02/15/10. New York City pays $1 million dollars per inch of snow removed by their city workers.
02/14/10. 82 million people wagered/bet on the Super Bowl Championship game this year.
02/13/10. The 4th quarter of 2009, 21.4% of all U.S. home owner's home equity is underwater or in the negative.
02/12/10. The official number of deaths from the Haiti Earthquake is at 230,000 people.
02/11/10. The 43rd President Bush had a $1.6 B - $2.0 Billion dollar deficit for the U.S. economy.
02/10/10. 8.4 million jobs have been lost since January 2009.
02/09/10. 41% of Hispanic teenagers do not graduate from High School.
02/08/10. Congressman John Mertha has passed away. More to come, stay tune.
02/06-07/10. TOYOTA is still in trouble. Their PREIUS brand has some mechanical problems. A very strong possibility that officials at Toyota, Japan will ask for a recall by next week. Not all bad information regarding this automobile has not been fully reported. Washington officials are currently asking a lot more questions. More to come, stay tune.
02/06-07/10. Greece has been warned by the European Union regarding their very High Deficit v. their GDP. Currently, Greece's deficit is at 12.7%. The EU has told Greece that their deficit MUST be lowered by 4% within the next three years or sooner. More to come, stay tune.
02/06/10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the former President, Ronald Reagan.
02/05/10. Colunbia's FARC guerrillas kidnapped and killed the Govenor of Caqueta department, south-east of Bogota. More to come, stay tune.
02/05/10. The Govenor of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, 84 year old N.D. Tiwari, resigned after a television news channel aired pictures of him attempting to have sex with three women.
02/05/10. The Labor Dept. reports that January 2010 Unemployment in the United States is at 9.7%.
02/05/10. Democrats in Congress and President Obama has increased the amount of Debt the U.S. is allowed to spend. The new Debt Ceiling is now $14.29 trillion dollars.
02/04/10. Scott Brown of Massachusetts has been officially sworn in as that state's newest U.S. Senator. He was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden. After his swearing in, Senator Brown talked about getting jobs for his state's and America's men and women. He is a Republican who won the Senate Seat in a special election to fill the vacancy from Ted Kennedy's death last year. Senator Brown breaks the super majority strangle hold that Democrats had on the U.S. Senate. Democrats legislation now can be fillabustered by Republican Senators. More to come, stay tune.
02/04/10. President Obama has allowed the U.S. Census to purchase a 30 second Super Bowl commercial for $2.5 million dollars.
02/04/10. Maine Township, Illinois has announced a employee reduction of at least 125 jobs. 85 of these jobs will be teaching positions eliminated. The legislative powers asked the school union to reduce their total fees and demands. The school union said, NO! Reductions will occur. The savings can be up to $50 million dollars from these job cuts in Maine Township. More to come, stay tune.
02/04/10. President Obama's federal budget for 2011 will be around 25% of total GDP.
02/03/10. President Obama to lead Democrats in the fight to slow down or control Supreme Court Ruling allowing Corporations to buy ads against politicians and organizations that oppose their views. The Supreme Court ruled in January 2010 that Corporations have FREE SPEECH Rights under the U.S. Constitution. More to come, stay tune.
02/03/10. A South Korean consortium beat French, American and Japanese rivals to win a $40 million dollar contract to build and run four nuclear reactors in the United Emirates, which will form part of the first civilian nuclear energy project in the Arab world. More to come, stay tune.
02/03/10. At a ceremony in Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, two Argentine men became the first gay people in Latin America to get married.
02/03/10. Primary Election is over. Did you vote?
02/02/10. Today is Primary Election Day! Go and VOTE!
02/02/10. Today is GROUNDHOG DAY at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Six more weeks of Winter.
02/02/10. As of December 2009, 9.1% of Home Owners who have an FHA Mortgage has missed up to 3 months of mortgage payments. More to come, stay tune.
02/02/10. Federal workers and Military personnel can expect a 1.4% pay raise in 2011.
02/01/10. President Obana's 2011 Federal proposed Budget is $3.834 trillion dollars. More to come, stay tune.
02/01/10. India's TATA Motors had a 7.52% increase in January 2010 sales.
02/01/10. Television network, CBS ban Man Crunch commercial for being to sexual in nature. This commercial was to air during the Super Bowl. The commercial shows two football fans watching the game and kissing. Also, GO DADDY.COM commercial was ban for making fun of Gay men. In this commercial, an NFL member is shown being a Interrior Designer and acting gayish. More to come, stay tune.
02/01/10. Today starts African American Heritage Month in the United States.
02/22-28/10. Still sick! My flu conditions have come back and it has hit me big time. I am down for the count. I'll be taking a break from reporting the news till I recover. Man, this year flu conditions is a doozy. Again, thank you for visiting "YYYC". We appreciate you. Sincerely, James Liceaga editor
02/20-21/10. The European Union, has approved the takeover of SUN MICROSYSTEMS from ORACLE. The acquisition was announced last year in April. MYSQL is a leading open source database business.
02/20-21/10. An official in Dubai leaked to the public that Abu Dhabi's bail out of Dubai World, a state-backed conglomerate saddled with debt, was actually only half the headline amount of $10 billion, as this included a previous commitment of $5 billion in credit. The $10 billion figure soothed markets in December. This week's news brought more internal problems about how to deal with the rescue.
02/20-21/10. Well. my flu conditions seem to be worse last night and this morning. I will be reporting the news a little slow this week end. I still have to update my web site but this weekend could be a challenge since I'm sick. Thanks for your patronage and tell a friend about us. Sincerely, James Liceaga, editor of "YYYC".
02/19/10. The U.S. Government gives MICRO SOFT the OK to take control of the YAHOO Search Engine. MICRO SOFT believes they could compete with GOOGLE. Let the Games begin.
02/19/10. As of December 31st. 2009, 9,100 homes have been winter weatherized. The cost is estimated for this entire project is $5 billion dollars. So far the average cot per home has cost tax payers $57,000.
02/18/10. A CNN Poll reports that 6% of the U.S. population believe that President Obama's stimulous funding/package is working. 52% believe that the 44th President deserves NO second term in the White House. 17% of those polled stated they were Unemployed.
02/18/10. U.S. Postal Service is developing a Postal Van that runs on electricity.
02/17/10. I thank you for staying with this web site. I had a bad case of the flu and was very late on posting the news. Sincerely, James Liceaga
02/17/10. Today is the one year anniversary of the stimulous package President Obama signed. President Obama claims 2 million jobs have been created from signing for his stimulous tax money.
02/16/10. Bank of America Charge Offs were at 13.25% in January 2010 v. 13.53% in December 2009.
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