Growth stocks bounce, an unusual ETF for the upturn, the bull case

first_imgTraders work the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.NYSE This is the daily notebook of Mike Santoli, CNBC’s senior markets commentator, with ideas about trends, stocks and market statistics.(This story is for CNBC Pro subscribers only.)A partial reversal of the big reversion trade, the big growth stocks bouncing and flattering the indexes as the majority of stocks catch their breath.Closed bond market means yields can’t tick any higher. This relieves some of the psychological and systematic-trading pressure from the growth complex. The surge in value over growth, small over large, cyclical over defensive had also grown a bit extreme in the short term. – Advertisement –center_img – Advertisement –last_img

Can U.S. overcome its own history?

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionThe “America First” slogan has a history much longer than the tenure of the current administration. To infer where it will take us, one must look to the past, much as one might infer the destination of a missile or a meteor from its trajectory. “America First” was launched in the 1916 campaign of isolationist President Woodrow Wilson, embodying his desire to keep the United States out of World War I. In the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan adopted it, embodying the Klan’s racism.The slogan was reborn in 1940 as the “America First Committee” of isolationist aviator and Nazi sympathizer Charles Lindbergh, embodying his desire to keep the United States out of World War II. The America First Committee also embodied domestically Lindbergh’s own anti-Semitism. He said that the “greatest danger [of Jews] to this country lies in their large ownership and influence in our motion pictures, our press, our radio and our government.”The past is easier to “predict” than the future. Where is “America First” taking us? My best answer, besides “I don’t know,” is to avert destruction. Missiles can be intercepted and meteors diverted. Overcoming the momentum of projectiles, however, may be easier than overcoming the ominous momentum of history. A mighty effort will be required, including befriending people with whom we may disagree politically, if they are like-minded on existential issues for our democracy.Robert MichaelsNiskayuna More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationPuccioni’s two goals help Niskayuna boys’ soccer top Shaker, remain perfectFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censuslast_img read more

Colombia’s coronavirus cases top 200,000, deaths at nearly 7,000

first_imgColombia’s confirmed cases of coronavirus topped 200,000 on Monday, the health ministry said, while deaths from the disease reached 6,929 as the Andean country continues a months-long lockdown meant to stem infections.Colombia now has a total of 204,005 cases, still well behind other Latin American countries like Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Chile, which are among the 10 countries worldwide with the most infections.Colombia’s government has estimated it will reach its peak of cases in August. Several cities, including the capital Bogota, are close to full occupation of beds in COVID-19 intensive care units. The nationwide quarantine – declared at the end of March by President Ivan Duque – is set to last until Aug. 1.Though certain neighborhoods, especially in the capital, are under strict restrictions, other areas have loosened rules as the government seeks to stoke the economy, which is expected to contract 5.5% this year. Topics :last_img read more

UN:Good news in the fight against HIV with more people living…

first_imgAccording to UN Aids, the global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and Aids-related deaths since the millennium.A new report on the global HIV/AIDS epidemic celebrates the “extraordinary progress” in both treatment and prevention over the past 15 years.The United Nations Aids agency says the  goal to get HIV treatment to 15 million people by the end of 2015 has already been met.The landmark figure was reached in March – nine months ahead of schedule.It follows decades of global efforts and investment to get antiretroviral drugs to those in need – such as people living in sub-Saharan Africa.The report reveales that people living with the HIV virus today can expect to live nearly two decades longer than those who were diagnosed at the start of this century.This news comes about as a result of access to cheaper and more readily available antiretroviral drugs.The UN says in the report that so much has changed about AIDS  a disease once seen by many as a death sentence to be endured in secrecy.The average HIV-positive person is now expected to live for 55 years – 19 years longer than in 2001.In 2000, when the UN first set goals to combat HIV, fewer than 700,000 people were receiving these vital medicines.According to UN Aids,  the global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly eight million Aids-related deaths since the millennium.Over the same time frame, new HIV infections have fallen from 2.6 million per year to 1.8 million, and Aids-related deaths have gone down from 1.6 million to 1.2 million.Meanwhile, global investment in HIV has gone up from £3.1bn ($4.8bn) in 2000 to more than £13bn ($20bn) in 2014.The flip side is that many more gains are needed if the world hopes to meet the UNAIDS goal of “ending” the global epidemic by 2030, which the agency defines as reducing new HIV infections and AIDS deaths by 90% from today’s numbers.In sub-Saharan Africa, more than 70% of the adults have never had an HIV test, and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, and NorthAfrica saw increases of more than 25% in new HIV infections between 2000 and 2014. The report estimates that the world will need to spend $8 billion to $12 billion more each year by 2020.The report decries the persistence of a “punitive legal environment” in many countries, including 76 that criminalize same-sex sexual acts (punishable by death in seven locales).In 17 countries, foreigners can be deported if they test positive for HIV. Five countries, all in the Middle East, bar entry to HIV-infected people.last_img read more

