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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Facebook to Sell Stocks at $25 to $35 Per Share

Written on May 04, 2012 by Lulu

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Facebook to go on Public on May 18. Company shares to get expensive as launch nears.

Facebook is set to go on public this May. You can now own a piece of Facebook at the price of $25 to $35 Per Share.

Based on the papers they filed last Thursday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the social networking giant will be worth as much as $86.6 billion once it goes public on May 18th. Stock prices are also predicted to increase as the day of the launch nears.

Facebook seem to be a good investment, so if you can afford it, purchase as many shares as you can.

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Fed Economists: There is a 15-year Bear Market Ahead

Written on August 24, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Equities will be 20% higher than 2010, but these implications will not be felt until 2030.

Feds from San Francisco came out with a research paper, relating the baby boomers and stock prices. It is said that the boomers will divest on stocks, as they retire and eat into their savings. The authors of the research paper, Zheng Liu and Mark M. Spiegel, tried to quantify the implications.

What are their principal conclusions? Hit the break to know more.

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Japanese Economy Plunges After the Earthquake

Written on March 14, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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After an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan last Friday, the country's economy is now on a fragile state.

The Japanese stock market went to a drop last Monday, after an 8.8 magnitude earthquake and Tsunami hit the country on Friday. Due to economic impact of last week’s disaster, benchmark Nikkei 225 stock average fell to 9,666.64 points.

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is expected to drop double digits with its malfunctioning nuclear reactors and power shortage. Investors also dumped shares over concerns about economic production and consumption, making export stocks register a staggering loss. In addition to this, automobile manufacturers like Toyota Motor Corp., Nissan Motor Co., and Honda Motor Co. suspended production at all auto plants in Japan. Insurance companies, including Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., also acquired sharp drops by 16 percent. Japan’s biggest clothing store, Fast Retailing Co., lost 4.7 percent, while Cosmo Oil plummeted to 25.6 percent.

On a positive note, industrial and material companies like Kojima Corp. rose on expectations to benefit from the country’s rebuilding efforts. The Bank of Japan put in seven billion yen into money markets, defending the already frail economy. That way, the central bank hopes that other financial institutions will continue lending money to meet the anticipated demands for post-earthquake funds.

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US Stock Market Dropped and Oil Price Hikes as Libya Protest Intensifies

Written on February 23, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Stocks fell sharply last Tuesday and oil prices spiked, as investors became worried about increasingly violent protests in Libya.

Last Tuesday, the US stock market sharply dropped while oil price increased due to intensifying protests in Libya. Oil price rose to $95 per barrel after the revolt threatened the oil production in the country. The fall of stock market and the oil price hike worries traders that the protests in Libya will spread to other oil-rich countries.

In addition to this, Airline companies are concerned that the oil price hike could lead to higher fuel cost. According to Alan Gayle, senior investment strategist at RidgeWorth Investments, “This puts a damper on consumer optimism, which is really critical at this stage of the recovery.”

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The Economy Continues to Improve

Written on February 07, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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Though the US stock is deemed to struggle in the coming days, last week's reports indicate steady improvement as it goes.

With a little economic data at hand and few top-tier company set to release quarterly reports, stocks could struggle for direction in the coming weeks. But with the US economy continuously improving, the investors remain bullish for this year’s stock outlook.

Last week, the Dow Jones held its spot above the 12,000 level while S&P 500 closed above 1,300 points. And not to be outdone, the Nasdaq also rose to heights last week. These gains came from strong manufacturing data that was released last Tuesday, stealing the spotlight from the Labor Department’s payroll reports on Friday.

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Complacence on Upcoming Earnings

Written on January 25, 2011 by Japhet Writ

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"Even if the news next week is favorable, it might not translate to higher prices." --- Nick Kalivas, VP of Financial Research, MF Global

Almost 50% of the companies in Dow Jones industrial average are set to release a quarterly report this week. And though expectation are very high, stocks have muted reaction to more-than-anticipated sales and profits. As some traders put it, the stock market has grown “complacent”. It would take more than blockbuster earnings and concrete economic data to move it higher. However, it is uncertain what that push could be.

Concurrently, analysts also believe that market needs to take a repose for a while. After climbing steadily since December, the stocks bumped some resistance last week. The Dow added 1.2%, the S&P 500 ended flat last week, while Nasdaq fell at 1.7% over the last five trading days. Furthermore, Investors are also expecting this week’s Federal Reserve’s statement to be a snooze.

This incident only shows that an onslaught of earnings may not always translate to higher prices.

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Extension for Jobless Benefits Fails

Written on November 19, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Though the stock market is surging today, the measure to extend the jobless benefits failed in the House of Representatives. Due to this, shade of things are sure to come by 2011.

Despite the stock market surging today, the number of jobless claims continues to fall. That is because the measure to extend jobless benefits for three more months failed in the House of Representatives. This news is very interesting since the new Congress is yet to start on January. Therefore, the outgoing Democratic majority was unable to garner enough votes to extend the jobless benefits. Meanwhile, this is a bad news for consumer and societal fabric.

Should jobless benefits be continued, or is it better to stop it? Drop your opinions at the comment box.

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