December 29th, 2017
Benchmarks eked out modest gains on Thursday, buoyed by gains in bank and tech stocks. In particular, tech players posted their second straight gain on the heels of a five-day losing streak. Even though the technology sector faced gyrations to close out the year, it still remains the best performing sector in 2017, up a staggering 37%. Marginal uptick in energy shares due to an increase in both crude oil and natural gas prices also helped the broader markets end in the green.
December 29th, 2017
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) increased 65.52 points, or 0.3%, to 24,837.51. The blue-chip index notched its 71st record close in 2017. The 30-stock index is also inching closer to the 25,000 milestone after having crossed the 20,000, 21,000, 22,000, 23,000 and 24,000 levels this year.
Market volatility isn't roaring back either, with 2017 being the calmest for stocks since 1964. The so-called "fear gauge", CBOE Volatility Index traded at 9.98, substantially lower than its long-term average of 20.
The 2017 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available on the new Commission website. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.
Emma is the top name for girls, and Liam is the top name for boys for the second year in a row. The top five girl names for 2017 are Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Mia, and Ava. The top five boy names for 2017 are Liam, Noah, Sebastian, Alexander, and Daniel. The list of baby names [...]
Then, in 2017, Congress overturned a number of last-minute regulations imposed by the Obama administration. Additionally, the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act included a significant regulatory reduction by repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate.
Susie Imogene Wright, age 79, of Cave City, passed away on Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at her residence. She was a native of Barren County and a member of Calvary Church. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and enjoyed her flowers and quilting. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017, at Winn Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Cave City Cemetery. Visitation at Winn Funeral Home from 3-8 p.m. on Thursday, from from 9 a.m. until time of service on Friday.