The foreign-exchange market continues to be one of the largest, spanning the globe and open for business 24 hours a day, six days a week. International businesses use the market to buy and sell products in foreign countries, while investors trade currencies in hopes of generating a profit from market fluctuations.
Here are the results of The-Signal.com's latest Reader Meter poll.
The-Signal.com visitors cast a total of 283 votes from late afternoon Friday, March 19 to afternoon Friday, March 26, 2010.
The Los Angeles regional branch of Mothers Against Drunk Drivers held its 2010 awards ceremony on Thursday, and two Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputies were recognized for their contribution to keeping drunk drivers off of the roadways in the SCV.
A Canyon Country man is behind bars today after a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station deputy conducted a traffic stop near Soledad Canyon Road and Crossglade Avenue Thursday night.
Detectives from the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station's Robbery and Assault team are investigating two unrelated incidents of armed robbery that occurred just minutes apart on Wednesday night.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) -- A judge has ordered suspended Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas to spend 30 days in a halfway house on gun charges stemming from a locker-room confrontation with a teammate.
Prosecutors had recommended that Arenas serve three months in jail. Defense attorneys argued Arenas didn't deserve jail time for what they described as a misguided prank on teammate Javaris Crittenton.
Recent statistics indicate that crime in many communities across California has dropped. It's a testament to the joint efforts of our political leaders and law enforcement agencies working together to improve our quality of life.
A Santa Clarita parolee was taken into custody for a January incident involving gunfire, said Lt. Brenda Cambra of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Station.
Deputies continue searching for a masked gunman who escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash after holding up the employees at a Castaic fast-food restaurant.
Wolf Creek Restaurant & Brewery of Valencia is partnering with the Wolf Connection (a wolf and wolf-hybrid rescue) to raise money and awareness for them. They are bringing some of the rescued animals (that are tame and trained) to Wolf Creek's patio this weekend. Wolf Creek will donate 15 percent of its total weekend's sales to the organization.
The Santa Clara River Valley Railroad Historical Society (SCRVRHS) will present its 15th annual Railfest this Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28, and the society's director, Jim Mendrala, emphasized that "This year's Railfest theme is 'Trains - Fun for All Ages.'" The Railfest has become a regional event in the Santa Clara River Valley, with the center of activities at Central Park in Fillmore.
If you had a hot tub that could transport you to any era in time, would you really make a beeline for the 1980s?
Some movies seem born to inspire video games. All they lack is controllers and a scoring system. "How to Train Your Dragon" plays more like a game born to inspire a movie. It devotes a great deal of time to aerial battles between tamed dragons and evil ones, and not much to character or story development. But it's bright, good-looking and has high energy. Kids above the easily scared age will probably like the movie.
Kratos is one angry guy. Once a Spartan warrior, he was tricked into killing his own family by the god of war, Ares. Since then, he's been on a mission of vengeance against not just Ares, but the entire pantheon of Greek gods.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has used Labor Day to call for raising the city's minimum wage.
ATLANTA (AP) - On Labor Day, Cole Hamels and the Philadelphia bullpen spread the workload on a no-hitter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.
When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.
"Out of the Past" is upgraded to Blu-ray this week, as are more "Looney Tunes" shorts, and a number of fan-favorite titles mark their DVD debut. (Warner Archive titles are available at warnerarchive.com.)
Our kids are our world. We love them, and we can't imagine our lives without them (well, maybe we could for very short stretches on secluded, white sandy beaches...) But mostly, we are addicted to them in all their sweet stickiness. No matter what, we always want to remain within a snuggles reach of their cherubic-ness.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and - watched by officials as they spoke - called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
PALMDALE (AP) - Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a deputy has been injured in a rollover accident on the 14 Freeway near Palmdale.
ERIE, Colo. (AP) - All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.
MOSCOW (AP) - Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy - a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks.
THERMAL (AP) - A Southern California high school has retired a controversial Arab mascot.
SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) - Celebrity chef Todd English, who has opened restaurants around the country and written multiple cookbooks, was arrested Sunday on a charge of driving while intoxicated, authorities said.
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Hyun-Jin Ryu's stint on the disabled list was nothing more than a speed bump.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - While the Los Angeles Angels buzzed around their clubhouse preparing for their fantasy football draft, the Oakland Athletics had their own doors locked for a grim team meeting.