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  • This Tiny Georgia Town Received More Syrian Refugees Than LA And NYC Combined

    09/22/2016 7:59:12 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/21/2016 | Peter Hasson
    Stone Mountain, Georgia — a city with just over 6,000 residents and a poverty rate well above the national average — has resettled more Syrian refugees than Los Angeles and New York City combined. Since October 1 (the start of the fiscal year), 72 Syrian refugees have been placed in Stone Mountain, State Department data shows. Los Angeles has resettled just 45 Syrian refugees, while NYC has only resettled nine. Syrians aren’t the only refugees placed in Stone Mountain this year. Since October 1, 299 refugees have been resettled in the Georgia town. That’s roughly five percent of Stone Mountain’s...
  • A birthday wish: 'Saving Eliza' gets final push for medical trial

    11/16/2014 6:26:47 PM PST · by AngieGal · 3 replies
    Today ^ | Nov. 13, 2014 | Linda Carroll
    The parents of Eliza O’Neill, the little girl with an incurable and deadly brain disorder, are making one final desperate push to raise funds for the clinical trial that will test a gene therapy for the disease—and perhaps offer hope for Eliza. The O’Neills have already raised $1.3 million through a viral video and hope that by Eliza’s fifth birthday on Sunday they’ll hit their $1.8 million goal. While there is no guarantee that Eliza will be among those chosen to participate in the trial, which could start sometime in the middle of 2015, its organizers say that at this...
  • Police: Man burned after opening package in Atlanta

    04/16/2013 12:47:54 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 28 replies
    Fox Atlanta News ^ | 4/16/2013 | MYFOXATLANTA Staff
    <p>Authorities are investigating a possible explosion in southeast Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon.</p> <p>Fire and police crews were seen at the scene around the 1600 block of Memorial Drive SE in Atlanta.</p> <p>Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials on scene as well as a bomb squad unit, FOX 5's Justin Gray reports.</p>
  • Skeleton found in parking lot identified as that of England's King Richard III, experts say

    02/04/2013 10:09:11 AM PST · by AngieGal · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 04, 2013 | Fox News
    He wore the English crown, but he ended up defeated, humiliated and reviled. Now things are looking up for King Richard III. Scientists announced Monday that they had found the monarch's 500-year-old remains under a parking lot in the city of Leicester -- a discovery Richard's fans say will inspire new research into his maligned history. University of Leicester researchers say tests on a battle-scarred skeleton unearthed last year prove "beyond reasonable doubt" that it is the king, who died at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485, and whose remains have been missing for centuries. "Richard III, the last...
  • Former Delta CEO David C. Garrett Jr., 89, dies

    06/06/2012 8:55:41 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 11 replies
    AJC ^ | June 4,2012 | Michelle Shaw
    From ticket counter to chief executive's office, David C. Garrett Jr. knew every nook and cranny of Delta Air Lines. He worked his way up through the ranks and earned the love and respect of a number of co-workers along the way. Enlarge photo Bita Honarvar Former Delta Air Lines Chief Executive David C. Garrett Jr., seen here at a Delta event in 2009, has died at the age of 89. Related Sign Guestbook Still leaving his mark More Atlanta area news » Hazing death lead to changes at FAMU Fulton Science Academy officials deny audit claims Emory prof new U.S....
  • Ferris Bueller Super Bowl ad: Why it's online now, and why Broderick at first refused to star

    01/31/2012 9:42:33 PM PST · by AngieGal · 62 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | 1/30/12 | Honda
    Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime ad break is still almost a week away, but you can get a sneak peek at Honda’s new Ferris Bueller-inspired spot by clicking below. In fact, you’ll get a whole lot more than a peek: This is the full two-and-a-half minute version of Matthew Broderick reprising his role in an homage to the iconic 1986 John Hughes comedy. The clip that will be broadcast during halftime — where ad time costs $3.5 million for 30 seconds — will be only one minute long.
  • Hurricane Irene could become Category 4 by Thursday

