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  • Seas could rise 6 meters even if governments curb warming: study (We'Re Doomed!!!!)

    07/09/2015 12:15:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 57 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/9/15 | Alister Doyle - Reuters
    OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by at least six meters (20 feet) in the long term, swamping coasts from Florida to Bangladesh, even if governments achieve their goals for curbing global warming, according to a study published on Thursday. Tracts of ice in Greenland and Antarctica melted when temperatures were around or slightly higher than today in ancient thaws in the past three million years, a U.S.-led international team wrote in the journal Science. And the world may be headed for a repeat even if governments cut greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming to a United Nations...
  • Entries in long-hidden notebook show Pete Rose bet on baseball as player

    06/22/2015 11:33:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    ESPN ^ | June 22, 2015 | William Weinbaum and T.J. Quinn
    For 26 years, Pete Rose has kept to one story: He never bet on baseball while he was a player. Yes, he admitted in 2004, after almost 15 years of denials, he had placed bets on baseball, but he insisted it was only as a manager. But new documents obtained by Outside the Lines indicate Rose bet extensively on baseball -- and on the Cincinnati Reds -- as he racked up the last hits of a record-smashing career in 1986. The documents go beyond the evidence presented in the 1989 Dowd report that led to Rose's banishment and provide the...
  • How Humankind Conquered the World (Tree of Knowledge Mutation)

    02/18/2015 5:29:30 PM PST · by Maelstorm · 13 replies
    http://www.wsj.com ^ | Feb. 2015 | By CHARLES C. MANN
    ... The book’s title is Mr. Harari’s reminder that, long ago, the world held half a dozen species of human, of which only Homo sapiens—thee and me—today survives. The trajectory of our species, Mr. Harari says, can be traced as a succession of three revolutions: the cognitive revolution (when we got smart), the agricultural revolution (when we got nature to do what we wanted), and the scientific revolution (when we got dangerously powerful). Humanity, Mr. Harari predicts, will see one more epochal event. We will vanish within a few centuries, either because we’ve gained such godlike powers as to become...
  • Gas prices start to climb again

    02/09/2015 5:06:15 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 21 replies
    WYMT TV/AP ^ | 9 February 2015 | Brandon Robinson
    <p>WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - All good things must come to an end. After months of watching them drop, gas prices went up again this week to an average of $2.20 a gallon, according to the Lundberg Survey.</p> <p>After plummeting by $1.65 between May and January, it seems the downward trend is over.</p>
  • Harvard Students Invent Cake From a Spray Can

    07/21/2014 9:41:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 49 replies
    Newser ^ | July 21, 2014 | Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
    For two Harvard University undergrads, what began as "an excuse to eat a lot of cake" may turn into the invention of a lifetime. John McCallum, a 20-year-old from Louisiana, was daydreaming about cake his freshman year during his “Science of Cooking” class when he happened to see someone spraying whipped cream and thought to himself, why not spray cake? Is that possible? He and his girlfriend and fellow student Brooke Nowakowski went on to prove that it is, winning first place and $10,000 in the 2014 Harvard Innovation challenge, reports ABC News. Their "Spray Cake" involves spraying cake batter...
  • US weekly jobless claims total 317,000 vs 310,000 est; import prices rise

    06/12/2014 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/12/14 | (unlisted that I can see)
    Economists in a consensus survey expected weekly initial jobless claims to dip by 2,000 to 310,000. ( full story here http://www.cnbc.com/id/101753584 )
  • Minimum wage to rise in 13 states on Jan. 1

    12/29/2013 3:11:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/29/13 | Emily Jane Fox
    Starting January 1, minimum wage workers in 13 states and four cities will see higher paychecks. While most of the increases amount to less than 15 cents per hour, workers in places like New Jersey, Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island will see a bigger bump. Earlier this year, New Jersey residents voted to raise the state's minimum wage by $1 to $8.25 per hour. And lawmakers voted to hike the wage by between 25 cents and 75 cents per hour, to $8.70 in Connecticut and $8 in Rhode Island and New York. Residents in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana,...
  • Rise in violence 'linked to climate change'

