24Nov2017 Market Close: Get Your News Headlines In This Post


Written by Gary

Stocks closed today and the week higher. Read the headlines below which were driving the market.

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Caught In A Crisis Abroad


-- this post authored by Scott Stewart

The past week, a 'non-coup' forced Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe from power. And while the Kenyan Supreme Court certified the re-election of Uhuru Kenyatta, it is almost certain the country's political unrest will continue. But this turmoil is not really that unusual; there almost always are crisis events of one type or another roiling some part of the world during any given week. And this means that at any given time there are travelers or expatriates who find themselves caught in tense situations in a foreign country. We thought it would be helpful to provide some guidance on how to react when caught in such a situation.

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Infographic Of The Day: Visualizing A Rapidly Changing Global Diet

By 2050, there will be two billion more mouths to feed than today.

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Humanity is getting better. It is not all bad news out there.

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Current Weather Outlook

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Some Southwest States may set high temperature records on Thanksgiving Day and the Phoenix Airport may record the first Meteorological Fall Season without measurable precipitation since 1938. Alaska is getting back-door cold fronts which are creating Gulf of Alaska Lows which then provide moisture to the Northwest. La Nina and Global Warming result in interesting weather. Continue reading to learn more. 

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24Nov2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Get Your Black Friday Morning Headlines Here

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Need Another Reason To Help Puerto Rico? It's A Key US Economic And Military Asset

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-- this post authored by Lilian Bobea, Bentley University

Three weeks after Hurricane Maria ripped through Puerto Rico, half of the population still lacks fresh water and medicine, and almost 80 percent doesn't have electricity. The scarce resources arriving from international private sources are quickly running out. Satellite communication remains limited.

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Rail Week Ending 18 November 2017: Economically Intuitive Sectors Improved

Week 46 of 2017 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) expanded according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. The economically intuitive sectors remain in expansion and the rolling average growth rate was statistically unchanged.

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