SPAIN’S JOBLESS HITS RECORD 5 MILLION IN FEBRUARY
The financial crash and plummeting property market struck Spain with a high eviction rate and a rash of empty houses. Now victims of the crisis are fighting back by setting up home in a network of vacant buildings
“Life changes when you lose everything,” says Manoli Cortés. “There was a time when I was happy just to work and look after my home. Now, [...]
From Humble Student of the Markets:
Back on December 19, 2012, I wrote that investors shouldn’t be overly concerned about excessive insider selling:
There are a couple of one-off reasons that could account for the flurry of insider sales:
• They are selling in anticipation of the end of the world, as predicted by the Mayan calendar; or
• They are selling in anticipation of higher capital gains taxes in 2013, especially when it appears a [...]
Tehran tells president to ‘take care of your business’ after Israeli air strike, Israeli TV says; analyst worries about new rash of Syrian TV interviews demanding attacks on the Golan.
If it does not act in response to Israeli aggression, it will be quite embarrassing for the regime to justify the use of fighter jets and helicopter gunships in its internal conflict (for purposes of regime preservation), but not for [...]
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City officials have called for an investigation into the recent subway deaths in an effort to put the brakes on the number of incidents.
There have been six subway deaths already in 2013. The circumstances in the incidents vary, but Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer said the rash of deaths on the tracks deserves a closer look.
The city is on pace for 100 deaths this year [...]
announcement comes after four kids in Orange County– all from the same family– came down with the highly contagious virus. “If it’s an epidemic yeah it would be scary,” said Wendi Barnard, who was playing with her young son at Lake Eola park. In fact, measles is so rare and can be so dangerous that just one case in Central Florida is considered an epidemic. Symptoms include everything from runny [...]
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Several dozen high-powered guns could be in the hands of criminals.
It comes after burglars broke into five Twin Cities’ gun stores in the last year. The latest burglary happened earlier this week at Minnesota Firearms in Fridley, inside Trails End Bass Pro Shop.
The smash and grab left owner Mike Briggs speechless and worried.
“It disturbs me that bad guys have guns on the streets. It disturbs me greatly they’re [...]
Afghan security forces, our supposed allies, are slaughtering American troops. Thirty-three soldiers have been killed by “green on blue” attacks this year alone. The situation is so bad that the training of Afghan forces has been temporarily suspended.
How has the Pentagon responded?
By blaming our troops.
Top officials believe culturally offensive behavior is the motivation behind the killings, so it’s stepped up Islamic sensitivity training for our troops.
If you don’t want to [...]
High-frequency trading, which already has a sullied reputation, is even worse than the critics have charged, a new survey shows.
The Federal Reserve of Chicago recently asked 30 firms associated with the industry — traders, exchanges, vendors and others — to evaluate where HFT stands in the wake of a series of high-profile blowups.
While the central bank’s analysts knew there were issues, what they found exceeded their expectations.
Industry pros reported a rash of [...]
From Crossing Wall Street:
Most credit-card holders don’t realize this, but there’s an easy way to lower your card’s interest rate:
Just ask your provider to do it.
No joke. Just call them up and say in your nicest voice that you’d like your APR lowered. Don’t be rash and threaten to leave or exhibit any histrionics like that. Just say that you’ve been a cardholder for such-and-such period and you’d like to [...]
NASA’s new lander CRASHES AND BURNS
Curiosity’s potential sucessor, Morpheus, explodes after hardware failure
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NASA’s prototype landing craft of the future, Morpheus, has crashed and burned in its latest launch test. Morpheus is designed to become a general-purpose lander capable of setting down payloads wherever NASA wants them. The Moon, Mars and even asteroids are mentioned in its design brief.
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Imagine being a meat-eater all your life – and then in the space of a day you become allergic to it.
That is the real issue facing hundreds of people in the U.S. who have mysteriously developed this allergy over the last few months,
And this rash of meat allergies, currently sweeping the East Coast of America, appears to have been caused by one single, little species of tick.
This tiny tick could [...]
VANCOUVER—B.C.’s top health official says taking pure ecstasy can be “safe” when consumed responsibly by adults, despite warnings by police in Alberta and British Columbia about the dangers of the street drug after a rash of deaths.
Dr. Perry Kendall asserts the risks of MDMA — the pure substance originally synonymous with ecstasy — are overblown, and that its lethal dangers only arise when the man-made chemical is polluted by money-hungry [...]
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The rash of fights, stabbings and the beating of a tourist in downtown Baltimore is raising concerns and city leaders are taking action.