    08/01/2013 6:13:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies
    BBC News ^ | 8/1/13 | Rebecca Morelle
    Shifts in climate are strongly linked to increases in violence around the world, a study suggests. US scientists found that even small changes in temperature or rainfall correlated with a rise in assaults, rapes and murders, as well as group conflicts and war. The team says with the current projected levels of climate change, the world is likely to become a more violent place. The study is published in Science. Marshall Burke, from the University of California, Berkeley, said: "This is a relationship we observe across time and across all major continents around the world. The relationship we find between...
  • Family Medical Costs Still Rising (Obamacare destroys American Healthcare)

    05/22/2013 11:53:05 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    ny times ^ | 5/22/2013 | By REED ABELSON
    The good news is health care costs are going up more slowly. The bad news is that families continue to see larger medical bills. The typical cost to cover a family of four now exceeds $22,000, including the amount paid in insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs, according to the latest Milliman Medical Index for 2013. Milliman, an actuarial and benefits consultant, puts the cost at slightly less than the amount a family might pay to send a child to an in-state public college for a year. This year’s increase over last was only 6.3 percent, according to the analysis from...
  • Experts: CO2 record illustrates 'scary' trend

    AP article. Whenever I post anything from the AP, it disappears. But the article is lamenting the incredible rise in carbon dioxide. Thoughts?
  • Proof That ObamaCare Will Fuel Health Care Inflation

    05/08/2013 5:56:13 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 05/07/2013 | IBD Staff
    Health Costs: Americans were promised that ObamaCare would make their health care more affordable. But a pair of studies show the new system has done nothing to lower health costs and will sharply raise them. Between 2009 and 2011, U.S. health spending rose just 3.9% a year, the lowest annual gains in decades. The Obama administration was quick to claim credit for the slowdown, with Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius saying ObamaCare had "contributed to the slowest sustained growth in health spending in 50 years." But two new studies make it clear that ObamaCare wasn't behind the slowdown...
  • Households On Foodstamps Rise To New Record

    02/11/2013 7:48:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 2/11/13 | Tyler Durden
    While hardly presented by the mainstream media with the same panache dedicated to the monthly ARIMA-X-12 seasonally-adjusted, climate-affected, goal-seek devised non-farm payroll data, the three month delayed Foodstamp number is according to many a far greater attestation to the "effectiveness" of the Obama administration to turn the economy around. And far greater it is: since his inauguration, the US has generated just 841,000 jobs through November 2012, a number is more than dwarfed by the 17.3 million new foodstamps and disability recipients added to the rolls in the past 4 years. And since the start of the depression in December...
  • Superstorm Sandy and Sea Level Rise

    12/04/2012 9:37:47 PM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 13 replies
    ClimateWatch.NOAA.gov ^ | November 5, 2012 | Brian Kahn
    Climate.gov’s Brian Kahn interviews Cynthia Rosenzweig, a climate impacts expert at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, co-chair of the New York City Panel on Climate Change, and director of the NOAA-sponsored Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast. Why should New Yorkers care about sea level rise? First of all, sea level rise is a big issue for millions of people in the U.S., not just New Yorkers. Twenty-three of the 25 most densely populated U.S. counties are on the coast. In New York, the full brunt of Hurricane Sandy has shown how powerful and damaging the effects...
  • Study Finds Sea Level Rise was 60 Percent Higher Than UN Projection

    11/28/2012 4:10:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 60 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/28/12 | Rachel Bogart | Yahoo! Contributor Network
    According to NBC News, a newly released peer-reviewed study has concluded that sea levels between 1993 and 2011 rose by 3.2 millimeters per year. This number is nearly 60 percent more than the 2-millimeter annual projection made by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change over the same time period. The disparity between the two numbers raises a point that the projections for the upcoming decades could also be too low and that sea level could rise much more than current estimates predict. Here are some facts and details about the new study and what it could mean for...
  • Global food prices on the rise again: World Bank

    04/25/2012 9:43:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/25/12 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global food prices are rising again, pushed higher by costlier oil, strong demand from Asia and bad weather in parts of Europe, South America and the United States, the World Bank said on Wednesday. The latest World Bank food price index showed the cost of food rose 8 percent between December and March. In the previous four months, prices had declined. Even after the latest rise, food prices remain 1 percent below a year ago and 6 percent below the February 2011 historical peak, the World Bank said. "After four months of consecutive price declines, food prices...
  • Jobless claims unexpectedly rise last week (up to 380,000)

