Archive for February 12th, 2013

How to make the State of the Union must-see TV

February 12, 2013
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By Jeff Greenfield So, you’ve ordered in the pizza, chicken wings and beer, invited a pack of your buddies over, and you’re all set to watch Tuesday’s must-see TV.
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UN: Syrian deaths nearing 70,000

February 12, 2013
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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The death toll in Syria is likely approaching 70,000 with civilians paying the price for the U.N. Security Council’s lack of action to end the nearly 2-year-old conflict, the U.N. human rights chief said on Tuesday.
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S&P parent McGraw-Hill says government’s fraud case flawed

February 12, 2013
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(Reuters) – The parent of credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s Corp, which was hit with a $5 billion fraud lawsuit by the U.S. government last week, fired back on Tuesday, saying it doesn’t believe the government has a case.
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Wall Street edges up, Dow nears all-time high

February 12, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks edged higher on Tuesday, putting the Dow within striking distance of all-time highs as investors looked ahead to President Barack Obama‘s State of the Union address, which is expected to focus on the economy.
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N. Korea calls nuke test ‘first response’

February 12, 2013
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PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Defying U.N. warnings, North Korea on Tuesday conducted its third nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast, taking a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States.
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What to expect at tonight’s State of the Union

February 12, 2013
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What to expect at tonight’s State of the Union

President Barack Obama shakes hands after giving his State of the Union address on Capitol Hill in January 2012. …
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Hexaware gains on expectations of earnings recovery

February 12, 2013
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Shares in Hexaware Technologies Ltd gain 1.2 percent after Macquarie and Bank of America-Merrill Lynch upgrade their ratings on the stock, citing expectations earnings will recover this year and valuations.
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S.Africa’s DRDGold earnings up 25 pct, to pay dividend

February 12, 2013
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa‘s DRDGold, reported a 25 percent increase in second-quarter profit on Tuesday, lifted by higher prices and production and declared its first interim dividend.
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Latin America would like a Latin pope, odds slim

February 12, 2013
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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Latin America is home to the world’s largest Roman Catholic population, but hopes that the next pope will come from the region appear faint, experts said Monday.
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SKorea believes NKorea conducted third atomic test

February 12, 2013
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is believed to have conducted a widely anticipated nuclear test Tuesday, following an earthquake that monitoring agencies around the globe said appeared to be unnatural.
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