STOCKS SLIP: Here’s what you need to know

All three major US stock indexes fell in trading on Monday as a number of geopolitical events grabbed the headlines. The biggest loser was the tech-heavy Nasdaq, which fell nearly 1%. The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 also declined, but by a smaller percentage. We’ve got all the headlines, but first, the scoreboard: Dow: 22,294.53, -55.06, (-0.25%) S&P 500: 2,496.68, -5.59, (-0.22%) Nasdaq: 6,371.59, -55.33, (-0.86%) General Electric sold its Industrial Solutions business for $2.6 billion. The unit was sold in a deal with ABB, a power-grids maker, and the transaction includes an agreement for long-term use of GE’s brand and a strategic partnership. Allergan announced a $2… Read More

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Crime is down in Trenton. Perception of it might not be

The number of people shot in the city is down over last year, but does it feel safer? TRENTON — The crime numbers are pointing down in Trenton, but the headlines sometimes tell another story. Last week, days after the city was rocked by three homicides over three weekend days, Police Director Ernest Parrey Jr. sat in a police conference room with members of the New Jersey State Police. They looked at State Police numbers that portray violent crime – specifically fatal and nonfatal shootings – as lower in 2017 year-to-date versus the same period in 2016. The drops are anywhere from 10 to 20 percent. For the time period… Read More

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The Detroit Lions lost in heartbreaking fashion when the game-winning touchdown was overturned and a rule ran out the clock

The Detroit Lions lost an absolute heartbreaker to the Atlanta Falcons at home on Sunday. After trailing the entire game, the Lions spent all three of their timeouts as the defense forced a three-and-out late in the fourth quarter to give Matthew Stafford and company the chance to drive the field for the winning touchdown. Starting from their own 11-yard line, the Lions marched down the field and made it to the red zone with just 34 seconds remaining in the game. Stafford missed receiver Eric Ebron on first and second down, but Marvin Jones earned a pass interference in the end zone to give the Lions first-and-goal from the… Read More

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‘ I’m standing every chance I get’: Flames weigh in on NFL anthem protests

Fully aware of anthem protests across the border in the National Football League, Calgary Flames forward Matthew Tkachuk indicated that he would still continue to stand for the U.S. national anthem. “I respect a peaceful stand against, what the (NFL) guys were doing,” said the Scottsdale-born, St. Louis-raised son for former NHL-er Keith. “I mean, obviously, everybody has the right to their own opinion and freedom of speech and everything like that. “But me, personally, I’m standing every chance I get for the national anthem and at least being a part of the anthem. I would be the one standing, that’s for sure.” The hot-button issue that picked up steam… Read More

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Media mogul Lachlan Murdoch just bought a $29 million mansion in Aspen — take a look inside

Lachlan Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch and a leader of the family’s $62 billion business empire, has reportedly purchased a $29 million estate in Aspen, Colorado, according to the Wall Street Journal. Murdoch, 46, is co-chairman of News Corp. and executive chairman of 21st Century Fox. Earlier this year, the Financial Times reported that Murdoch has a passion for “mountain climbing and the great outdoors,” so his purchase of the Mopani Estate, located on Buttermilk Mountain with views of Red Mountain, is no big surprise. The home was most recently listed by its previous owner, tech entrepreneur Mark Schaszberger, for $44 million in June. It first appeared on… Read More

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