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Mar 24, 2016

U.S. Department of Commerce Communications | Blog Trade - March 24, 2016: Bringing American-Made High-Tech Instruments to TPP Countries.


RT Keiser Report: Warnings From Confucius (E891) - Originally Published on March 23, 2016

 
RTRT Published on Mar 23, 2016
In this special double-header episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy look at the warnings from Confucius and Adam Smith. First, they look at the danger of those who think but do not learn; so ‘free trade’ deals are imposed because a ‘think tank’ believes it’s a great ideological idea but without looking at history to see what happens when wealth and hope are taken from an entire class of people. Then they look at the most important issue of 2016: creeping monopolization as oligopolies emerge in every major sector in America and across the world.

The Guardian | Business | Retail | Coles - March 24, 2016: Nationals' Fiona Nash Blasts Coles for Suggesting Competirion Laws Will Increase Prices.

theguardian.com
 
Shalailah Medhora
The deputy leader of the Nationals, Fiona Nash, has unleashed on supermarket chain Coles for suggesting that stronger protections for small businesses could drive up prices, calling it a “disgraceful” scare tactic.

DealBook P.M. Edition - March 24, 2016: Top Story: Plan to Rescue Puerto Rico Advances, Led by House Republicans.

 
Thursday, March 24, 2016
TOP STORY
A man in the colonial district of Old San Juan. Like Puerto Rico, the Treasury Department has been calling for a restructuring of all the island's debt.
Plan to Rescue Puerto Rico Advances, Led by House Republicans The plan falls short of permission for the island to restructure its $72 billion debt, and would involve close federal oversight.

NYT Afternoon Update - March 24, 2016: Top News: Brussels Attack Lapses Acknowledged by Belgian Officials.

The New York Times

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Top News
Police officers outside the Brussels courthouse where Salah Abdeslam, a suspect in the Paris attacks, appeared on Thursday. The hearing was postponed until April 7.
Brussels Attack Lapses Acknowledged by Belgian Officials

By AURELIEN BREEDEN, ALISSA J. RUBIN and LILIA BLAISE

The justice and interior ministers said officials might have been lax in passing along information about a terrorism suspect and offered to resign.

SEC Litigation Release - March 24, 2016: Dubovoy, et al..

SEC Seal

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION


Litigation Release No. 23498 / March 24, 2016

SEC Litigation Release - March 24, 2016: Arcturus Corporation, et al.

SEC Seal

U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Litigation Release No. 23497 / March 24, 2016

WSJ | Forex Closing on March 24, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Forex Closing
Major Currencies
Thursday, March 24, 2016

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on March 24, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Major Indexes Closing
Major Indexes 5:45 p.m. EDT 03/24/16

WSJ | Most Actives Closing on March 24, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Most Actives Closing
Most Active Stocks by Volume
4:31 pm ET 03/24/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on March 24, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Gainers Closing
Biggest Gainers
4:31 pm ET 03/24/2016
NYSE

WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on March 24, 2016.

The Wall Street Journal Biggest Decliners Closing
Biggest Decliners
4:46 pm ET 03/24/2016
NYSE

Wall Street at Close Report on March 24, 2016: Stocks Snap 5-Week Win Streak

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Evelyn Cheng
 
U.S. stocks ended off session lows Thursday, the final trading day of the holiday-shortened week, as oil prices recovered from session lows and the U.S. dollar gave back some gains.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Org. - March 24, 2016: Agency MBS Transaction Summary Update.

Agency MBS Transaction Summary

Federal Reserve Bank of New York Org. - March 24, 2016: Tentative Outright Agency MBS Operation Schedule.

Tentative Outright Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities Operation Schedule
The Desk's tentative operations schedules associated with outright purchases of agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS) securities as announced by the Federal Open Market Committee.

The Guardian | Opinion Brussel Attacks - March 24, 2016: We Must Mourn the Dead of Brussels - and Those of Ankara, Baghdad and Raqqa by Allan Hennessy.


CMI Spot Prices as of Close of Trading in New York on March 24, 2016.

CMI Gold & Sliver

Spot Prices as of traditional New York closing times

Thursday, March 24, 2016


European Markets at Close Report on March 22, 2016, by CNBC: Europe Ends 1.4% Down on Commodity Slump; Next Tanks 15%

cnbc.com

Holly Ellyatt, Arjun Kharpal, Alexandra Gibbs
 
European markets ended sharply lower on Thursday as fresh concerns over U.S. interest rate hikes and another day of losses in commodity markets dragged on sentiment.

FRB Enforcement Action - March 24, 2016:

www.federalreserve.gov


Release Date: March 24, 2016
The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the execution of the enforcement action listed below:

Bits | The Business of Technolgy - March 24, 2016: Get Ready to Pay More to Have Others Do Your Chores.

