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Florida Man Slips, Kills Friend

May 9, 2019 |

A Florida man stepped out his truck, slipped on a piece of construction debris, and shot and killed his longtime friend Wednesday. The unidentified male “was transitioning the gun from his waistband [to] his pocket” when he says it unintentionally fired as he slipped, a rep for the Hillsborough County…
Newser

U.S. stocks sink as epic rally falters; oil slips

December 27, 2018 |

Volatility returned to U.S. markets, with stocks stumbling back toward a bear market after the biggest rally in nearly a decade faltered. Oil and the dollar gave up some of the previous session’s advances. Oil slipped below $ 46 a barrel.

The S&P 500 sank more than 1%, unable to add to a 5% surge…


L.A. Times – Business

Airline Worker Takes Nap, Then ‘Slips Through the Cracks’

November 1, 2018 |

United Airlines was plagued with canine passenger problems earlier this year. This time it’s American that’s making headlines, and it involves a human—an apparently drunk one. USA Today reports on a baggage handler said to be in his mid-20s who had an interesting flight on board a Boeing 737…
Newser

Florida Woman Slips Note to Her Vet: ‘Call the Cops’

May 27, 2018 |

“Call the cops, my boyfriend is threatening me. He has a gun. Please don’t let him know.” So wrote a Florida woman in a note she handed to her dog’s veterinarian Saturday in a highly stressful situation, authorities tell ABC News . Seems the boyfriend, convicted felon Jeremy Floyd, was standing…
Newser

Dow Slips Back Despite Amazon’s Gains

April 28, 2018 |

Stocks are ending the week little changed Friday as disappointing results from Exxon Mobil weighed on energy companies and offset gains by Amazon and others. The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 11 points, or less than 0.1%, to 24,311, per the AP . The Nasdaq gained 1 point to…
Newser

Dow Slips a Bit, but Netflix Stock Soars

January 23, 2018 |

Stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday as gains in technology companies and retailers were partly offset by losses in consumer goods makers. Netflix soared 10% Tuesday after reporting a big gain in subscribers, while Amazon climbed 2.7%. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 6 points, or 0.2%, to…
Newser

Stocks edge up, and oil slips

December 27, 2017 |

U.S. stock indexes capped another quiet day on Wall Street Wednesday with slight gains, recouping some of the market’s modest losses from a day earlier.

Technology, healthcare and industrials stocks accounted for much of the gain. A report showing that pending U.S. home sales inched higher last…


L.A. Times – Business

Girl, 7, Slips Through Airport Security and Onto Plane

November 1, 2017 |

A runaway 7-year-old girl slipped through security checks at Geneva’s airport and onto a plane without a ticket before being spotted by a crew member and handed over to police, officials said Wednesday. Acknowledging an “eminently regrettable” incident that could have turned out worse, Geneva airport spokesman Bernard Stampfli said…
Newser

Man Slips, Falls to Death While Taking Selfie With Girlfriend

May 31, 2017 |

A man taking a selfie with his girlfriend slipped and fell to his death off a cliff in Washington state Monday, KREM reports. Rescue crews searched for hours, but no body was recovered until Tuesday, accordong to the Spokesman-Review . The 25-year-old man fell into the Palouse Falls in the Columbia…
Newser

Dow Slips 21

March 13, 2017 |

Stocks are ending mixed on Wall Street in subdued trading ahead of this week’s meeting of Federal Reserve policymakers, the AP reports. Modest gains in materials companies and utilities Monday were offset by declines in health care and consumer goods stocks. Copper miner Freeport-McMoRan rose 1.6%, while Merck fell…
Newser