Brenton Wood

American singer Brenton Wood

Brenton Wood is an American singer and songwriter, best known for his two 1967 hit singles: "The Oogum Boogum Song" and "Gimme Little Sign".
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26 July 1941

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The Redback Cometh
Huffington Post - about 2 years
At the dawn of 2016 a new international financial architecture is emerging, with the advent of the Chinese Renminbi as the third global currency alongside the euro and the dollar. In December, the IMF approved the Chinese Renminbi's (RMB) entry in the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) basket, in recognition of the importance of China's role in the global economy and trade. The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries' official reserves. Its value is currently based on a basket of four major currencies: US dollars, euro, British pound and Yen. The basket will be expanded to include the RMB as the fifth currency, with a weight of 10.9%, effective October 1, 2016. Technically SDRs constitute an international reserve asset but with limited use, as countries largely rely on capital markets and hard currencies to cover their obligations. However, SDR inclusion gives a symbolic boost to the RMB's international standing, giving countries a...
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Best all-inclusive family resorts in the U.S., according to
Chicago Times - about 2 years
Best all-inclusive family resorts in the U.S., according to ( Bellagio, Las Vegas •Omni Mount Washington Resort, Bretton Woods, N.H. Napili Kai Beach Resort, Maui, Hawaii Tyler Place Family Resort, Swanton, Vt. Woodloch Pines, Hawley, Pa. Rocking...
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Uncle Sam's Retirement Largesse Goes Mostly to the Affluent
Mother Jones - about 4 years
On Tuesday, President Obama proposed a "starter" retirement account for folks who don't have IRAs or 401(k)s. Like a lot of people, I was pretty unimpressed. Today, Matt Bruenig reminds us of another reason to be unimpressed: we already spend a helluva lot of money on tax-favored retirement accounts, and nearly all of the benefit goes to the well off: The richest fifth pulled down 66 percent of them, while the poorest fifth pulled down just 2 percent of them....Needless to say, this system of retirement tax subsidies is totally ridiculous and is just another of the submerged ways that we funnel huge sums of money to the rich in this country. If we really want to pump up the retirement savings of the poor, one obvious way to start is to take the next decade's $1.4 trillion of retirement tax expenditures and distribute them in a different way than the manner detailed in the graph above. And what might that "different way" be? Unlike Atrios, I'm not yet convinced that it's f...
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Wells Fargo, U.S. Bancorp to end direct advance loan service
San Francisco Chronicle - about 4 years
Wells Fargo and U.S. Bancorp are among lenders that plan to stop offering advance loans to direct deposit customers as the business comes under pressure from regulators and consumer advocates. Typical borrowers take out 16 loans annually and spend more than half the year in debt, according to a study by the Center for Responsible Lending in Durham, N.C., which has urged banks to discontinue the practice. The OCC, which last year offered banks guidance on advance direct lending, said its main concern was ensuring the products don't pose "undue risk to safety and soundness." The banks exiting the business may still try to retain clients by offering them credit or prepaid cards, said Michael Flores, president of financial services consulting firm Bretton Woods Inc., who has testified before Congress on deposit advance loans.
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August 15, 1971
Yahoo News - over 4 years
What happened on that late-summer day? It was a Sunday, and President Richard Nixon suspended convertability of the US dollar into gold, effectively ending the 25-year Bretton Woods era of fixed currency exchange rates against the US dollar.
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India must refurbish its growth story to raise its profile in Brics and the world
The Times of India - almost 5 years
No one’s saying, ‘Move over, Bretton Woods, Brics is here’.
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Angelo Federico Arcelli: Why a Reinvented Transatlantic Economic Relationship Is Needed to Cope With the Economic Crisis
Huffington Post - about 5 years
Recent events on both sides of the Atlantic may suggest that the corner has been turned on the European financial crisis and that also America's issues with the debt ceiling, fiscal cliff and growth will be finally an object of a compromise in Congress. We may be rejoicing prematurely. Whilst in Europe there is little understanding of the governance issues that prevent the U.S. from arriving at a quick solution of its main economic issues, in the U.S. there lingers an air of doubt about the determination and decisions of the Eurozone leaders. The solution to the sovereign debt crisis and the restoration of confidence in the European project are critical for the economic growth not just of the region: it is in America's interest and crucial to the stability of worldwide financial markets. The crisis of sovereign debt in Europe revealed the limitations of the Euro. It is a common currency for 17 EU member states, which participate in a common market, but are prevented from...
