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  • "It's Probably Nothing": Truck Orders Plunge 37% As Unsold Inventories Soar Most Since 2007

    04/07/2016 10:02:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 4/7/16 | tyler durden
      When we last looked at order of heavy, or Class 8, truck one quarter ago - that all-important, forward looking barometer of domestic trade - we said that even with 2015 in the history books, and as we start 2016 where the base effect was supposed to make the annual comps far more palatable, the latest, January data, as abysmal: "the drop continues to be one of Great Recession proportions, manifesting in yet another massive 48% collapse in truck orders in the first month of the year as demand appears to have gone in a state of deep hibernation."Fast...
  • Intel Analysts: We Were Forced Out for Telling the Truth About Obama’s ISIS War

    04/04/2016 5:43:20 AM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 4/4/16 | Shane Harris
    The growing scandal over cooked ISIS intelligence just got much worse. Now, analysts are saying they’re being forced out for not toeing the Obama administration’s line on the war. Two senior intelligence analysts at U.S. Central Command say the military has forced them out of their jobs because of their skeptical reporting on U.S.-backed rebel groups in Syria, three sources with knowledge of their claim told The Daily Beast. It’s the first known instance of possible reprisals against CENTCOM personnel after analysts accused their bosses of manipulating intelligence reports about the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS in order to paint a...
  • Pentagon orders commanders to prioritize climate change in all military actions

    02/07/2016 5:35:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 199 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/7/16 | Rowan Scarboroug
    The Pentagon is ordering the top brass to incorporate climate change into virtually everything they do, from testing weapons to training troops to war planning to joint exercises with allies. A new directive’s theme: The U.S. Armed Forces must show “resilience” and beat back the threat based on “actionable science.” It says the military will not be able to maintain effectiveness unless the directive is followed. It orders the establishment of a new layer of bureaucracy — a wide array of “climate change boards, councils and working groups” to infuse climate change into “programs, plans and policies.” The Pentagon defines
  • Are Executive Orders Constitutional?

    01/23/2016 7:02:41 AM PST · by justlittleoleme · 29 replies
    In Article I Section I of the Constitution it is clear that all legislative powers reside in Congress. The Executive Branch has the responsibility to execute the laws passed by Congess. An Executive Order is not legislation it is a order issued by the President to enforce laws passed by the Congress. While Executive Orders are not mentioned in the Constitution it has been a precedent for a President to issue Executive Orders that he deems to be necessary and proper. The "Necessary and Proper" clause in the Constitution found in Article I Section 8 was not intended to give...
  • Obama's Executive Orders Longer And More Restrictive Than Previous Administrations

    01/05/2016 8:47:07 AM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 1/5/16 | Ali Meyer
    Since President Obama has taken office, the length of the executive orders he has issued now exceeds the length of the executive orders issued by former presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, according to a count from the Federal Register. Additionally, the executive orders that President Obama has issued includes more restrictive language than previous administrations. In January 2014, President Obama emphasized in a Cabinet meeting that he would not just sit idle and wait for Congress to introduce legislation. "I've got a pen and I’ve got a phone—and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and...
  • Netanyahu orders: 'Break contact' with European Union

    11/29/2015 11:12:49 AM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies
    inn ^ | 11/29/15 | Nitzan Kider
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has instructed the Foreign Ministry to reassess its involvement with European Union (EU) institutions regarding the political process with the Palestinians. Until the assessment is completed, Prime Minister Netanyahu ordered the suspension of all political contact with EU institutions and representatives on the issue.
  • Obama issues 'executive orders by another name'

    08/05/2015 6:59:30 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 19 replies ^ | Gregory Korte, USA TODAY 1:16 p.m. EST December 17, 2014 Aug 5, 2015 | HarleyLady27 http://can not
  • Obama’s America: Liberal Judge Orders Obama Critic to Psychological Counseling

