Wednesday, April 30, 2014

News - Daily Summary

Tensions are still high in Ukraine as more separatists seize more buildings. The government concedes that the separatists have won in the east since law enforcement officers have failed to withstand the occupations. There were no other major developments in Ukraine as the world waits to see what Russia will do. Venezuela is still a mess as is Syria. Nothing new from the middle east and Iraq prepares to vote. North Korea participates in artillery exercise and keeps up the rhetoric. South Korea keeps dealing with the aftermath of the ferry disaster. No real news on the missing Malaysian jetliner, but there are rumors that wreckage may exist in the Bay of Bengal.

In the U.S. stocks ended the day higher even though there was news that the U.S. economy might be stalling (I don't think it ever really got started). Oil, gold, and silver were down. A large wildfire is burning in Southern California (which is early for fire season). Other than that, there was just the usual murder, mayhem, and corruption.

Another day in the calm before the storm.

What do you think?