Entergy (ETR) was downgraded by UBS (UBS) from neutral to sell with a price target of $55, as the company will be facing a very challenging regulatory calendar. Shares are lower by about 2.9 percent.
Stocks traded mostly flat today despite an encouraging jobless claims report and some major announcements on the M&A front. The Labor Department is reporting a drop in jobless claims, down 27,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 341,000.
Whiting Petroleum (WLL) was upgraded by BMO (BMO) to outperform from market perform with a price target of $60, as the firm believes that the company possess more drilling inventory than the market believes. Shares are higher by about 2.6 percent.
The stench from overflowing toilets and rotting food drove passengers to set up cots on the deck of the Carnival ship Triumph which has been operating with limited power for several days. Deborah Gembara reports.
A cruise ship disabled for days at sea has pulled into the port at Mobile, Ala., but passengers who have described miserable conditions aboard still have hours to wait before they can walk on solid ground. Video silent from source.
Michael Graham has now gone into Self Syndication in the same way I have, from the same studio I broadcast from, soliciting advertisers in the same way as I am, at the same time of day as me (except during the week rather than Saturdays) and on all of the stations I’m on as well.
Who says great minds don’t think alike?
BTW FTR Radio has picked up the show as the first station added to our syndication. This is hopefully only the first step in the expansion of the show in New England and beyond. Frankly if there was ever a time to jump onboard as either an advertiser or to take advantage of my commentary deal, it would be now!
Pope Benedict XVI shocked the entire Catholic world by announcing his resignation this week effective February 28th. As Jazz Shaw put it The last time something like this happened the only Europeans who knew America existed were Vikings.
The news has been a Godsend to Catholic Dissident groups, not because there is any chance of the new Pope being a supporter of Gay Marriage or Abortion etc etc etc, as every voting Cardinal has been appointed by either Benedict XVI or John Paul II. The odds are better of me being named Rush Limbaugh’s permanent replacement on EIB.
However it does allow them to pretend that they are relevant, get some airtime and generate the money necessary to support their status as leftist gadflies.
People are thinking what should you call an ex Pope. I vote for Holy Grand Father.
My co-blogger Roxeanne tells he she’s been having trouble with her internet for 4 weeks. Comcast has really fumbled the ball on this. I keep reminding her she has access to a blog now ranked 101 among conservative web sites. Comcast should consider this too.
As I’m typing this Chris Dorner has apparently been killed by police but not before he took hostages and killed one officer and wounded another.
The celebration of Dorner based no race and ideology has been one of the more disgusting things I’ve seen. It is in my opinion symbolic of a portion of society where fatherhood is a rare thing but even with that rationalization it’s still a shock, but it shouldn’t be after all there are those who celebrated Charles Manson, but there was a time before the net that people would be ashamed to celebrate evil publicly.
Welcome to post Christian America.
This week’s DaTechGuy on DaRadio BTW will feature Bishop Daniel Reilly in the first hour on the subject of the Pope’s resignation, and author Dave Carter talking about his book to be released Friday “Che the lost diaries”. It would not surprise me to see Christopher Dorner to be celebrated in the same way as Che. On the bright side it beats him being lionized like Muma
It has been announced that the 2nd Doctor Adventure that will be showed this month for the 50th anniversary of Dr. Who is Tomb of the Cybermen.
I wasn’t surprised but I would have preferred the War Games, but there is no chance a 10 part adventure would be picked, particularly as it was a regeneration episode.
I usually don’t’ have much good to say about Deval Patrick but in my opinion the state did an excellent job with the Blizzard of 13. The lessons of 1978 and the ice storm seem to have been learned.
He’s still a bad governor but credit when credit is due.
I prefer one huge storm vs snow all winter. There is a lot of back breaking shoveling but it’s only done once.
Meanwhile there are some people in a in NY who as of Tuesday still haven’t had a plow pass by. I guess Cuomo is too busy worrying about passing laws to help him in 2016.
