Category Archives: Market News


  • Cruise ship fuel removal stalled due to rough seas – The Associated Press
    Globe and MailCruise ship fuel removal stalled due to rough seasThe Associated PressGIGLIO, Italy (AP) — Rough seas off Italy’s Tuscan coast forced a delay in the planned Saturday start of the operation to remove a half-million gallons of fuel from the grounded Costa Concordia, and officials said pumping may now not begin until …Six Costa Concorida pa […]
  • Romney surges in Fla., but Gingrich attacking – CBS News
    Sydney Morning HeraldRomney surges in Fla., but Gingrich attackingCBS NewsThe two leading candidates in Tuesday’s crucial Republican presidential primary in Florida, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, were to hit the campaign trail hard in the Sunshine State Saturday. With polls showing Romney surging, Gingrich was pulling out …Gingrich Under Fire From Co […]
  • Obama seeks government reforms in Congress – San Francisco Chronicle
    News OneObama seeks government reforms in CongressSan Francisco ChronicleBy KEN THOMAS, AP President Barack Obama, fresh from a five-state tour following his State of the Union address, is calling for government reforms to ease gridlock and bar members of Congress from profiting from their position.Obama to senators: Change the way you do businessAtlanta Jou […] Continue reading


  • France urges Turkey not to overreact to genocide law – Reuters
    CBC.caFrance urges Turkey not to overreact to genocide lawReuters| PARIS (Reuters) – France urged Turkey not to overreact on Tuesday after the French parliament adopted a bill making it illegal to deny the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was genocide. Speaking on Canal+ television …Turkey Slams France Over Armenian ‘Gen […]
  • Largest Solar Radiation Storm in Six Years Headed Toward Earth – Bloomberg
    USA TODAYLargest Solar Radiation Storm in Six Years Headed Toward EarthBloombergThe Earth will be bombarded today by the strongest solar radiation storm in six years, with a limited potential to affect satellites and power grids, officials say. The coronal mass ejection, a violent release of plasma and magnetic fields from the sun …Biggest Solar Storm Sinc […]
  • Mitt Romney paid $3 million in federal taxes in 2010 – Los Angeles Times
    Los Angeles TimesMitt Romney paid $3 million in federal taxes in 2010Los Angeles TimesThe Republican presidential candidate agreed to make his tax returns public after pressure from rivals. Mitt Romney talks to the press after holding a round table on housing issues in Tampa, Fla., Jan. 23, 2012. (Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images) …Tax returns show Romne […]
  • China’s Xi to Visit White House – Wall Street Journal
    Malaysia StarChina’s Xi to Visit White HouseWall Street JournalBy JEREMY PAGE BEIJING—Xi Jinping, the man widely expected to become China’s top leader this year, will take his biggest step into the international spotlight Feb 14 when he meets President Barack Obama on his first official visit to the US as vice …China heir apparent to visit White […] Continue reading

Why are websites protesting SOPA-PIPA bills?

SOPA and PIPA represent two anti-piracy bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively. While these bills may have good intentions, but they are harming the core principles of the Internet: freedom and innovation. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has a good explanation of how the bills violate the freedom of speech that serves as the foundation of the Internet.

We suggest US-based visitors to contact your Representative or Senator, and its International customers to donate to organizations like EFF, to ensure that broad opposition to this proposed legislation rings loud and clear. Many prominent Internet companies participating in the protest are listed here: Continue reading


  • Ethiopia gunmen kill five foreign tourists in Afar – BBC News
    BBC NewsEthiopia gunmen kill five foreign tourists in AfarBBC NewsFive foreign tourists have been killed in Ethiopia in an attack by unknown gunmen in the northern Afar region, the government says. German, Belgian, Italian and Hungarian nationals were among them, government official Bereket Simon said. …Five nationalities victims in Ethiopia attacksTelegra […]
  • Police say dog walkers found human head in plastic bag on trail below LA’s … – Washington Post say dog walkers found human head in plastic bag on trail below LA’s …Washington PostLOS ANGELES — Detectives are expected to resume searching an area of Los Angeles where two dogs found a human head in a plastic bag. Police say two dog walkers with about nine dogs came across the bag on a popular trail below the Hollywood sign in […]
  • Search suspended after stricken Italian cruise ship moves – CNN suspended after stricken Italian cruise ship movesCNNBy the CNN Wire Staff The Italian Coast Guard has released photos of the rescue effort at the cruise ship Costa Concordia near Giglio Island, Italy. Giglio, Italy (CNN) — With bitterly cold temperatures and frigid waters, the chances of finding more …Cruise ship shifts, search halt […]
  • Russia Says Foreign Troops Will Not Deploy in Syria – Voice of America
    The Daily StarRussia Says Foreign Troops Will Not Deploy in SyriaVoice of AmericaJanuary 18, 2012 Russia Says Foreign Troops Will Not Deploy in Syria VOA News Syrian ally Russia says it will not allow the deployment of foreign troops in Syria, as the UN Security Council debates how to stop the bloodshed of the 10-month uprising …Russia: Western sanctions a […] Continue reading