    08/24/2011 9:10:38 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/25/2010 | MSNBC Staff
    Forecasters say Hurricane Irene that is taking aim at the East Coast could become a Category 4 monster by Thursday. The National Hurricane Center late Wednesday said Irene is approaching the northwestern Bahamas as a Category 3 storm with winds at 120 mph. But forecasters say that could increase quickly over the next day. Hurricane and tropical storm watches will likely be required for parts of the coast of the Carolinas by early Thursday. Winds in Category 4 storms are more than 131 mph.
  • Judicial Activism being discussed LIVE NOW at

    06/21/2011 5:43:01 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 1 replies
    Speak Out America ^ | 6/21/2011 | Self
    JOIN DR. RICHARD LEE (editor/author of "American Patriot's Bible) LIVE on Speak Out America tonight from 8-9 EST. How do you feel about judges that legislate from the bench? Call in and be heard across America! 855-877-3256.
  • ***Speak with Rep. Tom Graves - LIVE NOW***

    06/14/2011 5:04:24 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 1 replies
    Speak Out America ^ | 6/14/2011 | Self
    Representative Tom Graves (9th District GA) who is a member of the Congressional Appropriations Committee is taking calls regarding the dangerous state of the US Economy. Watch live at 8-9pm EST. Call in at 855-877-3256.
  • Will Obama observe the fasting month of Ramadan?

    08/17/2010 8:25:00 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 25 replies
    AngieGal | 8/17/2010 | AngieGal
    During the month of Ramadan, Muslims refrain from eating or drinking starting from dawn till dusk. To prepare for the fasting, Muslims wake up before dawn and the fajr prayer to eat a meal (Sahoor). Muslims break their fast at Maghrib (at sunset) prayer time with a meal called Iftar. Muslims may continue to eat and drink after the sun has set until the next morning's fajr prayer call. (from Wikipedia) I wonder if we will see any photos of Obama drinking or eating during daylight hours this month. I believe that technically he may be exempt from these requirements...
  • Treasurys gain on payrolls; Fed action seen as more likely (More money printing)

    08/06/2010 8:23:55 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 1 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 8/6/10 | Deborah Levine
    Treasury prices rose Friday, pushing yields on 2-year notes to a record low, after a weak report on the labor market raised expectations that the Federal Reserve may take steps next week toward using monetary policy to support the faltering U.S. economy. "Bond market bulls will use a soft number to justify arguments for the Fed to reinvest proceeds from mortgage holdings, and to reinforce the argument that the risk of a double-dip [recession] is rising," said strategist at RBS Securities. (snip) "It was a pathetic report," said Tom di Galoma, head of U.S. rates trading at Guggenheim Partners. "The...
  • Ancient Buried Ship Found at Ground Zero Site

    07/15/2010 10:07:56 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 12 replies · 1+ views
    AOLNews ^ | 7/15/2010 | AP
    The ship was buried as junk two centuries ago - landfill to expand a bustling little island of commerce called Manhattan. When it re-emerged this week, surrounded by skyscrapers, it was an instant treasure that popped up from the mud near ground zero. A 32-foot piece of the vessel was found in soil 20 feet under street level, amid noisy bulldozers excavating a parking garage for the future World Trade Center. Near the site of so many grim finds - Sept. 11 victims' remains, twisted steel - this discovery was as unexpected as it was thrilling. Historians say the ship,...
  • Tim Tebow Live July 4th in North Atlanta (Free)

    07/01/2010 4:22:22 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 4 replies
    First Redeemer Church ^ | 7/1/2010 | Self
    Tim Tebow will be at First Redeemer Church on Independence day. He will be giving an inside interview during the 9:15AM and 10:45AM Services. First Redeemer Church 2100 Peachtree Parkway Cumming, GA 30041 678-513-9400 There is also a sponsored banquet at 7:30AM with all funds going to scholarships in our FRC Sports program. (This event requires a ticket. Call the church to purchase one, if you would like to.)
  • U.S. stocks close chapter on worst quarter since 2008 (down 12%)

    06/30/2010 2:25:35 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 9 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/30/10 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks slumped on Wednesday, leading the market to its worst quarter since December 2008, as economic concerns continued to pile on.
  • U.S. stock losses increase as sentiment drops (DJIA down over 200 points this morning)

    06/29/2010 7:21:13 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 18 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/29/2010 | Kate Gibson
  • Obama urges China to follow through on yuan move

    06/28/2010 6:10:36 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 3 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 6/27/10 | Ronald Orol
    President Barack Obama said Sunday that he expects China to follow through on a policy move made last week to loosen the yuan's de-facto peg to the U.S. dollar. "My expectation is that they are going to be serious about the policy they themselves have announced," Obama said after meeting with leaders of the Group of 20 leading economies in Toronto. "We do expect that as more market forces come to bear, given the enormous surplus China has, the [yuan] will appreciate significantly." Obama argued that an undervalued yuan wasn't sustainable and was inconsistent with the G-20's goals of balancing...
  • Woman Nearly Buried Alive by Garbage

    06/24/2010 8:49:04 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 18 replies
    My Fox Atlanta ^ | 6/23/10 | Patty Pan
    Emergency crews were called to a Sandy Springs home Tuesday. When they arrived, they found a home filled with garbage and a woman nearly buried alive inside. Investigators said it took emergency personnel nearly 45 minutes to extricate the woman. Emergency crews were called to a home on Kitty Hawk Drive, near Roswell Road for a medical call. When crews arrived they found a home covered in chest high garbage and investigators said the home smelled like a garbage dump. Outside the home, cars were sitting in the front yard covered in mildew and boxes of food were piled high...
  • Senator LeMieux interview on BP Spill (recounts outrageous conversation with Obama)

    06/24/2010 6:09:30 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6/21/2010 | LeMieux
    Currently, there are 20 oil skimmers are being used in the Gulf. An unconcerned Obama told Senator LeMieux that they couldn't use the other 2,000 skimmers in the US because the others may be needed for another oil spill.
  • Facebook Leads Mom to Missing 5-Year-Old Son

    06/19/2010 6:42:20 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 9 replies · 607+ views
    AOL News ^ | 6/19/2010 | Lauren Frayer
    A Texas woman credits Facebook with helping to reunite her with her son who went missing as a toddler four years ago. Lorena Perez hadn't seen her son Isaiah since 2006, when the boy's father, Joseph Vaquera, took him from their San Antonio home. He didn't have permission to take the boy away from his mother, but because there were no custody orders in place, Vaquera couldn't be charged with a crime. For four years, Perez searched for her son. "It was hard not knowing if he was hungry or cold or sick, if he was alone somewhere. It was...
  • Real Americans RUSH to get employment after a local resort gets rid of ILLEGAL Aliens! Georgia

    06/18/2010 10:14:51 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 34 replies · 1,316+ views
    Chateau Elan, Georgia, is filling many positions after firing illegal alien workers and is now hiring American workers to replace the fired illegal immigrants.
  • DU members are mocking Obama and threads are getting locked and pulled

    06/15/2010 9:55:32 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 58 replies · 3,038+ views
    Vanity | 6/16/2010 | Self
    I wanted to see what the DU folks had to say about Obama's speech tonight. Apparently, threads are being locked and pulled. I did find one interesting thread that shows that even the DU members' confidence in Obama is wavering. I tried to edit for language somewhat. Here are some exerpts: "When it comes to Obama speeches anymore, I'm like Gary Larson's dog...Blah, blah, blah Ginger blah, blah, blah Ginger blah, blah, blah..." "I was underwhelmed watching it on Olberman just now and agree with most of what Olberman and the commentators are saying, unfortunately." "Un believable! I am...
  • Obama on a beach in Gulfport yesterday - Caption this

    06/15/2010 6:02:19 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 35 replies · 1,300+ views
    MarketWatch - Reuters photo ^ | 6/15/10 | MarketWatch
    President Barack Obama eats a snowcone with Gov. Haley Barbour in sunny Gulfport, Miss., while surveilling the response to the Gulf oil spill Monday.
  • Sickness, lawsuits surge as BP workers fall ill while cleaning up Gulf oil spill

    06/03/2010 6:22:08 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 13 replies · 446+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | June 2nd 2010 | Matthew Lysiak and Katie Nelson
    They were hired to help save the gulf. Now sick fishermen say they need saving. Workers hired by the oil giant BP as cleanup help have been hospitalized in increasing numbers with high blood pressure, nausea and pounding headaches. They blame BP - and the chemical the company has been pouring into the Gulf of Mexico to disperse the ever-growing oil slick. And some are suing. "I'm scared," said boat captain John Wunstell outside his house in Galliano, La. "The truth needs to come out. BP just can't keep going on hurting all these people." He was recently airlifted to...
  • Some not worrying about paying mortgage

