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|Son of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip christened in Stockholm|
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The son of Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia was christened at a ceremony in the royal palace chapel in Stockholm on Friday.
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|Turkey has informed Germany that lawmakers can visit air base, Foreign minister says|
ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has informed the German government that a group of its lawmakers are allowed to visit the Incirlik Air Base in southern Turkey at the beginning of October, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday.
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|The case for stocks in one word: YIELD|
Holy cow, are 10-year yields lousy or what?
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|Official: City's low fund balance 'no cushion against hard times'|
The city's meager reserve funds offer "almost no cushion against hard times," Philadelphia Finance Director Rob Dubow said at a hearing Wednesday.
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|Gabon's Bongo says for Constitutional Court to rule on vote recount|
PARIS (Reuters) - Gabon's re-elected President Ali Bongo said he would be a leader for all Gabonese people and that it was for the Constitutional Court to decide whether there should be a recount of last week's disputed vote result.
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|China vice premier says major nations should bolster mutual trust, respect|
BOAO, China (Reuters) - Major countries should bolster mutual trust and respect, and stick to dialogue to settle disputes, China's Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli said at the opening of the Boao Forum for Asia on Saturday.
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|Heed these three lessons, millennial Snap investors|
These are intriguing times for impressionable young investors. The Dow’s cresting 20,000 for the first time in January before making a 24-day climb to 21,000 — the fastest 1,000-point climb since 1999 — coupled with this month’s $3.4-billion initial public offering for Snap Inc., parent company...
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|Balancing budget priorities [Commentary]|
I visited New York City Wednesday, March 29 with Council Chairman Jon Weinstein and Council member Greg Fox to present Howard County's financial picture to the nation's top bond rating agencies. This annual trip is critical to assure Moody's, Standard & Poors and Fitch Ratings that we are on strong...
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|Fund manager Q&A: A diversified approach to income-investing|
Bond investors aren't exactly known as risk-seekers. But when interest rates and inflation could be on the rise, playing it too safe in a "vanilla" bond index fund may not cut it.
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|If you make $100,000 or more, here are 3 tax breaks you don't want to miss|
Those who bring in six figures should look closely at these lucrative tax provisions.
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|U.S. secretaries Tillerson, Kelly to visit Mexico next week|
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Homeland Security head John Kelly will visit Mexico next Thursday, Mexico's foreign ministry said on Wednesday.
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|U.N. Syria talks to follow agenda set by U.N. resolution: envoy|
ROME (Reuters) - The agenda of Syrian peace talks due to begin in Geneva next week will be line with a U.N. Security Council resolution aimed at ending the conflict and will not be changed, U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Wednesday.
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|North Korea rejects U.N. condemnation of its missile test|
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign ministry said on Wednesday it rejected a U.N. Security Council statement denouncing its latest missile launch test.
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|Harford County gets 2.78 percent interest rate on $55 million bond sale|
Harford County sold $55 million in bonds for capital projects Tuesday at a 2.78 percent interest rate, giving the county what its financial advisor called a "very successful" sale. The interest rate offered, however, is the highest the county has paid in its last three bond sales, which in turn...
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|Centennial and Citywide banks merging, will create $2.3B bank|
Denver-based Centennial Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, will merge with Aurora-based Citywide Banks in a $203 million stock and cash deal.
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|Russia's Lavrov, U.S. Tillerson may meet in Germany, discuss Syria: Interfax|
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may meet in Germany and discuss Syria, Interfax news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov as saying on Monday.
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|U.S. will strengthen Pacific allies against North Korea hostility: official|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is committed to the security of its allies in the Pacific region and will bolster its allies there against any hostile actions from North Korea, a White House official said on Sunday.
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|German airport shut after substance found in security check area|
BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities on Sunday closed the airport in northern city of Hamburg after an unknown substance that caused eye irritation among staff was found in the security check area, a police spokeswoman said.
