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Brooklyn’s Haitians Wonder What Awaits Them When Protections End

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
The government is ending a program that let Haitians stay in the United States legally after the 2010 earthquake, and many in the community worry about their future.

Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
A program that let 59,000 Haitians remain in the United States after a 2010 earthquake will end in July 2019.

The Double-Stuffed Boat to Haiti

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
Through a quirk of customs law, Haitian New Yorkers can ship home almost anything, as long as it’s crammed into a vehicle that can be loaded onto a boat.

White House Pressed Unsuccessfully to End Immigration Program

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
President Trump’s chief of staff tried to persuade the acting homeland security secretary to end a program that shields about 300,000 immigrants from deportation.

About 2,500 Nicaraguans to Lose Special Permission to Live in U.S.

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
The Trump administration said thousands of immigrants from Nicaragua would have to leave the country by Jan. 5, 2019, but extended protections for Hondurans, for now.

Giving Capitalism a Social Conscience

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate discusses his strategy for reducing the global dangers of extreme wealth concentration.

A Year After a Hurricane, Stepping Out of Limbo in Haiti

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
The remote Haitian island of Île-à-Vache was devastated by Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. Some residents have been able to rebuild their homes. For others, it is taking longer.

Review: Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
This feel-good documentary dives into global health care with the same optimism as its subjects, two founders of Partners in Health.

In Haiti, a Building Fights Cholera

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
Even in a runaway and deadly epidemic, architecture can become an important element of a cure.

Court Dismisses Remaining Lawsuit Against U.N. on Haiti Cholera

NYTimes Haiti - 41 min 37 sec ago
A federal judge upheld the assertion by the United Nations that it is immune from lawsuits because of a diplomatic treaty.

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South Florida Relief Efforts Bring Aid To Puerto Rico & Families Back To US

CBS 4 South Florida - Sun, 2017-12-10 23:23

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Nearly three months after Hurricane Maria slammed Puerto Rico and caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, South Florida has stepped up once again in the struggle to recover.

On a chilly Sunday evening and with coats in hand, dozens of families braved the weather waiting for their loved ones to arrive from Puerto Rico on a relief flight.

South Floridians brave the unusual chilly weather waiting for their families to arrive from Puerto Rico on Dec. 10, 2017. (Source: CBS4)

“It’s been a blessing for us to have them here, especially for the holidays, to be together,” said Juan Quiñones, relieved his parents are safe and sound. “Because of the medical situation over there, some medicines and certain care were not available, so again, we’re grateful that they’re here and able to get the medical attention that they need.”

The devastation was so widespread, FEMA said federal assistance has topped $1 billion.

Local organizers, like Rosana Guernica, have pitched in to help. She set out early Sunday morning for her fifth humanitarian trip to the island where she was born.

“We are brining 30,000 lbs of relief aid to people who have still yet to receive help and we’re evacuating over 100 patients who need immediate and proper medical attention they cannot receive on the island,” said Guernica.

Desperation is an understatement.

“They are very, very short for food,” said Mayling Vasquez, who also reunited with her parents. “They don’t have electricity, they don’t have water. It’s very difficult to get the medicine for my dad.”

Organizers are grateful for the support they received to make this mission possible. In the future, they said, they’d like to see a better relief plan in place following natural disasters.

Street Fight Scatters When Gunman Opens Fire, Hitting 2 Juveniles

CBS 4 South Florida - Sun, 2017-12-10 22:27

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — A young man is in police custody in connection to the shooting of two juveniles during a street fight in a North Lauderdale neighborhood.

Fernandinho St. Lot, 19, was picked up Sunday evening for the incident that happened a day earlier at 1040 S.W. 76th Avenue.

Cell phone video showed more than a dozen teenagers and young men watching two shirtless fighters square off against each other in the middle of the street. At one point, a few more appear to try to jump into the action to intimidate one of the participants.

A street fight ends in gunfire on Dec. 9, 2017 in North Lauderdale. Also pictured: Fernandinho St. Lot, 19. (Source: CBS4/Broward Sheriff’s Office)

That’s when a gunman, standing among the group, pulls out a pistol and fires a warning shot in the air, sending the crowd running. Next, at the suggestion of another individual, seen pointing out a target, the gunman aims down the street and fires again, before the video cuts out.

A neighbor who heard the gunshots said he looked out and saw an individual laying in the street.

Two victims were taken to the hospital.

Authorities haven’t confirmed whether or not St. Lot was the shooter. However, he does face two charges for attempted murder.

Anyone with additional information about the crime is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers anonymously at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or browardcrimestoppers.org.

The Hidden Fear Driving The Market Surge

CBS 4 South Florida - Sun, 2017-12-10 21:20

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WALL STREET (CNN Money) — 1. Fear — of missing out: Fear can influence the stock market in powerful ways — during booms as well as busts.

The panic of 2008-2009 sent the S&P 500 crashing to 666, wiping out trillions in wealth.

