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Dead flamingos – and other ghoulish news

October 10, 2014
A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A radio-controlled flying witch makes a test flight past a moon setting into clouds along the pacific ocean in Carlsbad, California October 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Big cats, big problems

October 9, 2014
A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 8, 2014. REUTERS/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters

A mountain lion keeps watch while her juvenile cubs feed at a bait site in the Santa Ana Mountains in California in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters October 8, 2014. REUTERS/UC Davis/Handout via Reuters

Beliebers need to step up their game

October 8, 2014
Artist Alexey Sergienko (L) paints a heart on a shirt during a presentation of the fashion brand "Homeland", which was held on Russian President Vladimir Putin's 62nd birthday anniversary, in St. Petersburg, October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Artist Alexey Sergienko paints a heart on a shirt during a presentation of the fashion brand “Homeland”, which was held on Vladimir Putin’s birthday, in St. Petersburg, October 7, 2014. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

Ukrainians move out

October 7, 2014
People gather outside an office of the Russian federal migration service, with children seen playing in the foreground, in Belgorod, June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Vladimir Kornev

People gather outside an office of the Russian federal migration service, with children seen playing in the foreground, in Belgorod, June 9, 2014. REUTERS/Vladimir Kornev

Trespassing bears – and football players

October 6, 2014
President Obama bends down to wait for his dog, Bo, to come towards him outside the Oval Office of the White House, March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

President Obama bends down to wait for his dog, Bo, to come towards him outside the Oval Office of the White House, March 15, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing

It’s the weekend – let’s get mellow

October 3, 2014
A woman smokes marijuana during the 4/20 Rally at the Civic Center in Denver, Colorado, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

A woman smokes marijuana during the 4/20 Rally at the Civic Center in Denver, Colorado, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Leffingwell

I am the walrus

October 2, 2014
An estimated 35,000 walruses are pictured  are pictured hauled out on a beach near the village of Point Lay, Alaska, 700 miles northwest of Anchorage, in this September 2014 handout photo. REUTERS/Corey Accardo/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/NMML/Handout via Reuters

An estimated 35,000 walruses are pictured hauled out on a beach near the village of Point Lay, Alaska, 700 miles northwest of Anchorage, in this September 2014 handout photo. REUTERS/Corey Accardo/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/NMML/Handout via Reuters

from Global Markets Forum Dashboard:

More volatility expected as Fed rate rise looms – Cumberland Advisors’ David Kotok

October 1, 2014

David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors

David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors

A healthy dose of fear has re-entered financial markets in the final three months of the year. The Chicago Board Options Exchange VIX, a widely tracked measure of market volatility, rose to a two-month high on Wednesday.

Bathrooms for everyone!

October 1, 2014
A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

A gender-neutral bathroom is seen at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, California September 30, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The animal kingdom shrinks

September 30, 2014
A pair of black rhinoceros walk at the Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation Park near Marondera, east of Zimbabwe's capital Harare, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo

A pair of black rhinoceros walk at the Imire Rhino and Wildlife Conservation Park near Marondera, east of Zimbabwe’s capital Harare, September 22, 2014. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo