U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calms inflation fears over Biden’s spending plan

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen calms inflation fears over Biden's spending plan
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A boat that capsized off the San Diego coast leaves four people dead

A boat that capsized off the San Diego coast leaves four people dead
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As seven-foot swells raged, and clouds hung low off the San Diego coast, a smuggling vessel crashed into a reef and capsized on Sunday morning. Of the nearly 30 people aboard, a minimum of four were reported dead, with dozens more requiring hospitalization. The suspected operator of the ship was in custody, according to an official. 

“Smugglers don’t care about the people, they only care about their pockets,” said Jeff Stephenson, who is a Border Patrol agent. 

The weather, which contributed to the wreckage, made the rescue efforts more difficult. Divers had to stay out of the water because of conditions.  

“There are people in the water drowning, getting sucked by currents, people on shore,” one official said of the scene. Injured people were transported to hospitals with injuries from the boat itself. And some had hypothermia.

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Stock futures rise ahead of first trading day of May

U.S. stock futures moved higher in early morning trading on Monday as investors prepared for the first trading day of May.

Dow futures rose 210 points. S&P 500 futures gained 0.5% and Nasdaq 100 futures added 0.3%.

Monday marks the first trading day of May. Despite Friday’s weakness in equities, the S&P 500 notched its third straight month of gains in April, adding more than 5% to the index as investors bet on a big economic and profit recovery from the pandemic.

The S&P 500 is now up 11% for the year. The benchmark closed at record levels on Thursday on the heels of blowout earnings results from Apple and Facebook.

The Dow rose about 2.7% last month, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 5.4% in April.

This week will be another busy week for earnings season, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the latest news.

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Stunning video footage of lightning striking a palm tree and nearby swimming pool

Stunning video footage of lightning striking a palm tree and nearby swimming pool
Video Source: Ring

A homeowner’s Ring Doorbell captured stunning video footage of a lightning strike that was a little too close for comfort. 

The footage was captured in Portland, Texas when a thunderstorm rolled through the area. In the video, a few palm trees are shown in the left-hand corner of the frame, while a swimming pool and pool house are in full view. 

Lightning suddenly strikes one of the palm trees, and surprisingly, someone is seen inside the pool house just a few feet away. So what did the lightning strike look like and what did it do to the nearby swimming pool? Check out the stunning footage to find out.

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Parenting is one of the most researched areas in the social science field. When you are dealing with children, the goal is to help your child develop into a decent, self-confident human being. A parent’s relationship with his or her child will be reflected in the child’s actions, including child behavior problems. Too many parents base their actions on gut reaction.

In his new book, The Ten Basic Principles of Good Parenting, Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D., provides guidelines based on the top social science research—some 75 years of studies. Follow them, and you can avert all sorts of child behavior problems. Steinberg’s ten principles hold true for anyone who deals with children—coach, teacher, babysitter.

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10 life-saver tips from someone with a perfect credit score

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Only one in 200 people achieve the perfect credit score of 850, according to the company behind the scoring system most everyone uses. But even having a credit score of 750 or higher can put the ball in your court when it comes to loans.

You’ll often have lenders fighting for your business, and in nearly all instances, you’ll be offered the best interest rate by lenders, meaning you’ll have the lowest possible long-term mortgage and loan costs of any consumer.

So what does it take to achieve the perfect 850? It turns out, not too much—a perfect credit score is within your reach!

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