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Mar 16, 2017, 12:00 ET Silver Institute: Strong Institutional Investment Pushes Silver Prices Higher

The silver price has started 2017 on a positive tone, rising by roughly 9 percent since the beginning of the year. The strength of silver prices...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:46 ET Proposed Budget Cuts Would Remove Vital Funding from Key U.S. Foreign Assistance Programs

On Thursday, March 16 the White House released topline budget recommendations for fiscal year 2018, which proposed to eliminate a number of...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:30 ET Annual North County Economic Summit to Highlight Forecasts, New North County Tech Study and Business Confidence Index

An exciting and insightful program is planned for the 4th annual North County Economic Summit to be held on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 7:30...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:23 ET Business Leaders Say Corporate Tax Reform Is Likely, Though Not Until 2018: KPMG Poll

Business leaders are skeptical of Congressional predictions that U.S. tax reform will come by this summer, with more than half (53 percent)...


Mar 16, 2017, 11:00 ET TD Economics: Things are looking up, including rates

Prospects for the American economy are looking up, according to a new report by TD Economics (www.td.com/economics), an affiliate of TD Bank,...


Mar 16, 2017, 10:05 ET CUSIP Requests Surge in February Signaling Corporate and Muni Bond Bounce

CUSIP Global Services (CGS) today announced the release of its CUSIP Issuance Trends Report for February 2017. The report, which tracks the...


Mar 16, 2017, 10:00 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, Together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® for Brazil, together with Fundação Getulio Vargas (TCB/FGV Brazil LEI), increased 1.0 percent in...


Mar 16, 2017, 09:30 ET The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain Increased

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Spain increased 0.4 percent in January 2017 to 106.1 (2010=100). The Conference Board...


Mar 16, 2017, 09:26 ET Brazilian Healthcare's Shift toward Patient-centric Care Delivery Bolsters Opportunities for Telemedicine and mHealth

The continuous rise in the number of the elderly and patients of chronic disease in Brazil is highlighting the need for preventive healthcare...


Mar 16, 2017, 08:15 ET O Primeiro Ministro Modi resumirá a agenda de crescimento da Índia na Cúpula Global de Negócios do Yes Bank e da The Economic Times

Com discursos históricos feitos nas duas últimas edições da Cúpula Global de Negócios (GBS - Global Business Summit) sobre o plano estratégico da...


Mar 16, 2017, 08:11 ET Regulations in Different Vertical Industries Spur Demand for more Accurate Weighing Equipment

Regulations and changes in standards for more accurate weighing equipment and technology improvements in end-user industries such as industrial...


Mar 16, 2017, 08:09 ET El Primer Ministro Modi esbozará la agenda para el crecimiento de la India en el marco de la Cumbre Global de Negocios del Yes Bank y The Economic Times

Luego de haber pronunciado discursos históricos en las dos pasadas ediciones de la Cumbre Global de Negocios exponiendo la hoja de ruta estratégica...


Mar 16, 2017, 07:30 ET CED Report Shows Substantial Economic Impact from U.S. Food and Beverage Industry

Today, the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) released a report detailing the U.S. food and beverage industry's...


Mar 16, 2017, 07:01 ET Fundbox Study Reveals Crippling Effects Of Late Or Unpaid Invoices

Fundbox, the leading cash flow optimization platform for small businesses (SMBs), released survey findings today based on data gathered from...


Mar 16, 2017, 07:00 ET Loans via a Mobile App--A Chinese Initiative Solves a World-level Problem in Risk Control and Enlightens US Fintech Pros

This is an age of face swiping, but the myth of borrowing up to 300,000 RMB within 3 minutes just by face swiping has only happened in China....


Mar 16, 2017, 04:39 ET Dieter Kempf, voorzitter van het Duitse Industriefederatie (BDI): "Ik ben opgelucht dat de Nederlandse kiezer een anti-Europees en xenofoob beleid heeft afgewezen."

Over de uitslag van de parlementsverkiezingen in Nederland zei de voorzitter van het Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie (BDI, Duitse...


Mar 16, 2017, 00:53 ET Smart, Energy-efficient Pumps and After-sales Support Drive Growth in Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand Industrial Pumps Market

The Southeast Asia and Australia-New Zealand Industrial Pumps Market is experiencing moderate growth due to high demand for energy, investment in...


Mar 16, 2017, 00:01 ET U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for March 16: War on Poverty

Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: WAR ON POVERTY Profile America — Thursday, March 16th. The...


Mar 15, 2017, 15:06 ET Volunteer Awareness Day Income Tax Assistance Helps Americans Claim The Earned Income Credit

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is one of over 12,000 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) programs across the country that the Internal...


Mar 15, 2017, 14:39 ET Wolters Kluwer's Blue Chip Economic Indicators Panelists Now Anticipate Softer-Than-Previously Predicted Real GDP Growth This Quarter, but Leave Consensus Forecast of Annual Growth Unchanged

The consensus forecast of real GDP growth this quarter fell a moderate 0.3 of a percentage point over the past month to a seasonally-adjusted...


Mar 15, 2017, 14:33 ET BB&T increases prime lending rate

BB&T Corporation (NYSE: BBT) today announced it is increasing its prime lending rate to 4.00 percent from 3.75 percent, effective...


Mar 15, 2017, 14:24 ET Insurance Monitoring Service Is Not Subject to Texas Sales Tax

In a recently issued letter ruling (STARS Number 201701013L), the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts ("Comptroller") determined that an insurance...


Mar 15, 2017, 13:38 ET Pesquisa revela importância atribuida pelos consumidores aos produtos de beleza, comenta Lafis

Em pesquisa recente do SPC Brasil em parceria com a Confederação Nacional de Dirigentes Lojistas em todo o Brasil, foi observado que o brasileiro...


Mar 15, 2017, 12:33 ET California existing home sales and median price accelerate from a year ago, C.A.R. reports

After starting the year on a positive note in January, California home sales and median price backpedaled on a monthly basis in February, but still...


Mar 15, 2017, 11:17 ET New Business Pulse focuses on CDC's efforts to protect the public from opioid overdose

The United States is in the midst of an alarming opioid overdose epidemic, and U.S. employers are challenged by the epidemic's toll on their...