Economy

  • Stronger demand in Europe boosts global PC demand
    Pc 2012-04-11 22:15:18 UTC
    (Reuters) - Global PC shipments increased in the first quarter of 2012 as demand in Europe, Middle East and Africa was stronger than forecast on the back of robust demand by business, according to the research firm Gartner. The results exceeded...
  • Algeria's frosty business climate may thaw
    Screen_shot_2012-04-11_at_10.09.56_am 2012-04-11 17:09:37 UTC
    ALGIERS (Reuters) - After a three-year campaign against one of its biggest foreign investors chilled Algeria's business climate, the country is sending out tentative signals that it may be ready for a thaw. A period of aggressive economic natio...
  • Treasury bond prices drop as investors take profits
    6a00d8341c630a53ef0153929503bd970b-600wi 2012-04-11 16:39:51 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Treasury debt prices fell on Wednesday as investors took profits on the previous day's gains and worked to cheapen prices ahead of a debt sale later in the afternoon. Investors were also taking cues from weaker European deb...
  • Wireless carriers to create database to fight phone theft
    Original 2012-04-10 05:15:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wireless carriers representing 90 percent of subscribers will on Tuesday announce the creation of a database of unique cell phone IDs to help prevent theft and reactivation of stolen or lost devices, which often contain sens...
  • Doctors seek end to 5 cancer tests, treatments
    Cancer-chemotherapy-001 2012-04-10 04:39:28 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nation's leading association of cancer physicians urged doctors to stop offering five common tests and treatments for cancer patients, a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care. ...
  • Anti-poverty group ONE pushes for G8 food deal
    G8responses 2012-04-10 04:08:02 UTC
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Two white men accused of shooting five black people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, killing three of them, have confessed to authorities, media reports said on Monday, citing police and court documents. Jake England, 19, has admit...
  • Iran confirms oil exports’ drop
    640x392_52713_186800 2012-04-10 03:21:08 UTC
    Iranian oil ministry's official confirmed oil exports' decline because of the West sanctions over Iranian oil purchase and banking system. Director of international affairs for the National Iranian Oil Company, Mohsen Ghamsari, told Iranian Sha...
  • Skilled-Worker Visas See a Surge in Demand
    Screen_shot_2012-04-09_at_8.14.17_pm 2012-04-10 03:06:49 UTC
    Wall Street Journal- In a sign of the improving economy, the U.S. government saw a sharp rise in petitions for skilled-foreign-worker visas during the first week of this year's application season. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has...
  • Is high spending on cancer care 'worth it'?
    Cost 2012-04-09 20:08:13 UTC
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the United States spending more on healthcare than any other country — $2.5 trillion, or just over $8,000 per capita, in 2009 — the question has long been, is it worth it? At least for spending on cancer, a controversial ...
  • Global business groups press India on technology plan
    R 2012-04-09 19:56:28 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global business groups urged Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday to rescind new government rules for technology purchases that they said unfairly discriminate against foreign firms and potentially violate World Tr...
  • California: Earthquake Rattles East Bay
    California_earthquake_rattles_east_bay 2017-06-21 21:59:06 UTC
    <blockquote><h3>earthquake, earthquakes today, earthquake today, earthquake bay area, usgs earthquake map, usgs</h3><hr> <strong>Bay Area</strong> — Dozens of residents of El Cerrito, Berkeley, Albany, El Sobrante, Richmond reported feeling the...
  • Mike Flynn Seeks Immunity To Testify
    President_barack_obama-1 2017-03-31 03:01:29 UTC
    <blockquote><h2>Former national security adviser may know details of Russia ties</h2> <h3>President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn is reportedly willing to testify about the Trump team’s ties with Russia in exchan...
  • Romney criticizes Biden on consulate attack
    Rising_sea_levels_amid_hurricane_threats 2012-10-13 04:17:53 UTC
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Broadening his attack on administration foreign policy, Mitt Romney accused Vice President Joe Biden on Friday of "doubling down on denial" in a dispute over security at a diplomatic post in Libya that was overrun by terrorist...