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  • Brazil's Bolsonaro sees pension reform passing in first half of 2019: media

    Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro believes Congress will approve his cornerstone pension reform bill in the first half of this year, local media reported him as saying to journalists at a meeting in Brasilia on Wednesday.
  • The Buyer Strike Is Over: US Stocks See First Inflows After 12 Weeks Of Redemptions

    The buyer strike in US stocks is finally over. After 12 consecutive weeks of outflows, which saw $50.3BN of equity fund redemptions - the worst start since 2016 - with US stocks funds suffering a $4.6 billion outflow last week even as stocks continued their relentless ascent higher, BofA reports that according to EPFR data, equities finally saw an inflow of $9.1BN in the latest week, the largest since September as the bears finally threw in the towel and joined the CTA, stock buyback and short...

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  • Chicago sees drastic 43 percent drop in homicides in first two months of 2019

    Chicago police report that the city has seen a drastic drop in crime, with homicides down nearly 43 percent.What are the numbers?There were 99 homicides in 2016, 101 in 2017, and 80 in 2018. In 2019, that number dropped drastically to 44. In February alone, the number of homicides dropped from 40 in 2018 to 23 in 2019, a 42.5 percent drop. In 2017, Chicago had the 10th highest murder rate for any city in the entire country (24 per 100,000 people). According to a news release from the Chicago...