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The initial public offering of Snap was undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated IPOs in recent years.
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-- this post authored by Monica Grady, The Open University
It is almost six months since the Rosetta spacecraft completed its operations in a controlled dive onto the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimanko. The landing, after which Rosetta could no longer communicate with Earth, may have marked the end of data collection from the comet - but not the end of news about 67P. The archive of information amassed during the mission will be a rich source of material for many years. In fact, the data interpretation phase of the mission has barely begun.
Infographic Of The Day: Which Countries Are Going In The Right Direction
With so much polarization on key issues, it's tough to get a pulse on where the world is heading.
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Written by Sig Silber
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.
29Mar2017 Market Close: DOW Closes Down 42 Points, SP 500 Up At Close, Nasdaq Clearly The Winner Closing Up 0.4 Percent, Wall Street Investors Happy
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-- this post authored by Bryan Kaplan
There are many complaints about governments, but the harshest is, 'This government grossly violates human rights.' The background assumption is that human beings have rights that everyone - including governments - is morally obliged to respect.
Written by Gary
Wall Street's benchmark, the S&P 500, edged up fractionally today (SPX +0.1%) as the stronger energy sector and soaring shares of Vertex Pharmaceuticals offset declines in financial shares and investors began looking ahead to first-quarter earnings season.
29Mar2017 Market Update: Wall Street Trades Mostly Sideways, $DJI Down, SP 500 Flat, Crude Prices Hi
Written by Steven Hansen
The National Association of Realtors (NAR) seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rebounded to the second highest level in a decade. Our analysis says the opposite but the rolling averages insignificantly improved. The quote of the day from this NAR release: