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Saturday, August 23, 2014
NY judge scolds Argentina, but no contempt order
A federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday said Argentina's plans to evade his orders by failing to make required payments to U.S. bondholders is illegal and cannot be carried out, but he stopped short of finding the South American nation in contempt of court.
A trade group for the nation's big airlines predicts that air travel over the Labor Day weekend will rise 2 percent from the same holiday last year.
Discount chain Family Dollar rejected a US$9.7 billion takeover bid by larger rival Dollar General Thursday, saying the tie-up could run afoul of U.S. anti-monopoly rules.
A news report out Thursday indicated that Microsoft is poised to give the world a glimpse at a new-generation computer operating system that will succeed Windows 8.
Ford is recalling more than 160,000 vehicles in North America for two safety issues.
Friday, August 22, 2014
The government has reached a US$16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Obama demands world fight jihadist 'cancer'
U.S. President Barack Obama demanded Wednesday the world take action against the “cancer” of jihadist extremism in Iraq, as Washington revealed it had failed in an operation to free U.S. hostages in neighboring Syria.
Eric Holder says he understands mistrust of police
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sought to reassure the people of Ferguson about the investigation into the shooting death of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer and said he understands why many black Americans do not trust police, recalling how he was repeatedly stopped by officers who seemed to target him because of his race.
James Foley's parents laud their 'fearless' son
Friends, relatives and colleagues have paid tribute to American journalist James Foley, executed by Islamic State (IS) jihadists, with his parents praising their “fearless” son.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Police shot dead a knife-wielding man Tuesday near the U.S. town roiled by 10 days of protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager, threatening to further ratchet up tensions.
  
  
  
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