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U.S. stocks dropped again Friday, before the holiday weekend, condemning the Dow to its longest losing streak since the 2008 leg of the financial crisis, on concern the economic rebound is slowing after companies added fewer jobs than consensus expectations and factory orders slumped. General Electric ( GE ), Caterpillar ( CAT ) and Bank of America ( BAC ) all shed at least 1.2% to lead the Dow to a seventh straight decline. Elsewhere Equity Residential ( EQR ), the largest publicly traded U.S. apartment landlord, fell 24% after Citigroup ( C ) downgraded the shares. Airlines also retreated while drug makers rallied on ...
and producers. These early radio serials were broadcast in weekday daytime slots when mostly housewives would be available to listen; thus the shows were aimed at and consumed by a predominantly female audience. 1 The term soap opera has at times been generally applied to any romantic serial, 1 but it is also used to describe the more naturalistic, unglamorous UK primetime drama serials such as Coronation Street . 2 A crucial element that defines soap opera is the open-ended nature of the narrative, with stories spanning several episodes. The defining feature that makes a program a soap opera, according to Albert Moran, is ...
Nintendo Download: 9th August 2010 (North America) - Nintendo Life
If you're a Wii owner looking for a relaxing experience, this week's download is enough to send you into nirvana, with massages and fish-staring ahoy. DSi owners receive some rather more cerebral offerings, with chess, puzzles, music and even a learning game. No Virtual Console title this week, sadly – the wait for Ufouria: The Saga and Aero the Acrobat 2 , among others, continues. My Aquarium 2 (500pts, Hudson) – Fresh from our revelation of the official website earlier , My Aquarium 2 emerges from the briny depths of Nintendo's WiiWare approval system to bring yet more aquatic action to the Wii. With brand new ... market research, surveys and trends
Getting Started with Processing « UGNN
Learn computer programming the easy way with Processing, a simple language that lets you use code to create drawings, animation, and interactive graphics. Programming courses usually start with theory, but “Getting Started with Processing” by Processing founders Casey Reas and Ben Fry lets you jump right into creative and fun projects. It’s ideal for anyone who wants to learn basic programming, and serves as a simple introduction to graphics for people with some programming skills. Author Casey Reas says Software is one of the most important forces defining our future: culturally, socially and politically ... market research, surveys and trends


America Is Creating Green Energy China -- Seeking Alpha
about the cross-section of much of what is broken in America. We've often statee the focus on green energy as a "new dawn of jobs" is a bit over the top, considering Germany is about 15 years ahead of the U.S. in "green tech" and Japan about a decade ahead. Even China is now revving ahead of us.... so how are we going to have a new wave of work in the U.S. based on green energy again? [ Aug 25, 2009: UK Telegraph - China Powers Ahead as it Seizes the Green Energy Crown from Europe ] [ Aug 28, 2008: China to Subsidize Wind Turbines ] [ Jun 19, 2009: Reuters - Incentives Add Shine to China's Solar Drive ] As you can ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Greece Raises $6.7 Billion in Bond Sale - DealBook Blog -
leaders agreed to stand behind Greece as it struggled to restore its public finances, the authorities in Athens put their new guarantee to the test Monday, selling 5 billion euros of seven-year bonds to refinance debt, The New York Times’s David Jolly reports. The bonds, worth $6.7 billion, were priced to yield 6 percent, according to banks that managed the sale, meaning that Greece was paying a princely 3.34 percentage points above what Germany, considered the European benchmark, pays to borrow at a similar maturity. It was also well above the rates paid by the governments of Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Italy, other ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Clearwire To Hedge WiMAX Bet By Adding LTE for 4G
Clearwire will hedge its WiMAX bet by adding LTE, the 4G standard to be used by Verizon Wireless and AT&T. While Clearwire says it's sticking with WiMAX, it also wants to be ready for a growing number of LTE mobile devices. Clearwire CEO William Morrow said "download speeds of 20 to 70 megabits per second" are anticipated. Wireless Internet provider Clearwire, which pioneered the 4G WiMAX network with its partner, Sprint Nextel, will hedge its bets by branching out into another 4G technology, LTE. Long Term Evolution is the standard that will soon provide 4G coverage for Verizon Wireless and AT&T's network as ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
How to 'Stress Test' Your Investment Portfolio
Jack Barnes writes: Back when I was a portfolio manager, I was always looking at ways to "stress test" my portfolio. In other words, I was on the constant lookout for ways to hedge my holdings, guard against risk, and to anticipate anything the market could throw at the stocks, bonds, options and other investments contained in my portfolio. Hedging involves much more than just anticipating the movements on individual stocks. The financial markets are so deeply interconnected that - to the distant observer - they might appear to be seamless. To show you what I mean, let's look at oil: It's a great real-world example, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Measuring Civic Competence in Europe
Methodology: Creating a composite indicator for civic competence . ..... Table 5 : Cronbach's alpha of identified constructs in CivEd data . ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
European Union - CIA - The World Factbook
The evolution of the European Union (EU) from a regional economic agreement among six neighboring states in 1951 to today's supranational organization of 27 countries across the European continent stands as an unprecedented phenomenon in the annals of history. Dynastic unions for territorial consolidation were long the norm in Europe. On a few occasions even country-level unions were arranged - the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Austro-Hungarian Empire were examples - but for such a large number of nation-states to cede some of their sovereignty to an overarching entity is truly unique. Although the EU is not a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Alpha-lipoic acid
Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant that is made by the body and is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy. Antioxidants are substances that attack "free radicals," waste products created when the body turns food into energy. Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells in the body, making it harder for the body to fight off infections. They also damage organs and tissues. Unlike other antioxidants, which work only in water (such as vitamin C) or fatty tissues (such as vitamin E), alpha-lipoic acid is both fat- and water-soluble. That means it can work throughout the body. ...
Question: Market size of fixed income asset classes
Hi, I am interested in understanding the economics and market sizes behind a few specific fixed-income asset classes in the U.S. In particular: - What is the size of the 'convertibles' asset class in terms of the investment that insurance companies (ideally) else institutional investors overall invest in. i.e. I am an insurance company and I invest say 50% in municipal bonds, 20% in equities and 1-2% (???) in convertible securities. What proportion of my investments are convertibles? [Convertibles are securities that are bonds but have the option to be converted into equity and the lenders option.] - If I am ...
Conservative Judaism: art in the talmud, biblical archaeology ...
Thanks for writing, although this is a more technical subject. Sorry for the delay but as you know Rosh HaShanah took precedence. I hope you understood. It's a subject on which I had to do some research. 1. Search engines are a marvelous tool, and many Jewish texts and religious academic texts now appear in CD/DVD and the search engine helps when the books have inadequate indices. Never overlook Google as well, although the "right" word or phrase is the challenge. 2. I found an article which I am appending that may give you the overview and some key words to research. 3. Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) has an ...