Investor bond retreat the fastest pace in 2 years

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Investors retreated from bond mutual funds last week at the highest level in two years, resulting in a net outflow of $8.62 billion in the week ended Dec. 15, the Investment Company Institute said Wednesday. That’s the largest single-week pullback from bonds since the week ending Oct. 15, 2008, when […]




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Netanyahu Tries to Calm Furor Over Infiltrators

Sensing that the public is fed up with the infiltrator problem, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a video message Wednesday to Israeli citizens imploring them not to take the law into their hands. “The government of Israel is acting resolutely to halt the flow of illegal infiltrators from Africa,” Netanyahu said. “We are doing this […]




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Stocks flat after GDP growth falls below forecasts

File – In this Dec.14, 2010 file photo, trader Gregory Rowe, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo, file) SymbolPriceChangeBAC13.35+0.37INTC20.90-0.20NKE86.78-5.52WAG39.39+2.56{“s” : “bac,intc,nke,wag”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Major stock indexes rose slightly Wednesday after a report showed that the U.S. economy grew faster than […]




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Holiday shoppers sprint to end; retail revenue up

In this Dec. 18, 2010 photo, shoppers are photographed on 34th Street, in New York. Holiday shoppers are racing to the end of the season at a more feverish pace this year, with retail revenue up 5.5 percent during the last weekend before Christmas. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) NEW YORK (AP) — Holiday shoppers are racing […]




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As Christmas nears, UPS’ peak day shows growth

A UPS employee flips a box onto a conveyor belt at a UPS sorting facility, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010 in New York. Wednesday is the busiest day of the year for the Atlanta-based company. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) SymbolPriceChangeFDX93.37-0.32SCOR21.97-0.18UPS72.86-0.02{“s” : “fdx,scor,ups”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — For UPS, it’s beginning to […]




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US Senators’ Report Slams Britain and Scotland on Lockerbie

  A report released yesterday by four US senators Robert Menendez, Frank Lautenberg, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrandall, Democrats representing New York and New Jersey concluded that BP (the oil company), the British Government and the Scottish Government, that under devolution is in control of justice, colluded in the “humanitarian release” of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi. Megrahi […]




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Hyundai, VW top insurance industry safe car list

SymbolPriceChangeF16.990.00GM33.850.00HMC39.450.00TM78.010.00{“s” : “f,gm,hmc,tm”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} WASHINGTON (AP) — South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia and German car maker Volkswagen lead the insurance industry’s annual list of the safest new vehicles, used by safety-minded consumers looking to buy a new car. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recognized 66 vehicles on Wednesday […]




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Sexting Etiquette

Thinkstock Better Man in brief … Don’t sext if you’re not sure the gesture will be welcomed. If you haven’t yet been in bed together, sexting is probably a bad idea. If you must sext, descriptions work much better than images for women. “Its generally a good rule of thumb to not sext anyone you […]




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Israeli Lawyer Fights the 99 Agorot Prices

Anyone who does any shopping in Israel is familiar with the stores’ “bargain prices” of 19.99 shekels or 99.95 shekels. The problem is that one cannot receive change if paying 20 shekels for a product which costs 19.99 shekels, since the one agora coin has not been produced in Israel for many years. The same […]




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Banking, other deals drive stock indexes higher

FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2010 file photo, trader Richard Newman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. (AP Photo, file) SymbolPriceChangeADBE30.93+1.75BAC12.98+0.36CAT94.63+1.33CVX89.23+0.43GOOG603.07+8.01{“s” : “adbe,bac,cat,cvx,goog,gs,jbl,jpm,kmx,mi,wfc”,”k” : “a00,a50,b00,b60,c10,g00,h00,l10,p20,t10,v00″,”o” : “”,”j” : “”} NEW YORK (AP) — Financial companies led stock indexes to new two-year highs Tuesday after another big banking deal raised hopes […]




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