Archive for January, 2013

Obama pushes Congress on immigration

January 30, 2013
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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – Just over a week into his second term, President Barack Obama took his fight for immigration reform to the West on Tuesday and pushed Congress to quickly find a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented residents.
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Brazil police: Outdoor flare started club fire

January 30, 2013
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SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — Penny-pinching by a band known for its onstage pyrotechnic displays may have cost more than 230 people their lives at a nightclub in southern Brazil, according to a police inspector leading the investigation into this weekend’s deadly blaze.
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‘This time, action must follow’

January 30, 2013
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‘This time, action must follow’

Undocumented immigrant Katherine Taberes watches Obama’s immigration speech from New York. (Mario Tama/Getty I …
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Brazil police blame penny-pinching band for club fire

January 30, 2013
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SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — Penny-pinching by a band known for its onstage pyrotechnic displays may have cost more than 230 people their lives at a nightclub in southern Brazil, according to a police inspector leading the investigation into this weekend’s deadly blaze.
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The president’s turn for immigration reform

January 29, 2013
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The president’s turn for immigration reform

Latinos and immigrants participate in a rally on immigration reform in front of the White House on November 8, …
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Alex Rodriguez named in a new PED report

January 29, 2013
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Alex Rodriguez named in a new PED report

A man in south Florida supplied performance-enhancing drugs to more than half a dozen major league players, including Alex Rodriguez, according to a Miami New Times report that officials at Major League Baseball believe will grow into a doping scandal that could rival the BALCO case that tarnished Barry Bonds.
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Focus turns to Brazil club safety after fire

January 29, 2013
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SANTA MARIA, Brazil (AP) — There was no alarm, no extinguishers, no sprinklers and almost no escape from the nightclub that became a death trap for more than 200 Brazilian college students.
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Obama launches push for immigration overhaul

January 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking swift action on immigration, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will try to rally public support behind his proposals for giving millions of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship, as well as making improvements to the legal immigration system and border security.
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Nikkei edges up, banks lead gains on good earnings expectations

January 29, 2013
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TOKYO (Reuters) – The Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday as investors welcomed a newspaper report that major banks were likely to have significantly larger profits this year, while small caps such as bio-chemical stocks attracted retail investors.
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POSCO CEO says sees Q1 earnings to improve sharply from Q4

January 29, 2013
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SEOUL (Reuters) – The chief executive of South Korean steelmaker POSCO , Chung Joon-yang, said the steelmaker expected its earnings to improve “significantly” in the January to March period from the preceding quarter, driven by lower costs of raw materials and recovery in steel prices in China.
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