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Ann Romney Goes For The Heart, Says She And Mitt Used To Be Poor
August 29 2012 12:04 PM
Often portrayed by Democrats as a wealthy out-of-touch businessman, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared as a man who achieved the American dream when his wife Ann made her national debut with a speech Wednesday night in Tampa.
College Football Preview 2012: Heisman Trophy Favorites; Barkley, Ball Lead Candidates
August 29 2012 11:46 AM
With the 2012 college football season about to start, Matt Barkley is the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy. Here’s a preview of other candidates that have a chance of winning the award.
Ann Romney Discusses Husband Mitt, Their Vision For America During Rousing Republican National Convention Speech
August 28 2012 10:38 PM
Ann Romney, the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, spoke Tuesday night about her husband, and their shared vision for the future of America during a personal, candid speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.
'Teen Mom' Season 4 Finale On Ustream: Where To Watch Catelynn Answers Questions Live
August 28 2012 4:16 PM
The series finale of "Teen Mom" is premiering on MTV tonight at 10/9c and the country will have to say goodbye to their favorite young mothers in a 90 minute episode.
Hurricane Isaac 2012: Tropical Storm Strengthens Into 'Robust' Form, On Path To New Orleans
August 28 2012 12:44 AM
After targeting the U.S. Gulf coast Monday with ponderous rains and strong winds, tropical storm Isaac's path is now directed toward New Orleans with threats of a projected landfall Tuesday night, nearly seven years to the day since Hurricane Katrina wrecked the city.
Ron Paul Delegates, Shunted To Republican National Convention's Outskirts, May Lash Out
August 27 2012 5:12 PM
Ron Paul's delegates will have to enjoy the cheap seats during the Republican National Convention, after the GOP assigned states whose delegations are flush with the Libertarian Congressman's representatives to the outskirts of the convention center in Tampa, Fla. The GOP hopes the whole process will go off without a hitch -- but Paul's followers could still ruin Mitt Romney's coming out party.
Weekly Summary on USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AUD, CAD, MXN and RMB
August 27 2012 2:22 PM
The dollar begins the week within in its recent ranges as investors find little direction with thin summer trading and a lack of major economic data. Stocks and commodities are generally lower as investors and economists alike discount the probability of a third round of quantitative easing with economic data having registered mostly positive as of late. While Fed Chairman, Bernanke, says the central bank still has "scope for further action to ease financial conditions," each successive ro...
Pre-Opening Corn Market Report for 8/27/2012
August 27 2012 10:25 AM
December corn is trading 2 1/2 cents higher near 7:30 am CST. The corn market bounced at the 5 pm, Sunday night open after soybeans surged to new contract highs following Friday's release of lower than expected soybean yields by a large crop tour last week. Grain markets are also seeing support from higher energy markets and fears that Tropical Storm Isaac will damage row crops in the southeast and Delta. European and Asian stock markets were flat to slightly lower after worse than expected e...
Pre-Opening Soy Complex Market Report
August 27 2012 10:23 AM
November soybeans are trading 16 cents higher near 7:30 am cst. Soybean meal edged higher overnight and oil posted another new high for the move. Malaysian Palm Oil prices were stronger and posted a new 6-week high. Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for August 1-25 rose 6.6%. Chinese stocks saw significant weakness overnight as the trade was disappointed in the lack of fresh easing hints from the Chinese Premier. European stocks were also softer off revived slowing fears and also because of...
History May View ECB's Draghi As "Currency Forger of Europe"
August 27 2012 8:21 AM
History May View ECB's Draghi As "Currency Forger of Europe"
'Birtherism' And Akin Dominate Pre-Convention Talk Shows [VIDEOS]
August 26 2012 1:14 PM
Sunday morning's talk show circuit featured a particularly matronly streak, with abortion, birth and Mother Nature dominating most of the political punditry's attention. The talk shows rolled into the day amid the continuing fallout over Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment and Mitt Romney's "birth certificate" comment.
Romney A Birther Too? ‘No One’s Ever Asked To See My Birth Certificate’
August 24 2012 4:41 PM
Generally one to stay away from the birther movement, presumptive GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Friday reminded his hometown crowd just where he was from. Appearing to take a poke at President Barack Obama, Romney told the crowd, "No one's ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised."
Hail, Late Freezes And Drought Means Fewer Apples This Year
August 24 2012 12:21 PM
If you notice the price increases in apple cider this fall, blame it on the wacky weather.
GM To Recall 249,260 Mid-Size SUVs To Correct Potenial Fire Hazard
August 20 2012 9:11 AM
General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) will recall 249,260 mid-size sport utility vehicles to correct a potential fire hazard, a U.S. government safety agency said.
US Stock Futures Signal Slightly Higher Open Ahead Of Greece Reforms Meet
August 20 2012 4:57 AM
U.S. stock index futures point to a slightly higher open Monday as investors maintained a watchful mode waiting for decisions from meetings between Greek and European leaders this week to discuss reform measures needed to tackle the economic crisis in Greece.
Daily Summary on USD, EUR, GBP, JPY, AUD and CAD
August 17 2012 1:49 PM
The dollar is headed into the weekend higher against all 16 of its most actively traded counterparts. The break higher comes after encouraging economic data has investors paring back bets that the Fed will ease monetary policy further. U. of Michigan confidence came in above forecast at 73.6, up from 72.3 in the previous reading. After two consecutive months of decline, this month's advance may indicate that consumers are feeling better about the outlook for the labor market and relatively lo...
US Consumer Sentiment Edges Up To 3-Month High
August 17 2012 10:44 AM
U.S. consumer sentiment edged up this month to a three-month high as a stock market rally appears to have offset the impact of rising gasoline prices.
Gold Looks to US Data for Fed QE3 Guidance, Oil Outlook Clouded
August 17 2012 9:38 AM
Commodity prices are treading water in European hours, with all eyes are on the University of Michigan gauge of US Consumer Confidence. Expectations call for the measure to edge slightly lower to 72.2 in August from 72.3 in the prior month. Traders will look to the report to gauge the degree of follow-though on July's stronger-than-expected employment and retail sales figures.
Euro Optimism Fizzles Despite German Support, Continues To Carve Top
August 17 2012 9:10 AM
The Euro advanced to 1.2380 as German Chancellor Angela Merkel endorsed the European Central Bank's bond purchasing program, and it seems as though the Governing Council will have little choice but to carry out its easing cycle throughout the remainder of the year as Merkel pledges 'to do everything' to support the monetary union. As European policy increase their effort to alleviate heightening borrowing costs in Spain and Italy, a further expansion in the ECB's balance sheet should...
US Stock Futures Signal Mixed Open As Investors Await Stimulus Measures
August 17 2012 5:09 AM
The U.S. stock index futures point to a mixed open Friday as investors maintained a watchful mode awaiting monetary easing measures from policymakers around the world to tackle the weakening of the global economic growth.