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VOA News - March 22, 2016: In Cuba, Obama says It's Time To Burry " Last Remnant" of Cold War.

VOA News Published on Mar 22, 2016 President Barack Obama spoke directly to the Cuban people Tuesday in a speech broadcast on national television in Cuba. His president-to-people address on the last day of his visit to Havana called for democratic reforms in Cuba and also underscored the ties between the two nations. Alberto Pimienta has the report.

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing - March 22, 2016:

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:37 p.m. EDT 03/22/16

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH on March 22, 2016: Hugo Salina Price: It's 1790 All Over Again

Submitted by cpowell on March 22, 2016 .  Hugo Salinas Price, president of the Mexican Civic Association for Silver, explains today why "It's 1790 All Over Again," another age of irredeemable money in which economists are not quite as smart as they think they are. His commentary is posted at the association's Internet site,

CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on March 22, 2016.

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times Tuesday, March 22, 2016  

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH - March 22, 2016: Koos Jansen: Venezuela Sent Another 11 Tonnes of Gold to Switzerland in February

Submitted by cpowell on March 22, 2016 .  Dear Friend of GATA and Gold: Venezuela's official gold reserves continue to flow to Switzerland, gold researcher and GATA consultant Koos Jansen reports today, with another 11 tonnes having been shipped in February to help sustain the beleaguered social government. Jansen's report is headlined "Venezuela Exported Another 11 Tonnes of Its Official Gold Reserves to Switzerland In February" and it's posted at Bullion Star here:

The Guardian | Opinion | World News - March 22, 2016: Apologies and Imperialism are Never the Right Ansswers to Terror Attacks by Deborah Orr.

theguardian.com   Deborah Orr   T his has been another awful, terror-struck day , as most days are, somewhere on the planet. The closer it is to our home, wherever we are, the more it frightens and sickens us, and the more significance we see in it. That’s natural. But it’s also a major reason why terrorism works. And that’s why this keeps happening. Somewhere. Every day.

The Guardian | Opinion | Brusells Attacks - March 22, 2016: Bombers Take Advantage of Belgium's History as a Country Divided by Martin Kettle

theguardian.com Martin Kettle   T errorist violence is a global problem. Cities across the world all have to be on their guard. Although it is Brussels that dominates the headlines now, the explosions there came only hours after jihadi gunmen attacked an EU military training base in Bamako in Mali . Yet while the problem may be global, the ingredients are almost always specific and local too.

FTC Press Release - March 22, 2016: FTC Releases Reports on 2013 Cigarette and Smokeless Tobacco Sales and Marketing Expenditures.

Cigarette Sales Declined, Smokeless Tobacco Sales Increased from 2012 Levels The number of cigarettes sold by the largest cigarette companies in the United States to wholesalers and retailers in the U.S. declined from 267.7 billion in 2012 to 256.7 billion in 2013, according to the most recent Federal Trade Commission Cigarette Report .

FDIC Press Release - March 22, 2016: FDIC Announces Community Banking Conference "Strategies for Long-Term Success."

FRB Press Release - March 22, 2016: Federal Reserve Board Announces Termination of Enforcement Action.

Release Date: March 22, 2016 The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the termination of the enforcement action listed below:

Bits | The Business of Technology - March 22, 2016: Apple and Yahoo Each Struggle for Control of Their Futures.

The Guardian | Breaking News: World | Europe | Brussel Attacks - March 22, 2016: Brussels Hit by Explosions at Zaventem Airport and Maelbeek Metro Stations

theguardian.com Jon Henley   A series of explosions has ripped through the departure hall of a Brussels airport and a metro station in the Belgian capital, killing at least 34 people and leaving many more wounded.

NYT First Draft on Politics - March 22, 2016: Hillary Clinton's Backers Prepare General Election Ad Blitz, by Maggie haberman.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 NYTimes.com/FirstDraft » Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Supporters of Hillary Clinton at a get-out-the-vote rally in Phoenix on Monday night. Ralph Freso/Getty Images Hillary Clinton’s Backers Prepare General Election Ad Blitz By MAGGIE HABERMAN

Bloomberg View - March 22, 2016: Milton Friedman's "Helicopter Money" Is Looking Less Crazy, by Mark Gilbert.

bloombergview.com   Mark Gilbert   Increasingly, central bankers, economists and market watchers are discussing the pros and cons of what's called helicopter money, a 47-year old idea that posits a way to kickstart an economy through dropping money on its citizens. Peter Praet of the European Central Bank, for example, said in  an interview published last week  that "all central banks can do it" if needed; his ECB colleague Jens Weidmann warned that such a move "would rip huge holes in central bank balance sheets." Helicopter money feels very much like an idea whose time may be coming.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - March 22, 2016: Leon Cooperman Could Face Showdown With Regulators | William Ackman Bets Again on Valeant, But It Could Still Crumble | Marriott Raises Bid for Starwood.

    Tuesday, March 22, 2016 TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES By AMIE TSANG LEON COOPERMAN COULD FACE SHOWDOWN WITH REGULATORS Leon G. Cooperman and his $5.2 billion hedge fund Omega Advisors received a notice from the Securities and Exchange Commission saying they could face enforcement action over trading violations , Alexandra Stevenson and Matthew Goldstein report in DealBook .

Asian Markets at Close Report on March 22, 2016, by CNBC: Nikkei Advances 1.9% in Otherwise Mixed Asian Trade.

cnbc.com CNBC.com staff Asia markets were mixed in a quiet session on Tuesday, with a weaker yen buoying Japanese stocks while Chinese stocks gave their Monday gains but held onto the psychologically key 3,000 level.

The Guardian | UK | Media Briefing - March 22, 2016: Today's Media Stories from the Papers.

theguardian.com   Top story on MediaGuardian Johnston Press profits rise by more than a fifth but further cuts loom Scotsman and Yorkshire Post publisher – which is to complete take over of i next month – says ongoing slide in revenues means it may sell off more titles Top comment on MediaGuardian BBC announces ‘editorial lead’ to take driving seat of Top Gear relaunch Chris Evans to be ‘creative lead’, while Clare Pizey will have overall editorial control after departure of executive producer over differences with Evans Today’s headlines The Guardian Asia may get its own Eurovision contest. P16 Obituary: former Guardian deputy editor Ian Wright. P33 Daily Telegraph Bill Turnbull to join Classic FM. P3 Finale of The Night Manager leaked. P7 Sky appoints chief operating officer. P70 Financial Times BBC stresses commitment to Salford site. P3 Lex on Telecom Italia and Vivendi. P14 Head of Telecom Italia steps down after cl

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on March 21, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:46 p.m. EDT 03/21/16