    07/14/2015 6:35:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/14/15 | Jim Hoft
    2016: Obama’s America was a movie directed by Dinesh D’Souza. The movie is the second most popular documentary in history. This week a Democratic judge ordered Dinesh D’Souza to seek psychological counseling. Judge Richard Berman also ruled D’Souza must continue community service for four more years. World Net Daily reported: At a hearing Monday in Manhattan in which he ruled filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza must continue community service for four more years, U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said he considers D’Souza’s violation of federal campaign-finance laws to be evidence of a psychological problem and ordered further counseling. D’Souza’s defense counsel...
  • Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Washington Redskins’ Trademarks

    07/09/2015 9:06:08 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | 07/09/15 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to cancel six of the Washington Redskins’ registered trademarks because their depiction of an Indian brave is considered offensive to Native Americans. “The evidence before the Court supports the legal conclusion that between 1967 [when the first Redskins’ trademark was registered] and 1990, the Redskins Marks consisted of matter that ‘may disparage’ a substantial composite of Native Americans,” U.S. District Judge Gerald Lee wrote in his July 8 ruling in Pro-Football Inc. v. Blackhorse. In his 70-page decision, Lee rejected the Redskins’ argument that the trademark...
  • Obama Signs Executive Order Closing Congress [its ok, calm down]

    01/29/2015 10:37:19 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 17 replies
    The NY'ker | January 29, 2015 | Andy Borowitz
    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a historic Oval Office ceremony on Thursday morning, President Barack Obama signed an executive order closing Congress, effective immediately. The President said that the move would dramatically increase the efficiency of the federal government, noting how much he had accomplished since he stopped working with Congress in November. Additionally, he said, the elimination of Congress would result in annual savings of more than five billion dollars, which Obama said would be refunded to American taxpayers. Acknowledging that “some sticklers” would argue that the Constitution calls for three branches of government, the President said, “All this order...
  • Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life

    11/24/2014 6:48:53 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 1 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov 23, 2014 | Alexander Kolyandr
    Putin Is Circumspect on Re-Election but Says ‘Nyet’ to Presidency for Life By Alexander Kolyandr Nov. 23, 2014 MOSCOW—Russian President Vladimir Putin said he doesn’t aim to hold his post for life but doesn’t rule out seeking another term in 2018, a move that could make him the country’s longest-serving leader since Joseph Stalin. In an interview with state-controlled TASS news agency, the 62-year-old Mr. Putin said that for him to remain “in the president’s chair forever” is “not good, and (is) detrimental for the country, and I do not need it as well.” But when asked whether he would...
  • Wolverine Report: Border Patrol Agents Threatened To Defy Orders and Stand Down If DHS Used Force

    07/16/2014 4:26:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 91 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/16/14 | Sundance
    We’ve been saying for two weeks that President Obama has a weak hand as he promotes his plan to deal with his own manufactured “border crisis”. Quite simply the entire administration is on the wrong side of the people. This recent report from the Border Patrol not only confirms this perspective, but further outlines how stark and contrasting is the opposition to illegal immigration. CALIFORNIA - In an exclusive expose regarding the immigration standoff in Murrieta, California, it was revealed by a confidential informant inside the Murrieta U.S. Border Patrol facility that the real reason busses stopped delivering illegal immigrants
  • Federal Judge Orders IRS to Explain Lost Emails

    07/10/2014 12:48:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 41 replies
    abc ^ | 7/10/14 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press
    A federal judge ordered the IRS Thursday to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy. U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to submit the explanation in writing. Sullivan said he is also appointing a federal magistrate to see if lost emails can be obtained from other sources. Sullivan issued the order as part of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. He said the IRS declaration must be signed, under oath, by the...
  • Ron Paul Rages "Will No One Challenge Obama’s Executive Orders?"