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Blind sled dog wows tourists in New Hampshire town
Fox News - about 5 years
When Gonzo started tripping over his food dish three years ago, no one could explain or stop the Alaskan husky's quickly advancing blindness. But a veterinarian offered some simple advice: "Run this dog." Gonzo, one of 120 dogs at Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel, was happy to comply. With help from his brother, Poncho, he soon resumed his place pulling a sled all over New Hampshire's North Country to the delight of tourists and his caretakers, who quickly realized that if Gonzo didn't treat his blindness like an obstacle, neither would they. Given the dog's obvious eagerness, he was allowed to continue on as usual. "Even though he's blind, he still knows when hook-ups are happening. He's still very aware," said kennel manager Ben Morehouse. "When you have a dog such as Gonzo, with such a want and a drive and a desire ... you try it, you hook up, you see what happens." A frenzy of excited barking engulfs the kennel whenever Morehouse and other staffers haul out a sled. The chosen te...
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Market failure
The Economist - about 5 years
ONE of the most mysterious market phenomena is momentum - the tendency for fast-rising stocks to keep going up. How come such an obvious market anomaly is not arbitraged away? I have referred in previous columns to the work of Paul Woolley and Dimitri Vayanos of the London School of Economics on this issue, and they have a new piece in the latest issue of Central Banking Journal. Their idea is that the anomaly is the result of investors using agents (professional fund managers) to manage their money. They choose those managers on the basis of past performance. That past performance will inevitably result from good/lucky stock selection. So when they fire one poorly-performing fund manager and select an outperforming one, the inevitable result will be that cash will flow into the stocks owned by the outperforming managers (the previous winners) and out of the ones selected by the poor performers (the previous losers). The classic example was in the late 1990s when money was taken away...
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CIGI Paper Offers Lessons From Bretton Woods Era for Policy Makers Tasked with Saving Euro Zone
Yahoo News - over 5 years
Policy makers must look beyond economic factors and consider domestic political constraints when designing new international monetary arrangements, says a new paper from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).Waterloo, Ont. (PRWEB) August 26, 2012 Policy makers must look beyond economic factors and consider domestic political constraints when designing new international monetary arrangements, says a new paper from The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). ...
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Comment on Padma bridge funding: the endless drama? by Sonny KAHN
E-Bangladesh - over 5 years
The Awami League government really screwed up. They mismanaged the biggest prize they had on a silver platter at their door step. The largest/oldest/most expensive/most needed/most sensitive project for the inhibitants of this land and its National Security has been bungled up. The AL Gov’t could have beautifully claimed it in their marketing strategy during political campaigns for a longtime to come. And the World Bank is a political institution for richer governments with whiter populations to control weaker nations. That has been set up a long time back, Bretton Woods Conference. So it is the failure of the BD government for being inept and unable to secure the funds and begin this project during their tenure when they almost had it. Even if it is started with BD funds, it would be totally unwise to begin such a massive project without the technical and mechanical assistance of other nations/groups at the beginning of the end of the present governments tenure.
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Cherry Festival is Here: What To Do
Banning-Beaumont Patch - over 5 years
It's finally here, and it's cherry time. The annual Beaumont Cherry Festival takes over Stewart Park through the weekend, to be filled with games, rides, entertainment, food and fun. And as if that weren't enough-- there's more. In addition to the festival, a parade featuring marching bands, dancers and floats will be held Saturday morning, June 9, at 10:30 a.m., starting at 12th Street and Beaumont Avenue and proceeding south down Beaumont Avenue, finishing at the Civic Center.  Celebrity chef Holli Ugalde of 'Hell's Kitchen' will be the Grand Marshall of that event. Tens of thousands of people are expected to partake in the festival-- as last year some 70,000 attendees passed through the gates, according to Cherry Festival Vendor Director Sue Pensak. Penask estimates that there will be roughly 250 vendors set up at the Cherry Festival-- about 200 of which will be arts and crafts and commercial vendors; and the remaining will be food and snack type vendors. You'll b...
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House Fire Displaces Cedarwood Park Residents
Brick Patch - almost 6 years
Firefighters doused the flames that engulfed the lower portion of a Central Avenue home Wednesday in about a half hour, but the blaze displaced a township family. Fire Marshall Kevin Batzel said the residents of 499 Central Avenue, located in the township's Cedarwood Park neighborhood, reported a smoke condition around 1:30 a.m., but upon arrival firefighters encountered a fire in the basement of the home and called for extra equipment and support. Heavy flame damage occurred in the home's finished basement, and smoke and water damage on the first and second floors made the home uninhabitable when all was said and done, Batzel said. The cause of the fire is suspected to be a discarded smoking device, perhaps a cigarette, in the basement. The home had smoke detectors, though the batteries inside them were dead. "The occupants were very lucky that they were able to get out of the house," Batzel said, reminding residents to check their own home's detectors on a regular bas...
