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  • Early Glance: Gold companies

    Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.04 or .2 percent, to $18.65. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell $.04 or 1.0 percent, to $4.03. GoldCorp. fell $.11 or .4 percent, ...

  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

  • 'Guardians' blasts Marvel in a different direction
    'Guardians' blasts Marvel in a different direction

    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Despite its flawless superhero pedigree, there's always been apprehension about "Guardians of the Galaxy."

  • The 20% market correction has already started
    The 20% market correction has already started

    The headlines don’t reflect it yet but according to Brad Lamensdorf a 10 to 20% correction isn’t just possible, but has actually already started.

  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors
    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

  • Russian Oligarchs Are Tired of Funding Putin’s Land Grab
    Russian Oligarchs Are Tired of Funding Putin’s Land Grab

    The international community continued to isolate Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday for fanning the flames of war in Ukraine. “Leaders agreed that the international community should therefore impose further costs on Russia and specifically that ambassadors from across the EU should agree a strong package of sectorial sanctions as swiftly as possible,” UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced after his country, Germany, Italy and France imposed the new penalties.  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed the penalties even before they arrived, saying earlier on Monday that Russia would “overcome any difficulties that may arise in certain areas of the economy, and maybe we will become more independent and more confident in our own strength.”  According to multiple reports, Russia has upped the supply of weapons to the rebels.

  • Lakers appoint Scott as head coach

    By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Los Angeles Lakers appointed former player Byron Scott as their new head coach on Monday, bringing an end to their "extensive and thorough" search for Mike D'Antoni's replacement. Scott, 53, was a three-time NBA champion with the Lakers during their triumphant 'Showtime' era in the 1980s and has worked as a head coach in the league for 13 years, most recently with the Cleveland Cavaliers He was fired by the Cavaliers on April 18 last year after compiling a record of 64-166 during his three seasons in charge, and has since worked as an analyst for the Lakers' television broadcast partner, TWC SportsNet.

  • These Facial Features Matter Most to First Impressions

    You may think you can judge a person you just met based on his or her facial expressions. First impressions of people — such as whether they are trustworthy, dominant or attractive — can develop from a glimpse as brief as 100 milliseconds or less. Because first impressions can affect people's future behavior and can be difficult to overturn, "it's useful to know how we're being judged on our appearance, especially since these judgments might not be accurate — think of effects on court cases or democratic elections, for example," said study co-author Tom Hartley, a cognitive neuroscientist and psychologist at the University of York in England. Although some previous research has suggested that there may be a kernel of truth in some first impressions, Hartley noted that people typically go too far with the judgments they develop from first impressions.

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