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|France's Fillon faces further legal process in fake work probe: report|
PARIS (Reuters) - France's financial prosecutor plans to pursue legal proceedings in the coming week in connection with its investigation into fake work allegations involving presidential candidate Francois Fillon and his wife, the weekly Journal de Dimanche newspaper reported.
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|Kazakhstan says delegations of Syrian government, rebels invited to Astana meetings|
ALMATY (Reuters) - Delegations from the Syrian government and rebels along with U.N. Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura have been invited to attend meetings on the Syria crisis in Kazakhstan's capital of Astana on February 15-16, the Kazakh Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
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|Greece says will not accept 'illogical' demands in bailout review|
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Saturday he believed the country's drawn-out bailout review would be completed positively but said Athens would not accept "illogical" demands by its lenders.
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|Hedge fund posts solid returns thanks to Argentina|
Bienville Capital, a New York hedge fund, is posting solid returns this year due to the resurgence in the stock market — in Argentina. The fund closed out January up 14.7 percent due to actions taken by President Mauricio Macri and investment in the energy sector, which has performed well.
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|Rising gold, interest rates could spell trouble|
What could spook the markets and cause market turbulence to shoot higher?
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|Merger announced between Kopernik Bank and St. Casimir's Savings Bank|
St. Casimir's Savings Bank will become part of Kopernik Bank under a merger announced Monday that will create a single institution with about $180 million in assets. Both are Maryland-chartered mutual savings banks. Kopernick, located on Eastern Avenue, was founded in 1924 as Kopernik Building...
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|Markets Right Now: Oil price slump pulls energy stocks lower|
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
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|Wall St. lending to Main St. even as many decry Dodd-Frank|
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has wasted little time in beginning a push to reverse the stricter banking regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis. Trump has branded the Dodd-Frank Act "a disaster" — a regulatory overreach that…
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|U.S.-backed Syrian force starts new phase of Raqqa assault|
RAQQA PROVINCE, Syria (Reuters) - An alliance of U.S.-backed militias said it had begun a new phase of its campaign against the Islamic State-held city of Raqqa on Saturday and aimed to complete its encirclement.
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|Trump administration reviewing Cuba policy: White House spokesman|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is in the midst "of a full review of all U.S. policies towards Cuba," with a focus on its human rights policies, as part of a commitment to such rights for citizens throughout the world, a White House spokesman said on Friday.
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|Vanguard investment firm apologizing to 17,000 millionaires|
MALVERN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania-based investment firm is apologizing to about 17,000 millionaire clients.
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|Romania's ombudsman challenges graft decree to constitutional court|
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's ombudsman Victor Ciorbea challenged at the Constitutional Court on Friday a government decree that decriminalizes some graft offences, following a plea from the country's general prosecutor.
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|U.S. defense chief, in Japan, reaffirms commitment to defense treaty|
TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's defense secretary reaffirmed America's commitment to its mutual defense treaty with Japan during a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday in Tokyo.
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|Why municipal bonds are in a nose dive since Trump's election|
The market for tax-free municipal bonds, a favorite of many Californians seeking decent interest income, faces a rough road after Donald Trump's White House victory. Bond prices have tumbled over the last two weeks, driving yields up. In part, the market fears that Trump and the GOP-controlled...
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|Markets Right Now: Stocks slip in midday trading|
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):
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|Suicide bombers kill two in northeast Nigeria's Maiduguri: police|
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suicide bombers in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the heart of a seven-year-old insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram, killed two people, the state police commissioner said on Friday.
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|Russia hopes for Trump new approach to Syria crisis: agencies|
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia hopes that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's new administration will take a new approach to resolving the Syrian crisis, Russian news agencies cited a Russian deputy foreign minister as saying on Thursday.
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|Russia's Lavrov, U.S.'s Kerry to discuss Syria, Ukraine in Peru|
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov would meet his U.S. counterpart John Kerry in Peru this week, foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said at a news briefing on Thursday.