    02/10/2014 5:23:42 PM PST · by Nachum · 118 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/10/14 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Ron Paul of the Ron Paul Institute, President Obama’s state of the union pledge to “act with or without Congress” marks a milestone in presidential usurpation of Congressional authority. Most modern presidents have used executive orders to change and even create laws without Congressional approval. However President Obama is unusually brazen, in that most Presidents do not brag about their plans to rule by executive order in state of the union speeches. Sadly, his pledge to use his pen to implement laws and polices without the consent of Congress not only received thunderous applause from representatives of the...
  • Rep. Jackson Lee: ‘We’ll Give President Obama a Number of Executive Orders

    02/04/2014 5:55:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 33 replies
    cns news ^ | 2/4/14 | Eric Scheiner
    ( - Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) says that the newly launched Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.” Jackson Lee made the statement while gathered with Democrats on January 29th to announce the establishment of the Full Employment Caucus. “We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” Jackson Lee said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he...
  • Obama open to executive action on immigration

    01/31/2014 3:48:21 PM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/31/14 | Meghashyam Mali
    President Obama on Friday said that he believed immigration reform could pass in 2014, but cautioned that he would consider executive actions if House Republicans fail to act. “There are still some differences, and obviously, the devil is in the details. But it is my firm belief that we can get immigration reform done this year,” said Obama in a Google+ Hangout in which he took questions from the public. “Obviously, if at some point we see that it's not getting done, I'm going to look at options to make sure that we have a rational, smart system of immigration,”...
  • Progs Absolutely Drooling in Anticipation of Threatened Obama Diktats...

    01/30/2014 10:00:53 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 9 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 30 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    As President Obama repeated previous threats to abuse his Executive Order powers in an otherwise most eye-wateringly dull SOTU in recent memory, he claimed to have a 'drawer full of ideas' he's like to implement with them.   I'm sure they're real good ones, too- think economic folly, mass amnesty, and bird-brained 'green' initiatives of all sorts...  On the other side (technically), the Gee Oh Pee's fat-n-happy 'leadership' is too lazy/cowardly to go after Obama for lying and breaking the law all the time, and probably is expected by the WH to also cave on immigration and other issues if...
  • Eleven State Attorneys-General Bash Imperial WH Obamacare Diktats as 'Flatly Illegal'

    01/03/2014 5:19:05 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 03 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    '...illegal under federal constitutional and statutory law.' Looks like those of us who've been scratching our heads re. how Obama magically and with zero debate somehow suddenly obtained Stalinesque dictatorial powers to alter congressional legislation, issue diktats, and otherwise tell us plebes what we need to do to avoid His wrath were right all along...  Obama's attempts to patch-up the ACA with 'executive actions' are illegal/unconstitutional, and the TEA Party was the only one who ever even gave a damn- everybody else just let him run hog wild. These days you can expect the Dems to sit there like lambs...
  • Judge Orders ‘Compassionate Release’ Of Jailed Former Civil Rights Lawyer

    12/31/2013 4:29:17 PM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    cbs ^ | 12/31/13 | cbs
    <p>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) –A federal judge in Manhattan ordered a “compassionate release” Tuesday from prison for a dying former civil rights lawyer.</p> <p>The U.S. government requested the release earlier in the day for Lynne Stewart, who was convicted in a terrorism case from prison. Prosecutors say Stewart, 74, suffers from recurrent stage-four breast cancer. She was not scheduled to be released until August 2018.</p>
  • Obama orders government to prepare for impact of global warming

    11/01/2013 11:45:13 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 11-1-13 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama issued an executive order Friday directing a government-wide effort to boost preparation in states and local communities for the impact of global warming. The action orders federal agencies to work with states to build “resilience” against major storms and other weather extremes. For example, the president’s order directs that infrastructure projects like bridges and flood control take into consideration climate conditions of the future, which might require building structures larger or stronger — and likely at a higher price tag.
  • Obama Orders Probe of Syrian Chemical Attack

    08/22/2013 7:39:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    inn ^ | 8/22/13
    U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered local spy agencies to urgently probe claims that Syrian forces launched a horrific chemical attack on civilians, including children, aides said Thursday. Officials said they could not yet be sure the deadly arms had killed as many as 1,300 people outside Damascus, as the rebels have claimed. The Obama administration is facing rising political pressure for a tough response to the attack, which could have again infringed U.S. "red lines" against chemical weapons use by President Bashar Al-Assad's regime. State Department spokesman Jen Psaki said that Obama had asked intelligence agencies to urgently evaluate...
  • BOMBSHELL REPORT: Valerie Jarrett Gave the Orders on 9/11/2012 and Blocked Rescue in Benghazi

