Archive for January 23rd, 2013

Defense Secretary lifting ban on women serving in combat

January 23, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military’s ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.
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Watch live: Clinton hits back on Benghazi criticisms

January 23, 2013
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Watch live: Clinton hits back on Benghazi criticisms

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pounds her fist on her table during a contentious exchange about Benghazi with …In one of her last acts as America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton hit back hard Wednesday at fierce Republican criticisms over the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya. Clinton, delivering long-awaited...
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Options market sees big move in Apple shares after earnings

January 23, 2013
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NEW YORK/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The options market is bracing for a big move in Apple shares after it posts earnings on Wednesday amid what has been a dramatic plunge for the world’s most valuable publicly traded company.
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Strong results from Google, IBM lift tech stocks

January 23, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Strong earnings from tech giants are nudging the stock market higher Wednesday. Investors also drew encouragement from a vote by the House of Representatives to let the government keep paying all its bills for another four months.
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Watch Live: Choking up, Hillary Clinton says Benghazi is ‘personal’

January 23, 2013
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Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, testifying before Congress on the deadly Sept. 11 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya, choked up Wednesday as she assured lawmakers that the security of American diplomats was a “personal” issue for her.
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Te’o tells Couric he briefly lied about discovering hoax girlfriend

January 23, 2013
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Manti Te’o briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist and was a part of an elaborate hoax, he admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Katie Couric.
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Strong start to earnings lifts British shares

January 23, 2013
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* FTSE 100 index adds 0.1 percent * Unilever’s “stellar” results lead index up
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Strong start to earnings lifts FTSE

January 23, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – The FTSE 100 rose on Wednesday with strong earnings from Unilever marking a positive start to the full-year results season.
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Obama’s lofty inaugural ideals run into reality

January 23, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s lofty ideals from his inaugural address ran smack into reality Tuesday on the first working day of his second term.
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Israeli election ends in dramatic deadlock

January 23, 2013
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s parliamentary election ended Wednesday in a stunning deadlock between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s hard-line bloc and center-left rivals, forcing the badly weakened leader to scramble to cobble together a coalition of parties from both camps, despite dramatically different views on Mideast peacemaking and other polarizing issues.
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