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Metro Vancouver home sales continue to plunge in September Metro Vancouver home sales continue to plunge in September
- October 05, 2016

The board noted that this "marked a return to historically normal levels", according to Global News . "Six-hundred and sixty-six houses in the month of September which is a 47 per cent drop from a year ago, so that's a significant amount, but it's even down a little bit from August which was a bit of a surprise". (more...)
Reports of sinister clowns lurking on rise
- October 05, 2016

The reaction was triggered when a former student, in clown costume and carrying a baseball bat, was spotted at Athens High School Monday. Valid clown threat? What kind of world are we living in? "We're not going to let this take over". That was August 1 and the next day a Facebook page emerged called Gags - The Green Bay Clown. The initial reports seem to stem from an organized movie promotion and have now morphed into copycat reports throughout New Jersey. (more...)
Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL) Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), Newell Brands Inc (NYSE:NWL)
- October 05, 2016

Duke Energy Corporation (Duke Energy) is an energy company. U.S. Energy Corp. (U.S. Energy) is an independent energy company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas producing properties in the continental United States. Recently analysts working for a variety of stock market brokerages have changed their consensus ratings and price targets on shares of Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT). (more...)
Investigators estimate train in crash was speeding
- October 05, 2016

Southworth said the cellphone as well as the event recorder and video recorder were sent to the NTSB's laboratory in Washington, D.C., where they are being analyzed. On Monday, October 3 and continuing until further notice, all NJ TRANSIT rail service into and out of Hoboken Terminal remains suspended following the commuter train accident at Hoboken Terminal. (more...)
#TrackingMatthew: Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in vulnerable Haiti
- October 05, 2016

Flooding now is being reported in some areas of Jamaica as the Category 4 storm creeps closer from the south, news reports said. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says another landfall is expected in eastern Cuba. He said Hampton Roads has not seen a storm that strong in recent memory - he didn't recall any storms stronger than a Category 3 in the past 10 or 15 years. (more...)
WikiLeaks' Assange signals release of documents before United States election
- October 05, 2016

In his ongoing speech at WikiLeaks' 10-year anniversary press conference in Berlin , founder Julian Assange - speaking via video link from the Ecuador embassy in London - said his organization hopes to publish every week for the next 10 weeks, a period that goes well beyond the USA presidential elections in November. (more...)
Traders Buy Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) on Weakness on Analyst Downgrade Traders Buy Costco Wholesale Corp. (COST) on Weakness on Analyst Downgrade
- October 05, 2016

It has underperformed by 10.75% the S&P500. Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) has continued to impress investors with a stable growth in its revenue and earnings, while many other players in the discount store's industry are experiencing negative growth. (more...)
Explosion levels houses in New Jersey Explosion levels houses in New Jersey
- October 05, 2016

Residents were evacuated while crews checked for a leak. Five firefighters were transported to the hospital for minor injuries. Firefighters evacuated the houses on Goshen Street in Paterson at 9 a.m. Amazingly, no one was seriously injured in the blast. Firefighters have four hoses on the structure, which appears to be leveled, to extinguish any remaining flames, as smoke billows from the house. (more...)
Fed's Lacker wants central bank to be 'preemptive' like 1994 Fed's Lacker wants central bank to be 'preemptive' like 1994
- October 05, 2016

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 fell 0.3 percent, with real estate falling 1.8 percent to lead decliners. "The yen's weakness against the dollar, triggered by mounting US rate hike expectations, is good for Japanese stocks as it alleviates concern over how far the recent strength in the yen will go". (more...)
Clinton reaches out to women while Trump defends taxes Clinton reaches out to women while Trump defends taxes
- October 05, 2016

Nine percent say they are still undecided five weeks away from Election Day. "None whatsoever", Jack Mitnick, 80, replied when asked how involved Trump was in his tax preparations. In swing states, the news for Clinton has been even better. John Harpole, chief executive of Mercator Energy, said he did not understand why the Obama administration's response to the shale boom and Clinton's energy positions had not come up during the first presidential debate last week. (more...)
Andy Burnham to resign from shadow cabinet to concentrate on mayoral campaign
- October 05, 2016

The only threat we should present is to the Conservative Government. We see that in 2016, someone's pay and career prospects can still be defined by their gender. LONDON-The leader of the U.K.'s main opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, has signaled his Labour Party wouldn't seek to limit immigration into Britain and said the party should prepare in case an early national election is called next year. (more...)
Sterling slides to 31-year low as Brexit worries bite
- October 05, 2016

The Bloomberg British Pound Index, which measures sterling against other major currencies, has fallen more than one per cent this week to the lowest since the gauge began in 2004. It's bad because it could cause higher inflation, as the cost of imports rises . That's a marked change from earlier this summer, when domestically focused companies saw their shares dive on concern about an economic recession that has not materialized. (more...)
NJ Transit train in Hoboken crash was speeding
- October 05, 2016

Investigators were also able to access the engineer's cellphone in his backpack Tuesday morning. A second data recorder, in the locomotive at the rear of the train, wasn't functioning the day of the crash and didn't record speed, braking or other information about the trip, the NTSB has said. (more...)
Google expected to unveil new phones at San Francisco event Google expected to unveil new phones at San Francisco event
- October 05, 2016

It's worth pointing out that numerous security concerns expressed over Allo, Google's new messaging app, will likely carry over to the Pixel , which comes loaded with Allo and Duo. The helper will respond to spoken questions such as "How do you remove wine stains out of the carpet?" and commands to control the volume of the television and other home appliances with internet connections. (more...)
Holiday sales expected to be up 3.6 percent Holiday sales expected to be up 3.6 percent
- October 05, 2016

But with unemployment low-it is 4.9 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics-and consumer confidence increasing-it is at the highest level since the recession, according to a September 27 statement from The Conference Board-things look good for the US consumer. (more...)
Jury told Georgia dad sought 'escape' in son's hot vehicle death
- October 05, 2016

Kilgore said Harris commented and looked for a large amount of information on a variety of matters, including but not limited to: coffee enemas, MacBooks, homework, Panama City Beach and bikinis. "He had every reason in the world to take him to day care - that was his plan. It's his fault. There's no doubt about it", Kilgore said as he opened his statement Tuesday. (more...)
Bill Clinton treads carefully on health care after slip
- October 05, 2016

Klein claims the ex-president continues his cozy relationships with interns, muses about naked pool parties on the roof, and discusses with advisers how his wife - already scornful of his counsel - should deal with the escalating scandal over her unsecured private e-mail server. (more...)
Fuller's punt return lifts Texans over Titans Fuller's punt return lifts Texans over Titans
- October 04, 2016

Tennessee showed plenty of fight, clawing back to tie the game on two different occasions. The interception came when it looked as if he threw the ball directly to Houston's Quintin Demps in the second quarter. Running back Lamar Miller was involved on five of those first nine plays, picking up chunks of five, six and 13 yards on the ground, while adding in a 5-yard reception and an 11-yard catch as well. (more...)
Oil marches higher on Opec optimism as analysts question deal
- October 04, 2016

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries - of which Russian Federation is not a member - agreed this week to cut production by some 750,000 barrels a day in a move aimed at supporting prices. "We have to wait and see whether they will take real action and how long it would last", said Ms Kim Woo Kyung, a spokesman for SK Innovation, owner of South Korea's largest refiner. (more...)
Texas DC Vance Bedford won't call defensive plays anymore
- October 04, 2016

Texas coach Charlie Strong begins weekly presser. Bedford will continue to coach the secondary along with Clay Jennings. If Strong takes over defensive play calling duties, it will be the second time in two seasons that one of his coordinators has been demoted. (more...)

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