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

Silvia Amaro |   @Silvia_Amaro 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 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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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

WSJ | Major Indexes Closing on December 28, 2016

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL Major Indexes Closing Major Indexes 5:42 p.m. EST  12/28/16

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

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