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This is no April Fool’s prank.  US stocks bounced back from a terrible January and early February to finish the first quarter flat for 2016. Proving once again that calls the world was ending was the real April Fool’s joke. (Fox Business News)

The economy added a healthy 215,000 jobs in March, 195,000 of those in the private sector. Average hourly wages were up by 0.3%. The jobless rate ticked up to 5.0% (Fox Business News)

The U.S. dollar fell to its lowest level in five months against the euro in the first quarter. The dollar index posted its worst quarterly performance in five years. This will help with corporate earnings when we get reports later this month. (CNBC)

McDonald's plans to open 1,500 new restaurants in China, South Korea, and Hong Kong as the fast food giant looks to faster-growing markets to help drive its global turnaround. (AP)

Chipotle Mexican Grill has filed a trademark application for "Better Burger." The chain is considering opening a burger chain as a growth driver. (CNBC)

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Oil is down $1 at $37.42 a barrel.

Gold is down $2 at $1234 a Troy ounce.

With Northwest Quadrant Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor I am Troy Reinhart.

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