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CES tech reveal breaks data, display space records

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Individuals look through Sony PlayStation VR headsets after a Sony news conference at CES International, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

3:31 p.m. CES Show 2018 Launch slideshow” Las Vegas’largest convention, the CES tech show, broke several records this year.

The show, which showcases the latest in customer electronics, drew more than 175,000 guests, with more than 3,900 exhibitors. This year, the program covered 2.75 million square feet of exhibition space at 11 sites, the most in its 51-year history. CES participants likewise racked up record-breaking data usage for AT&T. Consumers of the mobile giant used 15.3

terabytes of mobile data over the five-day program last week. That is enough to post 44 million selfies or stream 2,000 hours of HD video. The volume represented a 42 percent increase of mobile usage this year compared to CES 2017, AT&T stated. A few of that information was utilized to send a few of the 860,732 tweets about CES 2018, with 450,554 uses of the #CES 2018 hashtag. To handle all the information, AT&T improved protection for

CES guests in Las Vegas with an upgraded distributed antenna system. The system is comprised of several, small antennas that disperse AT&T wireless network coverage to offer a boost in cellular capability and increased speeds. It assisted avoid the mobile traffic jam that generally occurs when big groups converge in one location. Additionally, network upgrades at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Aria Convention Center, and Sands Expo and Convention Center added 65 percent more total LTE capability compared to 2017.

Las Vegas airport records another 4-million-passenger month

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Steve Marcus An American Airlines guest jet removes from McCarran International Airport June 5, 2017.

Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017|11:57 a.m.

Las Vegas aviation authorities say the city’s airport is on track to break its year-end record as September marked the seventh consecutive month it logged more than 4 million guests.

Figures from the Clark County Department of Aviation reveal that the McCarran International Airport saw a more than 2 percent increase in guest volume last month as compared with September 2016.

More than 36 million individuals have flown in or out of the Las Vegas airport this year, putting it on speed to reach past the year-end record of nearly 48 million set in 2007.

In spite of the total boost last month, the airport’s top four scheduled carriers all skilled declines in between 2 percent and 3.5 percent as compared with the very same month last year.

US stocks back to records as corporate earnings keep rising

Tuesday, July 25, 2017|8:07 a.m.

NEW YORK– U.S. stock indexes went back to their winning ways Tuesday, and the Standard & & Poor’s 500 index movinged towards a record after corporate earnings continued to come in better than analysts anticipated. McDonald’s and Caterpillar were amongst the big business reporting healthier-than-forecast revenues.

Higher costs for oil, metals and other products assisted to lift energy and raw-materials business, while tech stocks took a rare action backward after results for Seagate Technology and others in the industry fell short of expectations.

Treasury yields rose as the Federal Reserve starts a two-day conference on interest-rate policy.

KEEPING SCORE: The Requirement & & Poor’s 500 index rose 8 points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,478, since 10:45 a.m. Eastern time. If the gain holds, it would be the first for the index in 4 days and return it to an all-time high.

The Dow Jones industrial average included 106, or 0.5 percent, to 21,619. The Nasdaq composite slipped 5 points, or 0.1 percent, to 6,405.

EARTH MOVING: Caterpillar leapt $5.76, or 5.3 percent, to $113.95 after reporting much better results for the current quarter than experts expected. It likewise raised its forecast for profits and profit for the complete year, pointing out increased demand throughout a lot of its markets.

PILING HIGHER: McDonald’s increased $5.25, or 3.5 percent, to $157.10 after its profits and incomes for the current quarter topped Wall Street’s projection. The burger chain has actually been drawing in consumers with a brand-new line of premium of hamburgers and $1 sodas.

TECH STUMBLE: Technology stocks have been the year’s biggest stars up until now, as investors have actually been hungry for anything with the potential to grow quickly in a slow-growing worldwide economy.

However tech stocks in the S&P 500 dipped 0.2 percent after a number of reported outcomes that fell short of expectations.

Seagate Technology sank $6.26, or 15.7 percent, to $33.50 after the maker of hard disks and other electronic information storage reported weaker profits and revenues than experts had actually forecast.

MORE ENERGETIC: The cost of crude was on track to increase by more than 1 percent for a second straight day, and shares of oil producers and other energy companies benefited.

