The S&P 500 and Dow finished lower as Republicans withdrew the health-care bill in a major setback for Trump http://on.mktw.net/2n2uRwf
This is how Bitcoin is doing today. http://buff.ly/2n0Z53l
Oil prices finished slightly higher Friday, but logged their third weekly loss in a month http://on.mktw.net/2nQOSdd
SAUDI ENERGY MINISTER KHALID AL-FALIH WILL NOT BE ATTENDING #OPEC MINISTERIAL MEETING THIS WEEKEND IN #KUWAIT: DJ. #OOTT
I hate to kill the fun for all #OPEC watchers, but it seems that Saudi Energy minister is not attending the Kuwait OPEC/non-OPEC meeting
US Treasuries moved higher Yield Check 2-yr: -2 bps to 1.24% 5-yr: -3 bps to 1.93% 10-yr: -2 bps to 2.40% 30-yr: -3 bps to 3.00%
Soft data from US this morning ( US Services & Manufacturing PMI ) , in stark contrast to hot PMI data from Europe.
US Politics .....
( Much More At Tweet Timeline for R&R )
Replace & Repeal Falls Short...
And it outta here !!!!! House pulls HC Bill before the vote !
Initial interview of Donald Trump regarding pulling of HC Bill today !
TRUMP told me he is happy having this in the rearview mirror. "It's enough already," he said of the negotiations.
BREAKING: U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on health care bill being withdrawn before vote: "We came really close today, but we came up short."
Ryan: "This is a setback, no two ways about it, but it is not the end of the story." Praises Donald Trump, says president gave his all.
Paul Ryan: "Obamacare is the law of the land. ... We are going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future." Wow.
TRUMP: NOW GOING FOR TAX REFORM, WHICH I'VE ALWAYS LIKED
Taking the high road this, afternoon.....
"No I'm not betrayed. They're friends of mine. I'm disappointed. Because we could've had it," Trump said of House Freedom Caucus.
Russia Investigation Updates.....
Very helpful for context , worth taking some time to watch the video.
Paul Manafort , Roger Stone and Carter Page have all volunteered to testify before House Intel Committee. Flynn ?
It's been a week of rushed , unscheduled visits to the White House - Nunes , Ryan and now Comey.
The Nunes revelations prove that Trump’s wiretapping allegations should be investigated
Perhaps the open hearing was cancelled due to concerns regarding potential classified or TS information ?
Additional Items - US Politics
Flynn discussed ignoring laws to hand over cleric wanted by Turkish govt.: report http://hill.cm/L9pKy58
Republican moderates warn Schumer: Don’t call our bluff on nuking the filibuster to confirm Gorsuch
Tillerson will attend NATO meeting he originally planned on skipping http://hill.cm/4xTXjkV
Virginia judge upholds Trump’s temporary travel ban - A federal judge in Virginia has sided with President Trum...
Secret Service employees expected to face discipline over WH fence jumper
Keystone pipeline project approved today..
Any individuals making such threats hopefully are swiftly caught and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Treasury Secretary shoots for Tax Reform by August recess of Congress.
Very important to read. This woman was castigated unfairly regarding the London Attack.
Not a good look by the EU. Hard to credibly argue for freedom of speech when you ban distribution of a newspaper.
Update on London attack , information on alleged killer to consider.
Goldman Sachs strategist: Yes, Marine Le Pen can win in France http://cnb.cx/2mYMAUy
Russia rejects dual citizen ( US & Germany ) Richard Wilcox as UN Envoy to Libya. Back to the drawing board.
Assassination footage. Use appropriate caution in viewing or sharing , not for everyone.
As expected , no resolution on the knotty isssues.
Macron: "fermare la Le Pen nel nome dell'Europa." Macron ha dichiarato apertamente che l'UE per lui viene prima della Francia.
France: Presidential election (run-off), Opinion Way poll: Fillon: 57% (=) Le Pen: 43% (=)
France: Presidential election (run-off), Opinion Way poll: Macron (EM-*): 63% (=) Le Pen (FN-ENF): 37% (=)
Fillon really tying to argue his penchant for corruption has nothing to do with his electoral woes....
French Markit Manufacturing PMI Mar P: 53.4 (est 52.4; prev 52.2) -Services PMI Mar P: 58.5 (est 56.1; prev 56.4)
French Private Sector Growth At Strongest In Nearly Six Years – Markit https://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/9b495c16df254c309490c8bbc4bb4fbb …
German Output Growth Strongest In Nearly Six Years In March - Markit https://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/bb398501a2714429b342834018baa22d …
German Markit/BME Manufacturing PMI Mar P: 58.3 (est 56.5; prev 56.8) -Services PMI Mar P: 55.6 (est 54.5; prev 54.4)
Eurozone Markit Manufacturing PMI Mar P: 56.2 (est 55.3; prev 55.4) -Services PMI Mar P: 56.5 (est 55.3; prev 55.5)
Eurozone Growth Hits Six-Year High – Markit https://www.markiteconomics.com/Survey/PressRelease.mvc/db14683fbb5941638c8c6bdec0496aa6 …
SCHAEUBLE SAYS ON DEUTSCHLANDFUNK RADIO GREECE CAN ONLY STAY IN THE EURO ZONE IF IT HAS A COMPETITIVE ECONOMY - Reuters News
GERMAN FINMIN SCHAEUBLE SAYS ON DEUTSCHLANDFUNK RADIO THE CALL TO PUMP MORE MONEY TO EUROPE IS THE WRONG MESSAGE - Reuters News
Odds & Ends....
Rival peaceful protests in Misrata as pressure mounts on municipal council - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/03/25/rival-peaceful-protests-in-misrata-as-pressure-mounts-on-municipal-council/ …
NOC must have exclusive stewardship of Libya's oil say ambassadors - https://www.libyaherald.com/2017/03/24/noc-must-have-exclusive-stewardship-of-libyas-oil-say-ambassadors/ …
Some 240 migrants feared lost off Libya coast -
U.S. slaps sanctions on #Chinese, #Russians for aid to #Iran, N. Korea, #Syria https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-sanctions-chinese-entities-others-for-aid-to-iran-north-korea-syria-1490373607 …
Indian Politician Labels Bitcoin a ‘Pyramid Ponzi Scheme’, Calls for Regulation https://www.cryptocoinsnews.com/indian-politician-labels-bitcoin-pyramid-ponzi-scheme-calls-regulation/ …
#Libya UN-backed government (Tripoli) says proposed Italy migrant deal does not include return of migrants to Libya
Toshiba to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on March 31 , 2017...
Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties ‘from A to Z’ http://bit.ly/2mXiEIr
North Korea set for another nuclear test - awaiting word from Dear Leader ?
Asking for help from Russia rather than China ? Very interesting.....
Justice ministry says Italian migrant MoU did not include more camps -