US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

FLASH: The Trump Policies are working US consumer confidence was up in April as Americans felt more optimistic about present and future economic conditions, underscoring how a tight labor market and higher wages are underpinning attitudes amid some uncertainty. The Conference Board’s index climbed to 129.2, according to data from the New York-based group Tuesday that topped […]

Analysts See Well Fargo (NYSE:WFC) as ‘Dead Money’

Analysts See Well Fargo (NYSE:WFC) as ‘Dead Money’

$WFC Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) shares are extending Friday’s declines in Monday pre-market trading, as analyst downgrades pile on after the bank lowered its net interest income forecast. Firms cutting their rating on Wells Fargo stock to neutral include Goldman, BofA and Buckingham. Shares of Wells Fargo fell about 1.6% Monday, after closing down […]

US Consumption, Business Optimism Remains Strong

US Consumption, Business Optimism Remains Strong

$BAC, $CG US consumer spending and business optimism remains strong in the United States despite disruption in the global economy because of trade disputes and the US government shutdown, Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan said Thursday. “Based on experts and consumer activity (this month), it looks like a solid year for the US, […]

The Secret to Looking Younger Revealed

The Secret to Looking Younger Revealed

Genetic signatures that may aid our understanding of why some people appear to be considerably younger or older than their chronological age have been discovered by scientists at the Salk Institute The genetic patterns were revealed by analyzing skin cells from people of various ages, after which researchers then applied the results to detect genetic signs […]

Visiting America’s Great National Parks in Winter

Visiting America’s Great National Parks in Winter

Visiting America’s Great National Parks in Winter Americans  really enjoy their National Parks, especially in Summer months when the Sun is shining, and the days are longer. But, a  trip to a US National Park during peak Summer months also means crowds, high prices for lodging and sharing the trail with lots of people. But […]

Too Much Sitting Is Not Good For Good Health and Mobility

Too Much Sitting Is Not Good For Good Health and Mobility

Too Much Sitting Is Not Good For Good Health and Mobility Sitting increases risk of immobility as we age Studies support using a consistent exercise routine to help improve metabolism, reduce your risk of diabetes and certain cancers, help us maintain a healthy weight and improve your cardiovascular health. Further research reveals that even when you engage […]

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy

Be Open to Nature, It is Really Healthy A huge study involving data from more than 140 studies and 290-M people revealed that exposure to green-space, defined as open, undeveloped land with natural vegetation, led to significant health benefits Reductions in diastolic blood pressure, you know the bottom number, salivary cortisol, a physiological marker of […]

Boosting Your Immune System as You Age Is Key

Boosting Your Immune System as You Age Is Key

Boosting Your Immune System as You Age Is Key Our immune system is challenged as the years go by. Diversity among disease-fighting T- and B-cells declines; our innate immunity, meaning protection provided by our skin, sweat and tears, and a general inflammatory response changes and we develop inflammaging. Inflammaging is the accumulation of inflammatory mediators […]

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, the US economic data showed an acceleration in mid-Atlantic factory activity this month, with manufacturers saying they were boosting employment and asking for higher prices for their products. The combination of a tightening labor market and firming inflation bolsters expectations the Fed will […]

Last Week Saw Record Bitcoin Futures Trade on the Cboe

Last Week Saw Record Bitcoin Futures Trade on the Cboe

Last Week Saw Record Bitcoin Futures Trade on the Cboe $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME, $XBT Cboe (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported record Bitcoin futures trading last Wednesday, indicating the rising popularity of XBT. The popularity of trading bitcoin  futures contracts (XBT) continues to mark new highs. Last  Wednesday, CBOE, the dominant US  derivatives exchange providing Bitcoin futures contracts, saw its highest-ever trading volume for Bitcoin futures since […]

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity $BTCUSD The NSA’s Bitcoin-Spying ‘Oakstar’ Project Focused on Counter-Terrorism Conspiracy theorists have long suspected the US government of trying to hobble the growth of a decentralized cryptocurrency market. Now there is a report that suggest that is true. One news outlet is claiming that it has obtained classified documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden, indicating that […]

Dog Owners are Likely to Exercise Regularly

Dog Owners are Likely to Exercise Regularly

Dog Owners are Likely to Exercise Regularly Dog owners who walk their pets outside are more likely to have regular exercise habits, regardless of weather, according to a new study. Regular dog walkers were more active on days with cold, rainy weather, and on days with the worst weather conditions, they had 20% higher activity […]

Florida Fishing News: Red Snapper Season

Florida Fishing News: Red Snapper Season

Anglers can take advantage of more Gulf red snapper fishing starting this weekend This Friday, June 16, begins the first weekend of an additional 39-day season for recreational red snapper fishing in Gulf federal waters and changes to the state season. The U.S. Department of Commerce announced these expanded fishing opportunities today, and the Florida […]

UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running

UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running

UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running PMI points to little new work and near stagnation in employment in October Activity in the UAE’s private sector slowed for the 3rd month in a row in October with new employment levels stagnating, according to a new survey. The Emirates-NBD-sponsored purchasing managers index (PMI), measuring non-Oil […]

Are Credit Cards the New Subprime Disaster?

Are Credit Cards the New Subprime Disaster?

The first six months of 2016 has shown that the total credit card limits among the subprime and deep subprime credit range totaled $6.4 billion, the highest amount reported for those groups in the last five years. The Q2 2016 data is from the latest Experian Market Intelligence Brief report available for download today. While year-over-year comparisons show […]

US Economy Chemical Activity Barometer

US Economy Chemical Activity Barometer

US Economy Chemical Activity Barometer The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), expanded 0.4 percent in August following an upward revision for July. This marks the barometer’s sixth consecutive monthly gain. Accounting for adjustments, the CAB is up 3.2 percent over this time last year, the […]

Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users

Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users

Privacy & Security Concern “Chilling” Internet Users Nearly 1 in 2 Internet users say privacy and security concerns have stopped them from doing some basic things online such as posting to social networks, expressing opinions in forums or even buying things from websites, according to a new government survey released last Friday. This chilling effect, […]

Start a Garden Reduce Stress

Start a Garden Reduce Stress

Start a Garden Reduce Stress The Big Q: Why Is Gardening Good for Us? Most people start gardening because they have a desire to grow their own food and/or beautify or otherwise alter their landscape, and then continue gardening because the benefits are just too good ignore. Among those many benefits are, as follows: 1. […]