Jones captures Thunder Hill Modified checkers

first_imgBy Bill Grit MAYETTA, Kan. (July 19) – Jeff Jones started 11th and finished first in the Saturday main event for BSB Manufacturing IMCA Modifieds at Thunder Hill Speedway.Richard Spriggs and then Dave Conkwright set the fast pace as Jones worked his way toward the front. With racing three and four-wide throughout the field, Jones finally got the edge and took the checkers ahead of Conkwright, Brandon Blochlinger, Danny Holt and Mat Stallbaumer. Mike Nichols was the winner in a Heinen Repair Service IMCA Stock Car feature that ran caution free while Dusty Leonard prevailed in the Belleville Motorsports IMCA Northern SportMod feature.Top Bad Boyz Bail Bonds IMCA Hobby Stock honors went to Adam Armstrong and Austin Um­scheid got his third Casey’s General Store IMCA Sport Compact victory.last_img read more

Grabouski sweeps IMCA Modified, Stock Car features at Gage County Fair

first_imgBEATRICE, Neb. (July 29) – A pair of blue ribbon runs put Jordan Grabouski in victory lane twice Sunday night, during the Gage County Fair special at Beatrice Speedway.Grabouski got the best of Kyle Vanover in a back-and-forth IMCA Sunoco Stock Car headliner, than checked out for the $1,000 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying IMCA Modified win.Grabouski drew the pole for the Stock Car main but it was Vanover who was fastest much of the distance. The two swapped the front spot several times before Grabouski got the lead for good in the late going.Vanover ended in second with Jed Williams third.The national point leader led every circuit in the 20-lap Modified feature, pulling ahead after each restart. Jordy Nelson and Jaxon Saathoff completed the top three. Brandon Spanjer was fourth while Randy Foote made his way from 13th starting to fifth.Brady Bencken raced from 11th starting to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature ahead of Kevin Vanlaningham and Jesse Vanlaningham.Lance Borgman outran Rick Rohr and 10th starting Lee Horky in the race to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers.Ninth starting Drake Bohlmeyer was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner. Nick Lindblad and John Martinez rounded out the top three.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Jordy Nelson; 3. Jaxon Saathoff; 4. Brandon Spanjer; 5. Randy Foote; 6. Steve Swarthout; 7. Trevor Baker; 8. Bob Zoubek; 9. Aaron Pella; 10. Robert Brinkman; 11. Scott Smith; 12. Dan Nelson; 13. Nathan Meyer; 14. Kale Smith; 15. Brandon Conkwright; 16. Andy Eickhoff; 17. Jacob Hobscheidt; 18. Johnny Saathoff.Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski; 2. Kyle Vanover; 3. Jed Williams; 4. John Meyer; 5. Dan Nelson; 6. Jordan Junker; 7. Mark Ronnebaum; 8. Garrett Freese; 9. Joe Hancock; 10. Eric Bartels; 11. Paul Burck; 12. Tyler Phelps; 13. Kyle Pfeifer.Hobby Stocks – 1. Brady Bencken; 2. Kevin Vanlaningham; 3. Jesse Vanlaningham; 4. Travis Blythe; 5. Ryan Gilland; 6. Taylor Huss; 7. Dillon Richards; 8. Jacob Harms; 9. Eric Chab; 10. Jeremy Brandt; 11. Shelby Barnard; 12. Cody Green; 13. Jeff Watts; 14. Cody Williams; 15. Ryan Roschewski; 16. Randy Garrison; 17. Daron Williams; 18. Roy Armstrong; 19. Brendon Stigge.Northern SportMods – 1. Lance Borgman; 2. Rick Rohr; 3. Lee Horky; 4. Tyler Nerud; 5. Devyn Peterson; 6. Matt Andrews; 7. Taylor Metz; 8. Austin Svoboda; 9. Cole Wayman; 10. Justin Svoboda; 11. Travis Runcie; 12. Eric Wilcox; 13. Trey Duensing; 14. Travis Patterson; 15. Jeremy Down; 16. Jeremy Inderlied; 17. Nick Focken; 18. Lane Malchow; 19. Dalton Blow; 20. Adam Armstrong.Sport Compacts – 1. Drake Bohlmeyer; 2. Nick Lindblad; 3. John Martinez; 4. Trenten Fugett; 5. Jeff Creek; 6. Nick Snyder; 7. Brock McDougall; 8. Shawn Hein; 9. Terry Tritt; 10. Jeremy Shell; 11. Nathan Wahlstrom; 12. Jeffrey Scott; 13. Jamie Deutsch; 14. Noah Boller; 15. Josh Black; 16. Joshua Young.last_img read more

