In my constant search for photos to use as stock market metaphors, Mr. Potato Head’s Star

In my constant search for photos to use as stock market metaphors, Mr. Potato Head’s Star Trek featuring Captain Kirk and Klingon Kor seemed deliciously apropos. In the stock market, Kirk is the captain of the Economic Modern Family today or the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM).  The Modern Family has yet to “boldly go where no man has gone before,” as they are way off from all-time highs. The S&P 500 (SPY) and Nasdaq 100 (QQQ) turned red after the British Parliament delayed the Brexit vote. As we have repeatedly seen, the news can either cause the market Klingon-type issues (Brexit) or drive it to rally at warp speed (Trade War progress). The potatoes remind us to try not to take the constant bombardment of news, fake or real, too seriously. SPY, QQQs and DIA show how they have climbed near the top of the recent trading range highs. IWM has quite a distance to go. IWM is trying to catch up because like Kirk, who never lost his optimism, the small caps hope for better news with China. And if not, they bank on a cooperative Federal Reserve. SPY and QQQs fell partly because of Brexit, but also because of some softer earnings potentially on tap. Should they fall victim to the Klingons, ...

Dog crate, pliers, choker chain, tie-down strap found inside home where man says he was tortured

A man is accused of kidnapping and assaulting a 22-year-old Cincinnati man while holding him captive in a dog cage. Christopher Edwards appeared in Franklin Municipal Court on Tuesday for a probation violation via video. He flipped off the camera a few times, made lewd hand gestures and said he was going to represent himself for a probation violation if assigned a certain public defender. “If it’s her, then I’ll just go ahead and represent myself, because she sucked,” Edwards told the judge. Edwards appeared in another Warren County courtroom on Monday. When that judge asked how his day had been, Edwards said, “Horrible.” Edwards is charged with kidnapping and assault. According to court documents obtained by WLWT, the victim said he was lured to a home on East Lytle 5 Points Road in Clearcreek Township, where Edwards had been living, by an ex-girlfriend who claimed she was being beaten by a current boyfriend. According to court documents, the victim said he rented a car, drove to the house and “made contact with a subject later known to him as ‘Mongo.’” The victim said Mongo told him to park at the edge of the drivewa...