Saturday, December 16, 2017

Dow tops 17,000 after strong jobs report

17,068.26

The record closing figure of the Dow Jones stock average on Thursday. The Dow has climbed more than 10,500 points since its Great Recession low of 6,547.05 on March 9, 2009. While the Dow's passing of 17,000 is a notable milestone, the vast majority of mutual funds and investors use the broader S&P 500 index as their benchmark for how they are performing. The S&P 500 is approaching its own milestone of 2,000; it closed at 1,985.44 on Thursday.

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Boys basketball: Lakewood 45, Gibbs 44

ST. PETERSBURG — Once the lights dimmed in the gymnasium and the capacity crowd dispersed, Lakewood coach Anthony Lawrence spotted Gibbs coach Larry Murphy strolling past the the bleachers."Hey, Murph. Do we have to do this every time?" Lawrenc...
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Review: Katy Perry brings cartoon pop to spectacular life at Tampa’s Amalie Arena

Review: Katy Perry brings cartoon pop to spectacular life at Tampa’s Amalie Arena

God bless Katy Perry.Bless her Cirque du Soleil-sized vision for her Witness: The Tour, which careened into Tampa's Amalie Arena like a phantasmagoric freakshow on Friday. Bless her 15-foot flamingo puppets, her shed-sized golden dice, her army of ey...
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The Latest: South Africa ruling party meeting delayed

The Latest: South Africa ruling party meeting delayed

The Latest: South Africa ruling party's meeting to replace president is delayed
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Boys basketball: Nature Coast 78, Central 29

Boys basketball: Nature Coast 78, Central 29

BROOKSVILLE – Once again supporting its place as the top program in Hernando County, Nature Coast maintained its undefeated record in a dominant win over rival Central.While the Bears were able to upset the Sharks to win the Class 6A, District ...
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Girls basketball: Plant 66, Steinbrenner 31

LUTZ — Here's some discouraging news for any team that has to play Plant this season or in the next few seasons: The Panthers beat Steinbrenner 66-31 Friday night. Of those 66 points, 48 were scored by a sophomore and two freshmen.Freshman powe...
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Boys basketball: Plant City 79, Tampa Bay Tech 74

Boys basketball: Plant City 79, Tampa Bay Tech 74

TAMPA — Traveling to play at Tampa Bay Tech is a test for any area basketball team these days because the Titans are tough and the crowd is loud.Plant City prepared for all of the above, answered most of the questions and passed the exam Friday...
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Rules protecting coal miners' dust exposure up for review

Three years after the Obama administration lowered the allowable limits for miners' exposure to coal dust, the Trump administration has brought the standards up for review
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Here is the latest Florida sports news from The Associated Press

Here is the latest Florida sports news from The Associated Press
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South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off

South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off

South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off; delegates to elect Zuma successor
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Gagner lifts Canucks over Sharks 4-3 in OT to snap skid

Gagner lifts Canucks over Sharks 4-3 in OT to snap skid

Sam Gagner scored at 4:34 of overtime and the Vancouver Canucks snapped a four-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks
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