Archive October 2013

Book says Obama aides considered replacing Biden with Clinton: NYT

Book says Obama aides considered replacing Biden with Clinton: NYT

Published 31/10/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top aides considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton for Obama's 2012 re-election campaign but decided it [more…]

Obamacare controversy hits close to home for Capitol Hill staff

Obamacare controversy hits close to home for Capitol Hill staff

Published 31/10/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers opposed to Obamacare have been grappling with a predicament of their own making as they decide whether to move their [more…]

U.S. to allow expanded electronic device use on flights

U.S. to allow expanded electronic device use on flights

Published 31/10/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Airline passengers will soon be able to use certain electronic devices throughout their entire flight after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration ended [more…]

Venezuelan leader says workers see Chavez apparition at building site

Venezuelan leader says workers see Chavez apparition at building site

Published 31/10/2013

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said an image of his idol and predecessor, the late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, has appeared miraculously in [more…]

U.S. workers can carry over $500 of health spending accounts: Treasury

Published 31/10/2013

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans who use flexible spending accounts (FSAs) for healthcare costs may now be able to carry up to $500 of expiring money [more…]

Google launches ‘KitKat’ software, sweetens features on range of phones

Google launches ‘KitKat’ software, sweetens features on range of phones

Published 31/10/2013

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc on Thursday unveiled the newest version of its Android smartphone software, aiming to allow more smartphone users access to [more…]

Judge denies California town’s request to halt hot sauce production

Judge denies California town’s request to halt hot sauce production

Published 31/10/2013

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles suburb that sued to curb the strong, spicy odor emitted from a chili-processing plant lost its initial bid [more…]

Murdoch editors Brooks, Coulson had affair, British hacking trial told

Published 31/10/2013

LONDON (Reuters) - Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson, former editors of Rupert Murdoch's now-defunct News of the World tabloid, had a six-year affair at the [more…]

Exclusive: EU, IMF coordinate on Ukraine as Russia threat looms

Published 31/10/2013

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is in advanced discussions with the International Monetary Fund on providing standby financing to Ukraine should the country come [more…]

Pimco’s Gross urges ‘privileged 1 percent’ to pay more tax

Published 31/10/2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bill Gross, manager of the world's largest bond fund, urged fellow members of the "privileged 1 percent," earning the highest incomes, [more…]