    08/06/2013 9:46:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 134 replies
    Valerie Jarrett, Commander in Chief Confidential sources close to Conservative Report have confirmed that Valerie Jarrett was the key decision-maker for the administration, the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on 9/11/2012. The chronology of the evening of 9/11 are as follows: At approximately 5 PM Washington time, reports came in through secure-channels that Special Mission Benghazi was under attack. Secretary of Defense, Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey summoned the President,and briefed him on the crisis, face to face. Subsequent to that brief meeting, President Obama proceeded to the White House to...
  • Marxette-in-Chief VALERIE JARRETT Reportedly Gave Orders 9/11/12, Blocked Benghazi Rescue

    08/06/2013 5:47:32 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 44 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 06 August 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Recall reading about how Valerie Jarrett  cancelled the Bin Laden raid three times? I sure do... So NOW the story making circulation is that she was de facto Commander in Chief on the night of the Benghazi attack... and personally responsible for the bizarre lack of US response on that day: Chronology of the evening of 9/11/12:  Around 5 pm EST, secure-channel reports arrived in Washington saying that our Special Mission Benghazi consulate was under attack.  Secretary of Defense Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen Martin Dempsey summoned the President,and briefed him on the crisis, face to face. Subsequent...
  • Obama’s New Executive Orders (Awesome "translation" of the formal bureaucratese)

    01/16/2013 4:45:11 PM PST · by FreedomPoster · 14 replies
    The Everlasting Phelps ^ | The Everlasting Phelps | The Everlasting Phelps
    So Obama released his Executive Orders to Prevent Maniacs From Being Maniacs today.  I’ve taken the time to translate the summaries into plain English below: 1. Issue a Presidential Memorandum to require federal agencies to make relevant data available to the federal background check system. Tell the government to follow the law. 2. Address unnecessary legal barriers, particularly relating to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, that may prevent states from making information available to the background check system. Tell the regulators to stop the stupid and useless regulations. 3. Improve incentives for states to share information with the...
  • Dems get August marching orders (Summer of Recovery IV)

    08/03/2012 1:45:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/03/12 | Mike Lillis
    Dems get August marching ordersBy Mike Lillis - 08/03/12 09:35 AM ET House Democratic leaders on Thursday offered a final set of talking points to rank-and-file members leaving Washington for the August recess. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) called on Democrats to use the break to portray Republicans as a dysfunctional majority unable — or unwilling — to pass even the most pressing legislation before the House. The party leaders are urging their caucus to highlight the summer's unfinished business, including the farm bill, postal service reform and reauthorization of the Violence Against Women...
  • Judge orders 'Occupy Madison' to shut down

    05/01/2012 10:05:48 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies ^ | 5/1/12 | staff
    MADISON, Wis. - A Dane County judge has ordered an encampment that began as an Occupy Madison demonstration to leave a city-owned lot. The judge denied a temporary restraining order that would have prevented city officials from removing the campers. They have until noon Tuesday to leave the site. The Occupy Madison movement began last October as a demonstration against economic inequality and social injustice. But the encampment has evolved into a gathering spot of mostly homeless people. About 50 to 60 people have occupied the site.
  • Army Orders Soldiers to Wear Fake Breasts and 'Empathy' Bellies

    02/16/2012 1:25:11 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 181 replies · 1+ views
    Army Orders Soldiers to Wear Fake Breasts and 'Empathy' Bellies Soldiers don fake belly, breasts to better understand pregnant troops' exercise concerns By Seth Robson Stars and Stripes Published: February 16, 2012 CAMP ZAMA, Japan – The Army is ordering its hardened combat veterans to wear fake breasts and empathy bellies so they can better understand how pregnant soldiers feel during physical training. This week, 14 noncommissioned officers at Camp Zama took turns wearing the “pregnancy simulators” as they stretched, twisted and exercised during a three-day class that teaches them to serve as fitness instructors for pregnant soldiers and new...
  • Best Buy Cancels Christmas (and Hanukkah) Orders, Causes Consumer and Analyst Backlash

