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Hawaii Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC


Hawaii Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC


When you take mixed martial arts and combine them with wrestling and boxing…

LOOK OUT!

You have just created UFC fighting…also know as the Ultimate Fighting Championship!

For many centuries, men and some women, from around the world, have learned time honored martial arts, such a tae kwon do and jiu jitsu. These sporting and fighting disciplines teach young athletes about training, concentration, force, mental power, speed, agility, balance, and many other important lessons in life! The blockbuster movie of the 1980’s “The Karate Kid,” was of course, just Hollywood, but it did show some truth, in that; young Daniel was mentored by a Karate expert who had learned what was passed down for generations by his family!

When you combine some mixed martial arts, and throw in some wrestling and boxing…

NOW you are talking exciting, keeps-you-on-the-edge-of-your seat competition! Located in the beautiful state of Hawaii, is a fabulous school that teaches boys and men of all ages, about this exciting fighting technique, which is truly a sport that continues to grow in popularity and always has exciting new developments. Since the inception in 1993 of the UFC, Mixed Martial Arts have made their mark and have continued to gain more fans and more participants!

The sport has grown to gigantic proportions, and for good reason; it attracts some of the biggest, toughest fighters from around the world, and creates an incredibly exciting and entertaining sport to watch. In fact, the current exciting news is that B.J. Penn is headed to Philadelphia for the upcoming UFC101 which will be an amazing event.

Hawaii Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC

What you really need, for all of the latest MMA and UFC news is to visit this website:

http://www.hawaiiufc.com which will be your “ticket” to the exciting news about this very exciting sport! For those who live in Hawaii, you can get more information about this cutting edge school that teaches the exciting and physically demanding sport of MMA, and it will transform you or your youngster into a lean, mean, fighting machine!

For the rest of the world, the friendly folks at HawaiiUFC.com are there to inform you of the latest happenings, and even give you predictions as to whom may be the next winner of the upcoming events!


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Home Loan Credit Score

There are plenty of issues that change your credit score and many ways to improve your credit score in a relatively short amount of time. As Home Loan Credit Score points out, very often your score can be improved by just addressing a few things that you’ve overlooked or didn’t notice. That’s why it’s vital to review your credit report regularly. By making note of, and learning more about topics like late payments, the amount of credit you have uncommitted, and the number of requests you have for new credit, you can circumvent many of the credit problems and even work to improve your current credit situation. You might be astonished to learn just how much your FICO score really has to do with the interest rate you get on your home loan. Just raising your FICO 50 points can keep you from having to pay hundreds of dollars a year on your mortgage payment. If your mortgage payment is $1,080 at a 5.051% interest rate that same expense at a 4.829% interest rate would cost you about $1,050. That’s $360 a annually, or $10,800 throughout the payment history of a 30 year mortgage. If you increase your credit score 100 points, those numbers more than double. The most exciting thing about this is that much of the time you can improve your FICO score about 125 points in no more than 2 months.

Considering that such a piffling lowering in your interest rate can drastically reduce your mortgage payment, it’s well worth getting your FICO score increased as much as you can before getting a mortgage. To do this, you need to address 5 parts of your credit report.

35% of your credit score is dealing with your payment history. This area aligns with any late payments you may have, bankruptcies, charge-offs or collections and can have some unwanted results on your credit score. Information in this area can be challenged if it’s not without error, but should be done with the direction of a Credit Score Professional.

30% of your FICO score is based on existing debt. By keeping your debt below 50% you can increase your credit score. By keeping your balances below 25%, you are demonstrating responsibility that is desirable risk to lenders and this can lead to a much higher score.

15% of your score is based on the length of your credit history. Keeping accounts open for as long as possible raises your credit score. Ideally, you should work to have accounts that are open for longer than 7 years. This area can be worked on by keeping low the accounts you close and not moving old account balances to new accounts.

10% is related to the type of credit you use. By managing a bunch of different kinds of credit, having several accounts that are installment loans, revolving accounts and mortgage loans you can contribute positively to your FICO score. It’s also worthwhile to avoid high risk “consumer finance institutes.” These types of accounts can reduce your credit score because they’re seen as last resort creditors.

The final 10% is determined by new credit. This area relates to the length of time it’s been since you opened your most recent account. Also having more than 4 inquiries on your credit history within a 6 month period can seriously affect your score.

To find out more about how you can improve your credit score and how to more wisely manage the different area of your credit, look into Improving Your Credit Score, and Review Your Credit Report.

This article is written by Morgan Best.

Thanks again,
Tim!

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Indications: Stock futures up with focus on deals, data, Greece

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By Barbara Kollmeyer, MarketWatch

MADRID (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stock futures were higher on Monday, with investors set to shake off the big sell-off in the prior session as they focused on a well-flagged merger between Continental and United Airlines, anticipation of strong economic data and the Greek aid package.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 39 points to 10,977, while those for the Nasdaq 100 rose 4 points to 2,003. Futures for the S&P 500 rose 2.6 points to 1,186.

Worries in the financial sector triggered a sharp fall in stocks on Friday, though the month of April was positive.

The S&P 500 slid 1.7% to 1,187, leaving it down 2.5% for the week, but it gained 1.5% on the month. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, meanwhile, fell 1.42% to 11,009 on Friday, losing 1.8% on the week but gaining 1.4% on the month.

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The Nasdaq Composite fell 2% to 2,461 on Friday, falling 2.7%, but gaining 2.6% for the month.

"The Greek deal sealed the fear of a total collapse in the sovereign-debt market, which prior had a spillover effect in Europe on equities; to a lesser extent also in the U.S.," said Christian Tegllund Blaabjerg, chief equity strategist at Saxo Bank.

"From here we expected a rebound in equities and we got one. This will also pull U.S. equities higher today," he said, adding that a strong earnings season has been a solid indicator of the underlying recovery.

Another key factor for markets, though, he said, is the U.S. consumer. First-quarter GDP data released Friday was slightly weaker than expected on Friday, but personal consumption data rose 3.6% versus consensus 3.3%.

"In an hour or so a whole string of U.S. consumer related figures is released and we expect very strong numbers here. Actually a bit better than market expectation and that is what is getting priced in currently," said the strategist.

March personal-income data are due out at 8:30 a.m., March construction spending at 10 a.m. and the ISM manufacturing index for April, also due at 10 a.m. All times are Eastern. The highlight of the week will be Friday's April nonfarm payroll number.

On the deal front, the boards of Continental Airlines /quotes/comstock/13*!cal/quotes/nls/cal (CAL 22.35, -0.35, -1.54%) and United Airlines parent UAL Corp. /quotes/comstock/15*!uaua/quotes/nls/uaua (UAUA 21.60, +0.13, +0.59%) confirmed an all-stock tie-up to form the world's biggest air carrier. Continental was up 4.8% in pre-open, and UAL was up 1.2% in Frankfurt. See more on the deal

The mining sector was also busy with deal news. Europe's third-largest steel producer Norsk Hydro on Sunday said it agreed to buy key mining assets from Brazil's Vale SA /quotes/comstock/13*!vale/quotes/nls/vale (VALE 30.62, -0.80, -2.55%) , in a $4.9 billion cash and stock deal. See more on the deal

Meanwhile, Glencore International is reportedly working on a proposal for Xstrata PLC /quotes/comstock/23s!a:xta (UK:XTA 1,087, 0.00, 0.00%) , to create a mining and commodity trading group, according to media reports.

Shares of Goldman Sachs /quotes/comstock/13*!gs/quotes/nls/gs (GS 145.20, -15.04, -9.39%) were up 1.8% in pre open. Over the weekend, at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, Warren Buffett launched a strong defense of Berkshire's $5 billion investment in the investment bank and its embattled chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein.

Shares of Pozen /quotes/comstock/15*!pozn/quotes/nls/pozn (POZN 10.85, -1.23, -10.18%) rose nearly 16% in pre-open. The company and AstraZeneca /quotes/comstock/13*!azn/quotes/nls/azn (AZN 44.23, -0.11, -0.25%) reportedly won approval from the Food and Drug Administration to sell arthritis medicine Vimovo, Bloomberg News said.

Earnings for Monday include Anadarko Petroleum /quotes/comstock/13*!apc/quotes/nls/apc (APC 62.16, -5.17, -7.68%) , Clorox /quotes/comstock/13*!clx/quotes/nls/clx (CLX 64.70, -0.05, -0.08%) and PSEG /quotes/comstock/13*!peg/quotes/nls/peg (PEG 32.13, +0.29, +0.91%) before the opening bell.

European markets posted modest losses, as the agreement of a $146-billion bailout package for Greece from euro-zone members and the International Monetary Fund failed to quiet fears that the crisis could spread to other nations within the euro zone. There are also concerns about obstacles remaining in other regions for releasing such funds.

The European Central Bank also said on Monday it would suspend the minimum credit-rating threshold for all Greek government debt. The threshold will no longer be a requirement for collateral eligibility for the euro system's credit operations.

Economic data showed euro-zone manufacturing output in April expanded at its fastest clip in nearly 10 years, driven by a record performance in Germany and Austria, though Greece again saw a contraction, a survey showed Monday,

U.K. markets were closed for a holiday on Monday, ahead of a hotly contested general election on Thursday.

The euro was trading down 0.3% against the dollar at $1.3234. Gold was down $1.70 to $1,178.90 an ounce.

Asia stocks were lower Monday, weighed by Wall Street's losses Friday, while Australian miners were hit by plans for a new tax on the resources industry.

Australian nationwide house prices jumped a record 20% in value during the past 12 months, igniting worries of an emerging asset price bubble, and making an interest-rate hike at Tuesday's Reserve Bank policy meeting a near certainly.

Property and bank stocks fell in Hong Kong after China announced over the weekend that it is ordering banks to raise the amount of money they hold in reserves for the third time this year.

Barbara Kollmeyer is an editor for MarketWatch in Madrid.


NYSE Arca Morning Update - 08:30:00 ET

NYSE Arca Morning Update for Monday, May 3, 2010 :

STOCKS TRADING ON NYSE Arca AT A PRICE 15% OR MORE AWAY FROM
THE PREVIOUS TRADE DAY'S CONSOLIDATED CLOSE PRICE (AS OF 08:30:00 ET)

Stock Friday's Close Current Price Pct Change Current NYSE ARCA Vol
FTBK $3.57 $1.43 (59.9%) 165,221
TTT $13.57 $7.65 (43.6%) 700
SHOO $57.96 $39.83 (31.3%) 1,735
POZN $10.80 $12.65 17.1% 360,262


10 MOST ACTIVE STOCKS ON NYSE ARCA AS OF 08:30:00 ET

BASED ON DOLLARS TRADED: | BASED ON SHARES TRADED:
Stock $ Volume Price PctChg | Stock Share Vol Price PctChg
SPY $78,335,399 $119.34 0.4% | C 1,200,864 $4.47 1.8%
BP $25,320,752 $50.86 ( 2.6%) | SPY 656,328 $119.34 0.4%
GS $22,527,648 $147.69 1.9% | BP 499,011 $50.86 ( 2.6%)
QQQQ $11,114,401 $49.43 0.4% | POZN 360,262 $12.65 17.1%
AAPL $10,450,377 $264.39 1.3% | QQQQ 224,839 $49.43 0.4%
GLD $6,683,092 $115.66 0.3% | BPOP 223,170 $4.25 7.3%
RIG $5,734,854 $73.25 1.2% | F 197,654 $13.20 1.3%
C $5,323,959 $4.47 1.8% | SIRI 184,579 $1.20 1.8%
POZN $4,613,433 $12.65 17.1% | FTBK 165,221 $1.43 (59.9%)
F $2,619,342 $13.20 1.3% | GS 152,209 $147.69 1.9%


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