    06/02/2010 10:02:29 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 64 replies · 1,274+ views
    NY Times ^ | 06/01/2010 | DAVID STREITFELD
    For Alex Pemberton and Susan Reboyras, foreclosure is becoming a way of life — something they did not want but are in no hurry to get out of. Foreclosure has allowed them to stabilize the family business. Go to Outback occasionally for a steak. Take their gas-guzzling airboat out for the weekend. Visit the Hard Rock Casino. “Instead of the house dragging us down, it’s become a life raft,” said Pemberton, who stopped paying the mortgage on their house here last summer. “It’s really been a blessing.” A growing number of the people whose homes are in foreclosure are refusing...
  • How to fight back against a low home appraisal

    05/18/2010 12:45:56 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 15 replies · 936+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 5/10/10 | Amy Hoak
    A low appraisal can kill a home sale. "It's one of the more common reasons that transactions fall apart these days," said Tara-Nicholle Nelson, consumer educator for, a real-estate website, and a real-estate broker and attorney in the San Francisco area. In a normal market, when an appraisal is lower than expected, it's up to the buyer and seller to cooperate -- whether that means the buyer needs to put more cash into the deal or the seller needs to lower the price, she said. But "in today's market, so many sellers are selling for so close to what...
  • US warns Pakistan over Times Square bomb attempt

    05/09/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 15 replies · 480+ views
    Times Online ^ | May 9, 2010 | Anne Barrowclough
    The United States has delivered a tough new warning to Pakistan to crack down on Islamic militants or face severe consequences after the failed Times Square bombing. In a meeting on Friday between Stanley McChrystal, the US military commander in Afghanistan, and Pakistani military commander General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, General McChrystal urged Pakistan quickly to begin a military offensive against the Pakistani Taleban and al-Qaeda in North Waziristan, according to the New York Times newspaper. Faisal Shahzad, the Pakistani-born American whose large but amateurish bomb failed to detonate in Times Square last week has told his US interrogators that he...
  • US Stock Selloff Continues - Dow Down 988 points (-9%)

    05/06/2010 11:47:30 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 167 replies · 7,235+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 5/6/10 | MarketWatch
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  • Alleged child-bride marriage stuns Nigeria (Senator marries 13 year old)

    05/01/2010 9:46:29 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 24 replies · 928+ views
    Fox News ^ | 5/1/2010 | AP
    The marriage took place at one of the Nigerian capital's most recognizable landmarks, under the golden dome of the National Mosque in front of an audience of the elite. But the recent wedding of one of the Muslim leaders who brought Shariah law to Africa's most populous nation is under scrutiny as human rights groups say he married a 13-year-old Egyptian girl. As authorities investigate Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima, the marriage is drawing fresh questions about the role of religion in a country of 150 million people split between Christians and Muslims. Yerima, 49, arranged the marriage with the girl...
  • Socialists in Hungary Are Ousted in Elections

    04/25/2010 9:20:55 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 7 replies · 580+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 25, 2010 | DAN BILEFSKY
    Hungary’s center-right Fidesz party secured a two-thirds majority in second-round parliamentary elections on Sunday, ousting the governing Socialist Party and giving it the authority to pass legislation, including crucial economic changes, without having to form alliances with the opposition. With nearly all the votes counted, the Fidesz party, led by Viktor Orban, who promised to restore “law and order” and pull Hungary from recession, won 263 of the 386 seats in Parliament, followed by 59 seats for the Socialists and 47 seats for the far-right Jobbik party. The Jobbiks have drawn international scorn for what some critics call barely veiled...
  • NY Girl Saves Choking Friend -- Thanks to 'SpongeBob'

    04/23/2010 12:52:36 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 15 replies · 887+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/23/10 | AP
    A 12-year-old Long Island girl is crediting "SpongeBob SquarePants" for teaching her how to help her choking friend. Miriam Starobin and her best friend, Allyson Golden, were in music class Tuesday when Allyson began choking on her gum. Allyson turned red and started kicking her legs.
  • Britain Closes Airspace as Volcanic Ash Spreads

