Archive for November 27th, 2012

W.H. blasts GOP ‘obsession’ with Rice

November 27, 2012
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W.H. blasts GOP ‘obsession’ with Rice

Arizona Sen. John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee—flanked by fellow committee …The White House sharply escalated its attacks on Tuesday on Republican opponents of making Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice the next secretary of state, describing them as in the grips of a politically fueled “obsession” with incorrect...
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Photos: Thousands protest Egyptian leader’s power grab

November 27, 2012
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Wall Street slips on cliff caution, but homebuilders shine

November 27, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks declined on Tuesday as wrangling continued in Washington over budget talks, while homebuilders’ stocks outperformed the broader market after positive data.
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Analysis: Stifel CEO puts reputation on line with KBW buy

November 27, 2012
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Over the past seven years, Stifel Financial Corp Chief Executive Ronald Kruszewski has impressed Wall Street with a series of acquisitions that quintupled the regional brokerage’s revenue and rewarded shareholders with a nearly four-fold increase in returns over the last five years.
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Ancient microbes found in buried Antarctic lake

November 27, 2012
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Beneath the icy surface of a buried Antarctic lake, in super-salty water devoid of light and oxygen that is also cold enough to freeze seawater, researchers have now discovered that a diverse community of bacteria has survived for millennia.
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Obama to appeal to public on ‘fiscal cliff’

November 27, 2012
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to make a public case this week for his strategy for dealing with the looming fiscal cliff, traveling to the Philadelphia suburbs Friday as he pressures Republicans to allow tax increases on the wealthy while extending tax cuts for families earning $250,000 or less.
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TEXT-S&P summary: Starhill Global Real Estate Investment Trust

November 27, 2012
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(The following statement was released by the rating agency) Nov 27 -
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Experts exhume Arafat, seek evidence of poison

November 27, 2012
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) – The body of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat was exhumed on Tuesday by a team of international experts trying to discover if he was poisoned, as many Palestinians believe.
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New York, New Jersey put $71 billion price tag on Sandy

November 27, 2012
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(Reuters) – New York state and New Jersey need at least $71.3 billion to recover from the devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy and prevent similar damage from future storms, according to their latest estimates.
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ResCap creditors target cash from Ally asset sales: WSJ

November 27, 2012
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(Reuters) – A group of creditors of Ally Financial Inc‘s mortgage subsidiary is laying claim to cash from Ally asset sales that was intended to help repay the U.S. government, which funded a $17.2 billion bailout of the financing firm, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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