Archive for June 4th, 2014

Kerry: Syria vote ‘a great big zero’

June 4, 2014
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BEIRUT (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sharply criticized Syria’s presidential vote this week as “a great big zero,” saying Wednesday that it can’t be considered fair “because you can’t have an election where millions of your people don’t even have an ability to vote.”
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Last original ‘Code Talker’ who stumped Japan dies at 93

June 4, 2014
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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The last of the 29 Navajos who developed a code that stumped the Japanese during World War II has died.
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American Lawyer publisher sold back to Wasserstein & Co

June 4, 2014
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June 4 (Reuters) – American Lawyer publisher ALM Media,which was once controlled by Bruce Wasserstein, has been sold tothe late Wall Street dealmaker’s investment firm Wasserstein &Co, the companies said in a statement.
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Wall St. gains; S&P 500 sets record intraday high

June 4, 2014
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By Angela Moon NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 hitting another intraday record high as investors brushed off weaker-than-expected labor market data and focused on an acceleration in services-sector growth.
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Bitter Mississippi GOP primary appears headed for runoff

June 4, 2014
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By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Tea Party challenger Chris McDaniel battled to a virtual draw on Tuesday in their bitter Republican Senate primary and appeared headed to a rematch in a June 24 runoff.
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Hail, tornadoes reported as storms cross Midwest

June 4, 2014
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Baseball-sized hail pummeled homes and cars in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as powerful thunderstorms moved through a swath of Midwest states, also causing severe flooding and prompting reports of tornadoes.
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Asian stocks drift as US jobs report, ECB awaited

June 4, 2014
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MUMBAI, India (AP) — Asian stock markets drifted lower Wednesday, following the lead of Wall Street as investors awaited confirmation of new stimulus from the European Central Bank and a crucial U.S. jobs report.
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Stocks edge lower; Hillshire bidding war heats up

June 4, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market fell slightly Tuesday, pulling back from record highs the day before.
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‘Fracture critical’ bridge adds to worry over aging interstates

June 4, 2014
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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Highway engineers say a crucial bridge on the Eastern Seaboard’s interstate highway system could imperil drivers if traffic is allowed back on it.
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Severe weather stalks the Midwest

June 4, 2014
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Severe weather packing large hail and heavy rain rolled into Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday as potentially dangerous storms targeted a swath of the Midwest, including states where voters were casting ballots in primary elections.
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