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  • Optimism of Small-Business Owners at Highest Level Seen in Decade

    08/06/2017 9:40:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 08/06/17 | Ali Meyer
    Gallup's job creation index at +37 in July—a record high Optimism for small-business owners about their business situation is at the highest level seen in a decade, according to a poll from Gallup. Business owners were asked about their current business situation and how they felt about their businesses' future. While business owners are historically more positive about the future than their current situation, the results from this poll show a large uptick in how businesses feel about their current situation. "The overall increase in the index this quarter is mainly the result of an uptick in present situation...
  • Hymn Instrumental; There is a Fountain Filled with Blood

    04/16/2017 3:12:05 AM PDT · by Revski · 5 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 4/16/2017 | Revski
    The instrumental hymns are, (There is a Fountain Filled with Blood) and the chorus of - (God Be With You, Till We Meet Again), both are accompanied with lyrics.
  • John Kerry given France's highest honour (Legion d'Honneur)

    12/11/2016 4:34:22 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/11/16 | AFP
    Paris (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry has been given the Legion d'Honneur, France's highest honour, with his French counterpart calling him "the most French of American officials". At a ceremony in Paris on Saturday, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also said the top US diplomat was a "tireless champion of peace". "Francophone, Francophile, you are certainly the most French of American officials" Ayrault said. Kerry's French heritage and fondness for the country saw him attacked on the presidential campaign trail in 2004, when he was the Democratic candidate running against Republican George W Bush. Tensions were running...
  • The "Real" America: Near Record 20% Struggle To Afford Food, Highest Since Crisis Began

    09/12/2013 9:53:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/12/13 | Tyler Durden
    With US equity markets on a 7-day roll and excited TV anchors proclaiming the worst over and new all-time highs must signal recovery as they 'celebrate' five years on from Lehman, the following two charts of the state of real America should open a few eyes to just how blinded American has become to the truth (unless you live it). A stunning 20.0% of Americans were found to have struggled to afford food in the last year - surging in recent months to its highest since the peak of the crisis in 2008 - as American's ability to consistently afford...
  • High school graduation rate hits 78.2 percent, highest since 1974 (surge in Hispanic rate)

    01/22/2013 6:13:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 1/22/13 | James B. Kelleher - Reuters
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Graduation rates at high schools have improved to their highest level in nearly 40 years, driven by a surge in the percentage of Hispanic students earning diplomas, a government study released on Tuesday showed. ... Education Secretary Arne Duncan said .. he was especially encouraged by the improvement among Hispanic students, whose graduation rates surged 10 percent to 71.4 percent between 2006 and 2010, .. ... Across the United States, four-year graduation rates were highest for students of Asian and Pacific-Islander heritage at 93.5 percent, .. white students at 83 percent, and Hispanic students at 71.4 percent,...
  • Chicago tops nation in tax burden for travelers

    09/11/2012 7:36:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies ^ | Sep 10, 2012
    Chicago tops nation in tax burden for travelers For an average visit to downtown Chicago, a traveler will pay about $40.31 in combined taxes per day, a study finds. Three Florida cities tied for lowest cost. By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times September 10, 2012 Chicago, the city that brought us deep-dish pizza, Oprah and "da Bears," is also home to the nation's highest tax burden for travelers. The lowest taxes imposed on travelers can be found in the Florida cities of Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers and West Palm Beach. Those are among the findings of new research by the...
  • Highest Gas Price Recorded in March

    03/19/2012 9:04:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    abc ^ | 3/19/12 | By Zunaira Zaki
    The average price of a gallon of regular is now $3.87, the highest recorded price in March. The average price is up nearly 4 cents from a week ago, and over 30 cents from a year ago, according to the Department of Energy, as more drivers face gas prices of $4 a gallon or more across the country. Last week, the average gas price was $3.83 a gallon, the previous record according to data going back to 1990. The West Coast was once again the most expensive region with an average gas price of $4.23, up almost 2 cents from...
  • D.C. Boasts Highest Average Income In U.S.

