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Gold Notches Second Straight Gain, Adds to Climb Toward 1-Week High

Gold futures on Tuesday marked a second gain in a row, extending a climb to the highest price in about a week. Traders continued to monitor developments tied to the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil-infrastructure as they shifted focus to the Federal Reserve decision Wednesday on interest rates. December gold on Comex tacked on $1.90, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,513.40 an ounce, after a 0.8% gain on Monday. Prices for the most-active contract marked their highest settlement since Sept. 6 for a...

Gold Posts Third Straight Gain Ahead of Fed Policy Decision

Gold posted a third straight gain before the conclusion of the Federal Reserve meeting where policy makers are widely expected to cut interest rates Wednesday. The Fed meeting comes amid increased volatility in the U.S. money markets that raises the odds for the central bank to expand its balance sheet. From 2008 to 2011, the Fed bought $2.3 trillion of debt, sending gold to a record that year. Bullion prices also advanced as investors weighed the impact of...

U.S. Stocks End Modestly Higher Ahead Of Fed Decision

U.S. stocks finished with modest gains Tuesday, a day ahead of the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting that's expected to deliver a rate cut. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 31 points, or 0.1%, to end near 27,108, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 gained around 8 points, or 0.3%, to close near 3,006. The Nasdaq Composite finished near 8,186, a gain of around 32 points, or 0.4%. Stocks bounced back from modest losses seen a day earlier when oil prices...

Oil's Dramatic Advance Pauses as Market Awaits Saudi Clarity

Oil's record-breaking advance paused on Tuesday as the market awaited clarity on how long it'll take Saudi Arabia to restore output that was cut in half by the devastating attacks on its production facilities. It was a subdued start to trading after the fireworks on Monday, when Brent crude rose the most on record and U.S. futures jumped more than 15%. All eyes are on how fast the kingdom can recover from the strike, which knocked out about 5% of global supply....

U.S. Oil Futures Settle With a Loss of Nearly 6%

Oil futures declined Tuesday, with U.S. prices losing nearly 6%. The move follows news that Saudi Arabia's energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the kingdom has restored 50% of its production lost in the weekend attacks on its oil facilities and plans to see its output return to normal by the end of this month, according to The Wall Street Journal. With capacity of 11 million barrels a day to be restored by end-September, "there will be minimal disruption to global supply," wrote...

Sales of Bulletproof Backpacks for School Children Up to 300 Percent This Year
Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:10 WIB | GLOBAL |Global

After enjoying a long summer vacation, children in America get ready to go back to school in late August or early September.

In addition to receiving school supplies, adults also buy special backpacks, bulletproof backpacks for their children. Especially after the mass shooting tragedy in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and Gilroy California, some time ago.

Throughout 2019, there have been 22 cases of shootings in American schools that have caused injuries or damage. The shooting took place in various parts of America ranging from Georgia to California, in elementary school to university.

The defeat of parents against school shootings caused sales of bulletproof bags to rise by 200 to 300 percent this year. The price of the bulletproof backpack is around 120 to 490 dollars.

To CNN, Steve Naremore, director of the TuffyPack company that sells bulletproof bags, said, "It's great that we have to have this kind of product, but this is the problem we have to face at the moment and will easily not appear again in the future."

A mother who lives in the city of El Paso told PBS News Hour to ask, a police officer, to buy bulletproof bags for boys.

Source : VOA

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Gold Notches Second Straight Gain, Adds to Climb Toward 1-Week High

Gold futures on Tuesday marked a second gain in a row, extending a climb to the highest price in about a week. Traders continued to monitor developments tied to the attacks on Saudi Arabian oil-infrastructure as they shifted focus to the Federal Reserve decision Wednesday on interest rates. December gold on Comex tacked on $1.90, or 0.1%, to settle at $1,513.40 an ounce, after a 0.8% gain on Monday. Prices for the most-active contract marked their highest settlement since Sept. 6 for a...

Gold Posts Third Straight Gain Ahead of Fed Policy Decision

Gold posted a third straight gain before the conclusion of the Federal Reserve meeting where policy makers are widely expected to cut interest rates Wednesday. The Fed meeting comes amid increased volatility in the U.S. money markets that raises the odds for the central bank to expand its balance sheet. From 2008 to 2011, the Fed bought $2.3 trillion of debt, sending gold to a record that year. Bullion prices also advanced as investors weighed the impact of...

U.S. Stocks End Modestly Higher Ahead Of Fed Decision

U.S. stocks finished with modest gains Tuesday, a day ahead of the outcome of a Federal Reserve policy meeting that's expected to deliver a rate cut. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose around 31 points, or 0.1%, to end near 27,108, according to preliminary figures, while the S&P 500 gained around 8 points, or 0.3%, to close near 3,006. The Nasdaq Composite finished near 8,186, a gain of around 32 points, or 0.4%. Stocks bounced back from modest losses seen a day earlier when oil prices...

Oil's Dramatic Advance Pauses as Market Awaits Saudi Clarity

Oil's record-breaking advance paused on Tuesday as the market awaited clarity on how long it'll take Saudi Arabia to restore output that was cut in half by the devastating attacks on its production facilities. It was a subdued start to trading after the fireworks on Monday, when Brent crude rose the most on record and U.S. futures jumped more than 15%. All eyes are on how fast the kingdom can recover from the strike, which knocked out about 5% of global supply....

U.S. Oil Futures Settle With a Loss of Nearly 6%

Oil futures declined Tuesday, with U.S. prices losing nearly 6%. The move follows news that Saudi Arabia's energy minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said the kingdom has restored 50% of its production lost in the weekend attacks on its oil facilities and plans to see its output return to normal by the end of this month, according to The Wall Street Journal. With capacity of 11 million barrels a day to be restored by end-September, "there will be minimal disruption to global supply," wrote...

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