JC Reindl Detroit Free Press Published 7:50 AM EDT Mar 25, 2019 It was two years ago that Joe Virag of Dearborn Heights, a dedicated runner, visited a doctor for the nagging pain in his right hip and was told that he needed a joint replacement — and his running days were over. “The doctor put my X-ray up on the light box and basically said, ‘You’re done,' " recalled Virag, now 57. Not accepting that answer, Virag found a metro Detroit orthopedic surgeon who specializes in a type of unconventional hip replacement surgery known as a resurfacing that is commonly pursued by male patients under 60 who wish to stay active. (Women's different bone structure can preclude them as candidates.) Virag went on to have both of his hips replaced in late 2017. He has been back to running for almost a year and says he remains pain-free. And neither he nor his Detroit … [Read more...] about Knee, hip, shoulder procedures help these athletes get back in game
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LONDON (Reuters) - The euro retreated while stocks and bonds rallied on Thursday, as painful data from France and only modestly better readings from Germany set the tone for the European Central Bank’s first meeting of the year. FILE PHOTO - A journalist takes a picture of the new 50 Euro banknote with a mobile phone during the presentation of the new bill at the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Progress, or lack of it, in U.S.-China trade talks was also in focus, as were signs of a Brexit delay, while the Emerging-market bulls were still charging into Venezuela after a U.S. move against the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro. The ECB left euro zone interest rates firmly in sub-zero territory but traders were waiting to see how much concern the central bank’s chief Mario Draghi shows at his 1330 GMT news conference after a blizzard of glum data. In France earlier, a survey showed business … [Read more...] about Gloomy data pushes euro lower but will Draghi worry?
LONDON (Reuters) - The euro retreated while stocks and bonds rallied on Thursday, as painful data from France and only modestly better readings from Germany set the tone for the European Central Bank’s first meeting of the year. FILE PHOTO - A journalist takes a picture of the new 50 Euro banknote with a mobile phone during the presentation of the new bill at the European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters in Frankfurt April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach Progress, or lack of it, in U.S.-China trade talks was also in focus, as were signs of a Brexit delay. Emerging-market bulls were charging in Venezuela after a U.S. move against the country’s president, Nicolas Maduro. In France, a survey showed business activity pulled back at the fastest rate in over four years in the face of weakening demand and the impact of anti-government protests. Germany’s services sector accelerated more than expected, but that was largely offset by the first contraction in … [Read more...] about Gloomy data shoves euro lower ahead of ECB meeting
By Daily News | PUBLISHED: January 15, 2019 at 6:23 am | UPDATED: January 15, 2019 at 7:49 am As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers headed back to the picket lines Tuesday, the district’s chief urged teachers and their union to come back to the classroom, and made a plea for a renewed effort to seek funding from Sacramento to meet teachers’ demands. “Our students are best served with an educator in every classroom,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner in a morning news conference. “We need our educators back in our classrooms, helping to inspire our students.” Beutner appeared to be trying to strike a conciliatory tone, saying he wished he and the district could meet teachers’ demands. But the “painful” truth is that he couldn’t — and that state and local regulators have told the district that. After two years of negotiations that found little common ground between the teachers union and … [Read more...] about LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Beutner urges teachers to get back to classroom, says district lost $25 million on first day of walkout
(Reuters) - Wall Street dropped on Monday, but recovered from a slide of over 1 percent, weighed down by an Amazon-led drop in retailers and weakness in health stocks, with gains in banks ahead of a widely expected rate hike limiting losses. Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 14, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid The S&P and Nasdaq briefly even turned higher, with the swings the latest example of the volatility that has plagued U.S. equities for most of this month and left them with their worst December performance in 16 years as of Friday. S&P 500 retail stocks tumbled 1.5 percent after British online fashion retailer ASOS’s profit warning led to concerns over consumer spending. Amazon.com Inc declined 2.1 percent and was the biggest drag on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. “Investors are fearful. Because of the profit warning, there is an overall question of holiday spending,” said Kim Forrest, … [Read more...] about Retailers, health stocks lead Wall Street lower; banks help ease pain