Archive for March 18th, 2017

Stocks May Continue To Experience Choppy Trading

Saturday, March 18th, 2017:

After ending the previous session modestly lower, stocks may show a lack of direction in early trading on Friday. The major index futures are currently pointing to a roughly flat open for the markets, with the Dow futures up by 21 points. Traders may look to take a breather as they continue to digest Wednesday’s closely watched monetary announcement from the Federal Reserve. The Fed announced a widely anticipated quarter point increase in interest rates and projected two additional rate hikes this year. A meeting of G20 finance ministers and central bank governors being held in Germany over the next […] Read More →

Justice Dept. delivers documents on wiretap claim to Congress

Saturday, March 18th, 2017:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Friday said it delivered documents to congressional committees responding to their request for information that could shed light on President Donald Trump’s claims that former President Barack Obama ordered U.S. agencies to spy on him. The information was sent to the House and Senate intelligence and judiciary committees, said Sarah Isgur Flores, a Justice Department spokeswoman. The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Republican Devin Nunes, said in a statement late on Friday that the Justice Department had “fully complied” with the panel’s request. A government source, who requested anonymity when discussing […] Read More →

To aid ferrets, vaccine treats planned for prairie dogs

Saturday, March 18th, 2017:

Feeding peanut butter kibbles to millions of prairie dogs — by flinging the treats from four-wheelers and dropping them from drones — could be the next big thing to help a spunky little weasel that almost went extinct. Slinky with a robber-like black mask across its eyes, the endangered black-footed ferret is a fierce predator. The up to 2-foot-long weasel feeds almost exclusively on prairie dogs, rodents that live in vast colonies regularly decimated by plague outbreaks. The disease keeps threatening the food supply of ferrets bred in captivity and reintroduced on the landscape. Biologists are increasingly optimistic that feeding […] Read More →

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