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17Nov2017 Market Close: Wall Street Closes Moderately Lower, Dow And SP 500 Suffer Weekly Losses As Investors Weigh Earnings, Tax Plan, Russia Probe, WTI Settles In The Mid 56 Handle

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Dow and SP 500 post first 2-week losing streak since August (SPY -0.3%) as tax reform worries linger. Tesla shares jump as Wall Street heaps praise on electric truck, new Roadster.

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Did Senator Al Franken Grope A Sleeping Woman

A photo of Sen. Al Franken appearing to grope a sleeping woman is making waves across America, as the former 'Saturday Night Live' cast member is the latest public figure to be accused of sexual misdeeds. The photo was taken in December 2006, two years before Franken was elected senator in Minnesota. At the time, he was a host at Air America radio. The woman in the photo is former Playboy model and sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden, who now hosts a radio show at KABC in Los Angeles.

Infographic Of The Day: 35 Chinese Cities With Economies As Big As Countries

Of course, cities like Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong are the metro economic powerhouses that most people are familiar with. But have you heard of cities like Shijiazhuang, Wuxi, Changsha, Suzhou, Ningbo, Foshan, or Yantai? There are literally dozens of Chinese cities that most people in Western countries have never heard of - yet they each hold millions of people and have an economic output comparable to nations.

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A photo of Sen. Al Franken appearing to grope a sleeping woman is making waves across America, as the former ‘Saturday Night Live’ cast member is the latest public figure to be accused of sexual misdeeds. The photo was taken in December 2006, two years before Franken was elected senator in Minnesota. At the time, he was a host at Air America radio. The woman in the photo is former Playboy model and sports broadcaster Leeann Tweeden, who now hosts a radio show at KABC in Los Angeles.


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It is amazing that one outside consultant controls the official position of NOAA re ENSO, but I think she is correct this time.  Here is what she says. The MJO is in the Inactive Phase resulting in the Jet Stream splitting considerably west of the Dateline creating a long-lasting pattern of a Weak Low in the Gulf of Alaska and more or a less a Permanent High over the Southwest with cold air crossing the Canadian Border into CONUS. Thus most weather is happening in the Northern Tier. We will have an updated Seasonal Outlook soon and report on that Saturday. But in this report we focus on the declaration of La Nina Conditions, so read on.


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17Nov2017 Market Update: Wall Street Slips On Doubts About Tax Plan's Progress, WTI Crude Prices Continue To Trade Higher, US Dollar Slips As Gold Inches Higher



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Trump's 'America First' Trade Policy Ignores Key Lesson From Great Depression

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-- this post authored by Charles Hankla, Georgia State University

President Donald Trump declared his nearly two-week trip through Asia 'tremendously successful,' but economic history should make us more skeptical.

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November 2017 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Remains Positive But Declines

Of the three regional manufacturing surveys released for November, all were in expansion.

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