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for unemployment benefits rose last week to their highest level since January, a development that could raise fears the labor market recovery was stalling after job creation slowed in March. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 13,000 to a seasonally adjusted 380,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The prior week's figure was revised up to 367,000 from the previously reported 357,000. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast claims falling to 355,000 last week. The four-week moving average for new claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends, rose 4,250 to 368,500. The...
  • Inflation: Biggest rise in CPI in 3 years (economy slowdown plus inflation-Carter Part II?)

    10/19/2011 3:13:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 12 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 10/19/2011 | Chris Isidore
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Inflation took a bigger bite out of consumers' wallets over the last 12 months, with September marking the biggest rise in three years. But at the same time, monthly price increases are starting to slow. The Consumer Price Index, the government's key measure of inflation at the retail level, jumped 3.9% in September from the year before. Higher food and energy prices again were the biggest culprits, with food 4.7% more expensive than a year earlier, and energy prices jumping 19.3%. Even core CPI, which strips out volatile food and energy prices, posted a 2% gain...
  • Minimum Wage To Rise In 8 States

    10/03/2011 3:20:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    The Denver Channel ^ | 10/03/11 | Tami Luhby
    Minimum Wage To Rise In 8 StatesBumps Range From 28 Cents To 37 Cents Per Hour Tami Luhby UPDATED: 2:54 pm MDT October 3, 2011 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Minimum-wage workers in eight states could see their paychecks grow by hundreds of dollars next year, thanks to automatic annual increases in the rates. Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Washington and Oregon recently announced their 2012 minimum wages, which contain bumps ranging from 28 cents to 37 cents per hour. This translates into annual raises of between $582 and $770 for full-time workers at that end of the pay scale depending on where...
  • ‘Rise of the Apes’ Director: Film’s Hero Inspired by Che Guevara

    08/22/2011 11:59:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 8/22/11 | Humberto Fontova
    Here’s Rupert Wyatt, director of the blockbuster movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes in a recent interview: “(The script) had become very different and much more exciting to me. It became less a story of domesticization of a pet and more about an uprising and a Che Guevara story.” Here’s the Associated Press review of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”: “Raised much like a human child by a researcher, with help from a veterinarian, Caesar becomes a Che Guevara-style revolutionary, leading a rebellion of apes against their human oppressors.” Ground control to Director Wyatt:
  • Trump’s rise proves doubts about Obama’s birth can no longer be dismissed -

    04/15/2011 3:15:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    World Tribune ^ | 4/15/11 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Donald Trump’s potential candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has forced the issue of whether Barack Obama was born in America into the mainstream, a question the establishment media has been frantically avoiding. Mr. Trump is demanding the president reveal his long-form birth certificate. The real estate mogul believes Mr. Obama is deliberately withholding embarrassing or damaging information. He has ridden the birth controversy to the top of the GOP field.
  • Gas Prices Could Rise To $5

    04/06/2011 4:56:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    WCMH-TV ^ | 4.6.11 | Mike Bowersock
    CENTRAL OHIO - As gasoline prices continue to climb, the oil industry said this week that by 2012, we could be paying not $4 per gallon, but $5. "It scares me," said Sharri Carroll, who was filling up her car in Hilliard Wednesday. "How are you going to afford to fill up your tank every week to get to work?" NBC4 took the concerns Wednesday to John Felmy, a Ph.D. a top official with the American Petroleum Institute. Felmy is one of the country's leading experts on gasoline prices who just happened to be in Columbus Wednesday
  • Holy Moly... what's up with Silver?

