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US Challenges Chinese Quotas for Rice, Wheat, and Corn

US Challenges Chinese Quotas for Rice, Wheat, and Corn

Compliance with WTO rules would lead to a reduction in the excessive domestic support provided to China's grains producers to bring Chinese production in line with market forces, and improvements to China's TRQ administration would facilitate market access for USA and other exporters of these commodities.


Toys for Tots in need of donations for Jackson and George counties

Toys for Tots in need of donations for Jackson and George counties

Last year, the company handed out 23,911 toys, 4,537 books and 3,856 stocking stuffers to more than 3,800 children in Frederick County, Shelton said. "I can say we're over 30,000 toys, which is already more than past year", Shelton said. "One of the things we love is knowing where the toy is going after it gets donated". Emily Lynch, the store director for Meijer in Coldwater, said their goal is to assist the less fortunate at Christmas time and be able to provide more smiles for those ...



U.S. dollar takes flight on 2017 Fed rate path; bonds, gold decline

Victims of the sharp appreciation of the US dollar are raw commodity markets that are priced in USA dollars on the world markets, including gold prices that slumped to a 10-month low overnight. The Fed's rate rise of 25 basis points to 0.5-0.75 percent was well-flagged, but investors were spooked when the "dot plots" of members' projections showed a median of three hikes next year, up from two previously.



Activision Blizzard, Inc. 20.9% Potential Upside Now Implied by Stifel

Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ:ATVI) shares moved to $36.99 on Thursday. Firm weekly performance is 4.76% while year to date (YTD) performance is -53.44%. The business earned $1.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.44 billion. Activision Blizzard had a net margin of 13.81% and a return on equity of 16.63%.


Christmas Tree Collections in January

Christmas Tree Collections in January

More rubbish is generated at Christmas than at any other time of the year - including sending around one billion Christmas cards, using 750 million glass bottles and buying more than seven million real Christmas trees every year. All recycling will be collected on the next scheduled collection. Friday 30th Dec - Collections as normal. Boxing Day's usual bin collection will also be pushed back one day by the council, whilst December 27 recycling service will be picked up the following day ...



Prominent Runners: Danaher Corp. (NYSE:DHR), Steel Dynamics Inc. (NASDAQ:STLD)

Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 20,810,938 shares of the company's stock valued at $509,869,000 after buying an additional 3,982,588 shares in the last quarter. Shareholders of record on Saturday, December 31st will be issued a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $1.70 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.06%.