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ChartAdvisor for Oct. 17, 2014

Major U.S. indices experienced another choppy week. Most of them fell only to rally during Friday’s session. While Wall Street has been concerned about interest rates, Main Street has been showing ongoing signs of improvement. Jobless claims fell to a new 14-year low last week, and industrial output rose sharply in September, signaling that the […]

Deception detection: how to tell if someone is lying

Deception detection: how to tell if someone is lying

The unfolding tale of a 12-year old Detroit boy who was found in his basement following an 11-day search after he was reported missing by his father and stepmother has investigators searching for the truth. This week, Michigan’s child-welfare agency filed detailed allegations of physical and mental abuse in an attempt to revoke the parental rights […]

ChartAdvisor for July 11 2014

ChartAdvisor for July 11 2014

Major U.S. indices moved lower over the past week, as of Thursday’s close, driven by equity valuation concerns and turmoil in European banks. After the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke through 17,000 last week, traders have become increasingly worried about a near-term correction given lofty P/E ratios along with a questionable economy. Wage growth also […]

ChartAdvisor For July 4, 2014

ChartAdvisor For July 4, 2014

Major U.S. indices moved higher over the past week, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average setting a new record just before Independence Day. According to the Labor Department, the economy added 288,000 jobs and the unemployment rate fell 0.2% to 6.1%, which is the lowest since September 2008 - before the economic crisis. These data point […]

ChartAdvisor for June 27, 2014

Major U.S. indices moved largely lower over the past week with the exception of the NASDAQ 100, as of Thursday’s close. In another revision to Q1 GDP, the U.S. reported a steep 2.9% drop in annualized GDP during the first quarter. Many economists shrugged off the revision given the solid rebound since then and attributed […]

Your Best Best In The Medical Space

Your Best Best In The Medical Space

Given America’s graying population, healthcare remains a popular investment destination. Funds like the Health Care Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLV), which invests in pharmaceutical giants, have blossomed as rising medical costs and rising demand propel shares. Add in a dose of pro-healthcare legislation, such as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare), and […]

ChartAdvisor for June 20 2014

ChartAdvisor for June 20 2014

Major U.S. indices moved higher over the past week, as of Thursday’s close, with investors remaining optimistic. In May, the Conference Board’s index of leading indicators rose 0.5% compared to a 0.3% gain in April. The strength increased across the board with contributions from all financial and labor components of the index, suggesting even-keeled rather […]

U.K. singles chart adds streaming to music chart formula

U.K. singles chart adds streaming to music chart formula

The growing influence of streaming music sites is being recognized in the U.K., as the Official Charts Company confirmed today it will count audio streaming services in its tally of top singles. The company will include consideration of audio streams beginning in July 2014, with 100 streams to count as the equivalent of one single […]

Turbines will test ocean current off Florida for renewable energy

Turbines will test ocean current off Florida for renewable energy

Researchers at Florida Atlantic University plan to anchor turbines in the Gulf Stream’s fast-moving waters off the state’s east coast to test whether ocean currents can be converted into electricity. The project will be carried out with the support of the Bureau of Ocean and Energy Management (BEOM), which for the first time has leased […]

Telecom giant Rogers got 175,000 info requests from government

Telecom giant Rogers got 175,000 info requests from government

Telecommunications giant Rogers Communications says it received almost 175,000 requests for information about customers from government and police agencies last year. In a new report, Rogers says about half of the requests in 2013 were to confirm a customer’s name and address. The company says it responds to such requests so police do not issue […]

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