Archive for February 10th, 2014

State of emergency in Georgia

February 10, 2014
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ATLANTA (AP) — With memories of gridlock on icy Atlanta highways still fresh, Georgia officials got a second chance Monday to prove the state could prepare for winter weather. The governor declared a state of emergency hours ahead of the storm, something he didn’t do two weeks ago.
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‘This is my home. It’s about stick and stay’

February 10, 2014
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DETROIT — Ora Williams has lived in her home in the Brightmoor section of Detroit for more than 35 years, and over those decades, she’s seen what was once a thriving middle class neighborhood sink into what many regard as the wasteland of the city.
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Nokia to unveil low-cost Android phone, report says

February 10, 2014
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SEATTLE (Reuters) – Nokia will unveil a low-cost smartphone running a version of Google Inc’s Android operating system, despite the company’s close partnership with Microsoft Corp and its competing Windows system, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
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Exclusive: Regulator plans purge of Wall Street arbitrators

February 10, 2014
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By Suzanne Barlyn (Reuters) – Wall Street veterans would no longer be allowed to act as arbitrators in many legal disputes between investors and their brokerages under a proposal that a U.S. regulator will present to its board on Thursday, a person familiar with the matter said.
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US suspect possibly targeted for drone attack

February 10, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — An American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials say, and the Obama administration is wrestling with whether to kill him with a drone strike and how to do so legally under its new stricter targeting policy issued last year.
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Sam could become NFL’s 1st openly gay player

February 10, 2014
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Tolerance is about to be tested in the National Football League.
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China insurance official asked JPMorgan’s Dimon for job ‘favor’: NYT

February 10, 2014
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(Reuters) – China’s top insurance regulator directly asked JPMorgan Chase & Co CEO Jamie Dimon to hire a family friend as a “favor”, The New York Times reported, citing a confidential email.
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London pre-open: Small gains expected early on

February 10, 2014
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LONDON (ShareCast) – UK stocks are expected to open with small gains on Monday, tracking a decent performance from Asian markets overnight and a strong finish on Wall Street on Friday.
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Top NFL prospect reveals he’s gay

February 10, 2014
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Top NFL prospect reveals he’s gay


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North Korea rescinds invite to U.S. official

February 10, 2014
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By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea has rescinded an invitation for a senior U.S. official to visit Pyongyang to seek the release of imprisoned U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae, a State Department official said on Sunday, adding civil rights activist Jesse Jackson had offered to go to Pyongyang to try to free Bae.
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