Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke talks at a news ...
Jan 25th, 2012
(Reuters) - Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke talks at a news conference at the William McChesney Martin Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington, January 25, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS HEADSHOT) -
By Clara Ferreira-Marques and Emma Farge LONDON/ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - Glencore Xstrata Chairman John Bond surprised investors on Thursday by announcing he had been voted out of the top job at the miner and trader at the group's first annual shareholders' meeting. Bond gave no explanation, but as the meeting began in Zug, Switzerlan... [Full Article]
By Luciana Lopez and Aruna Viswanatha REUTERS - Standard & Poor's asked a federal judge on Monday to dismiss a U.S. Justice Department civil fraud lawsuit against the rating agency, arguing the statements that underpin the government's case are too vague and therefore can't be used to prove fraud. The United States had accused th... [Full Article]
By Nick Tattersall and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Thursday he reserved the right to resort to both diplomatic and military options to pressure Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but insisted that U.S. action alone would not be enough to resolve the Syrian crisis. Taking a cautious line at a joint news confer... [Full Article]
LONDON (AP) - Markets were fairly choppy Tuesday as investors were reluctant to push stock indexes up further ahead of a much-anticipated statement from U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
By Arshad Mohammed MUSCAT (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Oman on Tuesday for Raytheon Co's signing of an estimated $2.1 billion arms deal and to consult on Syria and Iran, U.S. officials said. Oman is expected to sign a letter of intent to purchase a ground-based air defence system that would help protect against cruise miss... [Full Article]