Archive for January, 2014

Northeast braces for first big blast of winter

January 2, 2014
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents and emergency management officials in New England and parts of New York prepared on Wednesday for a winter storm predicted to help usher in 2014 with snow and frigid temperatures across much of the region.
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Explosion at Minneapolis building injures 13

January 1, 2014
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An explosion and fire in a Minneapolis building that contains apartments and a grocery store has left 13 people injured.
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Palestinian envoy dies after ‘accidental’ Prague blast

January 1, 2014
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Prague (AFP) – The Palestinian ambassador to the Czech Republic died on Wednesday after a blast at his Prague residence that police said was an accident rather than a terror attack.
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US close: Dow, S&P 500 hit new highs ahead of New Year’s

January 1, 2014
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LONDON (ShareCast) – - Dow finishes 2013 with best annual gain since 1995- Uni. of Michigan confidence data beats forecasts- Home-price growth picks up, S&P/Case-Shiller figures show
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Former first lady Barbara Bush hospitalized in Houston

January 1, 2014
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(Reuters) – Former first lady Barbara Bush has been hospitalized in Houston for treatment of early signs of a “respiratory-related issue,” her husband’s office said on Tuesday.
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Photos: The world ushers in new year

January 1, 2014
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Fireworks and New Year’s celebrations from around the world. Find more news related pictures in our photo galleries and follow us on Tumblr
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S&P 500 index has its best year since 1997

January 1, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out a record year with more all-time highs on Tuesday, giving U.S. indexes their biggest annual gains in almost two decades.
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You Won’t Believe How Much Richer Stock Investors Got in 2013

January 1, 2014
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With the books closed on the year, the full extent of the stock market stampede of 2013 is now clear: Between stock market gains and dividend payouts, investors in the S&P 500 grew more than $4 trillion richer in 2013.
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