Archive for February 21st, 2014

Florida lawmakers vote to expand ‘stand your ground’ law

February 21, 2014
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Less than a week after Michael Dunn was not convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of an unarmed teenager, a bipartisan group of Florida lawmakers passed a bill out of committee on Thursday that would expand the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law.
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Ukraine protesters look past deal

February 21, 2014
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Kiev (AFP) – Petro Nazapo sharpens a wooden table leg with his penknife as he prepares for another night at the barricade of sandbags and barbed wire.
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How the Dow Jones industrial average fared Friday

February 21, 2014
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The stock market slipped on Friday, pushing the market to a weekly loss, as investors assessed the latest round of company earnings. Express Scripts, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefits manager, and online deals company Groupon were among the stocks that fell after reporting earnings.
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Fed officials wanted more power over Wall Street during 2008 crisis

February 21, 2014
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By Douwe Miedema WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. central bankers thought they should get more regulatory powers in return for providing cheap cash to Wall Street banks during the 2008 credit crisis, according to Federal Reserve transcripts released on Friday.
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Colorado, Utah move to hike smoking age to 21

February 21, 2014
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DENVER (AP) — Two Western states with some of the nation’s lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.
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Ukraine leader, opposition sign deal to end crisis

February 21, 2014
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Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s leader and opposition on Friday signed a deal to end the splintered country’s worst crisis since independence after three days of carnage left nearly 100 protesters dead and the heart of Kiev resembling a war zone.
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Cameron M. Bready, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC) Interviews with the Wall Street Transcript

February 21, 2014
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67 WALL STREET, New York – February 21, 2014 – The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Alternative Energy & Utilities Report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives. This special feature contains expert industry commentary through in-depth interviews with public company CEOs, Equity Analysts and Money...
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S&P 500 gains, on track for third weekly gain

February 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose in early trading, pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 index toward its third straight week of gains. Travel booking company Priceline.com climbed after reporting strong earnings.
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Ukraine presidency says deal reached on crisis

February 21, 2014
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By Pavel Polityuk and Sabine Siebold
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4 dead, 2 injured in shooting at Calif. tribal office

February 21, 2014
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ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — An eviction hearing at an American Indian tribal headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.
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