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US Treasury Secretary Moves G20 Away From Avoiding Protectionism

US Treasury Secretary Moves G20 Away From Avoiding Protectionism

This was replaced with a watered-down pledge to "strengthen the contribution of trade to our economies" - language viewed by some participants as preserving USA flexibility on trade policy. "We believe in free trade", he said, adding however that "balanced trade needs to be what's good for us and what's good for other people, a win-win situation".


Texas Gas Prices for March 12-18

Texas Gas Prices for March 12-18

This is the second consecutive week to see highly unusual declines in pump prices. Prices at the pump remain flat after a two-week stint of falling oil prices that kept fuel prices from rising. States posting the highest prices are Hawaii ($3.064 a gallon), California ($2.997), Washington ($2.845), Alaska ($2.739) and OR ($2.672). The average price is $2.67.


Indian authorities seize Zakir Naik's assets worth Rs 18cr

Indian authorities seize Zakir Naik's assets worth Rs 18cr

ED attached the assets of the televangelist Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation who is under scrutiny in a money-laundering case against him and his NGO. In a further trouble of Zakir Naik, a Bhopal blast accused and two others have claimed to be inspired from the preacher's speeches on television, in which he used to say against Hindu Gods.


Hike in Interest Rates 'Likely Appropriate' in March, Says Yellen

Hike in Interest Rates 'Likely Appropriate' in March, Says Yellen

Despite some uncertainty over whether Trump can enact the major overhauls in regulation, healthcare, and tax policy, the stock market continues to run bullish. In addition, with an elevated balance sheet, this gives the Fed the ability to push short term interest rates higher, without having a significant impact on longer term interest and mortgage rates and thereby maintaining a relatively accommodative policy in this tightening cycle.


Investors Catching Stocks: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Investors Catching Stocks: Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

The stock has a market cap of 167.43 Billion. Other hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. Adirondack Trust Co. This represents a $0.63 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.68%. This is an increase from Comcast's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14.


Starbucks Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies

Starbucks Named One of World's Most Ethical Companies

Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, gave the following statement: "I am extremely pleased that Ethisphere has again recognized Royal Caribbean as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies". Spartanburg-based innovation company Milliken & Co. has been named one of the world's most ethical companies for an 11th consecutive year. Through its trailblazing One Day PaySM initiative, Aflac U.S.