    04/15/2010 5:36:43 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies · 1,218+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 4/15/10 | JULIA WERDIGIER and NICOLA CLARK
    British civil aviation authorities ordered the closure of the country’s airspace as of noon on Thursday to shield aircraft from a high-altitude cloud of ash drifting south and east from an erupting volcano in Iceland. The plume shut down airports and forced the cancellation of hundreds of flights in a wide arc from Ireland to Scandinavia. The closures left airplanes on the tarmac as the rolling cloud — made up of minute particles of silicate that can damage airplane engines — headed from Britain and Scandinavia toward northern Europe. News reports said Denmark and Sweden also had restricted air travel....
  • Georgia Joins Lawsuit Against Health-Care Overhaul

    04/13/2010 9:20:10 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 20 replies · 786+ views
    Fox Business ^ | 4/13/10 | Reuters
    Georgia is joining a Florida-led group of states in a lawsuit challenging President Barack Obama's overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system, Florida's attorney general said Tuesday. Bill McCollum, who is seeking the Republican nomination to run for Florida governor, said a total of six U.S. states had now committed to join the original 13 that filed the lawsuit on March 23. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. It claims the reform of the $2.5 trillion U.S. healthcare system, pushed through by congressional Democrats after months of bitter partisan fighting, violates state government...
  • Quake kills 67 people in remote Chinese Qinghai region

    04/13/2010 9:08:01 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 3 replies · 363+ views
    BBC News ^ | 4/14/10 | BBC
    Chinese media say at least 67 people have died and others are trapped under rubble in Qinghai province after an earthquake said to be magnitude 6.9. The quake struck at 0749 (2349 GMT) 380km (240 miles) south-south-east of the city of Golmud, at a depth of 10km, according to US Geological Survey data. It appears that at least some of the deaths occurred in Qinghai's ethnic Tibetan town of Yushu. The quake was followed by two tremors measuring 5.3 and 5.2. "Soldiers have been dispatched to save the people buried in the collapsed houses," local official Huang Limin was quoted...
  • Dow 12,000 next? Or new record 14,165? Wall Street's happy talkers making fools of 95 million ...

    04/13/2010 9:17:11 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 5 replies · 679+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 4/13/10 | Paul Farrell
    Yes, we hit 11,000. Propaganda. Yes, we'll quietly sneak past 11,722 (Dow's 2000 peak). Yes, we'll happily climb to 14,164 (Dow's 2007 peak). Maybe. But you're being conned: Even a new record of 14,165 barely equals CPI inflation the past 10 years. Get it? Wall Street's lost more than 20% of your money the past decade. Now they're blowing a new bubble, filled with more toxic costly hot air. Yes, the bull's back. But not the bull market kinda "bull." The "happy talk" kinda "bull" propaganda. Did you hear the double-speak coming from our Greenspan clone, Ben Bernanke, the Fed's...
  • Poles grieve over president killed in plane crash

    04/11/2010 5:36:49 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 5 replies · 457+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/11/2010 | AP
    Poland's government moved swiftly Sunday to show that it was staying on course after the deaths of its president and dozens of political, military and religious leaders, even as tens of thousands of Poles expressed their grief over the plane crash in Russia that shocked the country. New acting chiefs of the military were already in place and an interim director of the central bank was named Sunday, with work running as usual, said Pawel Gras, a government spokesman. It was a rare positive note on a day wracked by grief for the 96 dead and laced with reminders of...
  • Magnitude 7.1 Quake Shakes Solomon Islands

    04/11/2010 5:31:50 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 38 replies · 984+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/11/2010 | AP
    A major earthquake has struck off the Solomon Islands, but a tsunami was not expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.1-magnitude quake struck at Sunday evening. Its epicenter was about 130 miles southeast of the capital, Honiara, in the Pacific Ocean.
  • New Bio of Executed WWII Pastor/Spy Reveals U.S. Influence (Bonhoeffer)

