Behold! The American military electric vehicle! Also known as the Columbia ParCar, it’s part of a broad-based Department of Defense program to purchase off-the-shelf NEVs and electric cars for non-tactical use. Seems like a very reasonable idea; in case of war, gasoline might be required for other things like fighter jets and napalm. After reading [...]
The new documentary A Broken Promise in Texas: Race, the Death Penalty and the Duane Buck Case, released by the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, sheds light on the 1997 Texas death-penalty trial of Duane Buck, an African-American...Show More Summary
By Tom Lydon: Cautious investors have been piling into low-volatility exchange traded funds to hedge against potential bumps down the road. However, low-volatility options with a heavy tilt toward defensive utilities have experienced outflows recently. Show More Summary
By AVI PERRY During a well-publicized interview in 2002, Samantha Power reflected on the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. She advocated a diversion of U.S funds committed to Israel for its defense needs to the Palestinian Authority. She called for a U.S. military intervention aimed at imposing a solution on the Palestinian question. She [...]
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian defense group Finmeccanica and private equity fund Cinven will get at least five offers for satellite propulsion system unit Avio Spazio, business daily Il Sole 24 Ore said on Sunday.
Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman suggests in a piece at the Huffington Post that we look at violence in America as a public health crisis rather than a crime problem in light of the spate of recent mass shootings. Read full article...
At 2:14 AM on Thursday, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014 (NDAA), a massive $638 billion bill designed to fund all military spending and chart military policy for the for the coming fiscal year. An avalanche of amendments greatly changed the original make-up Chairman Rep. Howard “Buck” [...]
At first glance, the $6.8 million contract that Boeing just won from America's Missile Defense Agency probably sounds more like a rounding error than an actual, material event in the life of this $75 billion company. But it could become...Show More Summary
Jury selection to begin Monday in Fla. murder trial for shooting death of Trayvon Martin
Own the high-performing Yacktman (YACKX) mutual fund? Consider how much you like consumer defensive stocks. The answer had better be: A lot. Yacktman draws the attention of Morningstar’s Adam Zoll this week for its 34% allocation to consumer defensive stocks, a group that the firm considers to be somewhat overvalued at the moment. For comparison, a 34% [...]
Brandi Glanville has donated $500 to the defense fund for the teacher being sued by her ex-husband’s new wife LeAnn Rimes, RadarOnline.com can reveal. The Real Housewives of Beverly … READ ON
By Tom Lydon: Healthcare ETFs have been outperforming the market since 2011. As equities break into historic record highs, defensive healthcare sector exchange traded funds have been outstripping the broader markets again. Moreover, the healthcare sector is a long-term play for an aging population. Show More Summary
ByAkaralph: I have written about MFS Intermediate Income Fund (MIN) on a few previous occasions, most recently here. I have extolled its virtues as a defensive play in a bear market scenario. In this brief article, I wish to provideShow More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading Republican congressman proposed legislation on Monday that critics say would force U.S. President Barack Obama to keep the Guantanamo Bay military prison open and fund renovations, despite his renewed bid to shut it dow...
US Department of Defense Navy contract awards BAE additional funding for the DDG-101 repair & maintenance docking. BAE Systems San Diego Ship Repair, Inc.
The Executive Director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, Chris Cox, was the keynote speaker at the second fundraiser for the Hunter Defense Fund. At a May dinner in the Washington capital area, Chris delivered a powerful message about hu...
The Department of Defense awarded more than $961 million worth of contracts to a total of 17 awardees on Thursday. And yet, one company, Hartford, Conn.-based United Technologies, managed to capture nearly half the funds on offer when...Show More Summary
Yesterday, George Zimmerman's lawyer posted and tweeted the defense fund was out of money and desperately in need of $75,000 to $150,000 for experts, deposition transcripts and other expenses. Since then, they have raised $12,000. Some of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Less than two weeks before the trial of George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin is set to begin, his defense team has announced that it is almost out of money. On Wednesday, Zimmerman’s attorneys posted on their website that the defense fund now contains less than $5,000. Show More Summary
George Zimmerman's surprisingly popular defense fund has been drained yet again, so his lawyers-slash-fundraisers have posted a new plea for money on the website. With less than $5,000 remaining in the account, they estimate they need $120,000 "to give George the defense he deserves." For a slightly less...