  • Myanmar Frees Prominent Political Prisoners – Wall Street Journal
    Wall Street JournalMyanmar Frees Prominent Political PrisonersWall Street JournalBy PATRICK BARTA Myanmar began freeing prominent political prisoners Friday in the latest reform that the government is taking in an apparent effort to get out from under the weight of Western economic sanctions. Political detainees set free in the …Burma prisoner release begi […]
  • Obama seeks to raise US debt limit by $1.2 trillion – seeks to raise US debt limit by $1.2 Barack Obama has formally notified Congress that he plans a $1.2 trillion (£780m) increase in the US debt limit, prompting Republicans to level election-year charges that deficits are out of control. Barack Obama’s proposed increase would …Obama Starts Clock for […]
  • Video Inflames a Delicate Moment for US in Afghanistan – New York Times
    New York TimesVideo Inflames a Delicate Moment for US in AfghanistanNew York TimesKABUL, Afghanistan — A video showing four United States Marines urinating on three dead Taliban fighters provoked anger and condemnation on Thursday in Afghanistan and around the world, raising fears in Washington that the images could incite …US Marines identify Afghanistan […]
  • Official: North Korea test-fired short-range missiles – Fox News
    Fox NewsOfficial: North Korea test-fired short-range missilesFox News| AP AP Photo/KRT via APTN In this undated image made from KRT video, North Korea’s new young leader Kim Jong Un, third from right, watches jet fighters with North Korean officials at an undisclosed place in North Korea. SEOUL, South Korea – North …Kim Jong Il isn’t going anywhe […]
  • Republicans rally around Romney after hits on Bain –
    Boston.comRepublicans rally around Romney after hits on BainBoston.comRepublican presidential candidate Mitt Romney meets supporters at Cherokee Trike and More in Greer, SC, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Michael Justus) By Thomas Beaumont and Kasie Hunt Associated Press / January 13, …Haley’s Picking Romney Shocks Tea […]
  • Missing teenager Natalee Holloway declared dead –
    Boston.comMissing teenager Natalee Holloway declared dead. Beth Holloway is pursued by reporters following a hearing in Birmingham, Ala.,Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012. An Alabama probate judge disclosed at the hearing that he will sign an order declaring Natalee Holloway dead, more than six years after the teenager …Judge declares Alabama teen missing si […]
  • APNewsBreak: UN visit to Tehran set for Jan 28 –
    Boston.comAPNewsBreak: UN visit to Tehran set for Jan 28Boston.comFILE – In this April 8, 2008 file photo provided by the Iranian President’s Office, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, visits the Natanz Uranium Enrichment Facility some 200 miles (322 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran. …A cease-and-desist policy, for nowHaaretzIran to […]
  • Chicago shivers as first major snowstorm of 2012 hits Midwest – Fox News
    Bloomberg: Chicago shivers as first major snowstorm of 2012 hits MidwestFox NewsCHICAGO – Chicago was bracing itself for up to eight inches of snow overnight as the first major snowstorm of the season brought treacherous conditions and the usual frustrations for travelers Thursday. As of 8:30pm local time about 560 flights at …When snow moves out, deep cold […]
  • Taiwan’s expats seen as key in presidential poll – CNN International
    BBC NewsTaiwan’s expats seen as key in presidential pollCNN InternationalBy Peter Shadbolt, CNN (CNN) — As many as 200000 people — most of them mainland China-based Taiwanese – are expected to return to Taiwan this weekend for an election viewed as critical to the future of an economy that has boomed thanks to warmer ties …China Deals Up for Judgmen […]
  • Judge advises court-martial for Wikileaks suspect – San Francisco Chronicle
    BBC NewsJudge advises court-martial for Wikileaks suspectSan Francisco ChroniclePatrick Semansky / AP In this photo taken Dec. 22, 2011, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is escorted from a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md. An Army officer is recommending a general court-martial for Manning, a low-ranking intelligence analyst charged in the …Army Officer Recommends Tr […]