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Mar 18, 2016

Wall Street at Close Report on March 18, 2016, by CNBC: Dow, S&P End Green for 2016 as Health Care, Financials Lead.

Evelyn Cheng
U.S. stocks closed higher Friday, extending the rally that followed the Federal Reserve's accommodative policy decision earlier in the week.

FTC Scam Alerts - March 16, 2016: Scammers Phish for Mortgage Closing Costs.

Federal Trade Commission Consumer Information

by Colleen Tressler
Consumer Education Specialist, FTC 

The Guardian | Opinion | Brazil - March 18, 2016: Brazil's Judiciary is in Danger of Turning the Clock Back on Democracy by Eliane Brum.

Eliane Brum
Brazil is suffering from convulsions. At first it was one a week, then one every day. Then everything began to change by the hour.

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on March 18, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Friday, March 18, 2016

FRB Press Release - March 18, 2016: Federal Reserve System Publishes Annual Financial Statements.

Bits | The Business of Technology - March 18, 2016: Apple's Engineers, if Defiant, Would be in Sync With Ethics Code.

FTC Press Release - March 18, 2016: FTC Sends Refund Checks Totaling Nearly $210,000 to Consumers Who Bought Nano-UV “Disinfectant” Devices from Zadro Health Solutions, Inc.

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2,172 Checks Being Mailed Starting This Week

FTC Press Release - March 18, 2016: FTC Approves Final Order Preserving Competition Among Dialysis Clinics in Laredo, Texas.

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Following a public comment period, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a final order settling charges that national kidney-dialysis chain U.S. Renal Care, Inc.’s $640 million acquisition of competitor DSI Renal from DSI Renal’s ultimate parent company, Dialysis Parent, LLC, would be anticompetitive.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - March 18, 2016: Indias's Gold Paperizing Scheme Strains for its Fourth Tonne of Metal.

Submitted by cpowell on March 18, 2016Mumbai's Siddhivinayak Temple to Mobilize Gold as India Scrambles to Cut Imports
By Rajendra Jadhav, Sankalp Phartiyal, Neha Dasgupta, and Krishna N. Das

European Markets at Close Report on March 18, 2016, by CNBC: Europe Ends Mostly Higher; Oil Eyed; Home Retail Tanks.
Holly Ellyatt, Alexandra Gibbs
European equities closed mostly higher on Friday, as investors digested the latest news from individual stocks and shook off concerns over the fluctuating oil price.

Bloomberg View - march 18, 2016: As U.S. Ports Go, So Goes the U.S. Economy.
Matthew A. Winkler
You've heard it from Donald Trump. You've heard it from Bernie Sanders. Hillary Clinton chimed in. Some famous economists, too. It's the idea that trade liberalization has sapped U.S. economic strength, and that it's time to make it stop.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - March 18, 2016: TransCanada to Buy Columbia Pipeline Group | Public Pension Promises Exceed Ability to Pay | Google Puts Boston Dynamics on Sale

Friday, March 18, 2016
TRANSCANADA TO BUY COLUMBIA PIPELINE GROUP TransCanada will buy the Columbia Pipeline Group for $10.2 billion after failing to obtain approval for its Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, Ian Austen reports in DealBook.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - March 18, 2016, by MarketWatch: Dow Futures Rise as Blue Chips Aim for Sixth Gain in a Row

Victor Reklaitis
U.S. stock futures on Friday pointed to a slightly higher open, putting the Dow on track to build on a five-day run of wins that turned the blue-chip gauge positive for the year.

Asian Markets at Close Report on March 18, 2016, by CNBC: Currency Gains Boost Most Asian Markets.
Dominique Fong 
Most Asian shares rose Friday amid gains in oil prices and a surge in major currencies across the region.

The Guardian | UK | Media Briefing - March 18, 2016: Today's Media Stories From The Papers.

Today's media stories from the papers

Top story on MediaGuardian

Channel 4 fights to keep Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror on its screens
Relations almost break down with Endemol Shine following Netflix deal

Trends In The News - "Trend Alert: Banksters Murder Main Street. Will Gold Glow?" - (3/16/16).

Gerald Celente

Published on Mar 17, 2016
The latest Trend Alert is released, the Federal Reserve to keep rates unchanged & Donald Trump says “we need the rich in order to make the country great”. What arrogance!