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Something completely different at McDonald''s: Fresh beef - Full Story.

The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than earlier estimates, as consumers ramped up spending that's expected fuel growth throughout 2017 - Full Story.

Ford Motor Co. is hiring more than 300 engineers for a new connected vehicle research center in Ottawa - Full Story.

KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 20,712 as of 12:07 p.m. Eastern Time. The Standard & Poor's 500 index added 5 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,366. The Nasdaq composite index gained 4 points, or 0.1 percent, to 5,902 - Full Story.

Lloyd's of London is setting up a subsidiary in Brussels so that it can continue to write insurance in Europe once Britain leaves the European Union - Full Story.

Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says she supports the Trump administration's request to increase the government's borrowing limit - Full Story.

Basketball-mad North Carolina is bracing for what could be another costly hit from its "bathroom bill" as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports - Full Story.

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for a second straight week, slipping further from their highest levels of the year reached two weeks ago - Full Story.

Florida law school dean Alexander Acosta has moved a step closer to becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of labor - Full Story.

Economic Calendar

Updated: 3/30 12:18 PM

Market Overview

(03/30/2017 12:17 PM ET)
Dow20,702.8up +43.5
S&P 5002,366.2up +5.1
NYSE11,516.8up +20.1
NYSE MKT2,508.1up +1.4
NASDAQ5,904.7up +7.2
Trading Volume(mil): NASDAQ:792  NYSE:273

Key Indicators

U.S. 3mo T-Bills0.755unchanged 0.000  12:17
Crude Oil50.18up +0.67  12:23
Gold1247.80down -5.60  12:22
LIBOR0.98unchanged 0.00  06:55
$/Euro1.073down -0.005  12:00

World Markets

Amsterdam EOE515.73 +2.15Thu 12:05
Belgian 20 Price Index3,795.27 +7.73Thu 12:05
Frankfurt DAX12,256.43 +53.43Thu 11:45
Mexican IPC48,735.04 -301.48Thu 12:10
Nikkei 22519,063.22 -154.26Thu 02:00
Paris CAC 405,089.64 +20.60Thu 12:05
Seoul Composite2,164.64 -2.34Thu 05:01
Shanghai Composite3,210.24 -31.08Thu 03:00
Stockholm General560.62 +0.43Thu 11:35
Swiss Zurich8,704.39 +42.86Thu 11:31
Sydney All Ord5,931.80 +21.10Thu 01:40

U.S. Treasury Rates

U.S. - 5yr T-Notes1.95% +0.02Thu 12:18
U.S. - 10yr T-Notes2.41% +0.02Thu 12:17
U.S. - 30yr T-Notes3.02% +0.03Thu 12:17

Securities In The News

Ford Motor Co.11.67-0.0112:18
General Electric Co.29.92+0.2412:17
Lululemon Athletica Inc51.18-15.1212:16