CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2000 |
Orange County's celebrated crime drop stretched for a record eighth straight year in 1999, with total crime falling 7% and every major crime category noting a decrease except homicide, according to statistics released Wednesday. Murders across the county rose for the first time in six years, jumping 8% from 85 to 92. Despite the increase, the number remains fewer than half the homicides recorded in 1993, when gang feuds helped push the total to 196.
June 22, 2000
BADMINTON SOUTHERN SECTION Alhambra Individual Boys Singles: Mike Chansawangpuvana, Villa Park Doubles: Magella Ky/Richard Chong, Long Beach Wilson Individual Girls Singles: Elie Wu, Keppel Doubles: Lin Cai/Connie Hwang, Villa Park Mixed doubles: Mike Chansawangpuvana/ Mai Mangkalakiri, Villa Park BASEBALL CITY SECTION Championship: Kennedy Invitational: Venice SOUTHERN SECTION Division I: Capistrano Valley Division II: California Division III: Villa Park Division IV: San Luis Obispo Division
March 16, 2000 |
American consumers' buying spree of foreign goods from TVs to cars last year led to an immense increase in the trade deficit--up more than 50% from the previous year to a record high of $338.9 billion. The deficit in the "current account," which measures not only trade in goods and services but also investment flows and foreign aid payments, grew by 53.7% from the previous record, a $220.6-billion imbalance in 1998, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. The hefty $118.
February 18, 2000 |
America's record-setting economy is poised to smash one more record today when the government announces that the nation's colossal addiction to foreign goods drove the trade deficit to about $270 billion last year. It's not an occasion for celebration, although whatever the precise number, "It's going to be big," promised Nariman Behravesh, chief international economist at Standard & Poor's DRI in Lexington, Mass. Yet, remarkably, hardly anyone is complaining.
February 3, 2000 |
U.S. consumers bought new homes at a faster than expected pace in December, the government said Wednesday, capping a record year for the housing market that may finally be showing signs of slowing under the weight of higher interest rates. The Commerce Department said the number of new single-family homes sold in December rose 4.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 900,000 units, faster than the 889,000 pace economists expected.
February 1, 2000 |
More than 3 out of every 4 new dollars invested in stock mutual funds in 1999 went to just a handful of fund companies and two types of funds--large-growth-stock and technology sector funds. Analysts say the new data, compiled by Financial Research Corp., are the clearest sign yet that fund investors, long viewed as conservative "buy-and-hold" types, increasingly are succumbing to the temptations of aggressive "momentum" investing.