    12/28/2010 2:07:47 PM PST · by mikelets456 · 62 replies · 15+ views
    Me ^ | 12/28/2010 | Me
    Wow... I only bought 30 - 40 oz of Silver as a hedge against inflation or if all hell broke lose. I can not believe it blew past $30 Oz and shows no sign of stopping....or perceived that way. I keep reading about a 16:1 ratio of Gold to Silver on this planet. Does that mean Silver could go for around $100 per ounce when all is said and done? Are more industries using Silver, people investing in it or the dollar dropping like a rock that is causing the rise? I assume all three but I would like to...
  • Jobless claims rise while unit labor costs dip

    11/04/2010 9:09:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/4/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    (Reuters) - New U.S. claims for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week while unit labor costs fell in the third quarter, underlining the persistent weakness in the jobs market. Although other data on Thursday showed nonfarm productivity rebounded at a much stronger-than-expected 1.9 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the general tone remained consistent with a sluggish economy. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 20,000 to a seasonally adjusted 457,000, the Labor Department said, reversing the prior week's decline. Analysts polled by Reuters had forecast claims rising to 443,000 from the previously reported 434,000. The government...
  • Child deaths rise among those monitored by L.A. County family services, records show

    10/18/2010 6:38:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/18/10 | Garrett Therolf
    The number of children dying of abuse or neglect after involvement by Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services has steadily increased since 2008, according to confidential documents reviewed by the Los Angeles Times. The data represent the first time the public has gained access to the department’s year-over-year maltreatment fatality trends. According to information circulated recently among senior county officials, the number of children who have died of abuse or neglect by their caregivers rose from 18 in 2008 to 26 in 2009.
  • Gold Is Expected To Keep Rising This Week ($1300/oz is just a warmup?)

    09/26/2010 4:25:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/26/2010 | Vincent Fernando CFA
    As gold hovers just below the $1,300 mark it broke last week, consensus expects the metal keep rising in the coming week. The bull is back: Bloomberg: Sixteen of 23 traders, investors and analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, or 70 percent, said the metal will rise next week. Six forecast lower prices and one was neutral. Gold for December delivery was up 1.3 percent for this week at $1,293.60 an ounce at 11 a.m. yesterday on the Comex in New York. Futures climbed to a record $1,298 on Sept. 22. ... The weekly gold survey that started six years ago has...
  • Gold's price could rise above 1,300 in 2010 (record high)

    09/14/2010 10:46:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/14/2010
    (Reuters) - Gold could rally above $1,300 an ounce this year, setting successive all-time highs, as uncertainty about economic recovery and a sovereign debt crisis stoke investment interest, according to a closely watched industry report released Tuesday. Investment demand in gold should benefit from the threat of inflation as central banks cut interest rates to the bone to battle double-dip recession and high unemployment, respected metals consultancy GFMS Ltd said in its Gold Survey 2010 Update. "I think we could easily see gold spike comfortably above $1,300 before the year's out ... further gains in 2011 are far from out...
  • ANALYSIS-Grain price rise may fuel Mideast, Europe unrest

    08/12/2010 6:31:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 27 replies
    Thompson Reuters Foundation ^ | 11 Aug 2010 10:27:35 GMT | Source: Reuters
    LONDON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Rising grain prices from Russia's drought and fires will pressure populations already hit by the financial crisis and could stoke unrest -- particularly in the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Europe. Wheat prices have risen by nearly 70 percent since June after Russia suffered its worst drought in 130 years and are at their highest since 2008, when the last major food price rally sparked protests and riots in a string of emerging nations.
  • NHS waiting lists rise after doctors' hours cut

    08/03/2010 9:52:38 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 144+ views
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 8/3/10 | Rebecca Smith
    Hospital waiting times have begun to rise again after years of decline following the introduction of European rules on junior doctors’ working hours. Waiting times in the NHS had been dropping since the 1990s but the rules limiting junior doctors to a 48-hour week, which were implemented last August, had reversed the trend. Thousands more patients were now waiting longer than 18 weeks for surgery. (Snip) However, since the EU directive cut junior doctors’ hours from 56 to 48 per week, these gains had been wiped out, the Royal College said.
  • Prices rise as New Zealand passes emissions trading scheme