Robert Stacy McCain is used to covering stories others have ignored:
It’s Ash Wednesday, and a 29-year-old kindergarten teacher was laid to rest in Westchester County, N.Y. Her story is now gaining international attention, but the New York Times and the national TV networks can’t be bothered to report the death of a woman who died after a late-term abortion by Dr. LeRoy Carhart. So the story got covered by Viral Read:
Some have objected and he has answered:
Accuse me of disrespecting the Morbelli family’s grief, denounce me for seeking to exploit this woman’s death for the sake of politics and I will repeat what I’ve said before: I don’t care, just stop ignoring this story.
This story isn’t about me or you or Jill Stanek. This story is about an abortionist who left a woman to bleed to death. If you want to target Jill Stanek for a lawsuit, please go right ahead, Bridgette, and I’ll cover the lawsuit, because that will call attention to the shameful enormity of the bloody career of this disgraceful butcher, LeRoy Carhart.
Double-dog dare ya.
No, Bridgette, you wouldn’t dare pursue such a lawsuit, because you know as well as I do that the more Americans learn about what “late-term abortion” really means, the more they’ll be horrified to know that the United States is one of only four countries in the world — along with China, North Korea and Canada — where abortions are legal in the 33rd week of pregnancy.
I’ll have Stacy on the show next week, I wonder if anyone will bother to report this story by then?
CPAC & Blogbash is coming, my friend Jerry Wilson is not impressed:
For the uninitiated — you haven’t missed much, believe me — BlogBash is a party thrown for political bloggers during CPAC (an annual gathering of conservatives) by one Ali Akbar, with whom my encounters have been well chronicled, and associates. It’s quite the to-do, with awards and sponsors and special guest star appearances by high rollers in conservative new media and politicians. Gaining admittance to BlogBash is the modern equivalent of trying to get into Studio 54.
Come BlogBash night, you will see scads and scores of blog posts and tweets from those in attendance hanging out with others in attendance, 99 44/100% of which will feature photos of said attendees in various states of inebriation hanging onto other attendees.
Assuming I make it to CPAC (my credentials have been approved) I’ll likely be at Blogbash. You’ll find me sitting on the floor near an electrical outlet typing away as I always am.
The GEICO ad of Dikembe Mutombo issimply brilliant. It’s one of those things you can watch and just smile. With the political scene being what it is you need a reason to smile these days.
I hang with a group of friends on Tuesdays playing board games as we have since the 70’s. Three of us went to High School Together. The oldest of the three of us turns 50 this week.
I feel very old seeing this.
This is my least favorite time of the year, waiting for the start of baseball season. The snow is on the ground and the first spring training games have yet to start Doctor Who hasn’t yet returned to TV.
Spring can’t come fast enough.
Some TV? My wife has started watching Arrow, it’s an interesting re-write of the old Green Arrow comic, its big into the whole Anti-hero theme but no matter how you slice it, you have a bunch of six packed guys doing very manly things.
Women were never big into superhero stuff but once you had movies and TV’s full of hunks you KNEW that was going to change.
Finally I want to thank the readers, when I decided to have a weekly tip jar goal so I could finally start paying myself I was very worried. When I made my $300 weekly goal the first time I felt good but it’s not the first time but the 2nd time that makes the difference. Well Week two raised the $300 and then some.
None of this is possible without you. I won’t forget it.
Vibrant colors, engaging themes in exhibition of British Pre-Raphaelite paintings and photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.
Europe’s mushrooming horsemeat scandal saw its first arrests Thursday _ and saw French authorities name a French wholesaler as the main culprit in disguising cheap horsemeat as ground beef for frozen foods sold around the continent.
Protests marking the second anniversary of an uprising in the island nation of Bahrain were marred Thursday when security forces reportedly killed a teenager near the capitol Manama and wounded dozens more. Mana Rabiee reports.
In trading on Thursday, education & training services shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.7%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Strayer Education (STRA), down about 14.1% and shares of Grand Canyon Education (LOPE) off about 1.8% on the day.