Thursday, September 18, 2014

Initial Jobless Claims Sept 18 - Business Insider

Initial Jobless Claims Sept 18 - Business Insider: "The four-week moving average of initial jobless claims fell back below 300,000 to 299,500, down 4,750 from last week's average.

Continuing claims also fell to 2,429,000, down 63,000 from last week's revised level and the lowest level for continuing claims since May 19, 2007."

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Texas pols come together to honor falsely convicted man - Texas Politics

Texas pols come together to honor falsely convicted man - Texas Politics: "The state’s political heavyweights set aside their differences Wednesday afternoon to honor the first Texan to be posthumously exonerated, making a rare appearance together with less than seven weeks until Election Day."

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

S&P downgrades N.J. credit for record 8th time in Gov. Chris Christie's tenure

N.J. Rating Cut by S&P as Christie Gets Record Downgrade - Bloomberg: "New Jersey had its credit rating cut one step by Standard & Poor’s, handing Chris Christie his eighth downgrade, the most ever for a Garden State governor.

The reduction to A, the sixth-highest level, with a stable outlook follows a Sept. 5 downgrade by Fitch Ratings. It gives New Jersey the same general-obligation grade as California, which is on track for an upgrade as revenue exceeds Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s estimates. "

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Home-builder confidence highest in almost nine years - MarketWatch

Home-builder confidence highest in almost nine years - MarketWatch: " A gauge of confidence among home builders rose in September to the highest level since November 2005, increasing four points to 59, according to National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo data released Wednesday. Readings above 50 signal that builders, generally, are optimistic about sales trends. "

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Home builder confidence hits highest level since 2005

Home builder confidence hits highest level since 2005: "Home builder confidence hits highest level since 2005"

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Drugs: White America's Painkiller Problem Is Getting Worse - Businessweek

Drugs: White America's Painkiller Problem Is Getting Worse - Businessweek: "White people have a painkiller problem. According to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, painkiller overdoses accounted for almost 17,000 deaths in 2011. The majority of deaths were among whites, at a rate that’s growing faster than for any other racial group."

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Benghazi Attacks Asked and Answered Database | SCBD



Benghazi Attacks Asked and Answered Database | SCBD: "Benghazi on the Record"

Benghazi on the Record was prepared at the request of Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, to collect—in one place—as much information as possible regarding questions that have already been asked and answered about the attacks in Benghazi.
It includes an interactive Asked and Answered Database of more than 200 questions and statements by Members of Congress that have been addressed in previous investigative reports, interviews, and hearings. This database includes links to original sources, and it is searchable by keyword, date, and Member of Congress.'via Blog this'

George Zimmerman named in Florida road rage incident, police say - CBS News

Again!
George Zimmerman named in Florida road rage incident, police say - CBS News: ""Do you know who I am?"

Two days later, the man says he saw Zimmerman in his truck outside the man's workplace. He called police but declined to press charges. His name hasn't been released."

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Monday, September 15, 2014

The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record

The Planet Just Had Its Warmest August On Record: "This past August was the warmest since records began in 1881, according to new data released by NASA. The latest readings continue a series of record or near-record breaking months. May of this year was also the warmest in recorded history."

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Workplace insurance coverage levels steady in year one of Obamacare - Brett Norman - POLITICO.com

Workplace insurance coverage levels steady in year one of Obamacare - Brett Norman - POLITICO.com: "The Affordable Care Act so far has had little impact on the insurance people get through their jobs— countering dire predictions by Obamacare critics that employers would dump coverage and steer workers toward the new insurance exchanges.

And premiums rose just 3 percent, according to a respected annual survey released Wednesday."

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