to the global standard-setters. Suddenly the Basel committee, which sets the standards for international banking supervision) was leading the financial news.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - December 28, 2016: Dow on Track to Make a Fresh Attempt to Hurdle Over 20,000

marketwatch.com Victor Reklaitis U.S. stock futures on Wednesday pointed to a modest rise at the open, putting the Dow average on track to approach its milestone level of 20,000 again.

Asian Markets at Close Report on December 28, 2016: Commodities Fuel Australia Stock Rally; Nikkei Flat After Weak Data

marketwatch.com Kenan Machado Asian shares closed broadly higher Wednesday, with strength on Wall Street driving up Australian stocks, while equity markets in Southeast Asia were boosted by the return of some foreign funds.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on December 27, 2016

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THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes