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Frankenstorm Closes Wall Street

10.29.12 | Jeremy Miller

Both the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq will be closed today due to Hurricane Sandy.  The NYSE had said it would still be open today to allow for electronic trading, but that all changed late Sunday with the decision to have no ...

Hurricane Sandy Takes Over Election

10.29.12 | Jeremy Miller

Hurricane Sandy continues to re-write today's campaign schedule.  President Obama had already bailed out of two appearances, in Ohio and Virginia, when White House spokesman Jay Carney announced this morning that a rally planned in Orlando, ...

NY, PA Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

10.26.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy and prepare for its potential storm impacts. Cuomo says he learned the last time around ...

Rice Weighs in on Benghazi Attack

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

A former secretary of state is wondering if the right protocols were followed when e-mails came in about the dangers facing the U.S. Ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.  Condoleezza Rice says she understands that when things are unfolding quickly ...

Sandy Threatens East Coast

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

Hurricane Sandy is heading toward Florida after making landfall overnight near Cuba's second largest city. Sandy came ashore as a Category 2 storm with 110-mile-an-hour winds.  The storm is headed north and Florida residents are being warned ...

Painkiller Abuse May Be Fueling Massive Upswing In Drug and Alcohol Abuse

10.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New research indicates the number of drug and alcohol problems in the U.S. are on the upswing. The number shot up by 70-percent between 2001 and 2009. It's believed the rise is possibly driven by a surge in painkiller abuse. The study's lead ...

Some Implantable Medical Devices Can Be Hacked

10.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A General Accountability Office report says that certain implantable medical devices that can be accessed remotely are vulnerable to hackers. The report says medical device security is not being addressed by the FDA and too many heart ...

WW2 Vet Votes On His Deathbed

10.23.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A photo of World War 2 veteran Frank Tanabe (listed below) has gone viral. It depicts the 93 year old in the final stages of inoperable liver cancer on hospice care signing his absentee ballot for the presidential election. Tanabe's family says he ...

FRC Guard Honored In Washington D.C.

10.23.12 | Sarah Harnisch

The security guard who was wounded during a shooting at the Family Research Council in August has been honored with Washington D.C.'s first Medal of Honor.  Mayor Vincent Gray presented Leo Johnson with the medal Monday night. Johnson ...

Gas Prices May Fall As Much As 50 Cents The Next 3 Weeks

10.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Autumn gas prices are about to drop faster than fall foliage. With inventories rising and demand waning, the price at the pump could plunge 50 cents a gallon from its' peak average a few weeks ago. Tom Kloza with the Oil Price Information Service ...

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