US Areas Hit With Zika Seeing More Birth Defects

US Areas Hit With Zika Seeing More Birth Defects

US Areas Hit With Zika Seeing More Birth Defects The mosquito-born Zika virus may be responsible for an excess number of birth defects in US states and territories where the virus had been circulating in local mosquito populations, even in women who had no lab evidence of Zika exposure during pregnancy, US health officials said […]

Fast, Easy Zika Test Developed

Fast, Easy Zika Test Developed

Fast, Easy Zika Test Developed After the horrendous impacts of Irma, Harvey and Maria, I spoke with my friend Charles Murray, the Chairman/CEO of Penta 5 USA, about keeping the “Bugs at Bay” and “Toxins out of the Way” And learned that there is a new fast, easy and cheap “dipstick” test for the Zika and […]

Warning: Irma, Harvey Could Boost Zika Cases

Warning: Irma, Harvey Could Boost Zika Cases

Warning: Irma, Harvey Could Boost Zika Cases Those folks whose who weathered Hurricanes Irma and Harvey now have to worry about bugs, a mosquito expert warns that the standing water left behind is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. People in the effected regions are advised to drain birdbaths, pots and anything else in their […]

US Stocks to Record Highs, Rate Hikes, NKorea, Irma Fears Fade

US Stocks to Record Highs, Rate Hikes, NKorea, Irma Fears Fade

US Stocks to Record Highs, Rate Hikes, NKorea, Irma Fears Fade $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally extends, as President Trump’s approval ratings soar. Monday, the S&P 500 rose 1%+ to a record high close, as Fed rate hike fear abated, Irma caused less damage than expected in Florida, and NKorea decided not to […]

Hurricane Irma Update: People, Zoos, Wildlife Centers Hunker Down

Hurricane Irma Update: People, Zoos, Wildlife Centers Hunker Down

Hurricane Irma People,  Zoos, and Wildlife Centers Hunker Down Hurricane Irma began its assault on Florida early Sunday with the storm’s northern eye-wall reaching the lower Florida Keys as a powerful Category 4 storm. Irma lashed the area with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph,  and the US National Hurricane Center said it was expected […]

Hurricane Irma will Leave Millions Without Power

Hurricane Irma will Leave Millions Without Power

– FPL expects millions of customers could lose power, with some areas experiencing prolonged outages – FPL has assembled the largest pre-storm restoration workforce in U.S. history, with more than 16,000 ready to respond, including FPL employees and workers from other utilities and electrical contracting companies – FPL is anticipating a significant and challenging restoration […]

Irma Downgraded to Cat-3, Florida Governor Scott Urges Evacuation

Irma Downgraded to Cat-3, Florida Governor Scott Urges Evacuation

Irma Downgraded to Cat-3, Florida Governor Scott Urges Evacuation Saturday morning, Florida Governor Rick Scott Saturday had a warning for his state’s residents sitting in the path of Hurricane Irma: “Once the storm starts, law enforcement cannot save you.” “If you’ve been ordered to evacuate, you need to leave now,” the governor said Saturday, just […]

Cruise, Airlines Send Ships and Planes on Hurricane Irma Rescue Mission

Cruise, Airlines Send Ships and Planes on Hurricane Irma Rescue Mission

Cruise, Airlines Send Ships and Planes on Hurricane Irma Rescue Mission $RLC, $NCLH, $JBLU Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE:RLC), and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:NCLH) are sending some of their empty ships to the Caribbean to help evacuate stranded tourists and bring much-needed supplies to islands severely damaged by Hurricane Irma. Norwegian expects to […]

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said back-to-back hurricanes in Q-3 will  lead to increased economic activity over the long run despite any tragic consequences. The storms could (will) influence the timing of the next interest-rate increase, although above-trend growth does […]

Florida Governor Issues Latest on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

Florida Governor Issues Latest on Hurricane Irma Preparedness

Florida Governor Issues Latest on Hurricane Irma Preparedness Governor Rick Scott traveled the state Thursday and Friday ahead of Hurricane Irma Gov. Rick Scott received a full update on Hurricane Irma from the State Emergency Operations Center and a briefing on Lake Okeechobee impacts by the South Florida Water Management District. The Governor is continuing […]

US Officials Believe That Irma Will Be Devastating

US Officials Believe That Irma Will Be Devastating

US Officials Believe That Irma Will Be Devastating Hurricane Irma will have a “truly devastating” impact when it slams into southern coastal areas of the United States, the head of the US emergency agency said Thursday. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) boss Brock Long said people in Florida and other states must heed evacuation orders […]

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’

Hurricane Irma Is ‘Bigger Than Andrew’ Wednesday, Florida Governor Rick Scott urged residents of his state to “be as aggressive as we are” in planning for the approach of monster storm Hurricane Irma. The NFL’s opening day game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins has been postponed. “We’re going to have wind, rain, […]

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History?

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History?

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Hurricane Irma, a category 5 Storm rolling across the Atlantic, is on a path to strike Florida and could be the most expensive storm in US history, a weather expert predicted. Given the potential magnitude of this storm as well as the potential […]

Hurricane Irma Looms, Florida Insurers’ Shares Fall

Hurricane Irma Looms, Florida Insurers’ Shares Fall

Hurricane Irma Looms, Florida Insurers’ Shares Fall $HRTG, $TRV, $HCI, $UVE Shares in Florida home insurers fell Tuesday as investors braced for losses as Hurricane Irma appeared set to hit the state Saturday. Shares in Heritage Insurance Holdings (NYSE:HRTG) hit record lows and were last down 15% at 9.58 with trading volume 2.1X its 10-Day […]

Hurricane Irma Has Florida Under State of Emergency

Hurricane Irma Has Florida Under State of Emergency

Hurricane Irma Has Florida Under State of Emergency Caribbean Islands brace for fierce Hurricane Irma, now a Category 4 Storm Hurricane Irma, may cause the Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the season might begin sooner than expected, as Florida is put under a state of emergency. The NFL is considering moving the Dolphins-Bucs opener […]