The New York Times
Thursday, March 24, 2016


Get Ready to Pay More to Have Others Do Your Chores | Got a minute? It may not be worth what you think.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications Update - March 24, 2016, by MarketWatch: Dow Futures Drop 100 Points as Slumping Oil, Weak Data.

marketwatch.com

Ellie Ismailidou, Sara Sjolin
 
U.S. stock futures built on losses Thursday after economic data painted a weaker-than-expected picture of the U.S. economy, crimping the desire to invest ahead of the long Easter weekend.
A stronger dollar and slumping oil prices also weighed on investors’ risk appetite, pulling stock futures lower.

ESA | Advance Report on Durable Goods - March 24, 2016: New orders for manufactured durable goods in February 2016 decreased 2.8 percent....

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New orders for manufactured durable goods in February 2016 decreased 2.8 percent, to $229.4 billion. Excluding transportation, new orders decreased 1.0 percent.  Overall shipments decreased 0.9 percent, and capital goods shipments fell 2.2 percent. Unfilled orders decreased 0.4 percent, and inventories decreased 0.3 percent.


Economics & Statistics Administration

U.S. Census Bureau
Bureau of Economic Analysis

BEA News - March 24, 2016: State Quarterly Personal Income, 1st Q. 2015 - 4th Q. 2015; Annual 2015 (preliminary est)


The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today:  
State personal income grew on average 4.4 percent in 2015, the same rate as in 2014, according to estimates released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Growth of state personal income-the sum of net earnings by place of residence, property income, and personal current transfer receipts-ranged from -0.2 percent in North Dakota to 6.3 percent in California.

The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/regional/spi/sqpi_newsrelease.htm

Bloomberg Politics - March 24, 2016: Democrats Split on Sanders and Clinton, Bloomberg National Poll Finds

bloomberg.com

Justin Sink justinsink
 
More than halfway through a nomination race that she entered as the clear favorite, Hillary Clinton finds herself deadlocked with Bernie Sanders among Democrats.

NYT First Draft on Politics - March 24, 2016: Ted Cruz Opens Two Fronts in Push Against Donald Trump, by Maggie Haberman

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The New York Times

NYTimes.com/FirstDraft »

The New York Times

Thursday, March 24, 2016


Senator Ted Cruz of Texas visited the 3 West Club in New York City on Wednesday to speak to voters.
Senator Ted Cruz of Texas visited the 3 West Club in New York City on Wednesday to speak to voters. Hilary Swift for The New York Times
Ted Cruz Opens Two Fronts in Push Against Donald Trump
By MAGGIE HABERMAN

The Guardian | World | Europe | Brussels Attacks: Brussels ATTacks: Paris Suspect Salah Abdeslam Says He" Didn's Know" of Plans - Live.

theguardian.com
 
Helen Davidson
Aprox.

Bloomberg View - March 24, 2016: 3 Long-Term Consecuences of Negative Rates.

bloombergview.com

Mohamed A. El-Erian
 
Most economists are tempted to rely on incremental analysis to explain the spread of negative interest rates and their implications for the global economy and markets. This is understandable, yet the inclination to focus primarily on marginal changes could be overly partial and even misleading -- especially for market participants who must navigate the unintended consequences of sub-zero yields, including the possibility of “tipping” events.

DealBook Today's Top Headlines - March 24, 2016: Valeant Losses Drag Ackman Hedge Fund Down | Judge Slams F.T.C. for Testimony in Office Depot | Credit Suisse Chief Says Risky Bets Were a 'Surprise'.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
TODAY'S TOP HEADLINES
By AMIE TSANG
VALEANT LOSSES DRAG ACKMAN HEDGE FUND DOWN Pershing Square Holdings, the publicly listed entity of William A. Ackman's firm, reported a year-to-date loss of 25.2 percent as of March 22, Alexandra Stevenson reports in DealBook.

U.S. Stock Market Futures Indications - March 24, 2016, by MarketWatch: U.S. Stocks Set to Break Five-Week Winning Streak as Dow Futures Fall 150 Points.

marketwatch.com

Sara Sjolin
 
Wall Street was heading for another day of losses on Thursday, as a stronger dollar and slumping oil prices crimped the desire to invest ahead of the long Easter weekend.

Asian Markets at Close Report on March 24, 2016, by MarketWatch: Asian Stocks Slip as Dollar Strngthens.

marketwatch.com
 
Dominique Fong 
 
Asian shares slipped Thursday after the U.S. dollar strengthened against regional currencies.
In China, the Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -1.63%  closed down 1.6%. Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average NIK, -0.64% ended 0.6% lower, South Korea’s Kospi SEU, -0.46%  closed down 0.5%, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -1.13%  finished down 1.1%.

The Guardian | UK | Media Briefing - March 24, 2016: Today's Media Stories From the Papers.

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Top story on MediaGuardian

Sky buys exclusive rights to all Formula One
All but one race, the British Grand Prix, will be available to pay-TV subscribers only, under deal running from 2019 until 2024

The Guardian | Europe | Brussels Attacks - March 23, 2016: Belgian Ambassador Rejects Australia's Claim It Failed on Security and Syrian Migration.

theguardian.com
 
Paul Karp
Belgium’s ambassador to Australia has rejected claims by Malcolm Turnbull that Europe’s security is weak as “unfair”, and said blaming the Syrian refugee crisis for terrorism in Europe was dangerous.