Archive for January, 2014

Avalanches snarl acces to Alaska city where pipeline ends

January 28, 2014
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Highway access to the city at the end of the trans-Alaska pipeline has been cut off indefinitely by avalanches, including one that dammed a river and created a lake up to a half-mile long across the roadway in a 300-foot wide mountain canyon.
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Stocks fall worldwide on emerging-market fears

January 28, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stock markets fell across the globe on Monday, but at least it wasn’t another rout on Wall Street.
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Apple’s iPhone sales and outlook lag targets, shares slide

January 28, 2014
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By Bill Rigby (Reuters) – Apple Inc missed Wall Street’s lofty target for iPhone sales over the crucial holiday shopping season and offered a weaker-than-expected forecast for this quarter, sending its shares down 8 percent on Monday.
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Nigeria market slaughter leaves 45 dead

January 27, 2014
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Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – At least 45 people were killed in a suspected Boko Haram attack on a market in restive northeast Nigeria, police said on Monday, warning the death toll could rise.
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Putin opposition: Sochi Olympics a $50 billion corruption extravaganza

January 27, 2014
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It was inevitable that Alexey Navalny would do something big with the Olympics. The opposition leader famous for his anti-graft muckraking—and put on show trial for bogus “embezzlement” charges—couldn’t let the biggest racket in Russian history pass without his own peal-back of corporate cronyism, cost inflation, and outright criminality. The upcoming 2014 Winter Games...
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Nasdaq cancels trades in erroneous transactions

January 27, 2014
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Nasdaq MarketWatch said on Monday it was cancelling some trades in 11 securities that occurred within the first minute of trading on Monday.
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Wall St. falls as emerging market concerns overshadow earnings

January 27, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks fell on Monday, extending last week’s steep selloff, as weaker-than-expected new home sales data and ongoing concerns about emerging markets weighed on investor sentiment.
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Daft Punk, Pharrell win big at Grammys

January 27, 2014
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Daft Punk’s electronic-funk grooves have won big at the Grammys.
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Motive still unclear in Md. mall shooting

January 27, 2014
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COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) — The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday.
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ICE CEO Sprecher wants regulators to look at ‘maker-taker’ trading

January 27, 2014
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By Christine Stebbins
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