• Awful August: Worst month for Dow in 5 years

    Awful August: Worst month for Dow in 5 years

    Good riddance, August! Stocks slid again Monday, putting the market on track for its worst month in several years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has plummeted more than 1,200 points this month — a fall...
  • Donald Trump and the 2016 pendulum swing

    If you’re having trouble understanding the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump, buck up — you’re not alone. Even political pros are dumbfounded. They were shocked when the reality-TV star and businessman first grabbed the lead...
  • Gary Vaynerchuk: To Be Authentic, Be Consistent

    When building a brand, these entrepreneurs have learned that honesty can be the best policy. Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of Wine Library and VaynerMedia, explains the importance of consistency in an age where ” everything is...
  • Merkel warns of ‘failure’ on migrants

    Merkel warns of ‘failure’ on migrants

    Image caption Some people managed to cross into Hungary on Monday from Serbia – despite recently increased Hungarian border controls German Chancellor Angela Merkel says “Europe as a whole needs to move” on how to...
  • Rape trial set to begin for ex-Colts player Josh McNary

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Josh McNary is set to stand trial for rape. The Indianapolis Star and WISH-TV report the trial of the 27-year-old McNary is scheduled to begin Monday in Indianapolis. He’s...
  • 6 Unusual Habits of Exceptionally Creative People

    I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I’ve developed an obsession with some of history’s most creative minds in the hope...

Headline News

  • Gary Vaynerchuk: To Be Authentic, Be Consistent


    When building a brand, these entrepreneurs have learned that honesty can be the best policy. Gary Vaynerchuk, founder of Wine Library and VaynerMedia, explains the importance of consistency in an age where ” everything is on the record.” Responsiveness is also critical, according to Joe Fernandez, founder and former CEO of social media tracking platform Klout. He shares a strategy for boosting your brand’s influence online. And Caroline Ghosn, founder of career advice site Levo, says professionals of all levels should develop an authentic voice — and use it often. Related: The High-Tech Jet That Could Transform Business Travel: Weekly News

    August 31, 2015 9:20 am
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Politics

  • Internal Poll Shows Cresent Hardy Leading Potential Challengers


    By Emily Cahn Posted at 5 a.m. today 0 Tweet Hardy is one of the most vulnerable Republicans in the House. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Rep. Cresent Hardy, R-Nev., leads all four of the potential Democratic opponents in head-to-head matchups for his 4th District seat, an internal poll conducted for his campaign and obtained by CQ Roll Call shows. Hardy — who is arguably the most vulnerable House Republican in 2016 — has the slimmest lead over former state Assemblywoman Lucy Flores. In that matchup, Hardy garnered 36 percent to Flores’ 35 percent, with 22 percent undecided. Against the rest of his potential opponents in the crowded Democratic primary, Hardy holds double-digit leads but never receives more than 39 percent of the vote. That could be problematic for the freshman Republican in a district that President Barack Obama carried by an 11-point margin in 2012. Against state Sen. Ruben Kihuen, Hardy garnered 38 percent to Kihuen’s 28 percent, …

    August 31, 2015 6:59 am
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Stocks

  • Awful August: Worst month for Dow in 5 years


    Good riddance, August! Stocks slid again Monday, putting the market on track for its worst month in several years. The Dow Jones Industrial Average has plummeted more than 1,200 points this month — a fall of 6.8%. That’s the biggest percentage drop for this collection of 30 stocks since a nearly 8% plunge in May 2010. And the broader SP 500 index too has fallen 6.5% in August, its worst month since a 6.3% decline in May 2012. Concerns about a slowdown in China, plunging oil prices and more anxiety about a possible rate hike by the Federal Reserve are the main culprits for this month’s decline. But is the worst over? September, after all, is historically the worst month of the year for stocks. Related: China’s stock market crash … in 2 minutes The good news is that does not necessarily look like the beginning of a nasty bear market like the ones we …

    August 31, 2015 10:00 am
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Sports

  • Vikings executive: New stadium will be better than Jerry World


    Since its completion in 2009, the Dallas Cowboys’ ATT Stadium — nicknamed “Jerry World,” after eccentric team owner Jerry Jones — has been the pinnacle of professional sports venues. That might change, however, in 2016, when the Minnesota Vikings open U.S. Bank Stadium. “This is the most incredible stadium in the world, until the Vikings stadium,” executive vice president of public affairs and stadium development Lester Bagley said, according to Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press, after his Vikings topped the Cowboys in ATT Stadium on Saturday. “It’s a great stadium, but ours will top it.” The same Dallas-based architectural firm designed both ATT Stadium and U.S. Bank Stadium. The former cost $1.3 billion to construct and seats a maximum of 105,000 fans, while the latter cost $1.06 billion and seats a maximum of 73,000. ATT Stadium is almost twice the size of U.S. Bank stadium in terms of square feet (3.2 to 1.8 million), …

    August 31, 2015 9:20 am
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World News

  • Merkel warns of ‘failure’ on migrants


    Image caption Some people managed to cross into Hungary on Monday from Serbia – despite recently increased Hungarian border controls German Chancellor Angela Merkel says “Europe as a whole needs to move” on how to deal with refugees and migrants arriving in the EU. “If Europe fails on the question of refugees, then it won’t be the Europe we wished for,” she said. She was speaking after Austrian authorities arrested five suspected people smugglers along the country’s eastern borders. On Thursday, 71 dead migrants were found in a truck near the Hungarian border. Austrian police say more than 200 others were found overnight. Ms Merkel said European countries must share the burden of refugees. Regarding the challenges facing Germany, Mrs Merkel said “Germany is a strong country – we will manage.” Germany expects the number of asylum seekers it receives to quadruple to about 800,000 in 2015. Ms Merkel said there would be “no tolerance …

