• Vermont November 9, 2021 1:19 pm

    Can This Caterpillar Predict How Snowy It Will Be in New England This Winter?

    New England has a natural weatherman, and it is a little fuzzier than you might expect. A Vermont Agency of Transportation staff member found a woolly bear caterpillar in one of the state’s airports. According to folk legend, the creature can predict how severe the winter ahead will be. How? Just look at the creature’s stripes. Here’s what the...

  • Caterpillar June 14, 2021 8:30 am

    Maine Warns of Poisonous Caterpillar Outbreak

    Maine is urging the public to be cautious of browntail moth caterpillars, which have tiny hairs which can become airborne and cause a skin reaction or trouble breathing. The Maine Center for Disease Control says the public is at risk of contact with the hairs because of increased outdoor time in the summer. Reaction to the hairs can include rash,…

  • China November 15, 2019 5:02 pm

    US Stock Indexes End Week of Milestones With More New Highs

    Wall Street closed out the week with more milestones Friday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed 28,000 for the first time and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq hit record highs. Health care and technology stocks powered most of the broad rally, which helped drive the S&P 500 to its sixth straight weekly gain. The Dow extended its streak of...

  • Donald Trump May 13, 2019 7:37 pm

    Dow Drops More Than 600 Points, Posts Worst Day Since January as China Trade War Escalates

    Stocks fell sharply on Monday after China decided to raise tariffs on some U.S. goods as the ongoing trade war between the world’s largest economies intensifies. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 617.38 points, or 2.4%, to 25,324.99 and posted its worst session since Jan. 3. The S&P 500 also had its worst day since early January, falling 2.4% to...

  • New York January 2, 2019 11:34 pm

    The Stock Market Starts Off 2019 With More Turbulence

    The roller-coaster ride on Wall Street resumed on Wednesday, the first trading day of the new year, as stocks plunged early on, then slowly recovered and finished with a slight gain....
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped as much as 398 points in the first few minutes of trading after more shaky economic news from China. But it gradually recouped those...

  • United States October 13, 2018 8:31 am

    Rockwall Child Hospitalized After Venomous Caterpillar Sting

    Lauren Chambers didn’t know what to think when she received a call from her daughters’ daycare that 5-year-old Adrie couldn’t move her arm after getting stung by a caterpillar.
    “They said that she had been stung by the most poisonous caterpillar in the United States,” said Chambers.

  • Donald Trump July 26, 2018 9:48 pm

    Facebook Reports Slower-Than-Expected 2Q Revenue Growth, Driving Stock to Lose $120 Billion

    There’s a scratch in Facebook’s Teflon coating. The social network’s user base and revenue grew more slowly than expected in the second quarter as the company grappled with privacy issues, sending its stock tumbling after hours. The company also warned that it expects revenue growth to decelerate in the next couple of quarters as it promotes new, and for now...

  • Donald Trump March 22, 2018 6:21 pm

    Why US Consumers Could Feel Impact of Trump's China Tariffs

    From toys to clothes to shoes to cellphones, Americans buy a half-trillion dollars’ worth of goods from China each year — the biggest haul of imports from any one country. And that means the prices of many such products could surge as a result of President Donald Trump’s plan to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion of imports from China.

  • Donald Trump March 19, 2018 4:20 pm

    Markets Close Down as Facebook Drags Tech Stocks Lower

    U.S. stocks pulled back on Monday as a decline in Facebook pressured the technology sector. Wall Street also paid attention to Washington after a Twitter meltdown from President Donald Trump, CNBC reported. The Nasdaq composite dropped 1.8 percent as Facebook dropped 6.8 percent. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 335 points, with Caterpillar as the worst-performing stock in the index....

  • Europe October 24, 2018 7:00 pm

    Dow Industrials Drop Another 1,000 Points as Selling Spreads

    Stocks plunged again Thursday, and for the second time in four days the Dow Jones industrial average sank more than 1,000 points. The two best-known stock market indexes, the Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500, have dropped 10 percent from their all-time highs, set Jan. 26. That means they are in what is known on Wall Street as a...

  • breaking news October 30, 2017 7:26 pm

    Stolen Construction Equipment Used in Attempted ATM Theft in San Diego

    Someone used a stolen piece of construction equipment to tear a bank ATM away from the building but failed to steal the machine, San Diego police said.

  • Donald Trump September 17, 2017 6:00 am

    Maximalist Design in Greenwich Village

    Interior designer Sasha Bikoff shows off her live-work duplex in Greenwich Village. Sasha designed her place to inspire her at every turn, embracing a truly maximalist aesthetic. It’s wild and whimsical; a one-of-a-kind home to both entertain in and take that client call. This week’s episode of Open House was hosted from 520 West 28th Street. It is Zaha...

  • United States June 7, 2017 5:47 pm

    Maple Producers Fight Back Against Tiny Pest Threatening Trees

    The forest tent caterpillar defoliated 25,000 acres of trees in 2016 and is a major concern for maple producers in Vermont.

  • NBCUniversal Inc. June 7, 2017 5:34 pm

    Fighting Back Against Forest Tent Caterpillars

    The forest tent caterpillar defoliated 25,000 acres of trees in 2016 and is a major concern for maple producers in Vermont.

  • United States April 25, 2017 4:17 pm

    Healthy Profits Push Stocks Higher Yet; Nasdaq Closes Above 6,000

    U.S. equities rose sharply on Tuesday as solid quarterly reports from several large-cap companies rolled through....
    The Nasdaq composite jumped about 0.7 percent, sending the index above 6,000 for this first time ever....
    “It’s certainly a psychological factor,” said Jeff Carbone, managing partner of Cornerstone Financial Partners. “It took us many years to get back above 5,000 and now we’re at 6,000....

  • President May 11, 2017 4:40 pm

    The Trumps' First White House Easter Egg Roll

    The Trumps hosted their first Easter Egg Roll, the 139th such event at the White House, with kids rolling colored eggs down the White House lawn and mingling with characters dressed as the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Cat in the Hat and the Very Hungry Caterpillar. The tradition was started by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1878.

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