Monday, August 24, 2015

Black Monday Links

The stock market, already having taken a beating last week, opened today with some big losses.  Here are some stock market stories and other things in the news:

From Fox News, the Dow-Jones opened over 1,000 points down, but as of 9:50 a.m., has a net loss for the day of 611 points.

From The Street, the S&P 500 undergoes a correction.

From WUIS, a live blog of today's stock market action.

From CNBC, as the Dow, Nasdaq and S&P all suffer losses, the New York Stock Exchange invokes Rule 48.

From Zero Hedge, Rule 48 is invoked.  The site also shows the text of this rule.

From Bloomberg Business, stock trading will pause for 15 minutes if the S&P goes down by 7% before 3:25 p.m.

From International Business Times, the "Fab Five" tech stocks all get crushed.

From The Jerusalem Post, European stocks suffer large losses.

From Market Watch, since last Wednesday, the Euro has made up half of its year-to-date loss against the dollar.  (Good thing I visited Europe two months ago instead of last week.)

From The Vancouver Sun, in a survey, economists believe that the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year.

From The Washington Times, presidential candidate Donald Trump (R) not only enjoys good poll numbers, but bad poll numbers among those who attacked him.

From CBS Chicago, mosquitoes in McHenry County, Illinois have tested positive for the West Nile Virus.

From BBC News, a huge chunk of ice has broken off Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier.

From io9, data collected in 1995 provides evidence that rogue waves exist.

From AOL, the three Americans and one Briton who stopped the attack on a train travelling to Paris were awarded France's Legion Of Honor medal.

From MyChamplainValley, who indicate CNN as their source, what we know about the train attack suspect.

From National Review, in Big Technology, Americans need not apply.

From Yahoo News, Guatemalan President Otto Perez, accused of corruption, refuses to resign.

From The Washington Post, ISIS destroys another ancient structure in Palmyra, Syria.

From Reuters, convicted theater attacker James Holmes will be formally sentenced in a three-day hearing that begins today.

And from The Washington Free Beacon, voters in Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania oppose the Iran nuke deal by 2-1.  (What their congresscritters think of the deal is another matter.)

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