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  • Dow Rises 150 Points To Record High On Strong Earnings

    01/24/2018 8:00:51 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01/24/17 | Fred Imbert
    The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq all hit record highs. Abbott Laboratories, United Technologies, Baker Hughes and NBCUniversal-parent Comcast all reported earnings and revenue that beat analyst expectations. Of the S&P 500 companies that had reported as of Tuesday morning, 77 percent have beaten earnings estimates, while 80 percent have topped revenue expectations, according to FactSet. Stocks traded higher on Wednesday on the back of stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings results. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 150 points at the open, hitting a record high. The S&P 500 also reached an all-time high, climbing 0.3 percent. The Nasdaq composite also 0.1...
  • Trump Warns Chicago: I'll 'Send In The Feds' If Violence Rises

    01/25/2017 7:35:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 51 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 01/24/17 | ANNA GIARITELLI
    President Trump on Tuesday evening threatened to send government officials to the Windy City if the Democratic mayor and city police cannot turn around the city's rocketing homicide rate. "If Chicago doesn't fix the horrible "carnage" going on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings (up 24% from 2016), I will send in the Feds!" Trump tweeted around 9:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. Gun-related violence in Chicago is outpacing the same period in 2016, which was one of the most deadly years for the city in recent history. From Jan. 1 through Monday, 37 people were killed and 250 people were...
  • Ancient city of Iasos rises out of the ashes

    09/30/2013 6:11:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies
    Hürriyet Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 13 2011 | Dogan News Agency
    Archaeologists working on Iasos on Turkey’s Aegean coast have recently discovered that the ancient city was buried under a mountain of ash caused by the explosion of Mt. Thera on Santorini 3,600 years ago. Excavation works have also revealed a sewage system that was in place in the 4,000-year-old city and tunnels to the city’s theater... Spanu said columns that were found one meter underground provided vital information about the history of the city. “Following the explosion of the volcano Thera, which also caused the destruction of the Minoan civilization on the islands of Crete and Santorini, the ancient city...
  • Kenya mall attack: Death toll rises to 68

    09/22/2013 11:28:27 AM PDT · by Innovative · 64 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept 22, 2013 | Faith Karimi, Steve Almasy and Lillian Leposo, CNN
    Sixty-eight dead. At least 175 injured. About 30 hostages still inside, as well as perhaps a dozen gunmen. Those are the grim numbers, more than a day after Islamist attackers stormed an upscale Nairobi mall on Saturday, spraying bullets and holding shoppers captive. The tense standoff continued into Sunday night, with sporadic gunfire heard through the day and at least one explosion.
  • PRECIOUS-Gold Rises for seventh day after Fed stimulus surprise

    08/23/2012 3:32:16 AM PDT · by Son House · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 23, 2012 | Amanda Cooper
    The minutes of the Federal Open Market Committee's meeting at the end of July showed on Wednesday the central bank is likely to deliver another round of stimulus "fairly soon" and that any such decision would be highly dependent on economic data. Analysts said that while the signal that additional stimulus for the U.S. economy was positive for gold in the near term, the most recent read on key indicators such as consumer spending, manufacturing or jobs growth since the Fed's last meeting pointed to a more robust phase of economic growth and as such, gold's gains could be limited....
  • California unemployment rises in July to 12%

    08/19/2011 9:35:54 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/19/11 | Marc Lifsher
    California's stubbornly high unemployment rate rose even higher in July, climbing two-tenths of a percentage point to 12%, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday. It was the second straight monthly increase in joblessness as measured by a federal survey of households. California's unemployment rate was the second-highest in the nation, exceeded only by Nevada at 12.9%. Interactive: Track U.S. unemployment The state's employers added a modest 4,500 new jobs to payrolls, according to a separate monthly check of businesses. Last month, there were a revised 30,500 new jobs. That level of growth, while welcome, is not strong enough to...
  • Analysis / Mubarak falls, Sinai terror rises

    08/18/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 8/18/11 | Anshel Pfeffer
    The series of terror attacks that took place early Thursday afternoon on the road leading from the Israeli-Egyptian border to Eilat did not come as a surprise to Israel's senior security officials. They had expected it would occur at some stage or another. The escalating security situation in the Sinai Peninsula, continuous work on the new border barrier and the frustration of terror groups within the Gaza Strip who - for some time now - have not managed to successfully carry out a terror attack from within the Strip, all pointed at the likelihood of an attempt to attack via...
  • U.S. gasoline price rises 9 cents to April record