    04/10/2010 7:27:10 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies · 1,184+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/2010 | Lauren Green
    On April 9, 1945, 65 years ago today, just a few weeks before an allied offensive brought Germany to its knees and ended World War II in Europe, a young, mild-mannered Lutheran theologian was hanged by the Nazis in Flossenburg Concentration Camp. His crime ... conspiring to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theological genius of the 20th century, is now emerging as a war hero, martyr and spy. "What is so amazing about the story of Bonhoeffer is that he puts a completely different spin for us as Americans on World War II," says Eric Metaxas, author of "Bonhoeffer:...
  • Perdue will sue feds over health care on his own (Georgia Gov fights back after AG refuses suit)

    03/25/2010 9:55:08 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 28 replies · 966+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Gov. Sonny Perdue said Thursday he will appoint a “special attorney general” to challenge federal health care legislation signed into law this week by President Obama. Perdue made the announcement a day after state Attorney General Thurbert Baker, a Democrat running for governor, told Perdue, a Republican, he would not pursue a lawsuit. “He’s refusing to do that and I can’t force him to do that,” Perdue said of Baker. Meanwhile, Georgia Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kidd this morning sent Perdue a lengthy Open Records Act request, demanding copies of correspondence between his office and Republican organizations around the country....
  • Status of Georgia's Stand against ObamaCare (with a question)

    03/24/2010 10:05:31 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 9 replies · 451+ views
    Georgia General Assembly Website ^ | 3/25/10 | Georgia General Assembly & Self
    As far as I can tell, there are 3 active bills in the Georgia Congress right now pertaining to the healthcare bill. SB 317 HR 1086 SR 794 I am having trouble understanding the status on each of these. Can someone give me some insight as to what is going on? What percentage in each chamber do we need to pass them, etc.?
  • Drugmaker Recalls Nearly 5 Million Doses of H1N1 Flu Vaccine

    12/22/2009 5:25:01 PM PST · by AngieGal · 8 replies · 374+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 22, 2009 | AP
    Drugmaker MedImmune is recalling nearly 5 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine because the nasal spray appears to lose strength over time, federal health officials announced Tuesday. The vaccine recall is the second this month caused by declining potency and comes as public health officials urge millions of Americans to get vaccinated against swine flu. The action affects more than 4.6 million doses, but the vast majority have already been used, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Agency officials said the vaccine was strong enough when it was distributed in October and November.
  • Panel votes to limit taxpayer exposure in 'too-big-to-fail' bill

    11/17/2009 2:08:56 PM PST · by AngieGal · 213+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov. 17, 2009 | Ronald D. Orol
    Lawmakers expect to cap fund to dismantle a big failed bank at $200 billion Legislation mandating broad regulatory reform in the banking industry continued to take shape on Tuesday with lawmakers approving limits on the amount of taxpayer funds that could be used to dismantle "too-big-to-fail" insolvent financial institutions. The House Financial Services Committee made other changes to the bank reform bill, including alterations to the structure of the Federal Reserve. The legislation seeks to amass funds from large financial institutions and hedge funds that would be used to make payments to creditors and counterparties of a large failing financial...
  • Mike Huckabee to speak in North Atlanta - Sunday Nov. 22

    11/13/2009 5:12:44 PM PST · by AngieGal · 10 replies · 542+ views
    First Redeemer Church ^ | 11/13/09 | First Redeemer Church
    Former Governor of Arkansas and host of Huckabee on the Fox News Channel will be speaking at First Redeemer Church on Sunday, November 22nd at 9:15 AM & 10:45 AM. Following the 10:45 service, Huckabee will be signing his new book "A Simple Christmas". Address: 2100 Peachtree Parkway Cumming, GA 30041 Phone: 678-513-9400
  • Small group of senators holds key to health bill (The plan to kill health care)

    11/12/2009 6:39:46 PM PST · by AngieGal · 13 replies · 1,024+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov. 12, 2009 | Robert Schroeder
    Last summer, a senatorial "Gang of Six" met to negotiate legislation to remake the U.S. health-care system. This winter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will need a posse of 60 to pass it. But already, a handful of renegades are threatening to hold the bill hostage -- and maybe even kill it. Following the recent razor-slim passage by the House of the historic bill, action has turned to the Senate, where another cliffhanger is in the making. House Democrats needed 218 votes to clear their bill, and ultimately won 220 supporters. In the Senate, Reid must get 60 votes to...
  • Baby Sitter, Mom Charged in Disappearance of Florida Infant Found Alive