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|Mortgage rates spike in one week by biggest margin in 3-1/2 years|
The rates for 30-year and 15-year loans have increased by about one-third of a point since Nov. 9, when the stock market started soaring, pushing bond prices down and bond yields up. Mortgage rates in the last week have skyrocketed, increasing by the largest seven-day margin in nearly 3-1/2 years. The rates for 30-year and 15-year loans have increased by about one-third of a point since Nov. 9, when the stock market started soaring post-election, pushing bond prices down and bond yields up. The one-week increase means a $50 increase in a person's monthly payment on a $200,000 loan. Experts say the increase may startle home buyers a bit but shouldn't dampen their plans. The bigger impact may be pushing homeowners who want to refinance into quicker action. Rates on 30-year mortgages are inching up to 4 percent -- the highest level in 10 months. Fifteen-year rates are back above 3 percent. "We've been talking with our buyers and sellers about this," said Laura Dembowski, principal broker and team leader for Keller-Williams Realty in Northeast Ohio. "We've been warning them." The Mortgage Bankers Association in Washington D.C. said Wednesday that, since the presidential election, investors are anticipating faster growth and higher inflation under Donald Trump. The major stock market indexes have increased by 2 to 3 percent in the last week, causing some investors to flee bonds and opt for stocks instead. "We are seeing irrational markets," said Bill Emerson, CEO of Quicken Loans in Detroit. That's good for investors but not so much for homeowners' wallets. In many communities around Northeast Ohio, home sellers are seeing bidding wars that won't be tempered by an uptick in rates, said Myra White, vice president at Howard Hanna. "Some of our suburbs are so in demand that it would take a tidal wave to derail them," she said, noting that Solon, for example, has as many homes already sold waiting for title transfer as there are for sale. "That's amazingly strong buyer demand and will not be affected by a bump of a third of a point," White said. "In fact, a third of a point really makes a minimal difference regard affordability." Emerson of Quicken Loans agreed, saying the increase "isn't going to prevent anybody from qualifying for a home." But, the sudden spike could light a fire under some homeowners who've been thinking about refinancing, he said. Rates for refinance loans have increased even more than purchase loans -- by 0.40 percent in one week. Even before the election, mortgage rates were creeping up, tempering demand for bonds. That is pushing bond prices down, which then pushes yields up to make them more attractive. Mortgage rates are based on yields paid on 10-year Treasury bonds. Dembowski, a 22-year real estate veteran who leads a team of 200 agents, said rates below 4 percent -- or even below 5 percent, which we may see next year -- are fantastic. But the uptick that started months ago is causing some buyers to ratchet down how much they're willing to spend. Instead of targeting a $200,000 home, many are looking in the $180,000 to $190,000 range. Or they throw out lower bids to sellers and hope the bids are accepted. In some communities, such as the Strongsville-Brunswick area, "buyers are not willing to pay top dollar anymore." Dembowski said that buyers never want to purchase a home they're not happy with just because of interest rates. But she said the rising rates may motivate prospective buyers to stop being so casual. "Some people may think, 'Wow, we'd better do it now.' " White of Howard Hanna agreed. "If this is part of a projected correction of rates in an upward direction, it's actually a good time to grab a loan while it's only up one-third of a point. "The reality is it's only a bump up, it's not dramatic," she said. "So it's largely about perception."
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|Demand for Russian Eurobond tops $6bn|
Interest in Russian sovereign bonds has exceeded $6 billion from both domestic and foreign investors, according to RIA Novosti sources. Read Full Article at RT.com
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|Pakistan's Sharif says India putting unacceptable conditions on dialogue|
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday accused India of putting "unacceptable" conditions on dialogue with Pakistan and said the world would ignore the dangers of rising tensions in South Asia at its own peril.
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|Consultant named DeKalb’s interim CFO|
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|Chinese premier: Must remain committed to Korea denuclearization, talks|
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday that countries must remain committed to denuclearization of the Korean peninsula while seeking a solution to the North Korean nuclear issue through dialogue.
