Articles by Eric Linton
Hugo Chavez's Health Seems To Worsen
January 03 2013 11:16 PM
In an alarming statement Thursday night, the government said its leader is now being treated for "respiratory deficiency."
Asian Shares Down, Dollar Up On Federal Reserve Easing Concerns
January 03 2013 9:17 PM
Asian shares fell Friday, tracking overnight weakness in global equities, but the dollar gained as U.S. debt yields rose after several Fed officials expressed concerns about continued bond buying.
- Transocean To Pay $1.4 Billion For Gulf Of Mexico Disaster
January 03 2013 8:57 PM
Rig contractor Transocean Ltd agreed Thursday to pay $1.4 billion to settle charges over BP Plc's Gulf of Mexico oil spill, admitting that its crew on the Deepwater Horizon was partly responsible.
- Boehner, Under Fire, To Allow Vote On Sandy Relief
January 02 2013 10:41 PM
House Speaker John Boehner, under furious attack from fellow Republicans, abruptly reversed course Wednesday afternoon and set a timetable to approve $60 billion in Superstorm Sandy relief.
- Hillary Clinton Leaves NYC Hospital
January 02 2013 8:49 PM
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was discharged from a New York hospital Wednesday after being treated for a blood clot near her brain.
- 61 Killed In Ivory Coast Stadium Crush
January 01 2013 3:08 PM
At least 61 people were crushed to death in a stampede after New Year's Eve fireworks at a stadium in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan, officials said Tuesday.
Clinton Making 'Excellent Progress' On Blood Clot
January 01 2013 1:57 PM
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "is making excellent progress" recovering from a blood clot in her head and is on blood thinners, her medical team said.
- Iran 'Warns Off' Foreign Planes In Strait Of Hormuz
January 01 2013 12:29 PM
Iran warned off foreign spy planes that tried to approach its forces during naval drills in the Strait of Hormuz, a military spokesman said Tuesday.
Yen Hits 28-Month Low; Nikkei Jumps
December 27 2012 11:17 PM
The yen hit its lowest level in more than two years Friday, helping lift Japanese stocks to a 21-month high.
- Obama Calls Fiscal Meeting At White House
December 27 2012 10:38 PM
President Barack Obama will meet with congressional leaders from both parties at the White House Friday afternoon in a bid to revive negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, with three days left before its deadline.
- Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dead At 78
December 27 2012 8:29 PM
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, victor of the Persian Gulf War of 1991, died Thursday, the Associated Press reports. He was 78.
- Rep. Markey Declares For Kerry Senate Seat
December 27 2012 8:06 PM
Veteran Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., became the first candidate to declare for Sen. John Kerry’s seat Thursday.