Fear is playing a less-obvious role helping to fuel today’s red-hot stock market. In this case, it’s fear of missing out, or FOMO, as Americans watch the stock market smash record after record.

“You’re seeing more people jumping in because they fear they are missing out on the bull market,” said Ed Yardeni, president of Yardeni Research.

Of course, it’s never a good reason to buy something — stocks, bonds or bitcoin — just because everyone else is doing it. Investing should be backed up by solid fundamentals, not irrational emotions.

At its extremes, FOMO can cause real problems. It led many Americans to flip condos in Florida last decade, sparking an epic housing bubble that eventually burst. FOMO also drove the dotcom bubble in the late 1990s on the Nasdaq.

“I remember one of the guys running the newspaper kiosk on Broadway asking me if I can print him stock reports on Intel and Cisco,” said Sam Stovall, chief investment strategist at CFRA Research. “That should have been an signal to me.”

To be sure, today’s stock market looks much healthier than those notorious booms. Profits are at record highs, inflation is low, hiring is steady and economic growth at home and abroad is projected to accelerate. All good reasons for soaring stock prices.

Stovall doesn’t think FOMO has taken over the market, though he’s watching carefully for signs. “Bull markets are like incandescent light bulbs,” Stovall said, “they tend to glow brightest just before they go out.”

On the other hand, Yardeni does see evidence of FOMO in the rush of money pouring into ETFs. He worries it’s a sign the market is in the early stages of a “melt-up” — a dangerous market rise that often ends in tears.

Yardeni has set an ambitious S&P 500 target for the end of next year of 3,100, or roughly 17% above current levels. If anything, he worries the soaring market could eclipse that level long before it’s warranted.

“If we get there in the next three to six months, then we’d be in a melt-up for sure,” Yardeni said.

Related: Most Americans aren’t benefiting from the stock market boom

2. Yellen’s goodbye: Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will hold what’s likely to be her last press conference on Wednesday after policy makers conclude their final two-day meeting of the year. It seems all but certain the central bank will decide to raise its key interest rate one last time.

Under Yellen, the Fed has moved at a slow, deliberate pace in lifting rates as it has kept an eye on inflation, which has been stubbornly low. The Fed raised rates twice this year, first in March and again in June. The current rate — between 1% and 1.25% — is low compared to prior decades.

Related: Jerome Powell says Fed likely to hike rates in December

Wall Street does not expect Jerome Powell, Trump’s nominee to lead the Fed, to stray far from Yellen’s approach when it comes to setting monetary policy. But if the new tax plan jump-starts the economy, Powell may steer the Fed to raise rates faster to keep up with the pace of inflation.

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) at the end of the trading day on December 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

3. Bitcoin futures debut on Chicago exchange: The Chicago Board Options Exchange, or CBOE, plans to launch bitcoin futures trading on Sunday at 6 p.m. ET. CME, the derivatives marketplace, has said it will start trading bitcoin futures the following Sunday.

It’s been a volatile week for the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin surged above $17,000 for the first time on Thursday — and plunged by more than $3,000 on Friday.

Related: I bought $250 in bitcoin. Here’s what I learned

The bitcoin frenzy has ramped up, partially in anticipation of the start of futures trading on the CBOE, CME and other exchanges. But big banks have warned that bitcoin futures trading could be dangerous.

4. Net neutrality decision: The Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality protections on Thursday, despite calls from Democrats to delay the vote.

Currently, net neutrality rules bar internet providers like Comcast and AT&T from deliberately speeding up or slowing down traffic from specific websites and apps, and prevents them from prioritizing their own content or the content of third-party services they strike deals with. FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s plan would lift those bans — and likely boost those companies. (AT&T is in the process of acquiring Time Warner, which owns CNN.)

Related: Trump FCC chair unveils plan to repeal net neutrality

Pai argues that the current laws micromanage internet providers, and that increased transparency will protect consumers. Critics worry that fewer regulations would let internet providers offer preferential treatment to companies that are willing to pay more.

5. Black Friday results: The Census Bureau will reveal its estimates for November’s retail sales on Thursday.

The numbers will reveal how well retailers performed during the Black Friday shopping period. Early estimates from ShopperTrak, a data analytics company that measures the number of shoppers at stores, said foot traffic was similar to last year. Friday will show if shoppers spent about the same as they did in 2016 as well.

6. Coming this week:

Monday — New numbers on job openings and job quitters from JOLTS

Tuesday — Fed meeting begins

Wednesday — Fed decision and Yellen press conference

Thursday — November U.S. retail sales; Bank of England rate decision; Costco and Oracle earnings

Bollywood actress Zaira Wasim says she was inappropriately touched on flight

CBC (canada) World - Sun, 2017-12-10 20:34

Zaira Wasim, who starred in the hit Bollywood film Dangal, is accusing a man of touching her inappropriately with his foot during a flight from Delhi to Mumbai.

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