Archive for October 21st, 2013

Police: Student kills staff member at Nevada school

October 21, 2013
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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — A student at a Nevada middle school opened fire on campus just before the starting bell Monday, wounding two boys and killing a staff member who was trying to protect other children, Sparks police said Monday.
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Obama: No excuses for HealthCare.gov glitches

October 21, 2013
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President Barack Obama attempted a little emergency public-relations surgery Monday on his problem-plagued signature health care overhaul, announcing that unnamed “experts” are mounting a “tech surge” to fix the Obamacare website.
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US stocks are mixed as company earnings roll in

October 21, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Standard & Poor’s 500 index held close to its record high Monday as investors assessed third-quarter earnings news.
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S&P 500, Dow slip on lackluster earnings

October 21, 2013
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By Julia Edwards NEW YORK (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and Dow slipped on Monday as a clutch of lackluster earnings reports from McDonald’s and others fed concerns that equity valuations were getting stretched after the S&P index’s run to record highs last week.
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Life after the shutdown: Don’t expect a lot progress

October 21, 2013
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Americans wishing for a Grand Bargain this Christmas are likely to be disappointed.
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The gay couples in N.J. who finally got to say ‘I do’

October 21, 2013
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NEWARK, N.J.—Right after the stroke of midnight Monday, seven same-sex couples said “I do” in the marble rotunda of Newark’s City Hall as New Jersey became the 14th state in the union to allow gay marriage.
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Wall Street to open flat with focus on data, earnings

October 21, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were set to open little changed on Monday following a record closing high by the S&P 500 on Friday, as a week filled with economic data and key corporate earnings gets under way.
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Strong overseas demand boosts Hasbro’s results

October 21, 2013
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(Reuters) – Hasbro Inc , whose popular brands include Monopoly, Nerf and My Little Pony, on Monday reported a higher-than-expected profit for the third quarter as strong overseas demand helped the second-largest U.S. toy company offset weakness at home.
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Aussie shares vault five-year high, dollar pinned near eight-month low

October 21, 2013
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By Dominic Lau TOKYO (Reuters) – Australian shares climbed to a five-year peak on Monday, drawing confidence from another record high on Wall Street as investors bet the Federal Reserve will put off winding back its cheap money policies until next year.
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Aussie shares vault five-year high, dollar near eight-month low

October 21, 2013
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By Dominic Lau TOKYO (Reuters) – Australian shares climbed to a five-year peak on Monday, drawing confidence from another record high on Wall Street as investors bet the Federal Reserve will put off winding back its cheap money policies until next year.
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