Mike Hellgren takes a closer look at the security enhancements.
Even the rain couldn’t keep throngs of tourists away from the Inner Harbor. But a string of violence downtown, including a beating caught on tape, groups of fighting teenagers and several stabbings during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, have [...]
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The rash of fights, stabbings and the beating of a tourist in downtown Baltimore are raising concerns and city leaders are taking action. Mike Hellgrentakes a closer look at the security enhancements.
Even the rain couldn’t keep throngs of tourists away from the Inner Harbor, but a string of violence downtown—including a beating caught on tape—groups of fighting teenagers and several stabbings during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend have [...]
Hundreds of Alaska Airlines flight attendants say their new uniforms are making them ill.
The attendants have complained that the outfits, which may be contaminated with a toxic chemical, have caused itching, hair loss and other unpleasant reactions.
In a letter to the company’s president, union leaders representing Alaska Airlines employees demanded that the uniforms are changed.
The Association of Flight Attendants says that 280 flight stewards – roughly one in 10 of the total [...]
A Delta Plane has been quarantined at Chicago Midway Airport.
CBS local reports that “serious medical problem with a passenger” has led to the quarantine.
Sources told CBS that the flight may have been traveling from Ghana and a passenger may have “some sort or rash and contagious disease”.
ABC7 reports that emergency crews are on the runway and the Chicago Department of Public Health is working with the Centers for Disease Control.
The aircraft has been identified as Flight 3163 [...]
AUGUSTA, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage on Friday vetoed a Democratic-backed bill that sought to give homeowners more protection in foreclosure proceedings.
The bill received bipartisan support in both the Maine House (90-54) and Senate (32-2), but the governor said the title of the bill — “An Act to Clarify and Streamline Foreclosure Proceedings” — doesn’t match its substance.
“This law would not do anything to shorten the foreclosure process in the [...]
Albuquerque police officers involved in a rash of fatal shootings over the past two years were paid up to $500 under a union program that some have likened to a bounty system in a department with a culture that critics have long contended promotes brutality.
Shootings have increased 400% since this program has started… fucking corrupt pigs.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A popular feature many of us have in our cars could be leaving us permanently scarred.
Doctors say heated seats can lead to a skin condition called Toasted Skin Syndrome.
It’s not actually a burn, but a rash caused by prolonged exposure to a warm temperature. Safety experts say heated seats average 105 degrees.
People who use their heated seats for long trips without turning them off can develop this. The [...]
February 23, 2012
Who knew the TSA’s porno-scanners were such delicate wusses that a little water would sideline them? But that’s exactly what happened in Texas, according to the “Aviation Directorfor the Lubbock Preston Smith International Airport.” He says that “a nearby air conditioning unit leaked on them” less than a month after the TSA “unveiled” its “new, less-invasive scanners … , promising to keep up security while protecting [...]
Food delivery (CBS)
CHICAGO (CBS) – If your cell phone is your primary phone, you might be out of luck the next time you try to order in.
Some restaurants are now refusing to deliver to cell phone customers following a rash of robberies of their drivers.
Police say lots of food delivery drivers in Chicago are getting robbed by people using cell phones to target them.
So, Chicago police just issued a business alert. [...]
I’m having a hard time right now seeing how the healthcare system in this country isn’t just an enormous money-making scheme.
I pay $89 per paycheck for insurance that covers just me. My company covers 50%, so they also pay $89 per paycheck. I get paid every 2 weeks, so that means I’m personally paying $2,314 out of my pocket every year. I’ve been covered at this job for six years, [...]
ARLINGTON, Va. – Police in our region are battling a new crime front: cooking oil thefts.
Arlington Police have arrested two men who investigators say were caught trying to siphon the oil from a container at the Ballston Common Mall.
Investigators there report there has been a rash of similar thefts.
The waste is converted into biodiesel fuel. Experts say on the open market, the used oil is going [...]
DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit police are making some changes regarding burglar alarms in what appears is an attempt to keep more officers on the streets.
A memo, obtained by WWJ Newsradio 950, says the Detroit Police Department has reviewed calls for service and found that false alarms have the greatest financial and staffing impact on the department.
According to the memo, sent to alarm companies and signed by [...]
CHICAGO (CBS) – Residents of the Chatham neighborhood have been put on notice to keep an eye on their air conditioners.
Thieves have been sneaking into back yards and crawling onto rooftops to steal entire central air conditioning units.
As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman learned, a rash of central air theft on the South Side prompted one neighborhood to put out a warning.