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Risk rout eases as US stocks, dollar trim losses

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The selloff in riskier assets sparked by the Republicans’ health bill failure eased as investors assessed the prospects for the Trump administration’s pro-growth policies. U.S. stocks finished lower, but the S&P 500 index all but erased a loss of almost 1 percent and the Dow...


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Q&A: Who'd gain from a Trump border wall? Hint: Not Mexico

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — As a billionaire developer, Donald Trump built casinos, luxe condo towers and lush golf courses. Now, as president, Trump aims to develop perhaps his most ambitious and surely his most contentious project yet: A wall along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border. How? At what...


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AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

HB2 The Real Cost

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina’s “bathroom bill” isn’t hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis. Over the past year, North...


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Financial Markets Glance

Dow Jones Industrials High: 20,578.46 Low: 20,412.80 Close: 20,550.98 Change: —45.74 Other Indexes Standard&Poors 500 Index: 2341.59 —2.39 NYSE Index: 11,414.33 —4.56 Nasdaq Composite Index: 5804.37 +11.63 NYSE MKT Composite: 2487.53 +7.04 Russell 2000 Index: 1357.32 +2.68 Wilshire 5000 TotalMkt:...


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Samsung must get the Galaxy S8 right, analysts say

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Samsung needs to have an explosive launch event for its next premium smartphone on Wednesday - speaking figuratively, of course. Stung by the embarrassing recall of the Galaxy Note 7 after several of the gadgets burst into flames, Samsung is ready to move forward with...


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BC-ID--Intermountain Grain & Livestock, ID

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Farm Bureau Intermountain Grain and Livestock Report Monday, March 27, 2017. Bids subject to change. BLACKFOOT __ Friday soft white 3.35; hard red winter 4.00; DNS 5.15; hard white 4.10; BURLEY __ soft white 3.34, down 4; hard red winter 3.12, down 8; DNS 4.99, down 2;...


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A closer look at the 'panic buttons' distributed in Colombia

The Associated Press found that a “panic button” issued in Colombia to activists and journalists who work in risky areas has vulnerabilities that could let hostile parties disable the devices, eavesdrop on conversations and track users’ movements. Here’s a closer look: MANUFACTURER: Eview...


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World Chess Federation says its president resigned - he denies it

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The big news out of the World Chess Federation meeting in Athens was the resignation Sunday of longtime, controversial president, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. But, like most things related to Ilyumzhinov, it’s turning out to be a bit more complicated. A day after the reports of his...


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Great economic expectations are the bull market's next test

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Investors who were betting on U.S. reflation but are now worried about President Donald Trump’s ability to push through his pro-growth agenda may be in for an unwanted economic surprise: a lack of them. A growing chorus of strategists are warning that the jolts of economic...


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Evans says two fed hikes in 2017 may be right amid uncertainty

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said two interest-rate increases may be the right amount of tightening for the U.S. economy this year given uncertainty surrounding the outlook for inflation and government spending. “To the extent that I gain more...


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