Today’s Business Roundup


US stocks finish near session lows a day before Thanksgiving. The Dow is down -235.26 points. The S&P and Nasdaq also finished in the red as the debt crises in Europe and the US linger. Traders fear a possible global recession because of the shaky financial troubles here and abroad. The markets and banks will be closed for Thanksgiving but will reopen on Friday.

Biggest Travel Day Of The Year

Today is simply the busiest travel day of the year and airlines are not profiting as much as people think. Not only are jet fuel costs growing but airlines have to brace for the unwanted costs for delays because of bad weather all over the US.

Super Committee Failure Spillover

Congress is just weeks away from voting on expiring payroll tax breaks and extending unemployment benefits. President Obama told an audience at a New Hampshire high school on Tuesday that their taxes would go up an average of $1,000 to $1,500 unless the payroll tax cuts are extended and expanded as part of his jobs bill.

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TRNS News Notes- 10/9

McCarthy quits speaker race: GOP in chaos
GOPer: “Banana republic”
7 who could be speaker
Unspoken McCarthy rumor
Obama weighs exec authority: Expand background checks

Poll: Country Split On Border Security, Birthright Citizenship

Photo/The Dream Act Coalition

The poll shows that views on controversial immigration issues are largely split on ideological lines.

Friday, October 9

● Retailers stocking up for a very merry Christmas

● Former “Mrs. Orange County” faces child porn charges

● Who owns the sun?

● Sanctuary cities released 9,300 criminal aliens

● Pinochet ordered Letelier car bombing

● Foreign tourism declined slightly in August

Planned Parenthood Abortionist Says Tissues Not Used for Profit In Undercover Video

In the video, a Planned Parenthood abortionist said the sale of fetal tissues should “not be seen as a new revenue stream.”

Reports: Russian Missiles Miss Syria Target, Hit Iran

Photo/U.S. Missile Defense Agency

A number of Russian cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea missed their Syrian targets and landed in Iran, multiple news outlets reported Thursday.

U.S., Canada Donate $21 Million For Health Hubs In Poor Countries

The hubs will be located in India, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Peru, Suriname, Thailand, Ghana