    11/05/2009 9:17:45 PM PST · by AngieGal · 4 replies · 606+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 05, 2009 | FoxNews
    The baby sitter and mother of a 7-month-old Florida girl missing for five days and then found alive in a box under the sitter's bed were charged Thursday in Shannon Dedrick's disappearance. Last week, baby sitter Susan Elizabeth Baker asked the infant's mother Chrystina Lynn Mercer to give her custody and Mercer agreed, Washington County Sheriff Bobby Haddock said. The baby was turned over on Saturday, the day she was reported missing, according to Haddock. -snip- On Wednesday night, authorities said they found the baby alive in a sealed 2-by-3-foot box hidden under Baker's bed in her Chipley home. Shannon...
  • Dow closes above 10,000 as Cisco pleases

    11/05/2009 1:42:39 PM PST · by AngieGal · 8 replies · 433+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Peter McKay
    U.S. stocks rallied Thursday as another bout of upbeat economic data and positive results from Cisco Systems Inc. lifted the Dow Jones Industrial Average back above the 10,000 level with its biggest daily rise in points since July 15.
  • Roubini warns "party" in risk assets may end badly (economy given up to 6 months before correction)

    11/04/2009 10:01:41 AM PST · by AngieGal · 4 replies · 439+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | Nov. 4, 2009 | Nick Godt
    Markets, be they stocks, emerging markets or commodities, have rallied too far, too fast because the global economy will experience an anemic recovery rather than the hoped-for V-shaped recovery, New York University economist Nouriel Roubini said on Wednesday. Roubini, who became famous for predicting the unraveling of the housing market and the credit crisis, said that the current "party" can continue for another six months. But it will eventually end badly, he warned, as much of the rise in asset prices since March is yet another bubble created by a huge pool of global liquidity. "I'd argue that rally has...
  • White House Chalks Up 650,000 Jobs to Stimulus

    10/30/2009 11:51:27 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 18 replies · 806+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 30, 2009 | MICHAEL COOPER
    The federal stimulus program has saved or created nearly 650,000 jobs through aid to states, infrastructure projects and federal contracts, the Obama administration claimed Friday morning, adding that officials believe they are on track to meet their goal of 3.5 million jobs over two years. The new figures are based on reports being released today from 131,000 recipients of the stimulus money and are intended to give the clearest sense to date of how many jobs are being created or saved directly by the stimulus. Until this month, most jobs figures have been based on the estimates of economists —...
  • Baby Survives After Stroller Falls Off Australia Train Platform

    10/16/2009 9:34:01 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 25 replies · 821+ views
    Fox News ^ | October 16, 2009 | SkyNews
    A six-month-old boy has miraculously survived a train slamming into his stroller after it rolled off an Australian railway platform. The collision happened as a city-bound service pulled up to Ashburton station, in a Melbourne suburb. A security video shows the boy's mother taking her hands off the stroller's handles and failing to notice as it slowly edged toward the tracks.
  • 6-year-old disappears from school without anyone noticing

    09/13/2009 3:35:50 PM PDT · by AngieGal · 16 replies · 840+ views
    Newschannel 3 - wwmt ^ | September 11, 2009 | Newschannel 3
    A West Michigan mother is angry that a security lapse at her child's school meant that her 1st grader went missing for more than 40 minutes. The incident took place on Thursday at Hughes Elementary in Marshall. The mother says her six-year-old daughter, Hailey, simply walked out of the cafeteria, and then out of the school. She was going to get food somewhere else but got scared, and ran a half-mile toward her house.
  • U.S. stock market set for shift as investor sentiment falls

    08/31/2009 9:13:52 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 6 replies · 883+ views
    MarketWatch ^ | 8/31/09 | Kate Gibson
    After spiking above the 50 mark two weeks ago, an index of investor sentiment has dropped sharply in what analysts say is among the signals currently forecasting a turn in the U.S. stock market. "Signals are flashing that currencies, commodities and equities are all about to turn. There are too many signals across too many assets to ignore," said T.J. Marta, drawing attention to the American Association of Individual Investors survey's surge above 50 two weeks and subsequent fallback.