There is more important eminent present threat other than cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, obesity, malaria ... I asked you before, are you going to pay $10 or $1000 for an ebola shot? Meanwhile:
At this time, it’s very unlikely you’ll need to worry about protecting yourself from Ebola here in the U.S. However, there is a virus that, each year, takes the lives of tens of thousands of Americans, and sickens millions more — the flu. And you can help stop it. In fact, getting a flu shot is the single most important thing you can do to protect your health and the health of others this season, and we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
You sounds like one of my aunt who got her news from entertainment tabloid sources. Here is what experts tell us:
Public health experts have confirmed that Ebola can only be spread through direct contact with the body fluids of someone sick with Ebola, or objects contaminated with the virus (like needles).
Ebola is NOT spread through casual contact.
Ebola can only be spread when people who have the virus are actively showing symptoms.
Amazon lower after earnings miss, Q4 operating loss guide
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) reports another unprofitable quarter amid strong growth and a flurry of new device releases.
North American revenue +24.9% Y/Y to $10.301B
International revenue +13.6% to $7.712B.
Media revenue +4.2% to $5.244B
Other revenue +36.7% to $1.382B.
Fulfillment spend +29.9% to $2.643B.
Operating cash flow +15% to $5.71B.
Guidance: The company sees revenue of $27.3B-$30.3B in Q4 vs. $30.9B consensus. A Q4 operating loss of between -$570M and -$430M expected.
AMZN -8.5% AH.
1Q2013 == $253M
2Q2013 == $797M
3Q2013 == $3.0M
4Q2013 == $479M
1Q2014 == $565M
2Q2014 == $831M
3Q2014 == $0 ???
4Q2014 == resume $$$
At least $3Billion spent to goose up eps to meet those zero revenue growth targets.
We all know that 21 days or 42 days are best estimates. Again, get busy to study why some got infected while others not, why some got feverish in a week like the nurses while others take longer, some recovered and some died ...
The media has a lot to blame. The networks have been leading off the Ebola case for weeks and ignore major domestic stories like immigration reform, tax reform, budget deficit, fed policy, income inequality, our soldiers in Afghan, our soldiers in West Africa AND foreign stories like human sufferings in war zones, ebola outbreak communities, europe zone recession, Chinese students Occupy Central, Ukraine instability, bank card data stolen all over the place ... and crooks in Wall Street:
-The nation’s biggest bank is facing a huge fine from European regulators from conspiring with some Switzerland based lenders to rig Swiss interest rates.
-Earlier this week, Bill Dudley. The president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said that even after the financial crisis some Wall Street banks were fostering a culture of unethical and even, quote, “illegal behavior”.
There you go ... your grandma's heritage is not suspect but Warren's is? Gee, copy that.
You got to wonder why the rest of the hospital staffs using identical CDC procedures/protocols escaped the virus. What says you and the Neiman Marcus hospital in Texas?
Your ancestors were natives? Do you go "Wey heya, wey heya, ya heya. Ya h'ya, h'ya, h'ya ..." or "Oh hi ya hey .. Oh aye ya ya, oh ay ya ...?"
Sept. Leading Indicators: Leading Index +0.8% to 104.4 vs. +0.6% expected, +0.2% in Aug.
Coincident Index +0.4% vs. +0.2% prior.
Didn't the little guys pulled their money out of stock last week when S&P were down within a whisker of 10%?
Ain't going to happen. The boomers are getting up there in age and their body parts are falling apart. Do you plan to work when you are 67 years of age? Are your grannies working now?
Initial Jobless Claims: +17K to 283K vs. 285K consensus, 266K prior revised. (264K prior).
Continuing Claims -38K to 2.35M
The 4-week moving average was 281,000, a decrease of 3K from the previous week's revised average,
lowest level for this average since May 6, 2000 when it was 279,250.
AT&T joins the warning crowd:
AT&T misses by $0.01, misses on revenue
AT&T (NYSE:T): Q3 EPS of $0.63 misses by $0.01.
Revenue of $33B (+2.6% Y/Y) misses by $240M.
At the close
Dow -0.92% to 16,461.74. S&P -0.72% to 1,927.33. Nasdaq -0.83% to 4,382.85.
Treasurys: 30-year +0.06%. 10-yr 0%. 5-yr -0.01%.
Commodities: Crude -2.49% to $80.44. Gold -0.77% to $1,242.00.
Currencies: Euro -0.55% vs. dollar. Yen +0.11%. Pound +0.39%.
Yeh, The weather man without serious scientific training told you so and therefore must be true:
Coleman started his career in 1953 at WCIA in Champaign, Illinois, doing the early evening weather forecast and a local bandstand show called At The Hop while he was a student at University of Illinois. After receiving his journalism degree in 1957, he became the weather anchor for WCIA's sister station WMBD-TV in Peoria, Illinois. Coleman was also a weather anchor for KETV in Omaha, WISN-TV in Milwaukee and then WBBM-TV and WLS-TV in Chicago.
Red light flashing that all those stock buybacks, cost cutting, downsizing work force are not working any more.
The executives got double digit raised while rank and file have to work doubly hard for no pay increases. And they wonder why their top line is flat.
Why should the government force people to bury their dead and not leave them at door steps? Why should the government force people to pay into Medicare or social security and not allow them to be FREE? Why should the government force people to educate their young and not let them sell crack at street corners 24/7? Why should the government force people to wear clothes and not expose their organs for all to see? Why ... O why?
My point is if you are indeed so paranoid and fearful, you would chose to pay the $10, not to mention the risk to contract a flu or whooping cough from the hospital's environment.
CDC saw the incredible incompetence and has to step in before the Texas Medical Industry infect the rest of the country with more cases. CDC also decided to remove the nurse from Texas until its hospital staff knows how to treat infectious cases, ebola, flu or hepatitis. Texas should track how many Texans died because of Texas' hospitals mistakes.