Archive for December 19th, 2013

New Mexico legalizes same-sex marriage

December 19, 2013
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in the state Thursday, declaring in a ruling that it is unconstitutional to deny a marriage license to gay and lesbian couples.
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New bill would slap sanctions on Iran if nuke terms broken

December 19, 2013
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By Timothy Gardner and Patricia Zengerle
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Dow, S&P trade flat; indexes near record highs

December 19, 2013
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By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Dow and the S&P 500 barely budged on Thursday as investors paused after a strong rally in the previous session that drove both indexes to record closing highs.
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Rising stocks push U.S. public pension assets to record highs

December 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The holdings of U.S. public pensions again reached record highs during the third quarter, as the stock market surged and governments and employees pitched in billions of dollars, according to U.S. Census data released on Thursday.
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Putin: Amnesty to free Pussy Riot band members

December 19, 2013
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday two jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot would be freed under an amnesty but described their protest against him in a church as disgraceful.
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Kate and Harry royally hacked by U.K. newspaper

December 19, 2013
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Kate Middleton and Prince Harry had their phones hacked by Rupert Murdoch’s biggest selling newspaper, a court in London heard on Thursday.
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European shares rally as Fed sugar-coats taper move

December 19, 2013
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By Marc Jones LONDON (Reuters) – European shares rallied on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve sugar-coated its decision to start winding down its crisis-era stimulus with a promise to keep interest rates at record low levels even longer than previously signalled.
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European shares set two-week high; Fed move boosts cyclicals

December 19, 2013
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* FTSEurofirst 300 index gains 1.4 percent
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Asian shares up as Fed draws taper’s sting

December 19, 2013
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By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve drew the sting from tapering its stimulus by recommitting to low interest rates, leaving Wall Street at record heights and the dollar galloping above 104.00 yen for the first time since 2008.
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Shares up as Fed draws taper’s sting; dollar gains broadly

December 19, 2013
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By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets rose on Thursday after the Federal Reserve drew the sting from tapering its stimulus by recommitting to low interest rates, leaving Wall Street at record heights and the dollar galloping above 104.00 yen for the first time since 2008.
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