    04/05/2011 9:39:40 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/5/11 | Staff
    U.S. gasoline prices soared nearly 9 cents over the last week to $3.68 a gallon, the highest pump price on record for April, the Energy Department said on Monday.The national price for regular unleaded gasoline is up 86 cents from a year ago, based on the department’s weekly survey of fuel prices at service stations. Cleveland and Chicago had the biggest weekly gasoline price increases, rising 19 and 18 cents a gallon, respectively.Drivers paid more for gasoline as rising crude oil costs were passed along at the pump.
  • War rhetoric rises between North and South Korea

    12/23/2010 9:23:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press, fox ^ | 12/23/10 | Staff
    SEOUL, South Korea – One month after a deadly exchange of artillery fire, the two Koreas ramped up their rhetoric, with South Korea's president pledging unsparing retaliation if attacked again and a top North Korean official threatening a "sacred" nuclear war if provoked. South Korean troops, tanks and fighter jets put on a thundering display of force Thursday as President Lee Myung-bak visited with soldiers at a base near the border, while North Korea's elite marked a key military anniversary by lashing out at the South for encouraging war. For both countries, the rallying cries and military maneuvers mainly seemed...
  • North Korea's heir apparently rises again

    11/08/2010 10:53:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies
    SEOUL (Reuters) – The death of a North Korean military official and the naming of leader-in-waiting Kim Jong-un to the funeral preparation committee was jumped on by South Korean media on Monday as showing he had risen to second-in-command. In the opaque world of North Korea, experts are forced to dissect and analyze every snippet of information -- sometimes reading between the lines, or words -- in search of the truth. South Korean media concluded that by being named immediately after leader Kim Jong-il to the funeral committee by the North's state-run news agency KCNA, the leader's third son had...
  • California unemployment rate rises to 12.4%

    09/17/2010 11:53:12 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    L.A. Times ^ | 9/17/10 | Alana Semuels
    California lost 33,500 jobs in August, marking the third straight month of payroll cuts and pushing the unemployment rate up to 12.4%. That number of job losses is more than the revised 22,900 jobs cut from payrolls in July, according to data released Friday from the Employment Development Department. There were 2.3 million unemployed Californians in August. Get a daily snapshot of market numbers and trends, delivered right to your mobile phone. Text BUSINESS to 52669. Construction, manufacturing, financial activities, government, leisure and hospitality, trade, transportation and utilities lost jobs over the month. Government has lost 47,700 jobs over the...
  • Nevada's unemployment rises to 13 percent

    01/22/2010 1:45:10 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 768+ views
    The latest numbers released Friday that show fresh gains in unemployment suggest a recovery for Nevada's job market will have to wait.New data from the state Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation show that unemployment in Nevada rose from 12.3 percent to 13 percent between November and December, even as the holiday hiring season kicked into full gear and the massive CityCenter megaresort opened with 12,000 employees. Joblessness in Clark County jumped a full percentage point month over month, going from 12.1 percent to 13.1 percent.The rise in joblessness follows two straight months of declines in unemployment, though economists attributed...
  • California unemployment rises to record 11.2 percent (on its way to ???)

    04/17/2009 12:56:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,003+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 4/17/09 | Jim Christie
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – California's unemployment rate rose to a record 11.2 percent in March and analysts expect job losses across most industries in the most populous U.S. state to increase through much of this year. "This is the worst recession since the Great Depression and it's not over," economist Steve Levy said on Friday shortly after the state released its March unemployment report. "We have at least six more months of job losses," added Levy, of the Center for the Continuing Study of the California Economy. At 11.2 percent, California's jobless rate was well above the March national unemployment...
  • Central banks pump in $620bn as shares plummet (Dollar rises!)

