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Dow Jones hits yet another record high

That helped financial firms. Cheerios maker General Mills cut its sales projections for the year, sending its shares down 2.6 percent. By the jingle of the closing bell, the Dow Jones had given up nearly 33 points or 0.16% to finish at 19,941.96, while the S&P 500 shaved close to six points to 2,265.18 and the Nasdaq composite dropping 12.5 points to 5,471.43.



Shopper's racist anti-Latinx rant caught on camera

The video has been viewed over four million times. "You can't sit around and watch that without doing something to let people know that you care.", he said . "I'm sorry I'm that way but you all need to realize you're not the only ones around here", she says at the end of the video. It happened in line at a JC Penney store.


Extension for Affordable Care Act Ends at Midnight

Extension for Affordable Care Act Ends at Midnight

The deadline was pushed back due to heavy website traffic in the last few days. That's up 400,000 compared to a year ago, according to the agency. Nor did the report include automatic re-enrollment of coverage. Supporters praise the bill for providing more access to those in poverty or those who faced challenges in obtaining health care insurance. Federal officials they don't expect any coverage changes for 2017.



Dow Jumps 100 Points, Nearing Milestone 20000 Mark

The Nasdaq composite fell 10 points, or 0.2 percent, to 5,472. That helped financial firms. Year-to-date the Dow is up 14.6%, with almost 9% of performance coming after the US Presidential Election. Its stock is down 1.9 percent. Benchmark crude oil closed down 81 cents to 52.49 per barrel. Brent crude, the worldwide standard, jumped 87 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $55.79 a barrel in London.


Offices close for Christmas holiday

Offices close for Christmas holiday

Since Christmas Day and New Year's Day are on Sunday this year, the holidays may be observed by some agencies on days different from the actual holiday. -7:00 p.m; and Monday, January 2, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Roosevelt Community Recreation Center will be closed January 1. No meals will be served December 30 or January 2 at the Fairfield Senior Citizen Center.