ATHENS, Greece— Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around. The ballot question does not address whether Greece should abandon the euro currency or leave the 28- member European Union, but many voters...» Read More
President Barack Obama said on Monday that he hopes the United States will open an embassy in Cuba by the time of a Western Hemisphere summit in Panama in mid-April. While critics, including some members of Congress, have called the end of U.S. attempts to isolate Cuba a gift to the authoritarian Cuban government, Obama said there are already signs it is prompting...
*Markit manufacturing hits 4- month high, ISM hits 13- month low. NEW YORK, March 2- The Nasdaq on Monday closed above 5,000 for the first time since the year 2000 dot-com bubble as tech stocks were boosted by deals, while the S&P 500 and Dow indexes hit records after economic data pointed to a slowly accelerating economy. Real earnings and revenue are driving the...
SAO PAULO, March 2- Petróleo Brasileiro SA plans to dispose of as much as $13.7 billion in assets this year and next as part of efforts by Brazil's largest state-controlled company to reduce debt and protect cash. In a securities filing on Monday, the oil company commonly known as Petrobras raised the target for assets sales from the $5 billion to $11 billion...
WASHINGTON, March 2- President Barack Obama on Monday said he thinks there is no "plausible legal basis" for the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a key plank of Obamacare, defending his administration's lack of a contingency plan. On the Affordable Care Act, his signature policy achievement commonly referred to as Obamacare, the Supreme Court is set to hear oral...
Feb 27- Offshore driller Nabors Industries Ltd reported a quarterly loss, hurt by lower drilling activity amid a slump in global crude prices. The company posted a net loss of $891.1 million, or $3.08 per share, in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with a profit of $150.6 million, or 50 cents per share, a year earlier. Revenue rose 11.1 percent to $1.79 billion.
TORONTO, March 2- Canadian entrepreneur and venture capitalist Roger Hardy said on Monday he is looking to take an online shoe retailing company public this year to tap investor appetite for e-commerce businesses. Hardy told Reuters by phone that he expects the company, which will be called Shoes.com Technologies Ltd, to record net revenue $250 million in...
Ocwen said on Monday it expected the transaction to close by mid-2015, subject to approvals by Fannie Mae and the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency.
GREEK FINMIN VAROUFAKIS SAYS THE WORST THING THAT COULD HAPPEN TO GREECE IS AN EXIT FROM THE EURO ZONE.
OBAMA SAYS HE HAS TOLD CHINA IT MUST CHANGE PROPOSED NEW COUNTER-TERRORISM LAW TO DO BUSINESS WITH U.S.- REUTERS INTERVIEW.
EXCLUSIVE-OBAMA SAYS U.S.-ISRAELI RELATIONS REMAIN STRONG, CURRENT RIFT IS DISTRACTING BUT NOT PERMANENTLY DESTRUCTIVE.
OBAMA SAYS SLAYING OF RUSSIAN OPPOSITION ACTIVIST INDICATES WORSENING CONSTRAINTS ON RUSSIAN CIVIL SOCIETY.
President Barack Obama said on Monday that Iran should commit to a verifiable freeze of at least 10 years on its nuclear activity for a landmark atomic deal to be reached, but said the odds were still against sealing a final agreement. In an interview with Reuters at the White House, Obama said that a rift over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's planned...
OBAMA SAYS OBAMACARE IS "WORKING," SEES NO PLAUSIBLE BASIS FOR SUPREME COURT TO STRIKE IT DOWN.
EMBASSY IN CUBA BUT A LOT OF WORK STILL TO BE DONE IN RESTORING TIES.
OBAMA SAYS HE WILL MAKE DECISION ON KEYSTONE PIPELINE WITHIN WEEKS OR MONTHS, DEFINITELY BY END OF HIS PRESIDENCY.
EXCLUSIVE-OBAMA SAYS HAS TOLD CHINA'S PRESIDENT XI U.S IS CONCERNED OVER POSSIBLE NEW' ANTI-TERRORISM' LAW THAT WOULD AFFECT TECHNOLOGY FIRMS.
OBAMA SAYS U.S AND ISRAEL SHARE GOAL OF PREVENTING IRAN FROM ACQUIRING NUCLEAR WEAPONS- REUTERS INTERVIEW.
OBAMA SAYS HE WANTS TEHRAN TO COMMIT TO' DOUBLE-DIGIT' NUMBER OF YEARS FREEZE ON NUCLEAR DEVELOPMENT AND FOR THAT TO BE VERIFIABLE.
OBAMA TELLS REUTERS HE WILL MEET WITH NETANYAHU IF ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER WINS RE-ELECTION ON MARCH 17.
OBAMA SAYS PROBABLY STILL MORE LIKELY THAN NOT THAT IRAN WILL FAIL TO MEET REQUIREMENTS FOR A FINAL NUCLEAR DEAL.