    07/04/2010 8:22:43 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/1/2010 | Paul Chapman
    Petrol and power prices have risen sharply in New Zealand after the government introduced a controversial emissions trading scheme. The government has pressed ahead with plans to slash the nation's carbon output, despite widespread opposition and New Zealand's larger neighbour Australia shelving its own scheme. Motorists were hit by a 3c (1.4p) rise in the price of a litre of petrol overnight, while householders face a 5 per cent increase in gas and electricity prices. It was the first step in a complex scheme, universally referred to as "the ETS", to slash carbon emissions back to 1990 levels. Some disgruntled...
  • Voter Turnout Must Rise

    05/19/2010 10:04:43 AM PDT · by moose2004 · 5 replies · 416+ views
    starbulletin.com ^ | 5/19/10 | Editorial
    Saturday's special election for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District has garnered a huge amount of attention. The stakes are high: for the candidates, their political parties, Hawaii residents and even the Obama administration, given the national attention this race has drawn.
  • Dropouts rise in gov't loan modification program

    05/17/2010 9:29:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 524+ views
    ap ^ | 5/17/10 | ALAN ZIBEL
    WASHINGTON — The number of homeowners dropping out of the Obama administration's main mortgage assistance plan is growing, and is now almost equal to the number who have received permanent relief. The Treasury Department's report on Monday was the latest evidence of problems in the administration's $75 billion program. While officials insist the program is helping the housing market turn around, critics say it is merely delaying an inevitable surge in foreclosures. More than 299,000 homeowners had received permanent loan modifications as of last month, Treasury said. That's about 25 percent of the 1.2 million who started the program since...
  • Health premiums expected to rise 17% for young adults

    03/29/2010 1:50:09 PM PDT · by wrrock · 31 replies · 981+ views
    AP via TBO.com ^ | 3/29/2010 | AP
    Young people will need to carry more of the burden of health care under the new health overhaul law. The new law limits an industry practice of charging older customers more.
  • Health premiums could rise 17 pct for young adults

    03/29/2010 1:47:10 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 16 replies · 522+ views
    Breitbart ^ | MARCH 28, 2010 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    CHICAGO (AP) - Health insurance premiums for young adults are expected to rise about 17 percent once they're required to buy insurance four years from now. That estimate is from an analysis by Rand Health. Young people will need to carry more of the burden of health care under the new health overhaul law. The new law limits an industry practice of charging older customers more. Even so, the pluses could outweigh the minuses. Some 2 million people under age 26 should qualify for coverage under their parents' health plans. And Medicaid expansion will insure 9 million more young adults.
  • DWP rates may rise between 8% and 28% to pay for mayor's green initiatives (Los Angeles)

    03/17/2010 9:00:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies · 237+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 3/17/10
    The hike would pay for more aggressive conservation programs and a solar plan designed to create 16,000 jobs as well as cover the fluctuating price of coal and natural gas. Households that get their power from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power could see their electric bills go up between 8.8% and 28.4%, depending on where they live and how much energy they use, under a plan unveiled Monday by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
  • Jobless claims rise, productivity stays high

    02/04/2010 2:54:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 391+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/4/10 | Lucia Mutikani
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of U.S. workers filing for jobless benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but another big gain in productivity in the fourth quarter offered hope that companies were closer to adding to payrolls. Initial claims for state unemployment insurance increased 8,000 to 480,000, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Financial markets had expected claims to come in at 460,000. While claims are down sharply from their peak last spring, the improvement has stalled in recent weeks. Despite the setback, analysts are optimistic hiring will pick up soon as firms run out of ways to boost output without...
  • Islamic Terrorism on the Rise Domestically and Internationally Since Obama Became President in 2009

    01/10/2010 2:33:18 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 12 replies · 1,021+ views
    Associated Content (AC) ^ | January 10, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Islamic terrorism is on the rise both domestically and internationally since Obama became President in 2009, according to a count of high-profile, terrorism incidents in 2009, both in the US and abroad. The number of Islamic terrorism incidents worldwide since Obama took office in 2009, including both domestic and international acts of terrorism, is on pace to surpass more than 1000 for all of 2009, according to a report by the American Security Project which is a bipartisan, Washington-based group. On the domestic front, for 2009 when Obama became President, the number of terror-related incidents hit a peak, the highest...
  • How much longer can gold rise? (a few things need to happen before the yellow fever cools off)

    11/23/2009 6:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1,157+ views
    MSN Money ^ | 11/23/2009 | Bill Fleckenstein
    There has been an endless amount of chatter about the price of gold being too high (it's not) and perhaps representing a bubble. It also seems that fair amounts of ink and windage have been wasted on worries about the gold trade being "too crowded." In my daily column on my own Web site, on Sept. 17, I noted a remark by Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter that the gold market was "terribly, egregiously, preposterously, shockingly overpopulated." That day, gold closed at $1,014 an ounce. Here we are, about two months later, and gold is more than 10% higher....
  • Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip [Yet Another Failed Foreign Policy Tour?]