    10/19/2011 5:02:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/19/11 | Publius
    Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show. The U.S. capital has swapped top spots with Silicon Valley, according to recent Census Bureau figures, with the typical household in the Washington metro area earning $84,523 last year. The national median income for 2010 was $50,046. The figures demonstrate how the nation’s political and financial classes are prospering as the economy struggles with unemployment above 9 percent and thousands of Americans protest in the streets against income disparity, said...
  • Whatever happened to ‘Dissent is the highest form of patriotism'?

    12/21/2010 9:33:51 AM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies · 2+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/10 | Thomas Lifson
    Remember when Democrats opposed to the war in Iraq became furious when it was pointed out that they were encouraging the enemy? Remember when Harry Reid said "This war is lost"? "How dare you challenge my patriotism?" was the cry of outrage heard throughout the land. "Dissent is the highest form of patriotism" went the axiom. With Barack Obama in the Oval Office, suddenly things are different. In today's Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and former editorial page editor Cynthia Ticker blatant calls Republican opponents of the START Treaty unpatriotic:
  • Clown [Tiririca] reaches Brazil's Congress with highest vote

    10/04/2010 10:09:05 AM PDT · by mgstarr · 4 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 10/4/10 | Igor Solar
    The controversial comedian Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, also known as "Clown Tiririca”, was elected Sunday to Congress in Brazil with over 1.3 million votes. Detractors complain that the funnyman is illiterate. According to the latest data from the Brazilian Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), "Tiririca" was elected as Federal Deputy (Member of the Brazilian Parliament) with the first national majority obtaining 6.35% of the votes in the State of Sao Paulo with more than 1.35 million preferences. Second largest majority at the national level was achieved by the former governor of Rio de Janeiro Anthony Garotinho, who received more than 690,000...
  • Cost of insuring Illinois debt now highest in U.S.

    06/18/2010 12:25:17 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 3 replies · 330+ views
    Chicago Business ^ | 6/17/2010 | Greg Hinz
    Cost of insuring Illinois debt now highest in U.S. Posted by Greg H. a t 6/17/2010 5:54 PM CDT on Chicago Business Capping a miserable financial week for the Land of Lincoln, the cost of insuring Illinois' debt late Thursday reached the highest level of any state in the union. It's also now higher than troubled European countries like Portugal, but better than for bankrupt Greece -- at least so far.
  • Immigration to Israel hits 16,244, highest jump in 10 years

    01/03/2010 1:58:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies · 649+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 1/3/09 | Raphael Ahren
    For the first time in 10 years the number of immigrants to Israel has risen this year, according to Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky and Immigration and Absorption Minister Sofa Landver. In 2009, 16,244 people immigrated - a 17 percent jump over last year's 13,859. The number of immigrants from English-speaking countries has also increased by 17 percent this year, from 4,511 to 5,294, said Eli Cohen, the director-general of the agency's aliyah department.
  • Bay State health insurance premiums highest in country (Rein in health costs, Massachusetts urged)

    08/22/2009 7:55:59 AM PDT · by maggief · 14 replies · 825+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/22/09 | Kay Lazar
    Massachusetts has the most expensive family health insurance premiums in the country, according to a new analysis that highlights the state’s challenge in trying to rein in medical costs after passage of a landmark 2006 law that mandated coverage for nearly everyone. The report by the Commonwealth Fund, a nonprofit health care foundation, showed that the average family premium for plans offered by employers in Massachusetts was $13,788 in 2008, 40 percent higher than in 2003. Over the same period, premiums nationwide rose an average of 33 percent.
  • Wounded Warriors Set Out to Conquer North America’s Highest Peak

