Archive for May 20th, 2014

Sources: DOJ to reveal drone memo on killing U.S. citizens

May 20, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of a critical Senate vote and under court order, the Obama administration signaled it will publicly reveal a secret memo describing its legal justification for using drones to kill U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism overseas.
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Brazil tries to calm tourists on unfinished airports

May 20, 2014
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SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil is trying to assure World Cup tourists that they won’t face problems at airports even though not all upgrades will be complete.
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TSX steady as miners, Valeant climb; financials slip

May 20, 2014
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By John Tilak TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s main stock index was little changed on Tuesday as an advance in the materials sector and gains in Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc helped offset weakness in some financial shares.
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Retail stocks lead sell-off on Wall St after earnings

May 20, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks fell in a broad selloff on Tuesday, with major indexes hitting session lows in afternoon trading, led by losses in the retail sector after disappointing results from Staples and TJX Companies.
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Wall Street dips as retailer earnings disappoint

May 20, 2014
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By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks dipped on Tuesday, weighed down by retailers after earnings from TJX Companies and Staples.
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US STOCKS-Wall Street dips as retailer earnings disappoint

May 20, 2014
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(Corrects name of chain store in second line of secondparagraph to TJ Maxx from TJX Maxx.)
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China warns U.S. cyber charges could damage ties

May 20, 2014
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BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it “the biggest attacker of China’s cyberspace.”
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Tea party faces uphill battle in latest round of GOP primaries

May 20, 2014
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By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Voters in six states will choose candidates on Tuesday for some of November’s top congressional election races, including another round of crucial U.S. Senate primaries between the Republican establishment and Tea Party favorites in Kentucky, Georgia and Oregon.
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Thai stocks sink as martial law declared

May 20, 2014
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HONG KONG (AP) — Thailand’s stock market fell and the currency wobbled Tuesday after the military declared martial law in what it called an attempt to stabilize the country’s precarious political situation. Stocks elsewhere around the globe were mixed as markets drifted in the absence of major economic news.
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Asian shares edge down, dollar struggles

May 20, 2014
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By Lisa Twaronite TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares slipped on Tuesday despite a solid performance on Wall Street, while the dollar wallowed close to its lowest level against the yen in more than three months.
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