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|Iraqi finance minister sacked, risking economic fallout|
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament sacked Finance Minister Hoshiyar Zebari on Wednesday over corruption allegations, a move that risks further destabilizing the major OPEC producer's fragile economy as it struggles with a massive budget deficit.
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|Englewood asking voters for $27 million to build new police headquarters|
The City of Englewood will ask voters in this November's election to approve a $27 million bond issue to fully replace its only police station, a 44-year-old structure with numerous issues.
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|U.S. embassy construction site in Norway evacuated over suspicious object|
OSLO (Reuters) - The building site that will house the United States' new embassy in Oslo was evacuated on Tuesday following the discovery of a suspicious object, Norwegian police said.
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|Japan to provide $2.8 billion in refugee aid over three years from 2016: Abe|
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japan will provide an additional $2.8 billion in humanitarian aid to help deal with the global refugee crisis over three years from 2016, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday.
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|Philly predicament: Cut taxes or raise revenueCV: 267-815-1953 Phila,news,politics,nodn|
For some time now, Philadelphia has been working diligently to reduce wage and businesses taxes to attract residents and businesses.
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|Philly predicament: Cut taxes or raise revenue|
For some time now, Philadelphia has been working diligently to reduce wage and businesses taxes to attract residents and businesses.
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|Proposition 53 is a ballot measure Gov. Brown hates, but it's one voters should love|
There’ll be a skunk at the establishment picnic on election day in California. It’s Proposition 53. That ballot initiative is an irritating pest for many who rely on giant government public works projects for their livelihood. Hardly any establishment group likes it — whether political, business...
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|New refi program helps small businesses|
Those who qualify for the program can receive up to 90 percent financing at a low fixed rate for 20 years.
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|JumpStart's NEXT Fund invests $5 million in 8 Ohio companies|
JumpStart Inc. invests $5 million in 8 Ohio companies. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- JumpStart Inc., a Cleveland-based venture development organization, has announced the first eight investments from its recently closed NEXT Fund. Collectively, these Ohio companies received $5 million from the $20 million fund through a combination of equity and convertible debt. "This roster of portfolio companies represents some of the most exciting high-potential startups in Ohio," said JumpStart CEO Ray Leach. "The companies also range across a variety of sectors, from software and healthcare IT to medical device manufacturing and business services." JumpStart's for-profit NEXT Fund is designed to make Series A investments of anywhere between $500k and $1.5 million. Companies that have received investment so far include: 7signal Solutions - An Akron-based wireless network management platform that optimizes wireless network performance for mission critical applications in a range of industries. Neuros Medical - A Cleveland-based medical device company developing an implantable nerve blocking therapy focused on the elimination of chronic pain in a variety of conditions. Vox Mobile - A Cleveland-based provider of complete enterprise mobility and IoT services for domestic and international organizations. GenomOncology - A Cleveland-based healthcare IT company developing software to analyze genomic data and identify known gene mutations, enabling clinicians to optimize the treatment of patients. Checkpoint Surgical - A Cleveland-based developer of handheld intra-operative nerve and muscle stimulators that help surgeons locate, identify and evaluate nerve and muscle function during surgical procedures. Complion - A Cleveland-based software company providing document management and workflow tools for clinical research sites. LISNR - A Cincinnati-based firm developing an ultra-high frequency audio-tone communication protocol for a range of proximity-based applications, including a range of consumer/audience messaging applications, access & security, broadcast & second screen communications and payments & transactions. enosiX - A Cincinnati-based software company with a disruptive, "no-middleware" approach to integration between SAP and front end systems like Salesforce and native mobility apps. The NEXT Fund now joins JumpStart's original Evergreen Fund, which backed 76 portfolio companies from 2004-2013 and has since been recapitalized with $10 million, as well as the Focus Fund, another $10 million fund designed to invests exclusively in female and minority-owned ventures located in Ohio, or willing to relocate. Together, these three funds will pump millions into Ohio-based tech startups over the next three years. To learn more about JumpStart's various investment vehicles, visit its website.
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