Archive for September 6th, 2009

Canada adds 27,100 jobs in August

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

TORONTO (AP) – Canada added a better-than-expected 27,100 jobs in August, one of the biggest gains since the recession began in the country last fall.

Roubini: “U-shaped” recovery is possible

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

CERNOBBIO, Italy (Reuters) - Nouriel Roubini, a leading economist who predicted the scale of global financial troubles, said a U-shaped recovery is possible, with leading economies undeperforming perhaps for 3 years.

AP — AP picture of wounded Marine sparks debate

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

NEW YORK - Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed disappointment Friday at news outlets that used a picture taken and distributed by The Associated Press depicting a U.S. Marine mortally wounded in combat in Afghanistan.

WSJ — Obama Urged to Rally Support for War

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON – The White House is facing mounting pressure from lawmakers to work harder to rally flagging public support for the war in Afghanistan.

US Embassy fires 8 guards in lewdness scandal

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

KABUL (AP) - The U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan says it has fired eight security guards following allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct at their living quarters.

NATO airstrike in Afghanistan kills up to 90

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) - A U.S. jet blasted two fuel tankers hijacked by the Taliban in northern Afghanistan, setting off a huge fireball Friday that killed up to 90 people, including dozens of civilians who had rushed to the scene to collect fuel, Afghan officials said.

AP: EU warns on proposed US travel fees

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON - The European Union is strongly criticizing a congressional proposal to charge a $10 fee to some visitors to the United States and suggesting it may carry a price for U.S. travelers.

‘Massive’ ancient wall uncovered in Jerusalem

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

JERUSALEM (CNN) – An archaeological dig in Jerusalem has turned up a 3,700-year-old wall that is the largest and oldest of its kind found in the region, experts say.

Financial Times: US attacks Israel over West Bank settlements

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

The Obama administration attacked Israel on Friday for giving the green light to the building of hundreds of new homes in the occupied West Bank even as the two sides negotiate a freeze on settlement construction.

Obama ‘green jobs’ adviser quits amid controversy

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama’s adviser Van Jones has resigned amid controversy over past inflammatory statements, the White House said early Sunday.

Don’t change longstanding rules, trade group tells Supreme Court

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The mutual-fund industry has fired back in a Supreme Court case about fund fees, arguing that an adverse ruling could drive up fees and put fund managers out of business.

Verizon president, COO Strigl retiring by year end

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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Oracle and Sun will eventually go through

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) – Investors worried about the European Commission’s antitrust inquiry into Oracle Corp.’s deal to buy Sun Microsystems Inc. will have longer to wait, but the deal probably will get a go ahead at some point.

Generic versions of biologic medications are coming

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

BOSTON (MarketWatch) – The days of market exclusivity could soon come to an end for the biotech industry if Congress moves forward with plans to finally allow generic biologics on the U.S. market.

Prices still too high for e-book readers, report says

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) – E-book readers like the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader will have to cut their prices significantly to draw mass-market adoption, according to a new study by Forrester Research.

Starbucks names Young-Scrivner marketing chief

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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Jews who escaped Nazis as kids recreate train trip

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

LONDON (AP) - A vintage train carrying Holocaust survivors pulled into London on Friday, ending a three-day trip across Europe that marked the 70th anniversary of their extraordinary rescue by a young British stockbroker.

2 radio towers in Washington state toppled

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Two radio station towers were toppled early Friday, and the station’s manager said an ecoterrorist group’s initials were left at the scene.

Financial Times — Google’s head of China resigns

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

The head of Google’s operations in China quit on Friday, ending a controversial four-year tenure that saw the company censored version of its search engine to gain a foothold in the most populous internet market.

Byron York — The Van Jones (non) feeding frenzy

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

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