Archive for December 12th, 2012

Police: Mall shooting ‘could have been much, much worse’

December 12, 2012
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The gunman who killed two people and himself in a shooting rampage at an Oregon mall was 22 years old and used a stolen rifle from someone he knew, authorities said Wednesday.
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Official: Syrian forces fired Scud missiles at rebels

December 12, 2012
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WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have fired Scud missiles at rebels trying to overthrow Syria‘s government, a senior U.S. official said on Wednesday, a step seen as an escalation in Assad’s struggle to retain power.
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Nasdaq to buy Thomson Reuters PR, IR units for $390 mln

December 12, 2012
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(Reuters) – Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said on Wednesday it agreed to buy Thomson Reuters Corp’s investor relations, public relations and multimedia services units for $390 million, as the exchange operator builds businesses that do not depend on trading.
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Wall Street adds slight gains after Fed

December 12, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks added slightly to gains after the Federal Reserve announced plans to ramp up its stimulus to the economy.
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Gunman kills 2, then self at crowded Oregon mall

December 12, 2012
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A masked gunman who opened fire in the crowded Clackamas Town Center mall in suburban Portland, Ore., killing two individuals and seriously injuring a third before killing himself, has been identified by police, though they have not yet released his name.
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Defiant North Korea launches long-range rocket into orbit

December 12, 2012
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United States officials confirm that North Korea appears to have carried out the successful launch of a long-range rocket.
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Global fund managers battle for investor cash bound for China

December 12, 2012
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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Foreign money managers in China have begun chasing after tens of billions of dollars of funds expected to be drawn in coming years by Beijing’s stepped-up opening of its capital markets, creating fresh opportunities for China’s stagnant fund sector.
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Gunman kills 2, then self at Oregon mall

December 12, 2012
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A masked gunman opened fire today at Clackamas Town Center, a mall in suburban Portland, Ore., killing two people, injuring one, and then killing himself.
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Defiant North Korea launches long-range rocket

December 12, 2012
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea successfully fired a long-range rocket on Wednesday, defying international warnings as the regime of Kim Jong Un took a big step forward in its quest to develop a nuclear missile.
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Big tech boosts S&P 500 to best close since election

December 12, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday, led by gains in technology companies, helping the S&P 500 end at its highest level since Election Day.
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