The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) issued its December 2018 jobs report Friday. It indicated an astronomically high job growth rate, with 312,000 new payrolls added. The number of new jobs is nearly double the prediction of 176,000. The jobs created, which exclude farming jobs, were mainly in "health care, food services and drinking places, construction, … [Read more...] about US employers created 312,000 jobs in December, nearly double the prediction
Joseph LaFave Articles
A group of hackers called "The Dark Overlord" announced last week it hacked into the computer system of a law firm and stole approximately 18,000 documents connected to the September 11th attacks and the subsequent insurance payouts. This gang of cyber thieves demands a ransom paid in Bitcoin, and threatens to release all documents on the internet unless its demands are met. … [Read more...] about Hacker group threatens to release 18,000 documents related to 9/11 attacks unless it gets ransom
Although the flu is not something most healthy Americans go around worrying about, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that this year's flu season could be a brutal one. According to a press release issued just days before Christmas of last year, the flu season was officially declared on December 15, 2018, after CDC analysts confirmed the virus had … [Read more...] about CDC says flu cases are on the rise, but what are the costs?
As many Americans nurse their post-New Year's Eve hangovers, several others wonder what 2019 will hold for the Mueller investigation. Will the special prosecutor finally find concrete evidence that President Trump worked with Russia to sway the 2016 presidential election? Or will he come up empty-handed and prove Trump was innocent? "I think the biggest question is, is he … [Read more...] about What will 2019 mean for the Mueller investigation?
The current Ebola virus outbreak took a dark turn over the weekend after an American physician providing aid in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) was potentially exposed to the virus. The doctor, whose name is currently being withheld, was flown from the DRC to Omaha, Nebraska in order to undergo monitoring and treatment, if necessary, according to a press release from … [Read more...] about American physician working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been evacuated after possible Ebola exposure
As the United States begins its draw-down of combat forces in Syria, Iraq's air force has been given permission by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to commence combat operations against the remaining ISIS terrorists in the Levant. With this agreement, Iraqi air commanders will be able to plan and execute their own missions without seeking Syrian approval, reports the Military … [Read more...] about Iraq’s Air Force will begin bombing ISIS in Syria
As the new year dawns, most people wonder what 2019 will bring—especially when it comes to finance. The previous year was full of ups and downs, but the declining stock market in the latter half of the year has left a sour feeling in the stomachs of many investors. So what are experts predicting for financial growth in 2019? Will it be more of the same or will the markets … [Read more...] about Happy New Year! What are the experts predicting for financial growth rates in 2019?
Law enforcement officials in Colombia claim they recently uncovered a possible plot to assassinate President Ivan Duque. According to Reuters, Colombia's Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo went public with the information via a video message on Saturday. In the video, Trujillo described the plot as "credible" and stated three Venezuelan nationals, who are now suspects, had … [Read more...] about Colombian authorities claim to have thwarted an assassination plot after arresting three Venezuelans with weapons
Tech companies like the FAANG group (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google) are constantly making headlines. Whether it be new product releases, congressional hearings, or security concerns, most investors know to watch for these companies. However, outside of that circle, there are several other tech companies making huge waves -- and profits -- in the sector. One … [Read more...] about How did this tech company make $3 billion this year with a free video game?
With operations in Syria ramping up, Turkey's Trade Minister, Ruhsar Pekcan, told reporters on Thursday that she expected the United States to extend the current waiver which allows the country to buy Iran's crude oil. In November, the US placed sanctions on Iran's oil exports, but granted several exemptions to the Gulf state's biggest customers, allowing them to continue … [Read more...] about Turkey puts pressure on US to extend Iranian oil waiver as operations in Syria ramp up
Just days after authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) suspended elections in certain areas -- allegedly due to fears of the Ebola Virus -- protesters took to the street to express outrage that their voting day has been postponed until March. On Thursday, the protesters began targeting a medical center for suspected Ebola patients located in Beni, North Kivu, … [Read more...] about Are the current leaders in the DRC using Ebola as a political weapon?
E-commerce superpower Amazon is celebrating its best holiday sales period ever thanks to a record-breaking number of items bought across the globe. The company released its holiday sales information on Wednesday and claimed "all-new Echo Dot, L.O.L. Surprise! Glam Glitter Series Doll, fashion items from Carhartt, and Bose QuietComfort Wireless Headphones," along with other … [Read more...] about No surprise here: Amazon and other online retailers reign supreme this holiday season