Articles by Eric Linton
- Setback For US DOD Head Nomiee Hagel: Committee Delays Vote
February 06 2013 7:33 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee delayed a vote on Chuck Hagel's confirmation as secretary of defense, the chairman said Wednesday, as Republicans demanded more information from the former Nebraska senator.
- 2 On Hill Want More Answers From Hagel
February 05 2013 8:47 PM
Two Republican senators say they will block a committee vote on Chuck Hagel until he discloses all of his recent paid speeches and until an allegation of misconduct in his Senate office is fully investigated.
- Decision Reported Imminent On Dell Takeover
February 04 2013 10:08 PM
The board of Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) was to meet Monday night to vote on an offer to take the company private for about $24 billion, Bloomberg reported, citing “people with knowledge of the matter.”
- McCain Opposes Hagel Filbuster, Undercutting His Own Party
February 04 2013 8:08 PM
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a fierce critic of Hagel in his committee hearing last week, announced Monday that he will not back a filibuster to stop the confirmation, MSNBC reports.
- Biden: US Open To 'Serious' Nuclear Talks With Iran
February 03 2013 9:38 AM
The United States is ready for direct talks with Iran on its nuclear program if it is serious about negotiations, Vice President Joe Biden said Saturday.
- Spanish Premier Denies Illicit Payoffs
January 31 2013 11:08 PM
The Spanish government was suddenly rocked by scandal Thursday after documents were published that allegedly showed Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy getting €277,000 ($376,000) that had been hidden from tax authorities.
- Colorado Lt. Gov. Garcia Touted For Labor Secretary
January 31 2013 7:57 PM
Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia is a leading candidate to become secretary of labor, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters Thursday.
- Germans Grill Morsi On Anti-Semitic Remarks
January 30 2013 10:29 PM
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi, visiting Germany as his country was in turmoil, was forced to address offensive remarks about Jews that emerged recently.
- Airline: Dreamliner Batteries Long Showed Defects
January 29 2013 11:19 PM
Even before two battery failures led to the grounding of all Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, the planes’ lithium-ion batteries had experienced multiple problems that raised questions about their reliability, The New York Times reports.
- Aubrey McClendon Out As Chesapeake Energy CEO
January 29 2013 8:16 PM
Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE:CHK) announced Tuesday that CEO Aubrey McClendon will resign after a tumultuous year in which a series of Reuters investigations triggered civil and criminal probes.
- Arms Ship Seized Off Yemen; Iran Accused
January 28 2013 10:10 PM
Yemeni forces intercepted a ship last week carrying a large cache of weapons -- including surface-to-air missiles -- that may have been smuggled from Iran for Yemeni insurgents, U.S. officials said Monday.
- HSBC Flash PMI On China Industry At 2-Year High
January 23 2013 10:21 PM
Growth in China's factory sector hit a two-year high in January, a preliminary private survey showed Thursday, as manufacturers received more orders.
- Google Earnings Beat Expectations, Stock Gains
January 22 2013 10:35 PM
Revenue from Google's core Internet trade outpaced analysts' expectations during the 2012 fourth quarter, and ad rates fell less than in previous periods.
- Japan's Central Bank Goes Big To Fire Up Economy
January 21 2013 11:45 PM
Bank of Japan surprised markets by doubling its inflation target to 2 percent and adopting an open-ended commitment to buy assets.
- Algeria Says Canadian Led Terror Attack; 37 Hostages Dead
January 21 2013 9:49 PM
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal accused a Canadian citizen Monday of coordinating last week's raid on a desert gas plant. At least 37 hostages were killed in the battle.
- Unknown Number Dead, Missing After Algerian Desert Raid
January 17 2013 11:07 PM
The fate of dozens of hostages seized by Islamist gunmen at a gas field in Algeria remained unclear early Friday, hours after the Algerian military stormed the site.
- House GOP May Relent On Debt Deadline
January 17 2013 9:44 PM
House Republicans hinted Thursday that they might agree to a short-term extension of borrowing authority next month so they can move on to more promising budget battles.
- Security Adviser In Line For White House Staff Chief
January 16 2013 9:55 PM
Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough is expected to be named the next White House chief of staff, replacing Jack Lew after his nomination to be treasury secretary, sources familiar with the matter tell Reuters.
- FAA Grounds 787 Dreamliner
January 16 2013 6:52 PM
The FAA grounded Boeing's 787 Dreamliner passenger jet Wednesday afternoon, saying a recent series of safety scares required urgent action.
- Chuck Hagel Approval As US DOD Head Looks Likely After Schumer OK
January 15 2013 8:26 PM
Chuck Hagel's chances of becoming U.S. defense secretary got a critical boost Tuesday when two leading Senate Democrats came out in favor of confirming him following assurances on Israel and the treatment of gay and lesbian servicemen.