10 things you need to know today: January 8, 2016


Today’s headlines …. here they are!!

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THE WEEK

1. U.S. market indexes drop in worst 4-day start to a year ever
U.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, capping the worst four-day start to a year in the three-decade history of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. After fresh signs of economic trouble in China, the Dow lost 392 points, or 2.3 percent, extending its decline since the end of 2015 to 5.2 percent. The S&P 500 index dropped by 2.4 percent, and the Nasdaq by 3 percent. Stocks in China rallied on Friday and Europe posted modest early gains after Chinese government funds bought local shares for the second time this week to boost the country’s market after it dropped by 12 percent in four days.

Source: Reuters, Bloomberg

2. Obama hosts town hall meeting on guns
President Obama defended his executive actions on gun control in atown hall meetingThursday at…

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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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