Permanent hair dye and straighteners may increase breast cancer risk

first_imgScientists at the National Institutes of Health found that women who use permanent hair dye and chemical hair straighteners have a higher risk of developing breast cancer than women who don’t use these products. The study published online Dec. 4 in the International Journal of Cancer and suggests that breast cancer risk increased with more frequent use of these chemical hair products.Using data from 46,709 women in the Sister Study, researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), part of NIH, found that women who regularly used permanent hair dye in the year prior to enrolling in the study were 9% more likely than women who didn’t use hair dye to develop breast cancer. Among African American women, using permanent dyes every five to eight weeks or more was associated with a 60% increased risk of breast cancer as compared with an 8% increased risk for white women. The research team found little to no increase in breast cancer risk for semi-permanent or temporary dye use.An intriguing finding was the association between the use of chemical hair straighteners and breast cancer. Dr. White and colleagues found that women who used hair straighteners at least every five to eight weeks were about 30% more likely to develop breast cancer. While the association between straightener use and breast cancer was similar in African American and white women, straightener use was much more common among African American women.Co-author Dale Sandler, Ph.D., chief of the NIEHS Epidemiology Branch, cautioned that although there is some prior evidence to support the association with chemical straighteners, these results need to be replicated in other studies.When asked if women should stop dyeing or straightening their hair, Sandler said, “We are exposed to many things that could potentially contribute to breast cancer, and it is unlikely that any single factor explains a woman’s risk. While it is too early to make a firm recommendation, avoiding these chemicals might be one more thing women can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer.”last_img read more

Two arrested on drug charges during traffic stop

first_imgGreensburg, IN — On August 7, an officer with the Greensburg Police Department observed a motor vehicle that had committed both traffic and equipment violations. During the initial stop, the officer began speaking with the two occupants of the vehicle.The investigation turned into a narcotics investigation. As officers were speaking with the two occupants, narcotics were allegedly located. The driver of the vehicle, Kendra McDaniel, 28, of Greensburg, and passenger Jessica Pugh, 40, of Greensburg, were taken into custody and officers continued with the investigation.McDaniel and Pugh were transported to the Decatur County Jail where they were processed. Kendra McDaniel was charged on allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine and Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Needle. Jessica Pugh was charged on allegations of Possession of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Possession of a Hypodermic Needle, and Unlawful Possession or Use of Legend Drug or Precursor.last_img read more

Eberechi Eze’s Spurs move doubtful

first_imgRelatedPosts EPL: Tottenham qualify for Europa League Pochettino’s 19-year-old son signs new deal at Tottenham Former Spurs boss Pochettino open to Premier League return QPR midfielder Eberechi Eze’s move to Tottenham may now be off. The Sun said Eze’s hopes of landing a dream move to Tottenham could be scuppered by the sacking of Mauricio Pochettino. The £20 million-rated midfielder has been tracked by the majority of Premier League clubs after making a huge impact in the Championship with Queens Park Rangers. Spurs were at the head of the queue after Pochettino instructed his scouts to make detailed assessments of his game ahead of a potential bid in January. But now that move is under threat following the club’s decision to axe the Argentine boss last month.Tags: Mauricio PochettinoQueens Park Rangers of England playerlast_img read more

Sole turns on Power for Hughes

first_img “Sole Power is the best sprinter in Europe, we just can’t beat him – we’re not far behind him, but I thought we’d beaten him today. I don’t know where we’ll go next.” Olly Stevens said of Extortionist: “He’s very good. The rain yesterday was no help as he wants it rattling fast and I’m just glad we got so close to the winner. He’ll be a real horse next year as it’s so hard for three-year-olds, the programme and weight-for-age scale is all against them. “We might try six next. He’s in at Haydock and the Ascot race.” Four years ago, Eddie Lynam’s gelding claimed the same race as a 100-1 chance, but after he successfully defended his title in the King’s Stand at Royal Ascot, he was the 11-4 favourite this time. Hughes had to make a dramatic move to switch Sole Power as he had nowhere to go with just over a furlong left, but they dived through a gap to pinch the race from Stepper Point, eventually scoring by a half-length margin. Extortionist was third, another short head back. As expected, the fleet-footed Take Cover broke smartly and attempted to repeat his recent front-running success at Goodwood, but he could not sustain the gallop. Moviesta and Stepper Point were duelling up front, and Extortionist was beginning a late charge, but Sole Power’s turn of foot was simply far too good. It means, after the feats of Slade Power, that Lynam and the Power family have won all four British Group One sprints so far this season. Hughes said: “He’s brilliant, he’s made for me. When I was 14 or 15 I dreamed about riding horses like this, and doing it like that.” Lynam added: “Two weeks ago, he had American ringworm, we had to get him right for it and we had only 10 days to train him. “He’s a super horse, a horse of a lifetime, it’s just the way he does it. He was about 97 points lighter than he was four years ago! “We haven’t run him in Ireland for a good few years. There’s a race on Irish Champions Weekend and we’d like to support it. We’ll give him a blow-out in Longchamp in the Abbaye, keep him ticking over, and then Hong Kong. I’d love another go at that.” Trainer William Muir said of the gallant Stepper Point: “I know how good he is, but he’s always overlooked. We know what he likes and doesn’t like, but we keep running him and he always runs his race. Richard Hughes squeezed Sole Power through the eye of a needle to claim his latest Group One success in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York. Press Associationlast_img read more