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Thursday September 10, 1970
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News stories from Thursday September 10, 1970


Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • An American gave birth on board a plane being held by Arab guerrillas in Jordan; the captors have extended their demand deadline until Saturday. President Nixon ordered armed guards to be on all American international flights and ordered the increased use of electronic detectors. [CBS]
  • Palestinians and the Jordan government reached a new cease-fire agreement. Commandos hijacked jets in order to sabotage the Mideast peace talks. [CBS]
  • Four Czech couples are on trial in Germany for hijacking a plane last June; the defendants were fleeing Communism. [CBS]
  • Today's session of the Paris Peace Talks was fruitless. [CBS]
  • San Quentin prison officials reported that Sirhan Sirhan was tear-gassed for throwing a temper tantrum; he wanted to see the warden. [CBS]
  • Chrysler offered the UAW a new contract, but the union may still strike. [CBS]
  • A presidential task force reports that overregulation, red tape, and too little support for the model cities program blocks progress. [CBS]
  • Vice President Spiro Agnew has hit the campaign trail; Agnew wants more supporters of President Nixon in Congress. In Springfield, Illinois, Agnew denounced Congress' inaction on crime bills and supported Ralph Smith for Senate. [CBS]
  • Democrat party chairman Lawrence O'Brien responded to Agnew. In Chicago, O'Brien spoke for Senate candidate Adlai Stevenson III and said that he hopes Agnew drops the rhetoric and tries to defend the Nixon administration. [CBS]
  • The Las Vegas district attorney won't press charges against a Caesar's Palace executive for pulling a gun on Frank Sinatra; he said that evidence shows Sinatra started the fray. [CBS]
  • The Army says that soldiers can wear wigs on or off duty. [CBS]
  • The National Highway Safety Bureau will require spray protectors over the rear wheels of cars by 1972 to aid visibility in rain. [CBS]
  • Hurricane Ella has formed in the Caribbean, but is not yet near land. [CBS]
  • The New York City Aquarium is studying octopus births; a female had babies after being isolated for longer than the normal gestation period. [CBS]


Stock Market Report

Dow Jones Industrial Average: 760.75 (-5.68, -0.74%)
S&P Composite: 82.30 (-0.49, -0.59%)
Arms Index: 0.77

IssuesVolume*
Advances4594.37
Declines8396.12
Unchanged2801.42
Total Volume11.91
* in millions of shares

Arms Index is the ratio of volume per declining issue to volume per advancing issue; a figure below 1.0 is bullish.

Market Index Trends
DateDJIAS&PVolume*
September 9, 1970766.4382.7916.25
September 8, 1970773.1483.0417.11
September 4, 1970771.1582.8315.36
September 3, 1970765.2782.0914.11
September 2, 1970756.6480.969.71
September 1, 1970758.1580.9510.44
August 31, 1970764.5881.5210.74
August 28, 1970765.8181.8613.82
August 27, 1970759.7981.0812.44
August 26, 1970760.4781.2115.97


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