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October 2, 2013 |
The National Weather Service is predicting strong Santa Ana winds "with the potential for extreme fire danger" in Southern California over the next couple of days. An alert posted Wednesday on the website for the weather service's Oxnard office said the winds are expected to start late Thursday and last through Saturday. The strongest winds, according to the weather service, will be between 45 mph and 55 mph in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. As surface high pressure builds into the Great Basin, the winds are expected to increase, peaking in strength on Friday and Saturday, according to the weather alert.
October 1, 2013 |
Netflix Inc. stock soared to record levels Tuesday, apparently propelled by a new analyst report predicting surprising growth in the streaming video service's international subscribers. The stock stock rose to a high of $321.61 in early trading, after MKM Partners analyst Rob Sanderson wrote that global gains in subscribers would exceed expectations, and one day surpass the number of customers in the U.S. Sanderson wrote that the economics of the entertainment business will change with the shift to Internet-delivered programming -- and that Netflix is "a driving force" of this trend.
September 27, 2013 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - A forecast of heavy rain prompted the Rangers to move Saturday's game against the Angels from 7 p.m. Central Daylight Time (5 p.m. PDT) to 11 a.m. CDT, a start time that will be challenging for the Angels because it will feel like a 9 a.m. start to them. “Oh God, that's really early,” outfielder Kole Calhoun said. “Day games are killers, and an earlier start is like adding fuel to the fire. You play a night game, and it's not like you can go back to the hotel and pass out. “You have to wind down after the game.
September 23, 2013 |
Retailers' annual surge of holiday hiring will be more muted this year, according to a new forecast. Stores and distribution centers are likely to add 665,800 workers to their head counts from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31, consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas predicts. The bulk of the hires will be made in October. But that's an 11% drop from last year, when 751,800 seasonal workers joined retailers' ranks, sending the measure to a 12-year high. The upswing was the fourth straight annual increase in holiday hiring since 2008, when the number of temporary workers added was the smallest in nearly three decades.
September 18, 2013 |
Investors have been battering the company that owns the Redbox DVD kiosks after the company cut its forecast for third-quarter and full-year earnings because customers are keeping movies fewer days. Outerwall Inc. shares are down 13% from Monday's close and have lost 26% since reaching a 52-week high on July 25. The company, which also operates Coinstar coin-counting kiosks, said Tuesday that its revenue has been lower than expected because of a promotional discount campaign and because people kept movies for fewer nights in August.
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September 4, 2013 |
A heat wave was expected to start sweeping across already sweltering Southern California on Wednesday and forecasters said it could push temperatures up to 20 degrees above normal over the next three days. A large area of high pressure will create a warming trend that should continue through Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Triple-digit temperatures are expected in the western San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Ventura County, and other areas will feel like it's in the 100s when the humidity is factored in. "And there will not be much overnight relief," said weather service specialist Stuart Seto.
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September 3, 2013 |
After a slight cool-down on Labor Day, the weather is expected to heat up for the rest of the week, pushing temperatures in some inland areas past 100 degrees. There will also be a chance of more humidity, said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service . "We know it's going to be hot. We're just not sure about humidity," he said. Highs on Tuesday are forecast to be in the mid-70s to 80s at the beaches and upper-80s to mid-90s inland.
August 30, 2013 |
Television meteorologist Gary England has long described himself -- with a thick, western Oklahoma drawl -- as an Okie living his dream. This week England gave his final on-air forecast from his post at KWTV Channel 9 in Oklahoma City, to the disappointment of thousands of Oklahomans who have never lived in a world in which Gary England did not do the weather. At 73, England has been on the air in Tornado Alley for 41 years . In Oklahoma there's a well-known tornado-season axiom: If Gary says to hide -- everyone calls him Gary -- you hide.
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August 19, 2013 |
Residents on the northern outskirts of Los Angeles County up to the Central Coast could be in for a wet and noisy day Monday, with weather forecasters predicting thunder and lightning with a chance of hail. Antelope Valley residents are enjoying a “slight reprieve from the severe weather, but will likely see the storm ramp up in the afternoon," said National Weather Service meteorologist Dave Bruno. Forecasters are expecting small-sized hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph to hit Kern and San Bernardino counties and the area north of Lake Los Angeles.
August 12, 2013 |
Gold futures jumped higher Monday as the dollar fell in value, but concerns that the Federal Reserve may taper off its monetary stimulus may push prices down. Gold futures for December jumped $22 to $1,344.30 on midday trading Monday, on track for a fourth day of consecutive gains. Gold has been boosted of late by data showing that U.S. wholesale inventories fell unexpectedly for a second straight month in June, which pushed economists to lower their estimates for second-quarter economic growth.