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Investors Hoping For A Better February

Posted On February 03, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Stocks move into February trading after one of the worst months in more than a year. January was tough for Wall Street and a Friday sell-off ended the month with all three major indexes in negative territory. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dipped nearly five-a-half-percent and the S&P 500 lost more…

Security Concerns Loom At Winter Games

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Sochi, Russia) -- Security is one of the major areas of concern surrounding this year's Winter Games. Police in Sochi reportedly launched an urgent search last month for a potential female suicide bomber and a Jihadi video was also posted online threatening the Games and tourists planning to attend. The State Department issued a travel…

Team USA Has Plenty Of Olympic Veterans

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Sochi, Russia) -- Team USA has plenty of athletes returning this year with multiple Olympic experiences under their belt. Nordic combined skier Todd Lodwick is set to become the first American to compete in six Winter Games. Fellow nordic combined competitor Billy Demong and Alpine skier Bode Miller are each participating in their fifth Winter…

Sochi Olympics Most Expensive Ever

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Sochi, Russia) -- The Winter Games in Russia will be the most expensive Olympics in history. Sochi was selected by the International Olympic Committee as the host city in July 2007. Cost of hosting the Olympics was originally budgeted at 12-billion-dollars but swelled to 51-billion, surpassing the estimated 44-billion-dollars spent by China to host the…

Team Competition Opens Figure Staking

Posted On February 03, 2014

(Sochi, Russia) -- Figure skating will help kick off the competition at this year's Winter Olympics. The team men's and pairs short program will take place Thursday, one day before the Opening Ceremony on Friday. The team ice dance short dance, ladies short program and team pairs free skate is on Saturday. The team competition…