Articles by Eric Linton

  • 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 HighHSBC 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 EconomyJapan'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 RaidUnknown 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 DeadlineHouse 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 OKChuck 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.

  • French Attacks, Backed By US, Beat Back Mali RebelsFrench Attacks, Backed By US, Beat Back Mali Rebels

    January 13 2013 2:44 PM

    French fighter jets bombed an Islamist rebel stronghold deep in northern Mali Sunday as France poured more troops into the capital Bamako.

  • Israel Breaks Up Protest Camp; Netanyahu Vows To BuildIsrael Breaks Up Protest Camp; Netanyahu Vows To Build

    January 13 2013 12:08 PM

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Sunday move ahead with settlement building in an occupied area near Jerusalem after security forces evicted more than 100 Palestinian protesters from the site.

  • Asian Markets Up, Yen Down On US Hopes, Japan PolicyAsian Markets Up, Yen Down On US Hopes, Japan Policy

    January 10 2013 10:13 PM

    Asian shares rose Friday amid an improving outlook for global economies and reduced anxiety over the euro zone, while the yen slid on renewed expectations for aggressive monetary easing in Japan.

  • Asian Markets Rise On China Trade ReportAsian Markets Rise On China Trade Report

    January 09 2013 10:27 PM

    Asian shares rose Thursday as Chinese trade data, much stronger than expected, magnified momentum overnight from global markets and kept alive hopes for a recovery in the world's second-largest economy.

  • AIG Backs Off Suit Over Bailout After Public Outrage

    January 09 2013 8:23 PM

    Facing outrage from all quarters, AIG Inc. said Wednesday it would not sue the U.S. government over terms of its multi-billion dollar bailout.

  • AIG May Join Suit Over Bailout, Angering Many

    January 08 2013 11:08 PM

    American International Group Inc., the insurer rescued by the U.S. government in 2008, said Tuesday it is considering joining a lawsuit that claims the bailout terms were unfair, drawing outrage from lawmakers.

  • Alcoa Q4 Profit Meets, Revenue Beats Expectations

    January 08 2013 9:42 PM

    Alcoa, the largest aluminum producer in the U.S., posted a fourth-quarter profit on Tuesday, in line with Wall Street expectations, and handily beat expectations on revenue.

  • Venezuela Postpones Chavez InaugurationVenezuela Postpones Chavez Inauguration

    January 08 2013 6:48 PM

    Venezuela will postpone the inauguration of President Hugo Chavez for a new term, scheduled for Thursday, due to health problems, the government said Tuesday.

  • Architecture Critic Ada Louise Huxtable Dies At 91

    January 07 2013 11:29 PM

    Ada Louise Huxtable, the pioneering former architecture critic of the New York Times, died Monday in Manhattan at age 91, the paper reported.

  • Samsung Expects $8.3B 4Q Profit

    January 07 2013 10:34 PM

    Samsung Electronics estimated Friday morning that it earned a quarterly profit of $8.3 billion, as it sold close to 500 smartphone handsets per minute.