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Nov 30, 2016

FTC Competition Matters - November 30, 2016: FTC @ OECD

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By Krisztian Katona, Office of International Affairs
November 30, 2016

NYT | Energy and Environment on November 30, 2016: OPEC Reaches Deal to Limit Production, Sending Prices Soaring
Stanley Reed and Clifford Krauss
The deal shows that “the weight and resilience of OPEC is still there and will continue to be,” Qatar’s energy minister, Mohammed bin Saleh al-Sada, said at a news conference on Wednesday.

WSJ | Forex Closing on November 30, 2016

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WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on November 30, 2016.

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WSJ | Biggest Decliners Closing on November 30, 2016

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WSJ | Most Actives Closing on November 30, 2016

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WSJ | Biggest Gainers Closing on November 30, 2016

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Wall Street Closing Report on November 30, 2016: Dow, S&P Post Best Month Since March; Energy Stocks Skyrocket 5% Amid OPEC Deal

Fred Imbert
Stocks closed mixed on Wednesday, the last day of the month, as energy stocks surging on an OPEC deal to cut production, while investors digested solid economic data.

FTC Press Release on November 30, 2016: FTC Issues Annual Report On Ethanol Market Concentration

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The Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2016 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.”
As in prior years, the 2016 report concludes that “the low level of concentration and large number of market participants in the U.S. ethanol production industry continue to suggest that the exercise of market power to set prices, or coordination on price and output levels, is unlikely.”

FRB Beige Book - November 30, 2016

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SEC. Litigation Release - November 30, 2016: Harrison Katzen

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Litigation Release No. 23696 / November 30, 2016

Securities and Exchange Commission v. Harrison Katzen, No. 16-cv-06606 (E.D.N.Y.)

SEC Charges Former Employee of Florida-Based Transfer Agent for Role in Offering Fraud

The Guardian | Opinion | Donald Trump Opinions - November 30, 2016: Frightened by Donald Trump? You Don't Know The Half Of It, by Gerge Monbiot
George Monbiot
Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. To understand what is coming, we need to understand who they are. I know all too well, because I have spent the past 15 years fighting them.

CMI | Metals Spot Prices Closing on November 30, 2016.

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FRB Speech - November 30, 2016: Speech by Governor Powell on a View From The Fed


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Governor Jerome H. Powell

At the "Understanding Fedspeak" event cosponsored by the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution and the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

November 30, 2016

FRB Press Release - November 30, 2016: Federal Reserve Board Publishes Report Containing Summary Information on Debit Card Transactions in 2015

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Release Date: November 30, 2016 

The Federal Reserve Board on Wednesday published a report on debit card transactions in 2015, including summary information on the volume and value, interchange fee revenue, certain issuer costs, and fraud losses. The report is the fourth in a series to be published every two years pursuant to section 920 of the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA).

BEA News Release - November 30, 2016: Personal Income Increase 06% in October...

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

European Markets Closing Report on November 30, 2016: Europe Closes Higher as OPEC Agrees Production Cut
Silvia Amaro, Sam Meredith
European markets closed higher on Wednesday afternoon as investors cheered an agreement among OPEC members to cut production and closely followed political developments in Italy.

United States International Trade Commission News Releases - November 30, 2016: USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain UV Curable Coatings for Optical Fibers, Coated Optical Fibers, and Products Containing Same

November 30, 2016
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Contact: Peg O'Laughlin, 202-205-1819
USITC Institutes Section 337 Investigation of Certain UV Curable Coatings for Optical Fibers, Coated Optical Fibers, and Products Containing Same

Bloomberg Markets - November 30, 2016: Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day

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 by Lorcan Roche Kelly
Get caught up on what's moving markets.

It's OPEC day, Trump is said to pick Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary, and Carney fires back at Draghi. Here are some of the things people in markets are talking about today.

Bloomberg View | Economics - November 30, 2016: Give Trump's Infrastructure Plans a Chance
Noah Smith
Donald Trump’s plans for infrastructure spending are finally materializing, and they already have no shortage of critics. But I think the critics should ease up, and give the president-elect a chance.

U.S. Stock Market Future Indications - November 30, 2016: Wall Street Points to Higher Open on Soaring Oil Prices; OPEC Meeting in Focus
Sam Meredith
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday as traders eyed a sharp jump in oil prices ahead of a potential production cut deal from OPEC.

Asian Markets Closing Report on November 30, 2016: Asian Shares Largely Lifted by Positive Day for Wall Street
Ese Erheriene 
Stock markets in Asia were mixed Wednesday, as a positive lead from Wall Street was offset by investor concerns that key oil-producing nations won’t be able to seal a deal to cut global production.
Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average NIK, +0.01%  closed flat, after earlier opening at its highest level in two days, while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI, +0.23%  closed up 0.2%, and South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.26%  finished up 0.3%. By contrast, the Shanghai Composite Index SHCOMP, -1.00%  was off 1%, and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, -0.31%  ended 0.3% lower.