Archive for January 3rd, 2011

Stocks start 2011 higher on economic news (AP)

January 3, 2011
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Stocks started 2011 with a big lift on Monday, and that could be a promising sign for the rest of the year. Investors call it the “January barometer.” According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac, a gain in the Standard and Poor’s 500 stock index over the first five days of January has led to...
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Is the retail investor returning to stocks? (Reuters)

January 3, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks just posted back-to-back years of strong gains, yet the small U.S. investor largely remained a spectator. Now financial advisers say investors, many of whom rode out the financial crisis in cash and bonds, are slowly regaining confidence.
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Dance as exercise

January 3, 2011
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  A couple of weeks ago, my mom asked me if I wanted to join a Zumba class with her. My reaction was, “What the hell is that?” My mom refused to tell me, saying that I would have to wait and find out. I needed to start exercising, because I may be skinny...
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A new you: The benefits of exercise

January 3, 2011
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  When starting a fitness program of any type, you can imagine what the results will be – but it can be so much more! I originally started working out in a gym in my late 20s, a year after my first husband left me. I was depressed, gaining weight, and not being the...
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Stock futures rise on China PMI; factory data on tap (Reuters)

January 3, 2011
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stock index futures rose on Monday on hopes the rally will continue in the new year as economic conditions continue to improve and as Chinese factory inflation tempered concerns of more monetary tightening.
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Stocks poised to start 2011 with a lift (AP)

January 3, 2011
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NEW YORK – Stocks were poised to start 2011 with a lift Monday thanks to better than expected economic news out of Europe.
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Buy horse accessories wisely and get ready for great horse riding experience

January 3, 2011
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If you love your horse, it is good enough reason to mind its comfort and enjoyment, as much as you care for your own. Buying horse equipment like corrective pads and other horse accessories ensures that your horse is ever comfortable while giving you a ride; and in turn gives you many pleasurable rides...
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Festive Traditions to Uphold

January 3, 2011
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When it comes to the true meaning of Christmas, every family is different. The values, bonds, hopes, fears, dreams and beliefs of a family can be demonstrated via a few honoured Christmas traditions like these.
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iPhone alarm glitch leaves users fuming (AFP)

January 3, 2011
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NEW YORK (AFP) – The bells weren’t ringing for many iPhone users this New Year’s weekend, when thanks to a glitch the alarms on Apple’s iconic mobile phones failed to go off, causing many to oversleep.
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Apple’s iPhone woes continue as some in Asia sleep in (Reuters)

January 3, 2011
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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Some iPhone users in Asia complained of malfunctioning alarms on the first working day of 2011, even after Apple reassured users that its phones’ built-in clocks will work from Monday.
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