    12/23/2011 5:53:22 AM PST · by Libloather · 72 replies · 1+ views
    IB Times ^ | 12/22/11
    Best Buy Cancels Christmas Orders, Causes Consumer and Analyst BacklashDecember 22, 2011 7:02 PM EST With three days to go until Christmas and Hanukkah already underway, Best Buy (NYSE:BBY) assured it won't be on many customers' "nice" lists this season. On Thursday, the national consumer electronics retailer notified a fraction of its online customers that it would not be able to complete their online orders -- some of which were placed in November -- and could not guarantee they would be able to get their purchased items by the holiday. The move is a considerable blow to an as-yet-undetermined percentage...
  • Beijing orders microbloggers to register real names

    12/16/2011 3:54:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/11 | afp
    Beijing city authorities on Friday issued new rules requiring microbloggers to register their real names before posting online, as the Chinese government tightens its grip on the Internet. The city government now requires users of weibos -- the Chinese version of Twitter -- to give their real names to website administrators, its official news portal said. The new rules will apply to weibo operators based in Beijing, which include Sina -- owner of China's most popular microblogging service which has more than 200 million users. "Websites with weibo operations must establish and improve a system of content censorship," according to...
  • Factory orders edge up 0.3% in September

    11/03/2011 7:54:29 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan
    Marketwatch ^ | 11.3.11 | Steve Goldstein
    Factory orders edged up 0.3% to $453.5 billion in September...Economists polled by MarketWatch had anticipated a 0.1% fall...
  • Rangel: "Gridlock" necessitates that Obama use executive powers

    10/28/2011 7:08:03 AM PDT · by martosko · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/28/2011 | Nicholas Ballasy
    New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel told The Daily Caller that “gridlock” in Congress has made it “necessary” for President Barack Obama to unilaterally implement mortgage refinancing and student loan programs without congressional authorization. TheDC asked Rangel if he thinks there are other areas where Obama should bypass Congress. “I do, but I don’t want it to be interpreted that I welcome the executive branch using their powers instead of having the legislative branch do it. It’s necessary now because it’s a gridlock between the president and the United States. I hope that is just so very, very unusual,” Rangel...
  • anyone got a list of all Barry's Executive Orders ?

    10/26/2011 12:16:40 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 10 replies
    me ^ | 10-26-11 | wobbly bob
    anyone got a list of all Barry's Executive Orders ? when did that become the "new normal"? who holds the record for the most issued?
  • Durable-goods orders drop in September

    10/26/2011 7:11:14 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 2 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.26.11 | Jeffry
    Bookings for U.S.-made products designed to last at least three years fell by 0.8% last month, the Commerce Department said. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected a 1.0% decrease. Transportation orders slumped 7.5% to account for virtually the entire decline... ...Excluding transportation, however, orders climbed 1.7% in September. Demand increased for computers, primary metals, fabricated metals, heavy machinery and electrical equipment.
  • ISM services gauge decelerates but tops forecasts

    10/05/2011 7:37:01 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.5.11 | Steve Goldstein
    The Institute for Supply Management said its September services index decelerated slightly to 53.0% from 53.3% in August...
  • Factory orders slip 0.2% in August

    10/04/2011 7:40:57 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 10.4.11 | Steve Goldstein
    ...Factory orders fell 0.2% in August. Economists had expected a 0.3% drop...
  • U.S. durable-goods orders dip in August

    09/28/2011 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 1 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 9.28.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Orders for U.S. durable goods fell slightly in August as demand shrank for motor vehicles and certain large defense goods, the government reported Wednesday. Bookings for U.S.-made products designed to last at least three years dipped 0.1% in August after a 4.1% gain in July, the Commerce Department said. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected orders to rise by 0.4%.
  • On Obama's orders, White House chef to prepare pork chops

