Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2019 Advance Estimate at Strong 3.2%

Gross Domestic Product, First Quarter 2019 Advance Estimate at Strong 3.2%

Washington, DC…Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2019 (table 1), according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter of 2018, real GDP increased 2.2 percent. The increase in real GDP in the first quarter reflected […]

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

CAL FIRE Investigators Determine PG&E Not the Cause of the Tubbs Fire

Sacramento, CA…After an extensive and thorough investigation, CAL FIRE has determined the Tubbs Fire, which occurred during the October 2017 Fire Siege, was caused by a private electrical system adjacent to a residential structure. CAL FIRE investigators did not identify any violations of state law, Public Resources Code, related to the cause of this fire. […]

Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

Newly Published Research Points to Gum Disease as Potential Alzheimer’s Cause

South San Francisco CA…Cortexyme, Inc., the privately held, clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics to alter the course of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and other degenerative disorders, has announced publication of a foundational paper supporting its approach in Science Advances, a top-ranked multidisciplinary journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). In the […]

NASA Adds E. Michael “Mike” Fincke to Crew Assignment for Manned Boeing Flight Test

NASA Adds E. Michael “Mike” Fincke to Crew Assignment for Manned Boeing Flight Test

Cape Canaveral, FL…NASA astronaut E. Michael “Mike” Fincke has been added to the crew of the Boeing CST-100 Starliner’s Crew Flight Test, scheduled to launch later this year.  Fincke takes the place of astronaut Eric Boe, originally assigned to the mission in August 2018. Boe is unable to fly due to medical reasons; he will replace Fincke […]

Governor Newsom Announces PlumpJack Entities Moved to Blind Trust.

Governor Newsom Announces PlumpJack Entities Moved to Blind Trust.

Sacramento, CA…PlumpJack Founder and now Governor Gavin Newsom as announced that prior to January 7, 2019, title and control of the PlumpJack Group entities, wine and hospitality businesses based in California, were transferred to a blind trust administered by an attorney and certified public accountant. All state executive branch agencies are prohibited from entering into […]

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

FCC Investigating 911 Outage That Affected CenturyLink Customers Nationwide

Washington, DC…Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced today that the agency has launched an investigation into the nationwide CenturyLink outage, which has affected 911 service for numerous consumers across the country. Chairman Pai issued the following statement regarding the situation: “When an emergency strikes, it’s critical that Americans are able to use 911 to […]

Dow Roars Up 1,084.89 & Almost 5% in Post Christmas Bounce!

Dow Roars Up 1,084.89 & Almost 5% in Post Christmas Bounce!

New York, NY…Dow Roars Up 1,084.89 & Almost 5% in Post Christmas Bounce! Good retail numbers led the way as the Dow climbed back up in one of the largest single day gains in Dow history. Markets are still down for the year but this erases some of the doom and gloom mood of the […]

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

U.S. Retail Sales Grew 5.1 Percent This Holiday Season

Purchase, NY…A robust shopping season from before Thanksgiving through Christmas has given retailers much to cheer about this year. According to Mastercard SpendingPulseTM, which provides insights into overall retail spending trends across all payment types, including cash and check, holiday sales increased 5.1 percent to more than $850 billion this year – the strongest growth […]

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Nearly 49 Million Holiday Road Trippers to Fill-Up with Thankworthy Gas Prices

Washington, DC…Motorists can add cheaper gas prices to their list of ‘things for which to be thankful’ this Thanksgiving holiday. Today’s national gas price average is $2.62, which is seven-cents less than a week ago and the largest one-week decline in pump price this year. In fact, the large drop brings the year-over-year differential in […]

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