The World Health Organization has declared the Zika virus an international public health emergency, prompted by growing concern that it could cause birth defects. The infection appears to be linked to the development of unusually small heads and brain damage in newborns - called microcephaly - as well as other neurological defects. In adults, the virus is linked to a form of temporary paralysis.
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After over a month of fighting, the Iraqi government has at last reclaimed the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State's grasp. Clearing the city of any remaining fighters could take weeks, and removing the booby traps left behind will almost certainly take months. Nevertheless, the June 26 defeat is a huge symbolic loss for the jihadist group and a significant victory for the forces trying to discredit and destroy it.
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30Jun2016 Pre-Market Commentary: US Futures Are Gearing Up For A Third Day Of Gains, Investors Watching 2100 SP 500 Level For Possible Market Reversal
Written by Roger Erickson
I've always discounted the systemic impact of Outright Fraud such as revealed by the TESTIMONY from Bernard Lietaer (video follows the Read more >> break.
Written by Gary
Wall Street futures pointed to a third day of gains this morning, the last day of trading for the second quarter, as Brent fell towards $50 a bbl. SPY has moved this morning from +0.1% to +0.2% Initial U.S. jobless claims rose by 10,000 to 268,000 in late June and pace of layoffs nationwide remained extremely low.
The Chicago Business Barometer which recently has spent more time in contraction than expansion returned to expansion. This survey came in above expectations.