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How major US stock market indexes fared on Wednesday
The Standard & Poor's 500 remained at a near standstill Wednesday, the ninth day in a row that it has failed to move by even 0.4 percent, up or down. That's its longest streak of listlessness since the summer of 2013.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 22.05 points, or 0.1 percent, to 19,804.72.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 4 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,271.89.
The Nasdaq composite rose 16.93 points, or 0.3 percent, to 5,555.65.
The Russell 2000 rose 6.23 points, or 0.5 percent, to 1,358.56.
For the week:
The Dow is down 81.01 points, or 0.4 percent.
The S&P 500 is down 2.75 points, or 0.1 percent.
The Nasdaq is down 18.46 points, or 0.3 percent.
The Russell 2000 is down 13.49 points, or 1 percent.
For the year:
The Dow is up 42.12 points, or 0.2 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 33.06 points, or 1.5 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 172.54 points, or 3.2 percent.
The Russell 2000 is up 1.43 points, or 0.1 percent.
UN calls for end to Cuba embargo; US, Israel abstain from vote
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday adopted a resolution calling for an end to the US embargo against Cuba after the United States for the first time abstained from the vote.It was the 25th time that the resolution presented by Cuba was passed, by a vote of 191 countries in favor in the 193-nation assembly. The United States and Israel abstained. World - Yahoo News chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hanoi gives health insurance support to HIV carriers
Illustrative image (Source: http://baohiemxahoi.gov.vn Hanoi (VNA) – The Hanoi Department of Health will expand the health insurance coverage among poor people living with HIV/AIDS by giving them financial support sourced from the city’s health insurance fund, according to head of the department Nguyen Khac Hien. Hien said the department will make a list of beneficiaries who have not been supported by Stated budget and sent to the city’s Social Insurance soon. Statistics show that Hanoi is… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Dominican court rejects Frenchman's drugs appeal
Santo Domingo (AFP) - A court in the Dominican Republic upheld a 20-year prison sentence Thursday for a Frenchman convicted of brokering a 2013 plot to smuggle a planeload of cocaine into France.The judges threw out the appeal lodged by Alain Castany, one of four Frenchmen convicted in the so-called "Air Cocaine" case, ruling his sentence was "logical" and "consistent with the established evidence."Castany, 70, and his co-accused were arrested at the airport in the resort city of Punta Cana as… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Thousands of medical clinics have no proper waste treatment system
Thousands of clinics nationwide have no proper waste treatment system, said the Department of Medical Environment Management under the Ministry of Health. As per the Department, of more than 13,000 infirmaries nationwide, nearly 5,200 have no standard medical waste treatment. Most of them are medical clinics in provinces and districts with tens of thousand of untreated water discharging into the environment causing serious pollution. Head of the Department Nguyen Thi Lien Huong said that due to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Finnish court convicts neo-Nazi to 2 years in prison
HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish court has sentenced a neo-Nazi activist to two years in prison for assaulting a 28-year-old man who later died of a head wound sustained when he fell to the ground.The Helsinki District Court said Friday that Jesse Torniainen, 26, was guilty of aggravated assault for kicking Jimi Joonas Karttunen in the chest during a demonstration in the capital on Sept. 10. Karttunen died of his injuries six days later.The court said Torniainen, of the Finnish chapter of the Nordic… chat_bubble_outline Read More...