    08/24/2011 9:02:21 AM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/24/11 | David Paulin
    President Obama is no doubt enjoying lots of delicious sea food in Martha's Vineyard -- lobster, scallops, that sort of thing. But when he's back in Washington, he'll be chowing down a favorite new meal prepared by the White House chef: gourmet-style Iowa pork chops! Specifically: "cinnamon brined grilled Iowa pork chops." (Snip) He loved the meaty chops so much that his staff requested the recipe from the hotel's chief, so that the chops could be added to the official West Wing menu.
  • Durable-goods orders climb 4.0% in July

    08/24/2011 5:51:43 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 10 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 8.24.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Orders for U.S. durable goods jumped 4.0% in July, mainly because of higher demand for autos and commercial aircraft, the government reported Wednesday. Yet orders for most other durable goods fell, reflecting continued softness in broad swaths of the U.S. economy. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected orders for U.S.-made products designed to last at least three years to rise by 2.5%.
  • U.S. durable-goods orders fall 2.1% in June

    07/27/2011 6:08:25 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 9 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 7.27.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Weaker orders for airplanes and automobiles translated into a steeper-than-forecast 2.1% decline in durable-goods orders in June, the Commerce Department estimated Wednesday. for durable-goods orders, raising fears that manufacturing is running out of steam after leading a tepid recovery over the past two years. Without a strong manufacturing sector, it is hard to see how forecasts of a strong second-half recovery can be realized. The decline was a surprise to even the closest observers. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had been forecasting a flat reading.
  • Durable-goods orders rise 1.9% for May, 1Q GDP revised slightly higher

    06/24/2011 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6.24.11 | Greg Robb
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Stronger orders for airplanes translated into a better-than-expected 1.9% increase in durable-goods orders in May, the Commerce Department estimated Friday. In a separate report, the government reported that U.S. real gross domestic product for the first quarter was revised to an increase of 1.9% on an annualized basis from the earlier estimate of a 1.8% increase. It marks the final revision to the measure of total output of goods and services in the largest global economy for the first three months of 2011.
  • Judge Orders man to Apologize for Crime 100 Times on Twitter

    06/20/2011 7:40:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Tecca ^ | Mike Wehner
    A social activist in Malaysia attempting to shine a spotlight on a magazine publisher that allegedly mistreated an employee has been reprimanded in a most unusual way. In punishment for Fahmi Fadzil's offenses, which include defaming Blu Inc. Media, a judge has sentenced him to apologize to the company 100 times on Twitter. The charge initially stemmed from a claim Fadzil made that a female friend of his was being mistreated by the employer, which he posted on Twitter a few days earlier. The tweets, which Fadzil has 3 days to complete, read as follows: "I've DEFAMED Blu Inc Media...
  • Orders for durable goods rise 2.5% in March

    04/27/2011 6:11:35 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 5 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 4.27.11 | Jeffry Bartash
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Orders for long-lasting U.S. goods bounced back in March, spurred by higher demand for transportation equipment, computers and defense-related products. The Commerce Department on Wednesday said orders for U.S.-made products expected to last at least three years climbed 2.5% in March. The data for February was also revised to show a 0.7% increase instead of an originally reported decline. Orders have risen three straight months. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had expected orders to rise by 3.0%. Orders for transportation equipment such jets and airplanes jumped 5.9% last month to $54.7 billion after a small increase in February....
  • Hamas orders male hairstylists out of lady salons

    02/21/2011 8:55:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/21/11 | Staff
    Gaza City, Gaza Strip - A Gaza rights group says the ruling Hamas militant group has barred male hairdressers from working in women's salons. The Palestinian Center for Human Rights said Monday that five male hairdressers were interrogated and forced to sign declarations that they wouldn't work in women's salons. Male hairdressers for women are rare in conservative Gaza where genders rarely mix in public. Hamas tried to impose a similar ban last March, but backed down after an outcry. It's the latest attempt by Hamas to impose its strict version of Islamic law on Gaza's 1.5 million people.
  • Court orders Obama to act on drilling permits

