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Published: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:52:24 EDT

Last Build Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:07:00 EDT


High Corporate Taxes Obstruct Economic Growth, says Research from Columbia Business School

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:07:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As the United States experiences another year of lackluster financial growth, economists are looking at corporate tax rates as a cause. But is a high US corporate tax rate to blame for the weak economy? Professor Urooj Khan from Columbia...

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Youth In Poverty Six Times More Likely To Experience Detrimental Levels Of Adversity Than Higher-Income Peers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:36:00 EDT

(image) WASHINGTON and BOSTON, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than one-quarter of children living in poverty (28 percent) experience three or more reported adversities in their adolescence, a rate nearly six times that of their middle and upper class peers, according to a new...

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Youth In Poverty Six Times More Likely To Experience Detrimental Levels Of Adversity Than Higher-Income Peers

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:36:00 EDT

(image) Center for Promise researchers at Boston University examine adversity's effects on adolescents to support development of interventions leading to positive developmental outcomes WASHINGTON and BOSTON, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- More than one-quarter of children...

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Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Homeownership Best Positioned to Rise in the Coming Decade

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) HOUSTON, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA), with the support of RE/MAX, LLC, is releasing the only major comprehensive report about Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) housing and economics. One of the most surprising findings...

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USW Supports Government Review of China's Non-Market Economy Status:

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) PITTSBURGH, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Steelworkers (USW) International President Leo W. Gerard released the following statement today in response to the Department of Commerce's notice that it was seeking public comment on whether China is a non-market economy....

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SmartCard Marketing Sys Inc (OTC: SMKG) Completes First Tranche of Investment with Primeline HK Ltd.

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, NY, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - SmartCard Marketing Systems, Inc. (OTC: SMKG) is pleased to announce the closing of the first tranche of investment for $333K USD with Primeline HK Ltd and owner Chris James Payne. In addition to the Investment Chris will be joining the Board of...

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MassRoots Receives US$450,000 in Proceeds from Early Exercise of Warrant by Aphria

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 08:00:00 EDT

(image) DENVER, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APH or USOTCQB: APHQF) one of the leading Canadian licensed producers of medical cannabis, and MassRoots, Inc. (OTCQB:  MSRT), one of the largest technology platforms for the cannabis industry, are pl...

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Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Show Little Change

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:30:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mortgage rates were only slightly changed this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate inching higher to 4.30 percent, according to's weekly national survey. The 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.26 discount and...

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Richmont Mines Provides Exploration and Delineation Drilling Update for the Island Gold Mine; New High Grade Mineralization Identified: 20.6 g/t of gold over 11.3 metres (core length) in the Eastern Lateral Extension

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 06:30:00 EDT

(image) TORONTO, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Richmont Mines Inc. (TSX: RIC) (NYSE: RIC) ("Richmont" or the "Corporation"), is pleased to provide an update from its strategic exploration and delineation drilling program currently underway at the cornerstone Island Gold Mine. Recent exploration...

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Tokyo Advances Efforts to Attract Foreign Companies

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 02:00:00 EDT

TOKYO, March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- From April of this year, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will launch the following support measures to speed up the pace of attracting to Tokyo fourth industrial revolution companies, including companies in the arenas of IoT and artificial...

Gartner Set to Join S&P 500; Dun & Bradstreet, Wintrust Financial and INC Research to Join S&P MidCap 400; Heska to Join S&P SmallCap 600

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 18:21:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Dow Jones Indices will make the following changes to the S&P 500, S&P MidCap 400 and S&P SmallCap 600 indices: S&P MidCap 400 constituent Gartner Inc. (NYSE: IT) will replace The Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:...

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US Banks Expect Robust Earnings Growth Through 2019, According To S&P Global Market Intelligence Report

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:22:00 EDT

NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global Market Intelligence, a leader in multi-asset class research data and insight, launched the 2017 US Bank Market Report and the 2017 US Community Bank Market Report. The reports, which offer a five-year comprehensive analysis and...

March Existing Home Sales Increase As Prices Rise According To The Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:14:00 EDT

(image) IRVINE, Calif. and SILICON VALLEY, Calif., March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten-X, the nation's leading online real estate transaction marketplace, has released its latest Ten-X Residential Real Estate Nowcast which indicates a slight increase in existing home sales. According to the...

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Comerica Bank's California Index Improves

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:31:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank's California Economic Activity Index grew by 0.2 percentage points in January to a level of 127.0. January's reading is 43 points, or 51 percent, above the index cyclical low of 84.1. The index averaged 122.4 points for all of 2016, two...

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Congresso Internacional Six Sigma Brasil incorpora novos macro temas: Gestão do Agronegócio e Gestão do Esporte

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:40:00 EDT

(image) SÃO PAULO, 29 de março de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Em virtude da missão de disseminar conhecimentos e melhores práticas dos segmentos de Gerenciamento de Projetos, Processos e Excelência Operacional, o summit de gestão, IX Congresso Internacional Six Sigma Brasil 2017, traz dois novos...

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Comerica Bank's Texas Index Sees Strongest Monthly Gain Since 2014

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:31:00 EDT

(image) DALLAS, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comerica Bank's Texas Economic Activity Index ticked up by 1.3 percentage points in January to a level of 93.1. January's index reading is 20 points, or 28 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.8. The index averaged 91.3 points for all of 2016,...

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Appeals court decision places Colorado's environmental and economic goals at risk

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:13:00 EDT

(image) DENVER, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colorado Petroleum Council Executive Director Tracee Bentley today said that Colorado is a national leader not only in producing oil and natural gas but also in protecting the environment.  "As the seventh largest producer of oil...

Media Files: Weekly Credit Card Rate Report: Average card rates climb to 15.63 percent

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:01:00 EDT

(image) AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The national average APR on new card offers inched closer to 16 percent this week, reaching a record high of 15.63 percent, according to the Weekly Credit Card Rate Report. The average is comprised of 100 of the most...

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SID Business Conference Features Presentations from Seven Leading Display Analysts at Five Firms Surrounding the State of the Global Display Market

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:00:00 EDT

(image) CAMPBELL, Calif. and AUSTIN, Texas, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the need for insight on various market, technology and investment trends impacting the display industry, the Society for Information Display (SID) together with Display Supply Chain Consultants (DSCC) announce...

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Blockchain Studio Unveils Roadmap to Decentralized Economy

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:00:00 EDT

(image) NEW YORK, March 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- SingularDTV unveiled today its three phase approach to building a decentralized entertainment economy on the Ethereum blockchain.  In an article entitled, "SingularDTV: Building a Decentralized Entertainment Economy", Zach LeBeau stated his pri...

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