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28Mar2017 Market Update: Wall Street Ends 8 Day Losing Streak, DOW Up Triple Digits After Strong Consumer Confidence Number, US Dollar Climbs Higher, Energy Up 1%

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U.S. stocks climbed higher in late-morning trading in a sea-saw action, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average aiming to snap an eight-day losing streak, as investors welcomed better-than-expected economic releases including a report on confidence.

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What We Read Today 27 March 2017

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NASA Precise Landing Technologies Tested On Vertical Testbed Rocket

NASA is flight testing next-generation lander navigation technology through the CoOperative Blending of Autonomous Landing Technologies (COBALT) project. The technologies will enable future exploration destinations on Mars, the moon, Europa, and other planets and moons. The integrated system is being flight tested onboard a Masten Space Systems suborbital rocket vehicle called Xodiac.

Infographic Of The Day: Chart: Understanding Alphabet's 4 Billion Dollar In "Other Bets"

Regardless of whether the policy remains in place today, one of Google's most famous management philosophies has been the "20% rule".

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Short-term the lower Mississippi Valley seems prone to flooding issues and tornadic activity. Some models are predicting an Active Phase of the MJO for April and May. This could consolidate the two branches of the Jet Stream and trigger Kelvin Waves. If there was warm water in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool this could induce an El Nino.

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28Mar2017 Pre-Market Commentary: Wall Street Eyes A Lower Opening, Crude Prices Edge Higher, Investors Await Fed Members Clues On Timing Of Next Rate Hike



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Macron May Lead But Le Pen Remains The Big Story

Written by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group

Return of Sovereign France

In France, President Hollande's utter failure to foster broad consensus for structural reforms has paved the way for a contested election. While public debate focuses on Emmanuel Macron as the savior of France, the real story is that Marine Le Pen's agenda has shifted the French political landscape.

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March 2017 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Highest Since 2000

Written by Jill Mislinski

The latest Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index was released this morning based on data collected through March 16. The headline number of 125.6 was a sharp increase from the final reading of 116.1 for February, an upward revision from 114.8. Today's number was above the Investing.com consensus of 114.0.

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