Archive for April 18th, 2013

Boston, ‘you will run again’

April 18, 2013
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Boston, ‘you will run again’

President Barack Obama on Thursday delivered a message in Boston to those in the city touched by Monday’s deadly bombings, as well as to individuals worldwide watching the country’s response: We will persevere.
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Texas plant previously fined for safety violations

April 18, 2013
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators fined the company that operates the Texas fertilizer plant that exploded overnight $10,000 last summer for safety violations. But the government accepted $5,250 after the company took what it described as corrective actions.
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Wall Street sinks further, uptrend in peril

April 18, 2013
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By Rodrigo Campos NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Thursday after data showed signs of slower growth ahead for the U.S. economy, with traders zoning in on technical factors to anticipate the market’s next move.
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Stocks move lower on Wall Street; eBay slides

April 18, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stock prices are moving lower as several big companies report financial results that disappointed investors.
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4 UK men jailed for toy-car terror plot

April 18, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — The terror plot involved targeting British reserve troops using a toy-car packed with explosives.
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Bird flu virus spreading without birds, but how?

April 18, 2013
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BEIJING (AP) — Almost three weeks after China reported finding a new strain of bird flu in humans, experts are still stumped by how people are becoming infected when many appear to have had no recent contact with live fowl and the virus isn’t supposed to pass from person to person.
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African Barrick review given fresh impetus by gold rout

April 18, 2013
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LONDON (Reuters) – Miner African Barrick Gold, the subject of a failed takeover attempt in January, said that this week’s plunge in the price of gold has raised the stakes for its internal operational review.
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Markets recover poise ahead of run of US earnings

April 18, 2013
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LONDON (AP) — Markets, particularly those in Europe, recovered their poise Thursday, ahead of another run of U.S. corporate earnings and hopes that the European Central Bank will cut interest rates soon to give the euro region’s moribund economy a lift.
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‘Confirmed fatalities’ in Texas plant blast

April 18, 2013
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By Regina Dennis WEST, Texas (Reuters) – A deadly explosion ripped through a Texas fertilizer plant near Waco late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people, leveling dozens of homes and damaging other buildings including a school and nursing home, authorities said.
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Gun bill defeat is personal for Obama

April 18, 2013
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Gun bill defeat is personal for Obama

President Barack Obama center leaves a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House, Wednesday, April … What happens to a president who romps to reelection, channels a national tragedy that sparked coast-to-coast outrage into a deeply personal crusade, then fails to get a measure backed by nine out of ten Americans through...
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