Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

Specialist Jay Woods is reflected in a screen at his post that shows five years of the Dow Jones industrial average, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday, July 3, 2014. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped above 17,000 for the first time Thursday after the...
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Goal! Magic mix making World Cup score-fest: how?

France’s national soccer squad sprint during a training session at the Santa Cruz stadium, in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil, Wednesday, July 2, 2014. France will face Germany in their World Cup quarterfinal, Friday. (AP Photo/David Vincent) France’s national soccer squad...
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A Great Evening of Train Watching — Part II

Milepost 848 As I mentioned in my previous post, we had a chance to do a little train watching recently and it turned out to be quite the evening. We pick up the action here as a west-bound container train heads through on track #1 and those guys on that coal train STILL...
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June jobs report shows US recovery is accelerating

In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. The Labor Department releases employment data for June on Thursday, July 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) In this Thursday, June 12, 2014 photo, people wait in line for...

AP source: Knicks to meet with Anthony in LA

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks plan to meet with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday night in Los Angeles, a person with knowledge of the plans said. Team President Phil Jackson and general manager Steve Mills were expected to be part of the meeting but not Madison Square...
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AP Source: Cavaliers meet with agent for James

Miami Heat forward LeBron James responds to a question during a media availability for the NBA basketball finals on Saturday, June 14, 2014, in San Antonio. Miami plays Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Miami Heat forward LeBron James...
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Asian stocks rise on strong US jobs report

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, July 4, 2014. Asian stock markets mostly rose Friday after the U.S. reported strong hiring for June. The Nikkei 225 average, the benchmark for the Tokyo Stock Exchange, gained 0.6 percent to...
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Police: Dad sent nude photos while boy sat in car

Justin Ross Harris, right, the father of a toddler who died after police say he was left in a hot car for about seven hours, arrives for his bond hearing at Cobb County Magistrate Court Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Marietta, Ga. Harris is currently being held without bond on a...
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California wildfires burn homes, threaten more

In this still frame from video provided by KNSD-TV, flames near a home as crews scrambled to corral a wildfire that burned two homes near the San Diego County mountain town of Julian in Southern California Thursday, July 3, 2014. The blaze erupted around 10:30 a.m. and prompted...
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Arthur zeroes in on NC coast for July 4 holiday

This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, July 4, 2014 at 01:45 a.m. EDT, shows Hurricane Arthur rolling across the Outer Banks of North Carolina, where hurricane conditions were reported early on the morning of the 4th. Arthur will continue on a northeastward trek Friday into...