Archive for August 20th, 2013

Obama, aides to discuss cutting aid to Egypt

August 20, 2013
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President Barack Obama called a meeting of his top national security aides on Tuesday to discuss cutting military aid to Egypt, the White House said after repeatedly denying that the administration had already frozen that assistance in secret.
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School gunman took hostages and car may have bombs

August 20, 2013
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A 19-year-old man briefly took employees hostage at an Atlanta-area elementary school today and exchanged fire with police, resulting in hundreds of students being evacuated from the building.
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Why the stock market is having a chilly August

August 20, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — It’s been a chilly August for the stock market.
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Nasdaq stocks posting largest volume increases

August 20, 2013
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NEW YORK (AP) — A look at the 10 biggest volume gainers on Nasdaq at the close of trading:
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Best-selling author Elmore Leonard dies at 87

August 20, 2013
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – American author Elmore Leonard, whose ear for gritty, realistic dialogue helped bring dozens of hard-bitten crooks, cops and cowboys to life in nearly 50 novels, died on Tuesday several weeks after a stroke. He was 87.
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Is Egypt bringing back the police state?

August 20, 2013
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The news yesterday that former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could be released from jail soon is, to some Egyptians, a symbol of the extent to which Egypt has abandoned the revolutionary change they dreamed of when they revolted in January 2011. 
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Wall Street rebounds after four-day slump; retailers gain

August 20, 2013
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks rose on Tuesday, boosted by major retailers Home Depot and Best Buy Co on positive profits and outlooks, after the market’s longest losing streak this year.
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Bob Evans Beats Q1 Earnings, Misses Revs

August 20, 2013
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Full-service restaurant chain Bob Evans Farms Inc. (BOBE) has recently announced first-quarter fiscal 2014 adjusted earnings of 58 cents per share, in line with the comparable year-ago quarter but higher than the Zacks Consensus Estimate by a penny. Earnings in the quarter received a boost from higher top line and lower share count due...
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Sen. Cruz says he’ll renounce Canadian citizenship

August 20, 2013
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday that he will renounce his Canadian citizenship.
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Wrecked Fukushima plant springs highly radioactive water leak

August 20, 2013
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By Yoko Kubota and Yuka Obayashi TOKYO (Reuters) – Contaminated water with dangerously high levels of radiation is leaking from a storage tank at Japan‘s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, the most serious setback to the clean up of the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
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