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As Robert told me, Roosevelt was a conservationist and wanted to save the earth. I want to saved the earth, said Robert. So Roosevelt it was! Lisa showed me a picture of Robert costumed on her cell phone when we had lunch together yesterday. Robert was Teddy Roosevelt! Last night was one of those nights of nights at Fantasy Fest. The best was of the best was Pretenders and Toga Party.

Pretenders each year is at the Pier House. A stage on the beach. Contestants wearing huge tall headpieces. Like 10 feet and better! What made it especially good this year were the two hostesses. The lovely and vivacious Kathleen Peace. And the charming and beautiful Jenna Stauffer.

The pefect combination for a premier event. Toga Party is an annual event also. Impossible to get in. The place is jam packed early. The party overflows into the street. Just a little room to move about. Negotiations were on going. The men want the ladies to bare their breasts for a peek. Also their privates and butts. The women set the price. Two for a breast peek, more for privates and so on. Once the price has been determined, a quick flash! Such negotiations were ongoing all over the place all night An adult party!

All in good fun! Stocks end a wobbly day mostly higher Stocks ended an up-and-down day with slight gains on Wall Street, capping a solid week. Smaller companies rose more than the rest of the market. Henri Bendel, year-old luxury retailer, closes the doors Luxury retailer Henri Bendel, which opened its doors in New York's Greenwich Village at the end of the 19th century, turns out the lights.

US industrial production rose a solid 0. US industrial production rose a healthy 0. US retail sales up just 0. US retail sales rise 0. Stocks continue to rise on hopes for trade war cease-fire Global stock markets are up again on hopes that the United States and China will call time-out in their escalating trade feud. Asian shares continue rally after Wall Street gains Asian shares are mostly higher Friday, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease.

Fed member sees more interest rates hikes A central banker says he believes growth remains strong despite increasing uncertainty over trade tensions, saying he expects interest rates to Sears sales decline improved in latest quarter; shares soar Sears Holdings Corp. VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer Volkswagen says it will stop making its iconic Beetle in July of next year.

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday U. Target to hire , for holidays; UPS, FedEx beefing up Target plans to hire more than , people for the busy holiday shopping season, and UPS and FedEx say they're adding workers to handle all that Technology companies lead indexes higher Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as technology companies rose following a recent bout of weakness.

Average US mortgage rates climb; year at 4. Global oil production hits a new record, led by US and OPEC The world's supply of oil hits a record million barrels a day, another sign of oil's dominance in the energy market. For homebuyers, mortgages are safer but tougher to come by Now and then: Banks dropped their easy lending ways after racking up billions in losses from mortgages gone bad after the housing bubble burst, What's changed in US financial system since '08, at a glance What has changed in the US financial system since , at a glance.

Safer financial system yet much hasn't changed A decade later: A safer financial system emerged from crisis, yet much hasn't changed. US business leaders with political aspirations A look at some notable US business leaders and entrepreneurs who have had political aspirations. How fund investing has changed In the decade since the financial crisis, investors have been changing not only what they invest in but how they do so. In 'golden age' of branded credit cards, shoppers cash in Competition is driving branded credit cards to offer higher rewards for everyday spending.

US consumer prices rose an annual 2. World stocks rise on report of US-China trade talks Many global markets are higher following a report that the U. Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy Closed businesses, drowned livestock, washed-away cars:

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