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Today's Top Stories - October 14, 2016  

Beware The Bell! U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Thursday morning as traders eyed the release of data and earnings More

Europe: European stocks were lower in morning trade after minutes from the U.S. Federal Reserve's September meeting raised expectations of a December interest rate hike and weak China trade data weighed on investor sentiment More

Asia: Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after see-sawing following soft Chinese trade data More

Oil: Oil prices fell on Thursday after OPEC said its production had risen to the highest level in at least eight years and following reports of an increase in U.S. crude stockpiles More

Gold: Gold edged up on Thursdayon a weaker dollar and as equities plunged on soft Chinese trade data that stoked concerns about the health of the world's No.2 economy More

Wells Fargo CEO Stumpf retires effective immediately; Tim Sloan to take over It comes amid the company's response to a fake account scandal that left Stumpf defending the bank on Capitol Hill More

Earnings up next for markets with Fed believed to be still aiming for December More

UK's biggest retailer is running out of Ben & Jerry's — is Brexit to blame? More

UK faces Brexit divorce bill of up to $22 billion: Research More

Unilever beats sales forecasts thanks to price hikes More

China’s September exports tumble amid weak external demand More

Huge Alaska oil discovery fires up debate over state support for energy industry More


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IMG_0029In comments on a Virginian-Pilot column, Michael Barrett, CEO of Runnymede Corp. called member of the Beach General Assembly delegation members of the Taliban (Terrorists). He made the remark in slamming voters for the election of John Moss to the City Council.

He said: "Of course, that is what happens when the majority (of the voters) does not pay attention; just like we Virginians having elected the Taliban to the House of Delegates.

Isn't it amazing that the Runnymede Corporation, a company owned by the Fine family of Virginia Beach would allow its CEO Barrett to continue making scurrilous remarks in reference to members of the Virginia Beach Delegation to the Virginia General Assembly.

Here are his remarks posted following the Kerry Dougherty article titled, "WELL, IT'S (TAX) SEASON, SO HANG ON TO YOUR WALLET," appearing in the February 8, 2012 issue of the Virginian-Pilot.

Mike Barrett was referencing the election of John Moss' successful election to the Virginia Beach City Council and is slamming the people who elected him by saying, "Of course, that is what happens when the majority does not pay attention; just like we Virginians having elected the Taliban to the House of Delegates."

If Mr. Barrett keeps his job at Runnymede it is evidence the company is so ego-driven that it has no ethics. If Barrett remains on the board of Vision and the Chamber of Commerce, then shame on them for allowing him to remain so after making these outrageous remarks. Of course, if Mr. Barrett can provide proof that there are in fact members of the Taliban serving in the Virginia General Assembly, then we stand corrected.

It's well known that yellow-dog democrat Barrett is a shill for the Virginia Beach City Manager, and Mayor Will(ing) Sessoms. He delivers a constant barrage of snide, inflammatory remarks directed at every member of the Beach delegation, all of which are Republicans.

Oh, Barrett also represented the Virginia Beach on the corruptly managed Southeastern Public Service Authority (SPSA) Board, the trash agency that inept management forced out of business.

Barrett has made it known that he is ill, suffering from cancer. One must have some pity on him, but not without still holding him accountable for his outrageous statements. Best advice: Stay on your meds, Mike, and give your venomous brain a break.


Dr. Kornylak


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