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New species of feather-winged dinosaur unearthed in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:52
LONDON (AP) — A nearly complete, new dinosaur fossil has been unearthed in China, the first in its family to have unusually short feathered wings. The new species named Zhenyuanlong suni is a close cousin of the dinosaur predator Velociraptor. Scientists said the new addition, which lived around 125 million years ago, had multiple layers […]

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest level since 2005

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:51
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects than they’ve been since the high-flying housing boom days a decade ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose this month to 60, the highest level since November 2005. The latest reading is unchanged from May, which was revised […]
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US homebuilder sentiment hits highest level since 2005

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:51
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects than they’ve been since the high-flying housing boom days a decade ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose this month to 60, the highest level since November 2005. The latest reading is unchanged from May, which was revised […]
Categories: Sports Center

US homebuilder sentiment hits highest level since 2005

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:51
U.S. homebuilders are feeling more confident in their sales prospects than they’ve been since the high-flying housing boom days a decade ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday rose this month to 60, the highest level since November 2005. The latest reading is unchanged from May, which was revised […]

EBay sells Enterprise unit, tops profit expectations

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:51
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — EBay sold its Enterprise business for $925 million and topped Wall Street expectations for its second-quarter earnings as the online retailer prepares to spin off PayPal.

Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 4.09 percent

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching highs for the year as investor anxiety over economic turbulence abroad moderated. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.09 percent from 4.04 percent a week earlier. The new level is the highest since […]
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 4.09 percent

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching highs for the year as investor anxiety over economic turbulence abroad moderated. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.09 percent from 4.04 percent a week earlier. The new level is the highest since […]
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 4.09 percent

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:50
WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching highs for the year as investor anxiety over economic turbulence abroad moderated. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.09 percent from 4.04 percent a week earlier. The new level is the highest since […]

70 years after 1st atomic bomb test, residents want US help

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:50
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — An unknown blast shook the desolate New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, unsettling the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa. Most residents lacked phones and radios, so they relaxed when Army officials said it was just an ammunition explosion — despite the raining ash. They didn’t learn scientists from the […]
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70 years after 1st atomic bomb test, residents want US help

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:50
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — An unknown blast shook the desolate New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, unsettling the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa. Most residents lacked phones and radios, so they relaxed when Army officials said it was just an ammunition explosion — despite the raining ash. They didn’t learn scientists from the […]
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70 years after 1st atomic bomb test, residents want US help

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:50
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — An unknown blast shook the desolate New Mexico desert on July 16, 1945, unsettling the historic Hispanic village of Tularosa. Most residents lacked phones and radios, so they relaxed when Army officials said it was just an ammunition explosion — despite the raining ash. They didn’t learn scientists from the […]

Review: ‘Trainwreck’ Delivers the Full Amy Schumer Experience

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:49
The movie, directed by Judd Apatow from Ms. Schumer’s script, is a romantic comedy packed with pop-cultural references and edged with social critique.









Former NY investment exec gets prison for fraud scheme

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:49
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York investment executive has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and $10 million in restitution for a scheme that caused the collapse of an Oklahoma insurance company.

AP WAS THERE: 60 years ago, Disneyland opens in California

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:49

FILE - In this Sunday, July 17, 1955 file photo, children sprint across a drawbridge and into a castle that marks the entrance to Fantasyland at the opening of Walt Disney's Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif. Fantasyland had been closed until late in the day. (AP Photo)ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — EDITOR'S NOTE: On July 16, 1955, Associated Press reporter Bob Thomas wrote a story about the imminent opening of an elaborate theme park in California that was conceived by none other than Walt Disney. The park opened the next day.


Goldman and Citi profits diverge

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:45
Investment bank Goldman Sachs reports lower second-quarter profits, but Citigroup sees its best three months for eight years.
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Jurors mull fate of Colorado movie gunman for second day

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:43

James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialJurors deliberated for a second day on Thursday in the capital trial of Colorado movie rampage gunman James Holmes, weighing whether he was sane when he killed 12 people and wounded 70 as they watched a midnight premiere of a Batman film. Holmes' court-appointed attorneys say he suffers schizophrenia, that since high school he has heard voices ordering him to kill, and that he was not in control of his actions. The jury of nine women and three men submitted several written questions to Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour during their first day of deliberations on Wednesday, including asking for a white board and an index to the thousands of pieces of evidence brought up at trial.


Starbucks to open 15 stores in low to mid-income inner city neighborhoods

NBA - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:38
Stores will open next year in Ferguson, Mo., New York, Chicago, and Milwaukee, Wisc. The aim is to integrate more disadvantaged youths into its workforce.
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Starbucks to open 15 stores in low to mid-income inner city neighborhoods

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:38
Stores will open next year in Ferguson, Mo., New York, Chicago, and Milwaukee, Wisc. The aim is to integrate more disadvantaged youths into its workforce.
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Starbucks to open 15 stores in low to mid-income inner city neighborhoods

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:38
Stores will open next year in Ferguson, Mo., New York, Chicago, and Milwaukee, Wisc. The aim is to integrate more disadvantaged youths into its workforce.

ECB raises funding for Greek banks

BBC World News - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 22:38
The European Central Bank says it has increased emergency funding to Greek banks by €900m for one week.
Categories: BBC World News