Posts Tagged ‘October’

Medicare To Penalize 2,211 Hospitals For Excess Readmissions

More than 2,000 hospitals — including some nationally recognized ones — will be penalized by the government starting in October because many of their patients are readmitted soon after discharge, new records show. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Eurozone private sector manufacturing and services shrank more in April

The eurozone saw it private sector contract sharply in April by one of its sharpest falls in nearly three years and its steepest decline since October, London-based Markit Economics said Friday. Article © AHN – All Rights Reserved Economy, Business And Finance Stories

Mortgage rate rises above 4 percent for first time since October

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The rate on a 30-year fixed mortgage climbed above 4 percent for the first time since October, Freddie Mac reported Thursday. In its weekly report, the mortgage giant noted the average rate on the 30-year fixed rate mortgage increased to 4.08 percent […]

U.S. home prices in broad-based decline

U.S. home prices fell in 19 of 20 major cities in October, suggesting that the foreclosure crisis is still overhanging the country’s sputtering housing recovery. View full post on Canada Business Stories

Stagnant consumer price data sends U.S. stocks higher

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks soared higher Friday after new data showed that inflation does not appear to be a problem. Just after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 82 points, the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index was up […]

Fewer EI recipients but more claims

Fewer people were on employment insurance in October over the previous month, continuing a multi-year downward trend, but more people submitted benefit claims, Statistics Canada says. View full post on Canada Business Stories

China export growth dips as EU slows

Chinese exports slowed in October but strong imports served up a reminder of the domestic economy’s strength View full post on UK Business Stories

China PMI falls unexpectedly in October

China’s manufacturing sector growth eased last month as the economy continued to show signs of slowing. View full post on UK Business Stories

Manny has five suitors, according to sources close to aging slugger

Jim Keller – AHN Sports Reporter Orlando, FL, United States (AHN Sports) – Despite a subpar season, a wacky personality and an ability to wear out his welcome just about everywhere he plays,there are several teams interested in Manny Ramirez, ESPNdeportes.com reported Friday. The ESPN report mentioned the Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, Texas Rangers, […]

Caterpillar Acquisition, Better October Retail Sales Boost Stocks

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer New York, NY, United States (AHN) – The acquisition by construction equipment giant Caterpillar of mining-equipment maker Bucyrus International Inc. for $7.6 billion and a 1.2 percent increase in retail sales in October sent U.S. stocks climbing on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average went up 85 points […]