    11/15/2009 10:25:12 AM PST · by Steelfish · 19 replies · 828+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | November 15th, 2009
    NOVEMBER 15, 2009 Concerns Rise Around Obama Trip JONATHAN WEISMAN SHANGHAI -- President Barack Obama arrived here late Sunday to press China on issues from climate change to economic restructuring, amid rising concerns that his first swing through Asia as president will yield more disappointment than progress on trade, human rights, national security and environmental concerns. A flurry of actions in Singapore this weekend raised more questions than they resolved on a broad sweep of issues confronting both sides of the Pacific. On Sunday, leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum dropped efforts to reach a binding international climate-change agreement...
  • Meltdown 101: Why did GDP Rise — and Will it Last?

    10/30/2009 3:05:07 AM PDT · by Son House · 9 replies · 1,093+ views
    Chattanooga Publishing Company ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    Here is a look at the key components of GDP, showing how much each one contributed or subtracted from growth in the third quarter, along with forecasts for how they will perform going forward. CONSUMER SPENDING HOW MUCH IT GREW: 3.4 percent rate in third quarter, best showing since early 2007. CONTRIBUTION TO OVERALL GDP: 2.36 percentage points of the 3.5 percent third-quarter growth in GDP came from consumer spending. Car sales alone represented 1 percentage point of total growth, reflecting the success of the government’s Cash for Clunkers program. PROSPECTS: This is the biggest question facing the fledgling recovery,...
  • Rapid Rise in Pediatric Deaths From Swine Flu, Officials Say

    10/09/2009 2:53:07 PM PDT · by upchuck · 37 replies · 1,560+ views
    WaPo ^ | Oct 9, 2009 | Rob Stein
    The number of children who have died from the swine flu has jumped sharply as the virus continues to spread widely around the United States, striking youngsters, teenagers, young adults and pregnant women unusually often, federal officials said Friday. The deaths of another 19 children and teenagers from the new H1N1 virus were reported in the past week around the country, including two in Maryland, pushing the total number of fatalities to 76 among those younger than age 18. It was the largest number of pediatric deaths reported in a single week since the pandemic began last spring. "These pediatric...
  • New jobless claims down 4,000 to 570,000 last week(but Continuing claims rise 92K to 6.23 mil)

    09/03/2009 9:35:14 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 17 replies · 742+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 09/03/09 | Rex Nutting
    New jobless claims down 4,000 to 570,000 last week Continuing claims rise 92,000 to 6.23 million, U.S. data show on eve of payrolls By Rex Nutting, MarketWatch WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The number of people filing for state unemployment benefits for the first time fell by 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 570,000 last week, the Labor Department reported Thursday. Initial claims have held in a fairly narrow range for the past seven weeks, down about 100,000 from the peak in March but still well above levels seen in a healthy economy. The number of people claiming benefits of any kind remained...
  • NHS compensation costs rise to £807m

    08/18/2009 8:46:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies · 247+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | 8/18/09 | Owen Bowcott
    The NHS spent more than £800m settling legal claims last year as complaints of medical negligence against the service rose sharply. The surge in payouts is revealed in the NHS Litigation Authority's annual accounts which show that maternity services attract the highest legal costs. Clinical errors in delivering babies can result in lifelong damage and payments accordingly reflect the intensive medical care often needed for decades to come.
  • LITTLE TREE ( Of Life ) it is time to grow !

