A man casts his vote in a polling station in Sigulda February ...
Feb 18th, 2012
(Reuters) - A man casts his vote in a polling station in Sigulda February 18, 2012. Latvians were expected to reject Russian as an official language on Saturday in a controversial referendum that has heightened ethnic tensions in the former Soviet nation and triggered renewed criticism from old imperial master Moscow. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins (LATVIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) -
By Tetsushi Kajimoto and Kaori Kaneko TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's economy grew faster than expected in January-March, expanding at its quickest pace in a year on the back of solid private consumption and a rise in exports spurred by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive monetary and fiscal stimulus. Thursday's Cabinet office data show... [Full Article]
NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of the country's biggest bank, faces a key test this week: His shareholders are voting on whether to let him keep both jobs. (Source: Associated Press)... [Full Article]
MIAMI (Reuters) - Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station took a hurriedly arranged spacewalk on Saturday to try to fix an ammonia leak in a cooling system on one of the station's solar arrays that provide electricity to the orbital outpost. The astronauts used a pistol-shaped screwdriver to remove a panel, install a spare pump a... [Full Article]
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Single-family home prices rose more than expected in February, posting their best annual rise since May 2006 in a fresh sign the housing recovery remains on track, a closely watched survey showed on Tuesday. The S&P/Case Shiller composite index of 20 metropolitan areas gained 1.2 percent on a seasonally adjusted basis compa... [Full Article]