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French Girl Arrested On Way To Allegedly Join Jihad By Clip Syndicate A 16-year-old girl suspected of trying to reach Syria to join Islamist rebels has been arrested in the southeastern city of Nice, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said Sunday. Thousands of foreign fighters, many from Western Europe, have joined extremist Islamist groups fighting in Syria and Iraq, according to U.S. and European intelligence estimates. Cazeneuve unveiled measures in April to try to prevent young French Muslims and others from becoming radicalized, including a hotline set up for parents to signal suspicious behavior in their children.

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Feds Want Nuclear Waste Train, But Nowhere To Go By Clip Syndicate The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains have nowhere to go. Putting the cart before the horse, the U.S. Department of Energy recently asked companies for ideas on how the government should get the rail cars needed to haul 150-ton casks filled with used, radioactive nuclear fuel. They won't be moving anytime soon. ...Read More »
US Stocks Head Higher, Brushing Off Ukraine Tensions By Clip Syndicate About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 16.91 points (0.10 percent) to 17,062.66. The fresh data on consumer spending showed no inflationary pressure; the personal consumption expenditures price index, the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation measure, was up 1.6 percent year-on-year. ...Read More »
US Stocks Head Higher, Brushing Off Ukraine Tensions By Clip Syndicate About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 16.91 points (0.10 percent) to 17,062.66. The fresh data on consumer spending showed no inflationary pressure; the personal consumption expenditures price index, the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation measure, was up 1.6 percent year-on-year. ...Read More »
US Stocks Head Higher, Brushing Off Ukraine Tensions By Clip Syndicate About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 16.91 points (0.10 percent) to 17,062.66. The fresh data on consumer spending showed no inflationary pressure; the personal consumption expenditures price index, the Federal Reserve's preferred inflation measure, was up 1.6 percent year-on-year. ...Read More »
Weekly Market Wrap: August 29, 2014 By Clip Syndicate The thirty fifth trading week of 2014 comes to a close with the S&P 500 and NASDAQ higher and the Dow Jones flat in late morning trading today. Most actively traded stocks include RadioShack (RSH) up 13.29%, Apple (AAPL) up 0.31%, Bank of America (BAC) up 0.38% and Twitter (TWTR) about flat. ...Read More »
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Rises In Final August Reading By Clip Syndicate According to a survey released Friday, U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, while an index of current economic conditions hit its highest since July 2007. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final August reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment came in at 82.5, up from 81.8 the month before. The survey's gauge of consumer expectations slipped for a fourth straight month, to 71.3 from 71.8, marking its lowest level since March but above an expected 67.0.

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Dow Analyst Moves: CVX By Clip Syndicate The latest tally of analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses shows that among the 30 stocks making up the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Chevron (CVX) is the #16 analyst pick. Despite being ranked lower than the median among analyst picks of the Dow, Chevron ranks better than the median among analyst picks for the broader S&P 500 index components, claiming the #243 spot out of 500. ...Read More »
Dow Movers: UTX, INTC By Clip Syndicate In early trading on Friday, shares of Intel (INTC) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 0.5%. Year to date, Intel registers a 34.1% gain. ...Read More »
Stock Futures Up, Indexes On Track For 4th Week Of Gains By Clip Syndicate Stock index futures were modestly higher on Friday, suggesting the market's recent upswing was intact and pointing to a fourth straight week of gains for major indexes. Stocks have been strong of late, with investors taking any opportunity to buy on dips. However, this week's trading volume has been among the lightest of the year, and that is likely to be more pronounced on Friday, ahead of the Labor Day holiday in the United States for which markets will be closed on Monday. Investors are looking ahead to more economic data, which has largely been strong this week.

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