    06/01/2009 5:16:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 268+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, June 1, 2009 – Today marks the start of a monumental challenge for four wounded veterans, their two mentors and one guide, as they move from the base of North America’s highest peak in Alaska’s Denali National Park to the mountain’s base camp at an elevation of 6,850 feet. Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, challenges anyone so bold as to try to conquer its peak, some 20,320 feet into the Alaskan sky. Bob Haines, a firefighter and retired Army sergeant first class, said that regardless of training, Denali demands a lot of anyone. The team has been...
  • World’s Highest Ski Run Melted Away

    05/08/2009 4:46:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 1,334+ views ^ | 5/8/09 | Derek Markham
    Bolivia’s Chacaltaya Glacier, once known as the world’s highest ski run at 17,388 feet, has completely melted away, serving as a vivid example of the effects of climate change on the glaciers around the globe. “Chacaltaya has disappeared. It no longer exists.” - Dr. Edson Ramirez, Institute of Hydraulics and Hydrology at the Universidad Mayor de San Andres In 1999, Ramirez, the head of a team of researchers studying the glacier since 1991, believed that the glacier would continue to exist until 2015, but the rate of melting tripled in the last ten years, and the once popular tourist destination...
  • U.S. mass layoffs rise to highest on record

    04/23/2009 8:43:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 668+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/23/09 | Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Large-scale U.S. layoffs rose again in March, according to Labor Department data on Thursday, as the economy struggles with what many expect will be the country's worst post-World War II recession. Last month witnessed 2,933 more mass layoffs, defined as affecting 50 or more workers, than February. This brought the total number of people who lost their jobs in this manner to 299,388, the highest on a record that dates back to 1995. The U.S. job market has been under severe strain as a crisis first evident in housing spread to the rest of the economy,...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 8-14, 2009: Where is this (and what makes it unique)?

    03/12/2009 9:54:58 PM PDT · by cogitator · 34 replies · 1,349+ views
    Haven't done this for awhile; and this one might be a toughie (except, possibly, if you've been there and recognize it). One hint: it's an easy hike to the top.
  • Voter turnout expected to be highest in decades

    11/01/2008 2:16:04 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 63 replies · 1,516+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/1/08 | Seth Borenstein - ap
    WASHINGTON – Voter turnout will be the highest in decades, dwarfing recent presidential elections, experts predict. The only question dividing experts is how huge will it be. Will it be the largest since 1968, largest since 1960 or even, as one expert predicts, the largest in a century? Soaring early voting levels hint at a big turnout, but that could just be the same voters casting ballots earlier instead of more voters hitting the polls. Weather should generally be favorable, according to forecasts. --snip-- Michael McDonald of George Mason University is so optimistic he's predicting the highest level in a...
  • Britain's Highest Birth Rates Among Migrants

    12/08/2007 7:44:44 PM PST · by blam · 4 replies · 277+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-9-2007 | Ben Leapman
    Britain's highest birth rates among migrants By Ben Leapman, Home Affairs Correspondent Last Updated: 1:11am GMT 09/12/2007 A baby boom among immigrant families is driving the population to a record high, government figures will show this week. The figures, from the Office for National Statistics, will reveal that Britain's highest birth rates are in the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities, both predominantly Muslim. The birth rate among women born in Pakistan but living in the UK is three times higher than that among British-born women, the figures will show. Separate figures due this month will reveal whether Mohammed has overtaken Jack...
  • West under highest wildfire alert (Level 5)

    07/18/2007 9:24:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 28 replies · 703+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/07 | John Miller - ap
    BOISE, Idaho - International wildfire crews could be called to help fight blazes in the bone-dry West as U.S. officials on Wednesday boosted the nation's wildfire alert to its highest level. "It's driven by a couple of things: The number of large fires we have, and also the fires are occurring in several states and in several geographic areas," Randy Eardley, a spokesman for the National Interagency Fire Center here, told The Associated Press. "The resources we have are being stretched thin." The wildfire preparedness level was raised to five as dry lightning blasted and sparked dozens of new blazes...