Donald Trump Jokes About Melania Leaving Him At Gridiron Club Dinner

Trading 06 mar 2018 Commentaire »
President Donald Trump on Saturday delivered jokes to a crowd of Washington elites and media at the Gridiron Club Dinner, including an eye-catching remark about his oft-scrutinized marriage to his wife Melania. The attempts of humor have renewed some public interest about their marriage.

Pope Francis Won’t Support Women In The Priesthood, But Here’s What He Could Do

Trading 06 mar 2018 Commentaire »
On March 13, Pope Francis will complete his first five years as head of the Roman Catholic Church. Since his election, Pope Francis has engaged the estimated 1.2 billion Catholics and innumerable non-Catholics worldwide with his frank, inclusive talk on issues as diverse as poverty and homosexuality.

Merriam-Webster Adds ‘Mansplain,’ ‘Cryptocurrency’ And Hundreds More To Dictionary

Trading 06 mar 2018 Commentaire »
Several popular phrases from the public vernacular were legitimized Monday when Merriam-Webster announced the addition of 850 words, complete with definitions and dates of their first-known uses.

COLOMBIA: Annual Inflation Slows To 3.37% In February

Trading 06 mar 2018 Commentaire »

The consumer price index in Colombia rose 3.37% in February from a year before, losing strength from the previous month, when the index increased 3.68%, according to the country's statistics office (Dane).

It was the slowest annual inflation rate since October 2014, when the consumer price index rose 3.29%.

On a monthly comparison, the Colombian consumer price index increased 0.71% in February. In January, the index grew 0.63%. So far in 2018, the inflation rate in Colombia is up 1.34%.

The consumer price index excluding food prices rose 4.4% in February from a year before and increased 0.93% compared to January.

The annual inflation target in Colombia ranges from 2% to 4%.

The next monetary policy meeting at the Colombian central bank is scheduled for March 20.


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Treasuries Close Roughly Flat Following Lackluster Session

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Treasuries showed a lack of direction over the course of the trading session on Tuesday before ending the day roughly flat.

Bond prices moved higher early in the session but bounced back and forth across the unchanged line as the day progressed. Subsequently, the yield on the benchmark ten-year note, which moves opposite of its prices, edged down by less than a basis point to 2.877 percent.

The choppy trading on the day was partly attributed to concerns about President Donald Trump's top economic advisor Gary Cohn leaving the White House.

A report from Bloomberg News said Trump believes Cohn will resign if planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports are implemented.

Cohn has reportedly been summoning executives from U.S. companies that depend on the metals to meet with Trump this week to try to blunt or halt the tariffs.

The strength seen early in the day came amid easing geopolitical concerns following reports that North Korea is willing to talk about denuclearization.

South Korea's national security director Chung Eui-yong told reporters North Korea would be willing to denuclearize if its security was guaranteed.

"North Korea made clear its willingness to denuclearize the Korean peninsula and the fact there is no reason for it to have a nuclear program if military threats against the North are resolved and its regime is secure," Chung said.

On the U.S. economic front, the Commerce Department released a report showing a slightly bigger than expected decrease in factory orders in the month of January.

The Commerce Department said factory orders tumbled by 1.4 percent in January after jumping by an upwardly revised 1.8 percent in December.

Economists had expected factory orders to drop by 1.3 percent compared to the 1.7 percent spike originally reported for the previous month.

Trading on Wednesday may be impacted by reaction to reports on private sector employment, international trade and labor productivity.

The Federal Reserve is also due to release its Beige Book, a compilation of anecdotal evidence on economic conditions in the twelve Fed districts, which may shed light on the outlook for interest rates.


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Saudi Arabia Bans ‘Dancing And Swaying’ Ahead Of Upcoming Pop Concert

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Saudi Arabia officials on Saturday announced a dancing ban during a pop concert scheduled in the country later this month. According to The General Entertainment Authority [GEA], "dancing and swaying" of any kind have been prohibited. "Dancing would annoy other attendees and distract them," GEA official Mohammed al-Subaih told the Agence France Presse news agency. Subaih said the goal was to provide a show that "spread joy without offending public tastes and damaging national identity."

Crude Oil Rally Continues

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Crude oil prices continued to rise Tuesday even as the government said to expect robust production from U.S. drillers.

The U.S. Energy Information Administration boosted its 2018 and 2019 forecasts on U.S. crude-oil production, according to the agency's monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook report released Tuesday.

The EIA raised its 2018 domestic crude production forecast by 1% to 10.7 million barrels per day.

April WTI crude added 3 cents, or less than 0.1%, to settle at $62.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.


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Rhode Island Porn Ban: State Proposes $20 Fee To View Porn Online

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Lawmakers in Rhode Island introduced a new bill in March that would impose a $20 fee on state residents who access online pornographic material. The bill, which was introduced by Democratic state senators Frank Ciccone and Hanna Gallo, would require all internet service providers operating within the state to automatically block "sexual content and/or patently offensive material."

Dollar Weakens As Trade Concerns Ease

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The dollar is losing ground against all of its major rivals Tuesday afternoon. Concerns over a potential trade war have eased after President Donald Trump appeared to soften his position on tariff measures, amid mounting pressure from political allies.

Trump indicated proposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports would be removed if the U.S. negotiates a "new & fair" NAFTA agreement.

New orders for U.S. manufactured goods slumped by slightly more than expected in the month of January, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Tuesday. The Commerce Department said factory orders tumbled by 1.4 percent in January after jumping by an upwardly revised 1.8 percent in December.

Economists had expected factory orders to drop by 1.3 percent compared to the 1.7 percent spike originally reported for the previous month.

The dollar rose to an early high of $1.2325 against the Euro Tuesday, but has since dropped to nearly a 2-week low of $1.24.

Germany's construction sector grew at the weakest pace in 13 months in February, data from IHS Markit showed Tuesday. The headline construction Purchasing Managers' Index fell to 52.7 in February from an 82-month high of 59.8 in January. A score above 50 indicates expansion in the sector.

The buck advanced to a high of $1.3815 against the pound sterling Tuesday morning, but has since retreated to around $1.39.

Like-for-like sales in the United Kingdom climbed 0.6 percent on year in February, the British Retail Consortium said on Tuesday. That exceeded expectations for an increase of 0.5 percent and was unchanged from the January reading.

The greenback fell to a low of Y105.850 against the Japanese Yen Tuesday morning, but has since rebounded to around Y106.125.


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When Is ‘My 600-Lb Life: Skin Tight’ On? When, Where To Watch

Trading 06 mar 2018 Commentaire »
“My 600-LB Life” takes viewers on the journey of morbidly obese patients who are fighting for the opportunity to be approved for gastric bypass surgery and take back control of their lives. However, when “My 600-LB Life: Skin Tight” Season 3 premieres, fans of the TLC series will see what life is like for subjects during the final stage of extreme weight loss.