Energy stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.8 percent, most amongst the 11 sectors that comprise the index. Devon Energy rose $1.25, or 3.9 percent, to $32.99, and Marathon Oil climbed 96 cents, or 3.4 percent, to $29.14.

Benchmark U.S. crude rose $1.01, or 2.2 percent, to $47.35 per barrel. Brent crude, the worldwide requirement, increased 94 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $49.76.

PRODUCTS: Metals prices also increased highly, which assisted to lift shares of mining business and other raw-material manufacturers.

Copper leapt 8 cents, or 3.1 percent, to $2.82 per pound, while silver rose 4 cents to $16.48 per ounce and gold slipped $2.50 to $1,251.80 per ounce.

Miner Freeport-McMoRan had the most significant gain amongst stocks in the S&P 500. It rose $1.70, or 13.1 percent, to $14.66. Newmont Mining had the second-biggest dive, up $2.53, or 7.5 percent, to $36.43.

YIELDS: The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.30 percent from 2.26 percent late Monday. The two-year yield reached 1.37 percent from 1.36 percent, and the 30-year yield rose to 2.90 percent from 2.83 percent.

FINANCIAL STRENGTH: Banks and other companies in the monetary industry were strong following the rise in yields. Greater rate of interest can assist banks make bigger revenues through financing. Monetary stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.2 percent.

FED MEETING: The Federal Reserve’s policymaking committee is beginning a two-day meeting, but investors expect to see couple of fireworks when it announces its choice on rate of interest Wednesday.

The reserve bank has already raised rates 3 times because December, and most financiers anticipate the next rate increase to come later this year or in 2018.

CURRENCIES: The euro increased to $1.1666 from $1.1645 late Monday. The dollar inched as much as 111.57 Japanese yen from 111.11 yen, and the British pound increased to $1.3046 from $1.3036.

MARKETS ABROAD: France’s CAC 40 climbed up 1 percent, Germany’s DAX gained 0.6 percent and the FTSE 100 in London increased 1 percent.

Japan’s Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.1 percent, South Korea’s Kospi index dipped 0.5 percent and the Han Seng in Hong Kong was practically flat.

Las Vegas motorist involved as Uber records 5 billionth journey

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Eric Risberg/ AP This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, picture reveals an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. Uber last month taped its 5 billionth trip.

Thursday, June 29, 2017|10 a.m.

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Rideshare app Uber passed a milestone last month, recording its 5 billionth journey.

Started in 2010, opening up in simply a handful of markets, the app rapidly caught on and spread out worldwide over the next several years.

There were 156 drivers picking up guests at 5:29 a.m. (Pacific Daylight Time) on Might 20 across the world when the 5 billionth ride was offered, including one chauffeur in Las Vegas.

Michael Lima Jr., who started as a Uber chauffeur a couple of weeks before Might 20 (a Saturday), said he doesn’t recall the specific flight.

“I don’t remember which one because I do so lots of airport runs,” Lima said. “I work Uber a lot more on the weekends, about 4 hours each day, so that might be around 20 flights. It could’ve been any of those.”

Lima, 42, was outlined being involved in the 5 billionth trip previously today, and he was gladly surprised.

“It was random luck of the draw, and I was thrilled and I simply could not think it,” he said. “I couldn’t think it since I was only doing this for a month, so it was quite cool.”

Lima, who works full-time in the logistics industry, stated Uber is a fantastic way to supplement his earnings.

In addition to the Las Vegas pickup, a single person was detected a motorcycle in Jakarta, Indonesia, and another hailed a trip in Mumbai, Africa.

The longest journey of the 156 rides that comprised the 5 billionth ride was 17.6 miles in Singapore, and the fastest journey remained in San Francisco that went.29 miles.

All 156 chauffeurs associated with the milestone trip will receive a $500 reward.

“For them to do that, it says a lot about the business,” Lima stated.

Uber struck the 1 millionth rider mark in late 2015 after 5 years in service, illustrating the fast spread in the use of the app, with the addition of 4 billion riders in less than 2 years.

With tech giants back in charge, stocks struck records once again

Monday, June 19, 2017|1:50 p.m.

New York City– Apple and other prominent technology stocks got back to their winning ways Monday and assisted drive U.S. indexes once again to tape heights.

