1. Stocks climb 108% since Obama president


    ... that it might not last. This years 24 percent jump in the Standard & Poors 500 Index is the third ... Obama became president, adding more than $10 trillion in equity market value. Record Federal ... are up 18 percent in 2013. Add to that prospects for the Fed to curtail stimulus, threatening higher

  2. U.S. defense now linked to India?


    ... with India is a linchpin," of U. S. strategy. Also cited is President Obama, who told Indian ... that will be left by a U. S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, he said. "India has security agreements ... of cooperation," the study said. The report adds that the U. S. wants to go beyond simply selling

  3. Illinois credit downgraded to worst in U.S.


    ... . The Standard and Poors downgrade from A to A-minus puts Illinois last on the list and means ... a higher cost to borrow money. On Wednesday, the state will issue $500 million in new bonds to pay

  4. Names of those opposing oil plan 'interesting'

    ... oil from reserves, is calling for the opening of the outer continental shelf as well as the 10-02 ... of oil a day from the 10-02 area alone. Also recommending action regarding the ANWR oil reserves ... of jobs that will be created nationwide from production in the 10-02 and also the up to $280 billion

  5. 300,000 M-14s destined for trash pile

    ... the highly regarded U. S. Rifle, Caliber.30, M1 (Garand) and attempted to give U. S. Forces a NATO ... "The U.S. Rifle, 7.62 mm, M-14 was the first rifle the U. S. fielded that improved upon ... the standard infantry weapon until the official adoption of the M-16 rifle in the late 1960s. "Like

  6. Lawmakers warn Obama to consult on Syria


    ... ) Democrat Rep. Michael Simpson (ID-02) Republican Rep. Michael McCaul (TX-10) Republican Rep. Thomas ... of an international standard that prohibits the use of chemical weapons" but "they would ... approval for a military strike, and a list of the signees, is below. August 28, 2013 We strongly urge

  7. Will Fed meeting burst stock bubble?


    ... that was the standard last year. With the Fed expected to continue “tapering” QE by $10 ... 2013 as the world’s leader in foreign exchange reserves, holding a record $3.66 trillion, triple ... debt, reported at $1.1864 trillion in November 2013, China’s foreign exchange reserves have

  8. Biggest ripoff in the world

    ... holds most of their net worth in a Standard & Poors 500 index fund. The S&P 500 over the past ... . Investing in an S&P 500 index fund, he would end up with a sum of $999,917.98 -- the easiest ... million dollars he or anyone could ever earn. However, since his money went to Social Security

  9. Shutdown fears whack Wall Street


    ... Jones Industrial Average tumbled 156 points, or 1%, to 15102, the S&P 500 dropped 14.6 points ... , or 0.86%, to 1677 and the Nasdaq Composite slumped 37.2 points, or 02%, to 3736. Over the weekend

  10. Gold surge bodes ill for economy


    ... by the standard U-3 index was 7.4 percent in July, the last month for which federal unemployment data ... , investors owning gold futures short contracts risk losing money on the bad bet that the price of gold ... , the first increase since June 10, in what has amounted to an outflow from the fund of more than 14 million