Archive February 2014

Comcast would consider a spinoff of subscribers: source

Published 28/02/2014

(Reuters) - Comcast is considering spinning off the 3 million subscribers it has offered to divest as part of its proposed $45.2 billion takeover of [more…]

FTC says considering lawmaker’s concerns about Herbalife

Published 28/02/2014

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Federal Trade Commission on Friday refused to tip its hand on how it may be react to allegations that Herbalife is [more…]

In slight to Hollande, Berlin fetes Sarkozy

In slight to Hollande, Berlin fetes Sarkozy

Published 28/02/2014

BERLIN (Reuters) - In his first major speech since losing the French presidency in 2012, Nicolas Sarkozy weighed in on euro zone integration, the Ukraine [more…]

Euro zone inflation stabilizes in ‘danger zone’

Published 28/02/2014

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation stabilized in the European Central Bank's "danger zone" in February but did not fall as expected, making it less [more…]

U.S. expands healthy food assistance to women, infants and children

U.S. expands healthy food assistance to women, infants and children

Published 28/02/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some 9 million poor women and young children who receive federal food assistance under the U.S. government's so-called WIC program will have [more…]

Chronically ill facing high drugs costs under U.S. health law

Chronically ill facing high drugs costs under U.S. health law

Published 28/02/2014

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's ban on discriminatory health insurance practices against the sick has not stopped insurers from increasing up-front charges for the [more…]

Ex-Murdoch British CEO Brooks paid official for Saddam anthrax story

Ex-Murdoch British CEO Brooks paid official for Saddam anthrax story

Published 28/02/2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Rebekah Brooks, the ex-chief executive of News Corp.'s British newspaper arm, told a London court on Friday she had paid a public [more…]

NASA oversight led to spacewalker’s near drowning, panel finds

NASA oversight led to spacewalker’s near drowning, panel finds

Published 28/02/2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - A panel investigating an astronaut's near drowning during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station in July found that his [more…]

Global warming slowdown likely to be brief: U.S., UK science bodies

Global warming slowdown likely to be brief: U.S., UK science bodies

Published 27/02/2014

OSLO (Reuters) - A slowdown in the pace of global warming so far this century is likely to be only a pause in a longer-term [more…]

Ex-Murdoch UK editor Brooks: ‘I sanctioned payments to officials’

Ex-Murdoch UK editor Brooks: ‘I sanctioned payments to officials’

Published 27/02/2014

LONDON (Reuters) - Rebekah Brooks, Rupert Murdoch's former British newspaper boss, told a London court on Thursday she had sanctioned payments to public officials "half [more…]