Ahead of the Bell: Wholesale prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices likely increased in November by the most in eight months due to rising costs for food, energy and vehicles. Economists forecast that the Producer Price Index, which measures price changes before they reach the consumer, rose 0.6 percent last month, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters. The index has […]

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Ahead of the Bell: Retail Sales

SymbolPriceChangeCOST70.740.00M24.950.00TGT58.790.00{“s” : “cost,m,tgt”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} WASHINGTON (AP) — Retail sales likely posted a solid gain in November, helped by strong early holiday shopping. Economists at JPMorgan Chase said they were looking for a 0.6 percent rise in sales in November and a 0.7 percent increase excluding autos. The Commerce Department will […]

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Oil prices rise on positive economic news

Crude oil prices responded to encouraging economic news and climbed higher on Tuesday. Benchmark oil recovered from early losses to rise 14 cents to $88.75 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Meanwhile, the national average for unleaded gasoline hovered around $2.98 a gallon on Tuesday, according to AAA, Wright Express […]

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Good Cholesterol May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Good Cholesterol May Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease Dec. 13, 2010 — Having higher HDL, or “good” cholesterol, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Experts say the new study, which was published Monday in the Archives of Neurology, is further evidence of a link between heart disease and dementia, and if […]

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Bishara Law Passes First Reading

The Knesset approved on Monday the first reading of a bill that stops payment of salary, a pension, or other state payments to a serving MK or former MK if he is wanted for questioning for a serious crime that was carried out during his term in office. The bill, which was initiated by a […]

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Fed to review $600B bond-buying program at meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — After launching a much-criticized $600 billion bond-buying program last month to bolster the economy, the Federal Reserve is now taking stock of how it’s working. Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues will gather Tuesday for their last scheduled meeting of 2010, and no policy changes are expected. Instead, Fed policymakers will […]

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Get iCare Data Recovery software free

Available free until Christmas, this $70 data-recovery tool can rescue hard drives, flash drives, and memory cards. (Credit: iCare Recovery Software Ltd.) Most users never think about data-recovery software until they need it–like, say, after a corrupted hard drive has cost them years’ worth of family photos. Make like the Boy Scouts and be prepared: […]

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Indor: Stop Coddling Rock Throwing Terrorist Youths

The allegations in a report by the leftist B’tselem organization released Monday about police abuses against Arab children who throw rocks at Israeli drivers dominated the Israeli media all morning. They may or may not be true, says Meir Indor, chairman of the Almagor terror victims’ organization – but the report is irrelevant. “The criteria they use […]

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GM offers buyouts to skilled trades workers

SymbolPriceChangeGM33.80-0.01{“s” : “gm”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} DETROIT (AP) — General Motors Co. is offering buyouts to several thousand skilled trades workers at 14 plants around the U.S. The automaker will pay eligible workers $60,000 to retire with full benefits. Younger workers will have the option to take the $60,000 in exchange for […]

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Yahoo preparing to lay off 600 to 700 workers

SymbolPriceChangeAOL25.41+0.08GOOG594.62+2.41MSFT27.25-0.09YHOO16.70-0.31{“s” : “aol,goog,msft,yhoo”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yahoo Inc.’s holiday trimmings will include 600 to 700 layoffs in the Internet company’s latest shake-up triggered by lackluster growth. Employees could be notified of the job cuts as early as Tuesday, according to a person familiar with Yahoo’s plans. The person […]

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Surgery Riskier for Redheads? Evidence Slim

Surgery Riskier for Redheads? Evidence Slim Dec. 9, 2010 — Redheads may feel pain more sharply, but the facts don’t support their reputation for excessive bleeding during or after surgery. That’s the conclusion of four Welsh surgeons who searched the medical and anecdotal literature for evidence to support the belief that surgery poses extra problems […]

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