Market Watch – August 17, 2017

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Here’s a look at the markets for August 17, 2017…..

The Nikkei dropped 27 points today in Tokyo.
On Wall Street, the Dow added 25 points Wednesday.
The Nasdaq gained 12.

Stocks stayed mostly flat after news president trump dissolved two of his business councils yesterday.  He made the move after more ceo’s quit because of his comments about the white supremacist rally in charlottesville.///

New data show more people are having trouble paying off their student loans. The Consumer Protection Bureau reports more than 40 percent of borrowers owe $20,000 or more – and 16-percent owe $50,000 or more. At least half of all borrowers don’t start paying off their student loans until they’re at least 35-years old.

Melbourne, Australia is the world’s most livable city for the seventh-straight year, according to a survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit. Vienna, Austria came in second, while Vancouver placed third. The U.S. doesn’t show up in the 140-city survey until 17th place – with Honolulu. Washington, DC ranked 20th, while Boston ranked 34th.  The survey measured 30 factors across five broad categories.

And, a Lincoln, Nebraska company is offering a novel way to enjoy Monday’s solar eclipse fun by making a t-shirt that will glow in the dark as the eclipse happens. The company, called “Eclipse Incorporated” said wearing the shirt is a nifty way to stand out when the moon blocks the sun.

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