    August 31, 2015 9:20 am
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Technology

  • Tidal takes shot at Apple after block on live stream of Drake festival set


    Digital music service Tidal has accused Apple of blocking it from streaming video of a charity-festival set by rapper Drake, but the star’s manager has retaliated by accusing the service of a “publicity stunt”. Drake played a mini-set at the Lil WeezyAna festival in New Orleans over the weekend, with the event streamed live by Tidal for its subscribers. While Drake was on stage, the stream was cut, with Tidal blaming Apple. “Apple is interfering with artistry and will not allow this artist to stream. Sorry for Big Brother’s inconvenience,” claimed a message shown to viewers, and also published by Tidal’s Twitter account. The New York Post reported that Apple had threatened a $20m lawsuit if Drake’s set was broadcast by Tidal, on the grounds that it has an exclusive contract with the musician relating to its recently-launched Apple Music streaming service. “Legal letters have been sent to Tidal warning that Drake cannot appear on …

    August 31, 2015 7:19 am
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Science

  • Cold weather associated with higher risk of severe heart attack


    30 Aug 2015: Cold weather is associated with a higher risk of severe heart attack, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Shuangbo Liu, adult cardiology resident at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada.1 The six year study found that each 10°C drop in temperature was associated with a 7% increased risk of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), the most severe form of heart attack. “We studied the effects of temperature on the risk of heart attacks in Winnipeg, Canada, one of the coldest large cities in the world,” said Dr Liu. “We demonstrated that there is a clear relationship between daily temperature and the risk of STEMI. This risk can be predicted up to two days before the actual heart attack. Increased public awareness and reallocation of resources may help us to respond to this predictable seasonal risk of heart attacks in the future.” Winnipeg, a city of approximately 700 000 …

    August 31, 2015 6:21 am
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Health

  • Asterias’s stem cell therapy shows promise in study


    Asterias Biotherapeutics Inc said initial data from a small study showed that its lead stem cell therapy could improve mobility in patients paralyzed by a spinal cord injury. The therapy, AST OPC-1, is the first product derived from human embryos to be tested on humans. Its success is a key step toward proving that embryonic stem cell research could cure diseases such as cancer, Parkinson’s and serious health conditions such immune deficiencies, stroke and spinal injuries. Data showed that the severity of the spinal injury was reduced in the first patient and two other patients were able to resume their rehabilitation programs soon after being injected with the stem cells. The early study tested the benefits of a smaller dose of 2 million stem cells that are tuned to develop into nerves. Asterias bought OPC-1 in 2013 from the erstwhile stem cell research leader Geron Corp, which decided to focus on developing cancer drugs. Geron …

    August 31, 2015 6:40 am
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Entertainment

  • Party Princess Kylie Jenner Hits The Hottest Nightclub In Hollywood


    Posted on Sun Aug 30th, 2015 8:45am PDT       By X17 Staff Ever since she turned 18 earlier this month, Kylie Jenner can’t stop with the party circuit! She had certainly weaseled her way into clubs when she was underage, but let’s keep in mind that she’s still not of legal drinking age… Kylie stopped by The Nice Guy on Saturday night, and though boyfriend Tyga wasn’t with her, she was joined by rapper Travis Scott and a posse of classy ladies. (We’re kidding — these girls look like the type that Justin Bieber would have on speed dial.) The previous night Kyles and Tyga went to 1 OAK, where they partied with none other than Scott Disick. Ever since Kourtney kicked her baby daddy to the curb for allegedly cheating, we figured he was on bad terms with everyone in the family, but apparently not! The trio were at the venue for The Weeknd’s album release …

    August 31, 2015 10:00 am
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Editorial

  • Donald Trump and the 2016 pendulum swing


    If you’re having trouble understanding the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump, buck up — you’re not alone. Even political pros are dumbfounded. They were shocked when the reality-TV star and businessman first grabbed the lead in national GOP polls. Now they’re double shocked as he soars in primary states, grabbing a 24-point lead in New Hampshire and a 15-point lead in South Carolina. In one survey, Trump more than doubled his favorability ratings among Republicans in a single month, from 20 percent to 52 percent. The Hill newspaper called the turnaround “political magic” and the poll’s director, Patrick Murray of Monmouth University, called it ­“astounding.” “That defies any rule in presidential politics that I’ve ever seen,” Murray told The Hill. Other pollsters made similar comments, but a closer look shows an explanation. I call it the Pendulum Factor. To continue reading Michael Goodwin’s column in the New York Post, click here. Michael Goodwin is a …

    August 31, 2015 9:40 am
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Odd News

  • Trump says ‘no interest’ in buying Pope’s favorite soccer team


    BUENOS AIRES U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis’ favorite team. “Never even heard of the team – no interest!” the real estate magnate and contender for the Republican presidential nomination, tweeted after the New York Post reported that Trump and an associate had sent a letter to San Lorenzo expressing interest in a deal. Earlier in the day, the club’s vice president, Marcelo Tinelli, told Reuters in a text message that the story was “totally crazy” and that the team was not for sale. Pope Francis grew up near San Lorenzo’s original stadium in Buenos Aires and has been a fan ever since. San Lorenzo is one of the top five clubs in soccer-obsessed Argentina. Whether through soccer, the biggest sport in Latin America, or by other means, Trump might benefit from some connection with Latino voters …

    August 28, 2015 6:26 pm
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