The Requirement & & Poor’s 500 index increased 20.31 points, or 0.8 percent, to 2,453.46 and exceeded its old record, set nearly a week ago, by half a percent. The Dow Jones commercial average added 144.71 points, or 0.7 percent, to 21,528.99, and the Nasdaq composite leapt 87.25, or 1.4 percent, to 6,239.01.

Tech heavyweights, which had been amongst the stock exchange’s greatest stars until recently, led the way. After being up more than 20 percent for the year, tech stocks in the S&P 500 fell sharply 2 Fridays back on worries that they had actually risen excessive, too rapidly. In a little more than a week, tech stocks lost about a fifth of their year-to-date gains.

On Monday, Apple rose for simply the second time since two Thursdays back. It leapt $4.07, or 2.9 percent, to $146.34 for its second-best day of the year up until now. Google’s parent, Alphabet, rose $16.60, or 1.7 percent, to $975.22. Altogether, tech stocks in the S&P 500 rose 1.7 percent, the largest gain among the 11 sectors that make up the index.

It’s simply the latest example of investors steeling themselves and “purchasing the dip.” Every time the stock market has shown any weakness in the last 8 years, it’s shown to be a good move for investors to purchase. That’s because stocks have actually wound up erasing any losses sustained, just to move greater. That long performance history has actually trained investors to pounce whenever they see a dip, and experts have discovered how ingrained the impulse has become.

“It’s worrying, however I do not see what breaks it at this moment of time,” stated Nate Thooft, senior portfolio supervisor at Manulife Possession Management. “It’s going to be truly, actually tough to anticipate exactly what that scenario is. For the time being, investors are thinking, ‘We can’t manage not to be in this market, and we’ll continue to play in addition to the characteristics of the progressive melt-up.'”

Thooft expects stocks to continue increasing, even with costs high, because bonds look less attractive. Plus, earnings growth is improving for business, which assists to justify their stock rate gains.

The biggest gainer in the S&P 500 Monday was PerkinElmer, which sells screening devices and scientific instruments. It jumped $4.16, or 6.5 percent, to $67.73 after it agreed to buy EUROIMMUN Medical Laboratory Diagnostics of Germany for $1.3 billion in money.

On the other end was energy business EQT, which fell $5.26, or 9 percent, to $53.51 for the largest loss in the index. It accepted purchase Rice Energy for $6.7 billion in cash and stock in an offer that EQT stated will make it the country’s largest producer of gas. Rice rose $4.88, or 24.8 percent, to $24.57.

In overseas markets, European shares rose after French citizens offered their brand-new president a political majority in parliament. The vote “will lend him enough support to quickly implement his pro-business reform program,” said Marion Amiot, senior financial expert at Oxford Economics. She raised her forecast for French economic growth for 2018 to 1.7 percent from 1.6 percent.

The French CAC 40 acquired 0.9 percent, and Germany’s DAX rose 1.1 percent. The FTSE 100 in London rose 0.8 percent as the UK opened negotiations to withdraw from the European Union.

In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 included 0.6 percent, the Hang Seng in Honk Kong climbed up 1.2 percent and South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.4 percent.

Bond rates fell, which sent out yields greater. The yield on the 10-year Treasury increased to 2.18 percent from 2.15 percent late Friday. The two-year yield reached 1.35 percent from 1.31 percent, and the 30-year yield ticked up to 2.79 from 2.77 percent.

The dollar increased to 111.54 Japanese yen from 110.84 yen late Friday. The euro was up to $1.1147 from $1.1195, and the British pound slipped to $1.2729 from $1.2780.

In the products markets, benchmark U.S. crude fell 54 cents to settle at $44.43 per barrel. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, fell 46 cents to settle at $46.91 a barrel.

Natural gas sank 14 cents to $2.89 per 1,000 cubic feet, heating oil fell 2 cents to $1.41 per gallon and wholesale gasoline held reasonably constant at $1.45 per gallon.

Gold fell $9.80 to settle at $1,246.70 per ounce, silver lost 16 cents to $16.50 per ounce and copper added 3 cents to $2.59 per pound.

Records expose La. theater gunman had history of mental health concerns

LOS ANGELES– 3 individuals were shot and killed and seven others were injured on Thursday when a gunman opened fire inside a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The shooting occurred throughout a screening of “Trainwreck” at the Grand 16 Theater.