    09/29/2008 10:16:19 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 6 replies · 705+ views ^ | September 29, 2008 | Gary Duncan, Robert Lindsay
    US Treasury debt staged a meteoric rally as investors scrambled for the safe haven of American government securities. The 30-year Treasury bond’s price rose more than three points. The flight to safety was even after the Federal Reserve said it would substantially increase currency swap limits to $620 billion (£342 billion ) with nine leading central banks in response to short-term strains in the money markets. In its latest severe sell-off, the already sharply weaker pound plummeted by almost 5 cents against the dollar today compared with its level at the close of New York trading on Friday. The fall...
  • Cloud Of Scholarly Dust Rises Over Ancient (Human) Footprints Claim (40K YO - Mexico)

    04/25/2006 11:15:18 AM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 876+ views
    Columbus Dispatch ^ | 4-25-2006 | Bradley T Lepper
    Cloud of scholarly dust rises over ancient footprints claim Tuesday, April 25, 2006 BRADLEY T. LEPPER Are the footprints of surprisingly ancient Americans preserved in 40,000-year-old volcanic ash in southern Mexico? In December, an article in the journal Science cast a cloud of doubt over that claim. The authors, Michael Waters and Paul Renne, argue that the ash dated to 1.3 million years ago, much too old for humans on this continent, and that the so-called footprints were nothing more than marks made by the tools of modern workers quarrying the stone with crowbars. Now, Silvia Gonzalez, an archaeologist from...
  • Heat injury a factor as mercury rises in Iraq (Window into their life in Iraq)

    04/04/2006 4:19:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 489+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Jon Guibord
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (April 4, 2006) -- Outdoor temperatures sore above 130 degrees Fahrenheit during the summer months here, so personnel will need to take proper precautions in order to keep themselves from falling victim to the dangerous side effects of heat injury. Everyone is susceptible to a heat injury. Luckily there are multiple steps that can be taken to prevent the potentially lethal threat from striking. “A lot of people have the misconception that all you have to do is drink a lot of water or Gatorade,” said the leading petty officer of the I Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters...
  • Palace Of Homer's Hero Rises Out Of Myths

    03/28/2006 10:59:23 AM PST · by blam · 41 replies · 1,291+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | 3-28-2006 | John Carr
    Palace of Homer's hero rises out of the myths From John Carr in Athens ARCHAEOLOGISTS claim to have unearthed the remains of the 3,500-year-old palace of Ajax, the warrior-king who according to Homer’s Iliad was one of the most revered fighters in the Trojan War. Classicists hailed the discovery, made on a small Greek island, as evidence that the myths recounted by Homer in his epic poem were based on historical fact. The ruins include a large palace, measuring about 750sq m (8,000sq ft), and believed to have been at least four storeys high with more than thirty rooms. Yannos...
  • Archangel Sculpture Rises From Lichfield Nave

    02/20/2006 2:36:26 PM PST · by blam · 2 replies · 441+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-20-2006 | Maev Kennedy
    Archangel sculpture rises from Lichfield nave Maev Kennedy Monday February 20, 2006 Simply red ... the carving of the Archangel Gabriel recently discovered under the nave of Lichfield Cathedral. Photograph: Shelley Stratford The Archangel Gabriel, his wings still fiery with colour applied over 1200 years ago, has emerged from beneath the nave of Lichfield Cathedral. The Anglo-Saxon carved figure was found when builders, watched over by archaeologists, took up part of the floor of the nave to build a new rising platform for concerts and recitals. "None of us imagined that the project would provide a priceless gem, with the...
  • US dollar rises in Asian trading

    07/24/2005 8:19:29 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 2 replies · 424+ views
    TOKYO (AP) - The U.S. dollar regained some ground early Monday in Asian trading following its drop in response to China's decision last week to scrap the yuan's peg to the U.S. currency. The dollar bought 111.42 yen in Tokyo in early Monday trading, up 0.58 yen from late Friday and above the 111.20 yen it bought later that day in New York. The euro declined to US$1.2060 from US$1.2177 late Friday. In a surprise announcement Thursday, China said it would unpeg its currency, the yuan, from the dollar and let it float in a trading band against a basket...
  • The Legacy of Troop Deployment - (great reply to anti-military left! GDP UP where US troops deploy!)

    05/31/2005 8:29:10 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 1 replies · 280+ views
    Every Memorial Day, when we honor the soldiers who have sacrificed so much for the greater cause of liberty, I think about Uncle B. My grandmother’s brother served in Europe during World War II. I remember him playing Chinese checkers with us kids in the 1970s, not knowing then that he was almost incapable of relating to anyone older. Physically whole, Uncle B suffered from the quiet disease we used to call “shell shock.” The military today makes great efforts to help veteran troops deal with the transition away from the heavy psychological burden of combat. Sadly, not all vets...