    02/18/2011 1:21:14 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies
    CNN/Money ^ | 2/18/11 | Steve Hargreaves
    New York - A federal court ordered the Obama administration Thursday to act on five deep water drilling permits in the Gulf of Mexico within 30 days, calling the delays in issuing new decisions "unreasonable, unacceptable, and unjustified." In a case brought by the drilling company Ensco, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Judge Martin Feldmen ruled that the four to nine months the company has waited for a decision on the permits it has a stake in is simply too long. (Snip) A spokeswoman for the agency said it is reviewing the court's decision.
  • NY judge orders Gawker to pull Palin book pages

    11/20/2010 4:17:46 PM PST · by Al B. · 28 replies
    WSJ ^ | November 20, 2010
    NEW YORK — A federal judge in New York City has issued a temporary order requiring Gawker Media to pull leaked pages of Sarah Palin's forthcoming book from its website. U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa issued the injunction Saturday.
  • Libya orders U.S. diplomat to leave: reports

    11/07/2010 10:11:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    reuters ^ | 11/7/10 | Christian Lowe
    (Reuters) - Libya has ordered a diplomat at the United States embassy in Tripoli to leave the country within 24 hours for breaching diplomatic rules, two Libyan newspapers reported on Sunday. The Libyan authorities gave no confirmation of the reports while a spokesman for the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, contacted by Reuters, said he had no comment. In Washington, the State Department said it had no immediate comment. "The Libyan authorities asked the Political Affairs Secretary at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli to leave Libya within 24 hours," the Internet edition of the Oea newspaper reported. Citing what it called...
  • U.S. Army Orders Huge Airship to Aid Combat Missions

    06/16/2010 7:54:07 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 36 replies · 1,263+ views
    The United States Army has ordered a huge hybrid airship longer than a football field to watch over battlefields in Afghanistan by the end of 2011, according to the airship's builder Northrop Grumman Corporation. The company has received a $517 million Army contract to build up to three of the huge military airships, called the Long Endurance Multi-Intelligence Vehicles (LEMV). Such airships would serve as surveillance stations at 20,000 feet (6,096 meters) above sea level and could stay on watch for as long as three weeks at a time. A LEMV would also have the capability to carry a 2,500-pound...
  • Obama Orders Dance Classes, Movie Nights, and Bingo for Illegal Detainees

    06/11/2010 8:57:22 AM PDT · by Nachum · 119 replies · 2,253+ views
    american thinker ^ | 6/11/10 | Chris Banescu
    The Houston Chronicle reports that the Obama administration has ordered the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department to implement multiple modifications to their facilities to make life easier, more comfortable, and pleasant for the hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants (approximately 400,000) it detains annually. An internal ICE email highlights 28 different changes the organization will have to make to soften the look of its facilities, present a friendlier environment, offer better entertainment, organize fun activities, and provide illegal immigrant detainees with free access to email and phone services, as well as better dining and training classes.
  • U.S. orders BP to pay for extended La. barrier island berms; repair job stalls

    06/02/2010 7:47:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 398+ views
    wapo ^ | 6/2/10 | Marc Kaufman
    The White House ordered BP to pay for construction of five more large sections of Louisiana barrier island sand berms Wednesday as efforts to contain the gushing Deepwater Horizon oil spill hit more obstacles and the slick approached Florida. Speaking from the coastal town of Venice, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) said he had just heard from the White House that BP would be required to pay for the work. Although the projects had already passed expedited environmental approval, the administration also needed to determine whether the work would actually stop oil from entering the marshlands. "There is no time...
  • Israel orders families of diplomats out of Turkey

    06/01/2010 10:17:25 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies · 477+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 2, 2010
    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli media say the Foreign Ministry has ordered the families of its diplomats in Turkey to leave that country because of the uproar over Israel's deadly naval raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla. State-run Israel radio and other stations and newspapers say the diplomatic mission itself will remain in Turkey.