10 things you need to know today: December 24, 2014

Headlines for Christmas Eve …. here they are!!

The Fifth Column

The Santa Claus rally of 2014 The Santa Claus rally of 2014 | (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

The Week

Stocks surge after economic growth quickens, another police shooting near Ferguson, and more

1. Stocks hit record levels as the economy posts its best quarter since 2003
The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped to close above 18,000 for the first time ever on Tuesday after the Commerce Department said the economy had grown at a surprisingly fast 5 percent in the third quarter, the strongest rate since 2003. The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index also hit a record high. Analysts said the surge added to indications that the economic recovery is gaining steam. The market often shoots higher this time of year in what is known as a Santa Claus rally, as fund managers snap up hot stocks to end the year with winners in their portfolios. [CNN]


2. Police officer fatally shoots man…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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