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Liftopia Launches Complete Online Distribution Platform for Mountain Resorts to Increase Ticket Yiel - almost 6 years
Liftopia (, the largest online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets and other ancillary mountain activities, today officially launched Cloud Store by Liftopia, ( a performance-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) e-commerce platform and revenue management tool for mountain resorts. Cloud Store helps resorts sell their own variably priced, date-specific products in advance through their existing websites and on mobile devices. This past ski season, Liftopia piloted Cloud Store with 15 mountain resorts in North America, including Park City Mountain Resort, Whiteface, Crystal Mountain (Mich.), Mad River Glen and Bretton Woods. Even during...
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Superintendent Revisits Decision to Reduce Fifth-Grade Class Sizes
Hauppauge Patch - almost 6 years
As Hauppauge school officials move through budget season, parents and school administrators continue to go back and forth over what is an acceptable class size for next year's fifth-grade class.  Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss recommended at the March 27 board meeting that the Board of Education reassign one kindergarten teacher from Forest Brook, where incoming enrollment is low, to teach fifth grade at Pines Elementary School for the 2012-13 school year. This decision has sown seeds discontent with Forest Brook and Bretton Woods parents, who are also begging board trustees to reduce class sizes.  The superintendent said decision was based on the current fourth-grade class sizes at Pines Elementary School already being at 30 students in it, the maximum under district's contractual limit. The district has already been notified it will have additional students enrolling at Pines next year.  However, Sullivan-Kriss said she stands behind her decision to not split the fi...
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Senior Hospitalized After Triggering Chemical Reaction at Home
Brick Patch - almost 6 years
A Reedy Drive resident was hospitalized today after being exposed to hazardous fumes in his home. The 74-year-old male resident called police before 11 a.m. this morning to report his home filling with fumes after he inadvertently caused a chemical reaction while trying to unclog a toilet. The resident used bleach Wednesday night to try to unclog the drain, police Capt. John Rein said, and followed that up with sulfuric acid this morning. The combination of the bleach and sulfuric acid caused a chemical reaction producing foam and fumes, Rein said. The resident was transported to Ocean Medical Center for treatment after reporting difficulty breathing. His dog also showed effects from the fumes and was turned over to a family member, Rein said. Brick police, Pioneer Hose and Breton Woods fire companies, EMS, Monoc paramedics and the Berkeley Township Hazardous Materials Response Team all responded to the scene. The home was declared safe to enter at 1:30 p.m., Rein said.
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The role of gold
The Economist - almost 6 years
CHATHAM House yesterday launched a report on the role of gold in the international monetary system. It is a noteworthy event, not least because the group's last study on the issue was in September 1931, just as Britain was about to leave the gold standard, accelerating the system's demise (Keynes was on the original working group). It seems a subject that is at least worthy of consideration, not least because central banks the world over are pursuing policies that would, in earlier decades, have been considered highly unorthodox. In recent days, I have ben struck by the number of investors who have told me that central banks have "thrown in the towel", citing the ECB's three year loans to banks (another €530 billion accepted today), the Bank of Japan's stepped-up commitment to QE, the extra £50 billion pledged by the Bank of England, the willingness of the Swiss to create money to cap their exchange rate and so on. The investors see all this as bullish for real assets, like equities,...
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Global Imbalances, Bretton Woods II, And Euroland's Role In All This
B net - over 6 years
Approaching the issue of mounting global imbalances from the perspective of the "Bretton Woods II hypothesis," this paper argues that the popular preoccupation with China's supposed export-led...
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Tiempo calendar: Things to do this weekend - El Paso Times
Google News - over 6 years
Guns 'N Roses tribute band Guns 4 Roses and AC/DC tribute band Highway to Hell will give indoor shows Sunday and Monday, and a car show will be Monday with outdoor performances by '70s soul singer Brenton Wood and '80s acts Lisa Lisa, Expose and Debbie
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brenton Wood
  • 2014
    Age 72
    Recently, in 2014, he partnered with William Pilgrim & The All Grows Up for a remake of the song "Gimme Little Sign" on their recently released album, Epic Endings (available on iTunes and Amazon) which came out in August.
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  • 2006
    Age 64
    Among his later appearances was in 2006 on the Los Angeles public access program Thee Mr. Duran Show, where Wood and his band performed several of his hit singles.
  • 2001
    Age 59
    His album This Love Is for Real came out in 2001.
  • 1986
    Age 44
    He returned again in 1986 with the album Out of the Woodwork, which included contemporary rerecordings of his early hits, along with several new tracks, including the single, "Soothe Me."
  • 1977
    Age 35
    Wood recorded a duet with Shirley Goodman. His next song to reach the charts was "Come Softly to Me" in 1977.
  • 1967
    Age 25
    Early singles for Brent Records and Wand Records failed to chart. Wood signed with Double Shot Records, and his "The Oogum Boogum Song" reached #19 on the US Billboard R&B chart and #34 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1967.
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  • 1941
    Born on July 26, 1941.
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