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Amsterdam Gong
Mar 22 2013 | 4:45 AM

On international World Water Day, Join the Pipe sounds the gong to highlight the importance of clean drinking water.

The two organizations have inaugurated a tap water dispenser in the ING office on the Rokin so that in addition to coffee, clients can also enjoy a glass of tap water in their new coffee bar. The cost of the Join the Pipe tap installation in Amsterdam includes a donation from ING to finance a water pump in Tanzania. 

Jointhepipe.org is the first global community of tap water drinkers; their dream is to ensure that clean drinking water is fairly distributed over the entire world. Join the Pipe finances water and sanitation projects in Africa and Asia by selling tap installations to the hotel and catering industry. The campaign has already resulted in the installation of close to 300 taps and projects. In the...

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End of Day Report
Mar 21 2013 | 5:00 PM

Stocks ended lower as investors digested mixed economic reports and noted that the U.S. House of Representatives approved a spending bill to avoid a government shutdown.   Overseas, the European Union gave Cyprus a deadline of Monday to raise the billions of euros it needs to obtain an international bailout.  Cyprus was further warned that it may be forced out of the euro zone.  Late this afternoon, Cyprus announced that Laiki Bank declared a resolution that would avert bankruptcy and protect depositors with up to 100,000 euros.


On the economic front, weekly jobless claims rose 2,000 according to the Labor Department.  However, the four week average is down 7,500 which is a new recovery low.  Existing Homes Sales rose 0.8% as higher prices are bringing more homes into the market.  Overall, the positive trend in the housing market continues.


Today’s 2.0 level for the Philadelphia Fed Survey is a pleasant surprise as...

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The Bell
Mar 21 2013 | 3:34 PM

On Thursday, March 21, 25 recipients of the Medal of Honor, our nation’s highest award for military valor, will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Closing Bell.

 

About the Medal of Honor:

The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed services of the U.S.  Generally presented to its recipient by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, it is commonly referred to as the Congressional Medal of Honor.

 

The creation of the Medal of Honor began in 1861 during the Civil War. Later, in August 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed legislation sent to him by Congress chartering the Congressional Medal of Honor Society.  Unlike other organizations, this group’s members hope that there will be no other inductees.  From all walks of life, the recipients share a love for the...

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The Bell
Mar 21 2013 | 10:45 AM

Executives and guests of Chicago-based Aviv REIT, a real estate investment trust that specializes in owning post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare properties, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to celebrate the company’s initial public offering.  Aviv REIT will begin trading today on the NYSE under the ticker symbol “AVIV”.



In honor of the occasion, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Craig Bernfield, joined by members of the company’s management team, will ring the NYSE Opening Bell.

 

Aviv REIT, Inc. (NYSE: AVIV)

Aviv REIT, Inc., based in Chicago, is a real estate investment trust that specializes in owning post-acute and long-term care skilled nursing facilities and other healthcare properties. Aviv is one of the largest owners...

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