Obama to announce Lew nomination as Treasury chief Thursday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama plans to announce his nomination of White House chief of staff and budget expert Jack Lew as his next Treasury secretary on Thursday at an event at 1:30 p.m. ET (1330 GMT), a White House official said. ...
Obama to nominate Lew as Treasury chief Thursday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will nominate White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be his next Treasury secretary, choosing a budget expert and close confidante to spearhead tough fiscal fights with Congress over the U.S. deficit. ...
Would You Do These Things when you Invest?
This Guest Post was written by Rachel Fox.I recently visited the GoodTrader’s blog site at www.stopmarketrisk.com and read among the many blogs this one called 10 Things You Should Never Do. I am always open to learning and I wanted to compare notes with GoodTrader and anyone else who has an opinion on this. What works for one person may or may not work for the other, and sharing experiences and opinions make us better investors. Do you AGREE or DISAGREE with GoodTrader on each of these and wh...
Interesting birds in Bulgaria-Black Stork (Ciconia nigra)
I'm going to start series of posts about some of the interesting birds in Bulgaria. I will try to talk about rare birds from my hometown region. The first post will be about the Black Stork  (Ciconia nigra). This bird is very,very rare in Bulgaria ,but near Belogradchik there are several lakes where you can see Black Storks. The nearest of them is the Dubrava lake which is 5 kilometers from Belogradchik. Slightly smaller than the White Stork, the Black Stork is a large bird, 95 to 100 cm ...
Freed Iranians arrive in Damascus after prisoner swap
DAMASCUS/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Forty-eight Iranians freed by Syrian rebels in exchange for more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government arrived in central Damascus on Wednesday, a Reuters witness reported. ...
India lashes Pakistan after deadly Kashmir encounter
JAMMU, India (Reuters) - India denounced Pakistan on Wednesday over a firefight in the disputed territory of Kashmir in which two Indian soldiers were killed, but the nuclear-armed rivals both appeared determined to prevent the clash escalating into a full diplomatic crisis. ...
AIG may join bailout lawsuit against U.S. government
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American International Group Inc, the insurer rescued by the U.S. government in 2008, said on Tuesday it is considering joining a lawsuit that claims the bailout terms were unfair, drawing angry condemnation from lawmakers. ...
Venezuela's Chavez to miss scheduled swearing-in: government
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will miss Thursday's scheduled swearing-in ceremony for his third term due to health problems, the government said in a letter to Congress read out on Tuesday. ...
AIG may join bailout lawsuit against U.S. government
NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American International Group Inc, the insurer rescued by the U.S. government in 2008 with a bailout that ultimately totaled $182 billion, may now join a lawsuit against the government alleging the terms of the deal were unfair, the company said on Tuesday. ...
Analysis: Obama shows combativeness entering second term but risks await
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just two weeks before his second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his choice for defense secretary. ...
Obama nominates Hagel as defense secretary, Brennan for CIA
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday nominated Chuck Hagel, a former Republican senator, as his next defense secretary and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to head the CIA, urging the U.S. Senate to confirm them quickly. ...
Turmoil in court as Indian rape accused hear charges
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Five men accused of the gang rape and murder of an Indian student arrived in court on Monday to hear charges against them, after two of them offered evidence possibly in return for a lighter sentence in a case that has provoked widespread anger. ...
Assad "peace plan" greeted with scorn by foes
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad rejected peace talks with his enemies on Sunday in a defiant speech that his opponents described as a renewed declaration of war. ...
Republican Senator McConnell rules out more taxes in fiscal fight
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday ruled out raising tax revenues again on top of the tax hike on the wealthy in the "fiscal cliff" deal, and said the full focus must now be on spending cuts. ...
Assad "peace plan" greeted with scorn by enemies
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A defiant President Bashar al-Assad presented what he described as a new initiative on Sunday to end the war in Syria but his opponents dismissed it as a ploy to cling to power. ...
Defiant Assad summons Syrians for "war to defend nation"
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A defiant President Bashar al-Assad called on Sunday for national mobilization in a "war to defend the nation", describing rebels fighting him as terrorists and agents of foreign powers with whom it was impossible to negotiate. ...
Four dead in townhouse shooting in Aurora, Colorado
AURORA, Colo. (Reuters) - A gunman who barricaded himself inside a townhouse after killing three people in the home was shot to death by police on Saturday in Aurora, Colorado, the same Denver suburb where 12 people were slain in a movie house massacre last July, police said. ...
Obama says U.S. can't afford more showdowns over debt, deficits
HONOLULU (Reuters) - Fresh from the long legislative fight to prevent a "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts, President Barack Obama warned on Saturday that the United States could not afford further budget showdowns this year or in the future. ...
Congress approves some Sandy storm relief amid anger over delay
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress on Friday approved $9.7 billion in initial relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy, but New York and New Jersey lawmakers seethed over delays in passing the rest of a $60.4 billion federal aid package. ...
Congress approves Storm Sandy relief amid anger over delay
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Congress on Friday approved $9.7 billion in initial relief for victims of Superstorm Sandy, but New York and New Jersey lawmakers seethed over delays in sending the rest of a $60.4 billion federal aid package. ...