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Homebuilders Under Pressure After Housing Market Index Hits 8-Month Low Homebuilders Under Pressure After Housing Market Index Hits 8-Month Low
- July 20, 2017

The NAHB reports that overall builder confidence in newly-built single-family homes dropped two points, from 66 to 64, which is the lowest the number has been since November 2016. "Our members are telling us they are growing increasingly concerned over rising material prices, particularly lumber", said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald, a homebuilder and developer from Kerrville, Texas. (more...)
China, Liu Xiaobo and human rights China, Liu Xiaobo and human rights
- July 20, 2017

There were memorials in Vancouver, Boston, Melbourne, London and Hong Kong, according to the action group. The Chinese authorities cremated Liu's body on 15 July, just two days after his death from multiple organ failure, which followed a battle with liver cancer. (more...)
Rory McIlroy's confidence isn't flinching - as odds grow longer Rory McIlroy's confidence isn't flinching - as odds grow longer
- July 20, 2017

He also knows it won't matter until he's on the first tee Thursday morning for his first competition in 34 days, dating to a missed cut at the U.S. Open. "If someone told me at Carnoustie in 2007 that in 10 years you're going to be a four-time major victor and you won The Open , and you're one leg away from the career Grand Slam, you've played on three winning Ryder Cup teams, you've won the Order of Merit three times in Europe, you've won the FedExCup in the States I'd be, like, yeah, I'll ... (more...)
Hot Stock for Investors: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) Hot Stock for Investors: The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS)
- July 20, 2017

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. had its worst-ever result for commodities in the second quarter but is sticking with the struggling business, Chief Financial Officer Marty Chavez said. Its sales stood at 0.60% a year on average in the period of last five years. Equities analysts predict that Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. will post $18.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (more...)
Housing Starts Up 6.3 Percent Housing Starts Up 6.3 Percent
- July 20, 2017

Privately-owned housing starts in June were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,215,000, which is 8.3 percent above the revised May estimate of 1,122,000 and is 2.1 percent above the June 2016 rate of 1,190,000. "With rising population and steady job gains, drastically more new home construction is needed to fully and satisfactorily house new households that will be formed this year and upcoming years". (more...)
Michigan QB Wilton Speight makes the Davey O'Brien Award watch list Michigan QB Wilton Speight makes the Davey O'Brien Award watch list
- July 20, 2017

With less than 50 days until the start of college football season, it's already pretty clear that one of the Big 12's strengths will be quarterback play. Results from the Davey O'Brien Fan Vote will be combined with the ballots from the selection committee. The award, given to the nation's top quarterback, was given to Clemson's Deshaun Watson each of the last two seasons. (more...)
Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, attacks BJP, government for gagging her Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, attacks BJP, government for gagging her
- July 19, 2017

It would be a politically calculated move on her part. "And as a representative, when I'm not being allowed to speak for them, I have no choice but to resign". The BSP has five more members in the Rajya Sabha. Soon after, opposition members rushed towards Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's podium and started shouting slogans. (more...)
United States lifts laptop ban for flights of Saudi Arabian Airlines United States lifts laptop ban for flights of Saudi Arabian Airlines
- July 19, 2017

Saudia is sole carrier operating direct flights between Saudi Arabia and the US. The kingdom's civil aviation authorities informed Saudia that the ban had been lifted after a U.S. In June, the USA introduced increased security requirements for all airlines as opposed to expanding the electronics ban and has been dropping restrictions from carriers that boost security. (more...)
Government accused of 'picking the pockets' of millions with state pension move Government accused of 'picking the pockets' of millions with state pension move
- July 19, 2017

A separate report from the Government Actuary's Department, also out today, seems to point towards the state pension age rising to 70 for anyone now aged 30 or under. In March, John Cridland, the former director general of the Confederation of British Industry, suggested the state pension age should rise to 68 between 2037 and 2039. (more...)
Enjoy hot dogs on Hot Dog Day Enjoy hot dogs on Hot Dog Day
- July 19, 2017

Pheasant Lanes: On the holiday of National Hot Dog Day you can enjoy $2 jumbo hot dogs at this restaurant. You might have overlooked this important day on your calendar but this is National Hot Dog Day. 7-Eleven: You can get a Big Bite Quarter Pound dog for $1 on Sunday. To mark the special holiday the first 100 people to enter the restaurant this Wednesday will be eligible to $ 1 hot dogs every single day for the month of August. (more...)
Google Introduces 'Google Feed' For Android And iOS Google Introduces 'Google Feed' For Android And iOS
- July 19, 2017

