Archive for January, 2013
Milt Priggee, www.miltpriggee.com
As government officials continue to drum up fears about the possibility of a looming “cyber-Pearl Harbor,” the Pentagon is working on plans to expand its cyber security force from 900 personnel to 4,900 troops and civilians.
The Federal government has decided to shut down a surveillance system that protects the southern border and coastline against low-flying aircraft and missiles and assists U.S. Customs and Border Protection in interdicting illegal border crossings and smuggling.
Older adults with hearing loss are more likely to develop problems thinking and remembering than those whose hearing is normal, a U.S. researcher said.
Seattle gun enthusiasts, realizing that Americans willing to hand over their firearms for such little money often don’t know what they have, were drawn to a recent gun buyback.
NEW YORK (UPI) — U.S. consumer confidence dropped in January for the third consecutive month, the Conference Board said Tuesday. Despite a recent spate of positive economic data and improvements in the housing market, the Conference Board said the Consumer Confidence Index deteriorated further in January, dropping from 66.7 in December to 58.6. Economists had […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — Ten of 11 service sector industries showed revenue growth from 2010 to 2011, the U.S. Census Bureau reported Tuesday. The exception for revenue growth noted in the 2011 Service Annual Survey was in the finance and insurance sector where revenue declined by $35 billion to $3.3 trillion year-to-year, the report said. Within […]
NEW YORK (UPI) — U.S. home prices slipped October to November, but showed strong gains from 12 months earlier, a closely watched price index said. The Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller report said prices dropped 0.2 percent from October in a 10-city composite sample of U.S. cities. Prices slid 0.1 percent month-to-month in the report’s 20-city sampler. Prices […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. home ownership rate dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, matching the lowest percentage since early 1997, the Census Bureau said Tuesday. The home ownership rate fell from 65.5 percent in the third quarter to 65.4 percent in the fourth, which matches the first-quarter rates in 2012 and 1997. It […]
WASHINGTON (UPI) — A congressional research team said U.S. multinational firms were shifting massive profits to tax havens where their investments were marginal. The Congressional Research Service, a non-partisan branch of Congress, sometimes referred to as a government think-tank, said it studied profits multinational firms claimed were earned in five reputed tax havens and compared […]