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The rich and the almost rich would make out well under the House Republican bill to dismantle Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. The old and the poor, not so much - Full Story.

Hazardous, heavily polluting tanneries, with workers as young as 14, supplied leather to companies that make shoes and handbags for a host of Western brands, a nonprofit group that investigates supply chains says - Full Story.

As expected, the State Department reversed a decision by the Obama administration and favored energy development over environmentalists' objections to the pipeline, which will carry thick Canadian crude oil to Nebraska, where it can flow on to refineries along the Gulf Coast - Full Story.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that after the initial congressional battle over health care, the administration plans to turn quickly to tax reform with the goal of getting a program approved by Congress by August - Full Story.

President Donald Trump on Friday praised a plan by cable company Charter Communications to hire 20,000 American call center workers. But the hiring initiative dates back to 2015 as part of the company's successful efforts to merge with Time Warner Cable - Full Story.

Greater demand for commercial aircraft helped U.S. businesses increase their orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in February, but a key category that tracks business investment plans slipped slightly - Full Story.

Posing with Pope Francis in front of Michelangelo masterpiece "The Last Judgment" at the Vatican, European Union leaders started their weekend pilgrimage to Rome with the hope that a visit to the cradle of their project of unity can somehow rekindle the vigor of youth - Full Story.

Updated: 3/24 4:17 PM

Market Overview

(03/24/2017 04:44 PM ET)
Dow20,596.7down -59.9
S&P 5002,344.0down -2.0
NYSE11,418.9down -12.0
NYSE MKT2,480.5up +14.8
NASDAQ5,828.7up +11.0
Trading Volume(mil): NASDAQ:1,819  NYSE:791

Key Indicators

U.S. 3mo T-Bills0.748unchanged 0.000  15:00
Crude Oil48.14up +0.44  17:00
Gold1248.30up +1.40  15:46
LIBOR0.98down 0.00  07:45
$/Euro1.079up +0.001  16:00

World Markets

Amsterdam EOE511.53 -1.09Fri 13:05
Belgian 20 Price Index3,747.43 -15.67Fri 13:05
Frankfurt DAX12,064.27 +24.59Fri 12:45
Mexican IPC49,083.85 +406.94Fri 16:10
Nikkei 22519,262.53 +177.22Fri 02:00
Paris CAC 405,020.90 -11.86Fri 13:05
Seoul Composite2,168.95 -3.77Fri 05:03
Shanghai Composite3,269.45 +20.90Fri 03:00
Stockholm General557.97 -1.16Fri 12:35
Swiss Zurich8,613.64 -15.00Fri 12:32
Sydney All Ord5,796.10 +42.10Fri 01:42

U.S. Treasury Rates

U.S. - 5yr T-Notes1.93% -0.01Fri 15:00
U.S. - 10yr T-Notes2.40% -0.02Fri 15:00
U.S. - 30yr T-Notes3.00% -0.02Fri 15:00

Securities In The News

Charter Communications Inc325.35+1.73Fri close
Royal Dutch Shell PLC B55.29-0.40Fri close