    08/13/2009 12:55:24 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies · 457+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    Doors are opening my children " Doors ARE opening "! But you must " remain " ever watchful attending to my wants( will ) for your needs . Do you see my will even now (( ( pressing ) )) into your lives ? Do not resist this but come into agreement with me for as I met Jacob so I shall meet you yet do not wrestle or ponder for my will is for you to overcome without hostility , grief or intervention . Allow me to have my will in your lives that your hip , yeah your...
  • Obama: Unemployment to rise, need faster spending

    06/23/2009 3:16:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies · 867+ views
    breitbart ^ | 6/23/09
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid rising public impatience with an economy now under his watch, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said his administration needs to push money out faster to initiate a recovery and conceded that unemployment would rise above 10 percent. "People are going through a very tough time right now," Obama said at a White House news conference. "And I don't expect them to be satisfied." For the second time in a month, Obama voiced unease over the results of a $787 billion economic stimulus that he pressed Congress to pass as one of his first acts as president.
  • Warning: Sunspot cycle beginning to rise

    05/08/2009 10:08:28 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 58 replies · 1,941+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/8/09 | AP
    WASHINGTON – The sun is moving into a busier period for sunspots. Forecasters expect a relatively mild outbreak by historical standards, but one major solar storm can cause havoc with satellites and electrical systems. Researcher Doug Biesecker (BEE-sec-ker) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's space weather prediction center compared solar storms to hurricanes: A weak cycle may mean fewer storms, but even one powerful one can be devastating.
  • U.S. Mass Layoffs Rise to Highest on Record

    04/24/2009 3:03:34 AM PDT · by Son House · 23 replies · 707+ views
    Reuters ^ | Apr 23, 2009 | By 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,...
  • UK anti-Semitic attacks rise after Gaza conflict

    02/13/2009 12:07:36 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 334+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2/13/09 | DEAN CARSON
    This image issued by Britain's Community Security Trust on Friday Feb.... 'This Is Racism' LONDON (AP) - The number of anti-Semitic attacks on British Jews rose sharply after the start of the conflict in Gaza, a Jewish charity said Friday. The London-based Community Security Trust, which monitors anti-Semitism and works to safeguard the Jewish community in Britain, said 250 anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in the four weeks after Dec. 27, when Israel launched attacks on Gaza to stop Hamas rocket attacks. That compares to 40 incidents from the same period the year before. Dave Rich, a spokesman for the trust,...
  • 'Peso-fication' of the Dollar Continues (Do not be deceived by the dollar's recent rise)

    12/14/2008 9:44:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 732+ views
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Dec 14, 2008 | Martin Hutchinson
    The plethora of bank and corporate bailouts, stimulus plans and interest-rate cuts that the U.S. government has produced over the last three months can only lead to one outcome: The U.S. dollar has to decline. During the crisis so far, the dollar in general, and U.S. Treasury bonds in particular, have been regarded as a “safe haven,” making the dollar strong and pushing long-term U.S. Treasury rates downward. In the New Year, however, this is likely to change – the weight of the added supply of dollars in circulation will be too great for the greenback to shrug off. Back...
  • Tijuana: Funeral homes see big rise in business

    11/16/2008 9:23:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 418+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 11/16/08 | Omar Millán González
    TIJUANA – Manuel GarcNa has worked up to 14 hours a day for the past month outside the coroner's office, which now doubles as a municipal morgue. The wave of violent crime in Tijuana has filled the refrigerated rooms of the building, and GarcNa is among at least half a dozen employees of funeral homes who mill around the hearse entrance, hoping to sell their services to the families of the deceased. When the families arrive, GarcNa tries to be the first to approach them. He speaks softly, hands them a business card and tells them the price. “It all...
  • Asian stock markets rise as US elects new leader

    11/04/2008 9:53:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 602+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 11/4/08 | Jeremiah Marquez - ap
    HONG KONG – Asian markets rose Wednesday, tracking overnight gains on Wall Street, amid hopes for a year-end rally and that a new U.S. president would act to boost the sluggish American economy. With Barack Obama's victory in the U.S. presidential race, investors were hopeful he could focus renewed energy on tackling deteriorating conditions in the world's largest economy — a vital export market — that have dragged on growth around the world, analysts said. --snip-- "Investors also are hoping that Obama can make a number of changes to help the economy," he said. --snip-- "It's an excuse for the...