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News, research, financial markets, economics, politics, and risk. There is always a distressed and volatile security somewhere.
News, research, financial markets, economics, politics, and risk. There is always a distressed and volatile security somewhere.

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An OPEC Deal Extension Isn't As Simple As It Sounds
It's been six months now that oil prices have been reacting to OPEC, first to the possibility of an agreement, and then to the production cut deal itself, forged by OPEC to rebalance the market. The deal--initially aired as ‘an agreement to agree on a deal'...

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UK inflation jumps to highest since 2013, breaching Bank of England target: Markit
"UK inflation surged above the Bank of England’s 2.0% target for the first time in over three years in February, underscoring how consumer spending is likely to be increasingly squeezed by higher prices in 2017.
The Bank of England still looks likely to lo...

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Denmark Rids Itself of Foreign Debt For First Time in 183 Years After Denmark pays off the final installment of a $1.5 billion loan to the United States today, it will be the first time the nation will have been without foreign currency debts since 1834. st...

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1914 Redux? Growing Asia-Pacific Tensions Demand New US Strategy
American Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is paying his first visit to Asia this week. Just before he left, Acting Assistant Secretary of State Susan Thornton told reporters the Trump Administration “will have its own formulation” of the Pacific pivot, or t...

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When hospital inspectors are in town, fewer patients die, study says
Every couple of years, unannounced visits by inspectors from the Joint Commission trigger a frenzied response in hospitals, in which clinicians are instructed to do everything by the book to avoid potentially embarrassing violations. On Monday, a new study ...

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Israel said to strike Syria for second time in 24 hours, amid threats from Damascus
Unconfirmed reports indicate jets hit Hezbollah weapons convoy, military targets, hours after drone strike in Syrian Golan; Syria UN envoy says retaliatory missile launches during Friday raid a ‘game-changer’ By Times of Israel staff An Israeli F-15I fighte...

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Watch Live: House hearing on Russia's involvement in the 2016 election


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Russian Agents Among Those Charged With Hacking Yahoo
Mar.15 -- The U.S. charged four people, including two Russian intelligence officers, over the theft of hundreds of millions of accounts of Yahoo users from a computer breach that threatened to derail its acquisition by Verizon. Acting Assistant Attorney Gen...

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NYC mayor declares state of emergency, 18 inches of snow expected
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in the city starting at midnight Monday. De Blasio said the snowstorm overall is expected to bring 16-20 inches of snow, and as much as 24 inches. (CBS News, 3/13/2017)

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CBO offers grim predictions under GOP health care bill: USA Today
"The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that the GOP health care bill would lead to the loss of health insurance for millions of Americans." (USA Today, 3/13/2017)
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