Described by authorities as a 58-year-old white male, the man supposedly stood about 20 minutes into a screening of “Trainwreck” and began randomly shooting his handgun into the audience. He later on shot and killed himself.

Of the 7 hospitalized victims, three suffered vital injuries. The ages of the victims range from late teens to 60s.

Police identified the only gunman early Friday morning as John Russel Houser. The shooter’s automobile, a 1995 blue Lincoln Continental, was also found at the theater near the exit.

“It is apparent he was intent on shooting and leaving,” police chief Jim Craft told reporters on Friday morning. Houser abandoned his plans to get away, returning to the theater to shot himself once he found the police. “The quick law enforcement response forced him back into the theater,” Craft said.

Houser is from Phenix City, Ala., and cops said has no recognized connection to Lafayette. Houser, who had actually likely been staying in a Lafayette motel given that early July, was described as a “drifter.” Authorities discovered wigs and glasses in his motel room on Friday early morning. The shooter’s intention remains uncertain.

Cops also identified the two female victims: a 21-year-old and a 33-year-old.

Houser’s now-ex-wife, Kellie Maddox Houser, and other relative sought a momentary protective order versus him in 2008.

The household whined that he “committed various acts of family violence,” “exhibited severe unpredictable behavior and has made threatening as well as disturbing statements,” according to court files acquired by the Associated Press on Friday.

The documents also reveal that Houser has a “history of mental health problems, i.e. manic anxiety and/or bi-polar disorder.”

Maddox Houser “has ended up being to so concerned about the accused’s unpredictable frame of mind that she has actually eliminated all guns and/or weapons from their martial home,” the docs read. The order was briefly given and she declared divorce in March.

“It actually was a disorderly scene,” police chief Craft told press reporters on Thursday. According to Craft, the shooter has a criminal history that goes back several years.

A bomb squad was later called to the scene after police discovered a suspicious package inside the shooter’s car that was parked outside the theater.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindel stated 2 of the victims were teachers, and that one took a bullet for the other and pulled the fire alarm.

“We heard a loud pop we believed was a firecracker,” witness Katie Domingue informed The Daily Marketer.

“He had not been saying anything,” she included. “I didn’t hear anybody shrieking either.”

Universal’s “Trainwreck” comedy, starring Amy Schumer, opened nationwide last Friday.

The deadly Louisiana shooting comes less than a week after a jury in Aurora, Colorado discovered James Holmes guilty of first-degree murder in the cinema shooting that killed 12 people on July 20, 2012. He faces the capital punishment.

San Diego’s Daily Records to close after almost 130 years

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The San Diego Transcript building in seen in San Diego, Calif., on Wednesday, July 22, 2015. The Daily Transcript of San Diego said Wednesday it will certainly release its last edition Sept. 1, ending an almost 130-year run in the newspaper business.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015|9:50 p.m.

SAN DIEGO– The Daily Records of San Diego said Wednesday it will release its last edition Sept. 1, ending a nearly 130-year run in the newspaper business.

The paper is no longer viable due to rising expenses for health care and other costs and an unpredictable future for the market, Publisher Robert Loomis wrote in a note to readers.

The privately held Daily Transcript started publishing in 1886 and provided extensive protection of local companies, legal affairs and government. It provided a start to numerous reporters who went on to work at other San Diego publications, including The San Diego Union-Tribune, the city’s dominant newspaper, and Voice of San Diego, an online publication.

The newspaper’s subscription-based site, www.sddt.com, will certainly remain to run for a short time. Loomis didn’t provide a company date for the site to close down but said the company will certainly cease operations on Sept. 21.

“While numerous cost savings steps have actually been initiated in the past, consisting of the passionate embrace of quickly altering innovation, producing the day-to-day news, data and info for which the company is known needs a relatively large number of employees with relevant support systems,” Loomis stated.

The Daily Records, which is possessed by the Revelle-Scripps family, has a little but prominent following. It reported a day-to-day print circulation of 6,506 during the six-month duration ended Dec. 31, 2013, and its site had 88,545 special visitors in January 2014.

Loomis, who has overseen the paper’s operations considering that 1994, didn’t state the number of people would lose their tasks and didn’t instantly reply to a phone message.