- Financial markets soared on Thursday despite mixed US economic data. It's Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments that lifted sentiment. Moreover, investors were also relieved for the time being after news that Spain would soon receive an installment of funds from the EFSF to help recapitalize one of its banks. Wall Street gained with the DJIA and the S&P 500 rising +0.65% and +0.71% respectively. In the commodity sector, gold jumped to a 3-day high of 1622 before settling at 1619.2, u...
Powerball, August 15, 2012 Numbers Purchased In Lapeer, Michigan; $337 Million Jackpot Yet To Be ClaimedThe winning numbers for the Powerball, August 15 drawing will reportedly make someone in Lapeer, Michigan, a very rich person according to lottery officials. The winning ticket for the estimated $337 million Powerball jackpot was purchased at a Sunoco gas station in the Michigan town, but the lucky person has yet to be identified.
Nate Summerfield, Suspect In Murder Of Lynn Jackenheimer, Captured In Ohio Following Month-Long ManhuntNate Summerfield, the boyfriend of murdered Ashland, Ohio, resident Lynn Jackenheimer who is suspected of killing the 33-year-old, has been arrested by U.S. Marshals following a month-long search for the fugitive.
Jenn Gibbons, Assault Victim, Reaches Chicago To Complete1,500-mile Row, Attacked While En Route [PHOTO]Jenn Gibbons, founder and coach of Recovery on Water, rowed into Chicago on Tuesday to complete an emotional 1,500-mile trip around Lake Michigan. During the two-month cancer awareness trek, Gibbons ran into trouble when she was sexually assaulted aboard her boat in Michigan's Upper Peninsula nearly a month ago.
- Pulling data from 20 studies published over the last decade, researchers found that people who ate flavanol-rich cocoa products every day for a few weeks saw their blood pressure drop by about two or three points.
- Mitt Romney's close ties with Benjamin Netanyahu and his trip to Israel were supposed to attract more Jewish-American votes this fall. But Paul Ryan's proposed budget cuts to Social Security and Medicare might push some senior citizen Jewish-American Florida residents back into the Obama column.
- At a time when big banks are constantly raising fees or imposing new ones to help them recover lost revenue from new regulations, not-for-profit credit unions are booming.
- Pessimism surrounding China's growth sustainability pressured global markets on Friday after the latest trade data failed to keep pace with expectations
- A Michigan college was arraigned Thursday on charges he murdered his father, who remains missing after he disappeared late last month.
- Claressa Shields and Marlen Esparza medaled at the 2012 London Olympics for the U.S.
- Retail gasoline prices in the US Midwest were as much as 0.50 higher than in the rest of the country. By Monday, the price of a gallon of regular unleaded rose 0.13 from last week in Detroit to settle at 3.99. The spike in retail gasoline prices follows a series of pipeline spills in Wisconsin and refinery shutdowns in Chicago and California.
- Fruit drinks, sports drinks and other beverages with added sugar and calories that could lead to obesity over time can still be bought easily in schools, a new study showed.
- Like a bad case of herpes, the bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab Automobile AB just keeps flaring up in General Motors Company's (NYSE: GM) private dealings. Dutch supercar company Spyker N.V. announced Monday it was suing General Motors for $3 billion in damages on account of alleged interference in a 2011 transaction between Spyker (which owned Saab) and Chinese investor Youngman, a deal which Spyker alleges would have saved Saab if it had been successful.
- The World’s Longest Yard Sale gave bargain hunters steals and deals on knick knacks and surprise treasures since for four days, with 690 miles of bargains that stretches down the U.S. 127 highway from Addison, Mich., to Gadsden, Ala.
- Peat fires, or underground blazes in the wake of wildfires, are an increasingly dangerous hazard globally and extremely expensive to contain for resource-challenged regions, as Michigan's Upper Peninsula is finding out.
- Soybeans traded slightly higher overnight, and the November contract took out yesterday's highs. November soybeans are trading 13 cents higher near 6:30 am CST. Malaysian palm oil exports were down 18.5% at 1.193 million tonnes in July vs. 1.463 in June. Malaysian palm oil futures edged lower overnight.
New Hampshire Hepatitis C Outbreak Suspect David Kwiatkowski Left Suicide Note, Sets Off Hunt For Infected PatientsDavid Kwiatkowski, a traveling medical technician accused of causing a Hepatitis C outbreak in New Hampshire and possibly six other states, left a suicide note stating he ?couldn?t handle this stress anymore? a week before being arrested while trying to apparently take his own life.
- Researchers found that interfering with insulin signaling pathways made the horns of rhinoceros beetles significantly smaller than normal.