MANAMA, Dec 7- The United States has a proven and enduring commitment to Middle East security, backed by diplomatic engagement and a fierce array of warplanes, ships, tanks, artillery and 35,000 troops, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel told Gulf Arab leaders on Saturday.» Read More
NEW YORK, July 19- Wall Street is experiencing its best month since January and looks poised to extend the rally with a deluge of earnings next week, though significant gains may be harder to come by with major indexes at record highs. Some 157 companies in the S&P 500 index will release results.
The FBI, with more than 35,000 employees, at present uses mainly BlackBerry devices. It is unclear whether the agency plans to replace all BlackBerry equipment with Galaxy models or whether it will use hardware from both companies.
China may look like a candidate for the type of protests currently sweeping the developing world. At least for the time being, China is well-positioned to navigate such challenges far better than its emerging market competitors.
"Due to the superb teamwork and coordination of New York's transmission owning utilities, electric generating companies, demand response resources, energy services providers and government agencies, we have successfully met record-high electric demand with sustained reliable operation of the bulk electric system," NYISO Chief Executive Stephen Whitley said in statement.
NEW YORK, July 19- Fourteen major banks sued by the Federal Housing Finance Agency over soured mortgage investments have lost a bid to have a U.S. appeals court intervene in their cases based on what they called a judge's "gravely prejudicial" rulings.
July 19- Microsoft Corp shares fell more than 11 percent on Friday, their biggest plunge in more than four years, a day after the software company posted dismal quarterly results due to weak demand for its latest Windows system and poor sales of its Surface tablet.
July 19- A U.S. judge on Friday gave final approval to the settlement of a class action lawsuit against Toyota Motor Corp by plaintiffs who claimed design defects caused some of the company's vehicles to accelerate without warning.
WASHINGTON, July 19- Service Corp International, the biggest U.S. funeral services company which has bought up rivals for two decades, is likely to get approval from U.S. antitrust officials for its bid to acquire the No. 2 chain, Stewart Enterprises Inc, antitrust experts told Reuters.
July 19- Holders of billions of dollars of bonds from OGX are being urged by lawyers to quickly engage with the troubled Brazilian oil and gas company, which could be headed toward the biggest corporate debt restructuring in Latin America ever.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 19- Google Inc's Motorola division appears set to unveil its much anticipated Moto X phone on Aug 1 at an event in New York City. Motorola, which Google bought for $12.5 billion, has steadily ceded market share to Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co, with most of its latest phones garnering relatively lukewarm receptions.
NEW YORK/ SEATTLE, July 19- Members of Microsoft Corp's board have held talks with ValueAct Capital Management LP in recent days over the activist shareholder's demands to secure a seat on the company's board, two sources close to the matter said.
NEW YORK, July 19- U.S. oil futures traded above the global crude-market benchmark, North Sea Brent, for the first time since 2010 on Friday as signs of strong demand from U.S. refiners boosted spread trading and bets that the era of the U.S. discount was ending.
*Microsoft, Google tumble after results miss. NEW YORK, July 19- The Dow and Nasdaq stock gauges fell on Friday as disappointing results from Microsoft and Google dragged on the market, while the S&P 500 index edged up to end at a second straight record high.
Arabica, the premium grade for coffee, tumbled nearly 4 percent in New York, its biggest drop in a month, as investors sold the market down on meteorologists' reduced expectations for frost in Brazil. The front-month contract for U.S. crude hit a 16- month high of $109.32 earlier in the day and settled at $108.05, up 1 cent.
NEW YORK, July 19- Members of Microsoft Corp's board have held talks with ValueAct Capital Management LP in recent days over the activist shareholder's demands to secure a seat on the company's board, two sources close to the matter said.
*Shares rebound but Nasdaq down after Google, Microsoft fall. NEW YORK, July 19- Government debt prices rose and stock markets around the world wavered on Friday when disappointing earnings results from Microsoft and Google gave investors pause after a recent string of gains that lifted major U.S. equity indexes to record levels.
Trade Representative's Office on Friday outlined a series of steps that it urged Bangladesh to take to improve factory conditions and workers rights in order to have U.S. trade benefits restored.
*Envoys due in Washington within a week to launch negotiations. AMMAN, July 19- Israel and the Palestinians have laid the groundwork for resuming peace talks after an almost three-year stalemate, U.S. He anticipated Israeli and Palestinian envoys would come to Washington soon for what a U.S. official said would mark the launch of direct negotiations.
WASHINGTON, July 19- It could take another two years before the U.S. labor market returns to normal, according to research by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released on Friday, underscoring how far the economy must still go to regain full health.
NEW YORK, July 19- When the financial crisis threatened to topple the global economy, my Russian friends took great delight in calling me from Moscow and sharing the bittersweet response that was making the rounds of a city that always laughs loudest when things go wrong: Everything Marx told us about communism was false, the gag went, but everything he told us about capitalism was true.