Archive for August, 2013

Obama edges toward strike on Syria

Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration accused Bashar Assad’s government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least 1,429. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Possible US-led attack on Syria sparks rallies

Protesters around the world are taking to the streets to express support for and against a possible U.S.-led attack on Syria. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Obama to seek congressional approval on Syria

Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

As Obama ponders Syria strike, Americans share moral indignation, fear

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Video, full text of President Obama's statement on Syria

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Obama to seek congressional approval on Syria

Delaying what had appeared to be an imminent strike, President Obama abruptly announced Saturday he will seek congressional approval before launching any military action meant to punish Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons in an attack. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

President of Coach picked as new REI CEO

Six months after Sally Jewell was picked to be Interior Secretary, Seattle-based Recreational Equipment, Inc. has chosen a new CEO. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Investors brace for a jam-packed September

NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine gathering nearly everything that has rattled investors’ nerves over the past four years: the European debt crisis, fights over the U.S. government’s budget and moves by the Federal Reserve. Now imagine all of them crammed into one month. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

Quebec train fire victims seek US bankruptcy role

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Survivors of more than 30 people killed when an oil train derailed in Quebec in July are seeking a role in the U.S. bankruptcy case of the company whose train caused the disaster. Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites

US Treasury bond market at a glance

Key barometers in the Treasury market late Friday, compared with late Thurday. Price changes in the 10-year note and 30-year bond are per $100 invested: Continue Reading → Bookmark It Hide Sites