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Dow Jones Changes "Hoax" Index Divisor For First Time In 2 Years

For the first time in two years, the owners of the Dow Jones Industrial Average have changed the benchmark’s divisor, the number used to determine how moves in the share prices of individual Dow components affect the level of the index.

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Third Point Made 5.9% In Q1, Expects "Favorable Investing Environment To Continue": Full Letter

Having returned 5.9% in Q1, or just shy of the overall market's 6.1% return, it was not surprising to find the mood in Dan Loeb's just released Third Point letter to be far more uplifting than in the recently posted David Einhorn letter (whose punchline was "The Longs Say Stocks Can Only Go Up, Seemingly To Infinity And Beyond. We Have Seen This Before").

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The Four Key Themes From Q4 Conference Calls

In its quarterly Beige Book publication, Goldman conveniently gathers anecdotal evidence of fundamental and thematic trends from the earnings transcripts of companies in the S&P 500. As Goldman's Davis Kostin explains, since President Trump’s surprise victory over Hillary Clinton in November, investors and management teams have been acutely focused on the new administration’s policy proposals. In this Beige Book, we focus on management commentary regarding four key pillars of the Trump Administration’s agenda: tax reform, regulation, fiscal spending, and trade policy.

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Hillary's Official Calendar Is "Missing" A Lot Of Entries

Little by little the public is starting to learn more about Hillary Clinton's time as US Secretary of State, beyond the official narrative . Most recently it was revealed that the State Department disabled its own security software to accommodate emails being sent from Hillary's private server, and also that Clinton omitted a key email discussing that very topic when turning over records to the State Department.

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Which Corporations Own The White House

The president and his top advisers have kept an open door for CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, keeping almost 1,000 appointments with them, a Reuters review of White House records shows. Of the hundreds of appointments listed, Obama himself was present at about half. As the corrupting hand of government intervention spreads, so CEOs and the White House have become allies in advocating for immigration reform, the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and reauthorization for the Export-Import Bank. So who really owns The White House?

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