The main focus and core functionality are largely unchanged, but it's now a lot easier to fine-tune exactly what pops up in your personal, unique feed. Since introducing the feed in December, we've advanced our machine learning algorithms to better anticipate what's interesting and important to you. (more...)
White House Describes Previously Unacknowledged Putin Meeting as 'Casual'
- July 19, 2017

The lack of a US translator raised eyebrows among other leaders at the dinner, said Bremmer, who called it a "breach of national security protocol". The news comes amid a number of investigations into the possible Russian interference and also whether the Trump campaign team were linked to the activity. (more...)
American Doctor Offering to Treat Charlie Gard Arrives in the UK American Doctor Offering to Treat Charlie Gard Arrives in the UK
- July 19, 2017

Charlie suffers from mitochondrial depletion syndrome, a rare genetic disease that has left him brain-damaged and unable to breathe unaided. The move comes despite a NY doctor failing to convince Great Ormond Street medics that his experimental treatment offers a lifeline to the terminally-ill baby. (more...)
Doctors Find 27 Contact Lenses Stuck in 67-Year-Old Woman's Eye Doctors Find 27 Contact Lenses Stuck in 67-Year-Old Woman's Eye
- July 19, 2017

The patient had chalked it up to old age and dry eye , Morjaria said. According to the British Medical Journal , the woman had been wearing monthly contact lenses for about 35 years. " Patients do sometimes present with a contact lens stuck under their upper eyelid, particularly if they are new to contact lens wear, or have problems with dexterity, but finding this many lenses stuck in someone's eye is exceedingly rare", added Henry Leonard, a clinical and regulatory officer with ... (more...)
Open Championship Odds: Who will be the top American? 7/18/17 Open Championship Odds: Who will be the top American? 7/18/17
- July 19, 2017

As is par for the course, Nick Faldo couldn't resist joining in. 156 players will be shooting to grab the winner's share of $1.8M. And on the odd occasion that he did, he certainly wasn't being announced onto the first tee. He's vaulted all the way to number 8 in the world but this is only his second time playing a British Open . A month ago, Rahm missed the cut, which was his second straight. (more...)
Miami is the fifth most stressed city in America, study finds Miami is the fifth most stressed city in America, study finds
- July 19, 2017

Such is life in Miami: For the last eight years running , the city has ranked as one of the most-stressed places in America, and this year is no different. Researchers say Sioux Falls was among the lowest cities in poverty rate, divorce rate , percentage of adults in poor health. The not-so-magical Magic City followed Jackson, Mississippi (#4), Cleveland, Ohio (#3), Detroit, Michigan (#2), and Newark, New Jersey (#1) in the study's rankings. (more...)
FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated (FCH) Given Average Rating of "Buy" by Brokerages
- July 19, 2017

The institutional investors might have bought a large chunk of stocks of the company. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Chesapeake Lodging Trust during the first quarter worth approximately $123,000. Previously Felcor Lodging Trust Inc (NYSE:FCH) reported $-0.31 earnings per share (EPS ) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $-0.08 by $-0.23 with surprise factor of -287.5%. (more...)
'Deadpool 2' Set Image Reunites Ryan Reynolds With Leslie Uggams' Blind Al 'Deadpool 2' Set Image Reunites Ryan Reynolds With Leslie Uggams' Blind Al
- July 19, 2017

Reynolds chatted with Downing for about 15 minutes and showed him around the set of " Deadpool 2", where he is now filming. "Of course I can..." After Reynolds learned of the boy's condition, he took some time from the superhero sequel's Vancouver shoot for a one-on-one chat with his tiny admirer - part of which was filmed by Downing's father. (more...)
Daimler Begins $255 Million Fix on Over Polluting Diesels, Report Says Daimler Begins $255 Million Fix on Over Polluting Diesels, Report Says
- July 19, 2017

It said the process, due to cost about 220 million euros, is being "carried out in close cooperation with the German regulatory authorities" and allows engineers to add newer, more effective technology to the existing engines. German authorities have been scrutinising the carmaker for possible emissions cheating involving two engines used by Mercedes . In May, the U.S. (more...)
Malloy Remains Third-Least Popular Governor Malloy Remains Third-Least Popular Governor
- July 19, 2017

In both polls, 25 percent of Garden State residents said they approve of Christie's job performance. Raimondo rates "among the most unpopular governors", indicating a "difficult" path to re-election next year, according to Morning Consult's Cameron Easley. (more...)

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