Archive for March, 2013

New EPA gas rules could add up at pump

March 29, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Reducing sulfur in gasoline and tightening emissions standards on cars beginning in 2017, as the Obama administration is proposing, would come with costs as well as rewards. The cost at the pump for cleaner air across the country could be less than a penny or as high as 9 cents a...
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N. Korea vows ‘to settle accounts’ with U.S.

March 29, 2013
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By David Chance and Phil Stewart SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea put its missile units on standby on Friday to attack U.S. military bases in South Korea and the Pacific, after the United States flew two nuclear-capable stealth bombers over the Korean peninsula in a rare show of force.
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Prosecutors not ready to accept Holmes plea

March 29, 2013
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DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors in the Colorado theater shooting on Thursday rejected an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty in exchange for avoiding the death penalty and accused defense lawyers of a serious breach of court rules by making the offer public.
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CA-BUSINESS Summary

March 29, 2013
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Record Wall Street boosts sentiment, U.S. holds key in Q2 TOKYO (Reuters) – Whether the world’s largest economy can sustain momentum will be a primary focus for investors for the next three months after a general recovery trend in the United States helped risk sentiment for broad markets in the first quarter of 2013....
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Record Wall Street boosts sentiment, U.S. holds key in Q2

March 29, 2013
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By Chikako Mogi TOKYO (Reuters) – Whether the world’s largest economy can sustain momentum will be a primary focus for investors for the next three months after a general recovery trend in the United States helped risk sentiment for broad markets in the first quarter of 2013.
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S&P 500 closes at a record high, beating ’07 mark

March 29, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in less than a month, the stock market marched past another milepost on its long, turbulent journey back from the Great Recession, toppling another record left over from the days before government bailouts and failing investment banks.
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Wall Street Week Ahead: Pullback possible after S&P’s milestone

March 29, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – After flirting with an all-time high for three weeks, the S&P 500 posted its best closing level in history. But some strategists say Thursday’s record could be a harbinger that the stock market rally is running out of steam.
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The justice who will decide gay marriage

March 28, 2013
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The justice who will decide gay marriage

Supreme Court Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy (R) and Stephen Breyer await the start of a hearing on Capitol …
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Forty years later: Vietnam troops’ exit recalled

March 28, 2013
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Forty years ago, soldiers returning from Vietnam were advised to change into civilian clothes on their flights home because of fears they would be accosted by protesters after they landed. For a Vietnamese businessman who helped the U.S. government, a rising sense of panic set in as the last combat troops left the country...
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Instant View: S&P 500 ends at new closing high

March 28, 2013
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(Reuters) – The S&P 500 index posted a new closing high on Thursday, surpassing the previous record of 1565.15 set in October 2007, as investors continued a strong run that has seen the index rise nearly 10 percent in the first three months of the year.
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