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Jul 03, 2014

Security Fee May Send Airfares Higher

A security fee may send airfare prices soaring, and a Consumer Reports survey takes a bite out of fast-food chains. On the last trading day of the week, Wall Street is focused on jobs. The non-farm payroll report for June was released a day earlier b... #Taco Bell #Consumer Reports #Wall Street #Yum! Brands #NYSE #Transportation Security Administration

Jun 12, 2014

Treasury’s Domestic Finance Chief to Leave

The Treasury Department's top official for domestic finance, Mary J. Miller, plans to step down this fall after having helped to oversee the rollout of the Dodd-Frank overhaul of financial regulations... #Taco Bell #Consumer Reports #Wall Street #Yum! Brands #NYSE #Transportation Security Administration

Jul 09, 2014

Kirstie's Fill Your House For Free review a recycled programme about recycling

The genius of this programme is that it capitalises on our current fetish for parsimony, while recycling the domestic makeover format from the last millennium As much as I adore Kirstie Allsopp and everything she stands for, I can't help worrying whe... #United Kingdom #George Osborne #Polly Toynbee #Kirstie Allsopp #Fern Britton #Phil Spencer

Jul 04, 2014

David Cameron's European problem isn't going anywhere

The Tories' appetite for anti-Brussels defiance is temporarily sated, but European diplomacy continues with or without Cameron David Cameron's European diplomacy looks disastrous under scrutiny. Apparently, it is just as bad when Westminster's attent... #European Union #London #United Kingdom #David Cameron #Angela Merkel #UK Conservative Party #Jean-Claude Juncker #Europe #European Commission

Jun 26, 2014

Consumer spending inches higher in May on auto sales

U.S. consumers stepped up their spending slightly in May, boosted by a jump in auto sales and higher income. Spending rose 0.2 percent last month after no gain in April, the Commerce Department said Thursday. The two months followed a robust spending... #Federal Reserve #Commerce Department

Jun 20, 2014

6-fingered family roots for Brazil's 6th World Cup

A family is counting on the fingers of a single hand its hopes for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup championship. All the members of the Silva family living in Aguas Claras, a town on the outskirts of the capital of Brasilia, were born with an extra d... #South America #Brazil national football team

Jun 19, 2014

6-fingered family roots for Brazil's 6th World Cup

(AP) -- A family is counting on the fingers of a single hand its hopes for Brazil to win a sixth World Cup championship. All the members of the Silva family living in Aguas Claras, a town on the outskirts of the capital of Brasilia, were born with an... #South America #Brazil national football team

Jun 17, 2014

Prosecutors probe bugging of Polish top officials

(AP) -- Polish prosecutors on Tuesday launched a criminal investigation into the recording of a private conversation between the country's interior minister and the head of the central bank that was recently published by a magazine. In the recording,... #Donald Tusk #Jacek Rostowski #Jaroslaw Kaczynski

Jun 22, 2014

Iran opposes US intervention in Iraq, says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Khamenei said Iraq's government and its people, with help of top clerics, would be able to end the 'sedition' there Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday he is against US intervention in neighboring Iraq, where Islamic extremists and S... #Iraq #Iran #Tehran #Ali Khamenei #United States

Jun 12, 2014

Unemployment claims rise, stay at pre-recession levels

More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but claims for jobless aid remain near pre-recession levels. The Labor Department said Thursday that weekly applications for unemployment benefits rose 4,000 to a seasonally adjusted 317,000. ... #Iraq #Iran #Tehran #Ali Khamenei #United States