The world’s leading technology index, Nasdaq has closed above 5000 today for the first time since year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow Jones indeces also hit record highs after economic data pointed to a slow but steadily growing economy in the USA.
After lumbering around around much of the day, the Nasdaq Composite Index (.IXIC) surged in late afternoon to finish above 5000, marking the third time the index ended above 5000. The last time was March 10, 2000. Nasdaq’s biggest driver was Google, with support from chipmakers NXP Semiconductors NV and Intel Corp, as well as network equipment maker Cisco Systems after news of two big deals. Continue reading Nasdaq 5000 is here again!
San Mateo County is located between San Francisco and Santa Clara counties. It has some of the most scenic and varied geography in the United States including Redwood Tree forests, farmlands, tidal marshes, rolling hills, creeks and beaches. The county is the 14th most populated in California. Redwood City serves as the county seat, and is home to one of the most prestigious cities in the nation – Atherton. While Atherton has been home to celebrities including Ty Cobb, Willie Mays, Charles Schwab and Shirley Temple, San Mateo is the largest city in the county. Some of the biggest companies in the world are based here including Oracle, and Facebook, and some of the top venture capital firms in the SF Bay Area. The San Francisco International Airport is geographically located in San Mateo County. In addition, San Mateo offers a variety of leisure activities for all walks of life. Camping, museums, golf courses, beaches, parks and wineries are just some of the many activities found within the county limits.
There are very few states in the United States that offer the sheer abundance and diversity in terms of tourism that can be found in the state of California. The state is home to many different attractions, both natural and man made, and tourists can find any taste for travel that they may have satisfied in this most populous state.
Natural Attractions: Eco-tourists have always been drawn to California due to many of the natural attractions found there. In fact, California’s natural wonders hold several records, and in order to preserve this legacy there are several National Parks set up throughout the state. Here are some of the most popular natural attractions and activities in the state.
– California Redwoods. California is the home to the tallest organisms on earth, the giant redwoods. These trees can be found all along the California coast, with a big concentration just north of San Francisco.
– Sequoias. California is also home to the largest living organisms on Earth, and these can be viewed at Sequoia National Park in central California. In fact, the Park is home to five of the largest tress on earth in terms of sheer volume of wood. The park also has several areas for hiking and nature watching. Continue reading Top Tourist Attractions in California