Archive for February 7th, 2014

Hijacker tries to divert plane to Sochi

February 7, 2014
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ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An official says authorities have subdued a man who attempted to hijack a Turkish plane to Sochi, Russia, and that the other passengers have been evacuated.
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Sochi opening ceremony: Top 8 moments

February 7, 2014
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Sochi opening ceremony: Top 8 moments

SOCHI, Russia – The 2014 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony was a dazzling journey through Russia’s past and future, turning the Fisht Stadium into a temple of vivid light displays and massive stage design on Friday night.
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S&P cuts outlook on Turkey ratings citing erosion in governance

February 7, 2014
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By Dasha Afanasieva ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Standard & Poor’s cut its outlook on Turkey’s ratings to negative from stable on Friday, saying that it saw risks of a hard economic landing and that the country’s policy environment was becoming less predictable.
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Apple buys back $14 billion of shares in two weeks since results

February 7, 2014
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(Reuters) – Apple Inc has repurchased $14 billion of its stock in the two weeks since it reported disappointing first-quarter results, a company spokesman said.
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Lawmaker: Obama’s redo of terrorism law stalls

February 7, 2014
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Will the law that justified the invasion of Afghanistan outlive the U.S. combat mission there? One prominent lawmaker worries that it will.
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U.S. job growth dips, employers add 113K jobs in January

February 7, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring was surprisingly weak in January for the second straight month, likely renewing concern that the U.S. economy might be slowing after a strong finish last year.
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U.S. jobs optimism helps European shares extend rally

February 7, 2014
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* FTSEurofirst 300 up 0.3 pct
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STOCKS NEWS EUROPE-Aperam leaps on earnings boost

February 7, 2014
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Shares in stainless steel maker Aperam (Other OTC: APEMY – news) rise to theirhighest level in nearly two years after the Luxembourg-group reports farhigher-than-expected fourth-quarter core profit than expected.
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Leaked audio reveals embarrassing U.S. exchange on Ukraine, EU

February 7, 2014
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By Doina Chiacu and Arshad Mohammed
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Pentagon aims to boost missile defense spending

February 7, 2014
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By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Defense Department plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile defense funding over the next five years as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request, say congressional sources and an expert.
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