Eric Linton

  • President's Party Quits Tunisian Government

    February 10 2013 2:35 PM

    Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki's secular party Sunday quit the Islamist-led government, which is reeling from last week's assassination of secular opposition leader Chokri Belaid.

  • Moody's May Be Feds' Next Target After S&PMoody's May Be Feds' Next Target After S&P

    February 07 2013 9:08 PM

    The Justice Department and multiple states are discussing suing Moody's Corp. (NYSE:MCO) for defrauding investors, but they may wait until a similar lawsuit against rival Standard and Poor's is tested in the courts.

  • Federal Aviation Administration Will Let Boeing Run 787 Test Flight Thursday

    February 06 2013 9:18 PM

    Boeing will be allowed to conduct a one-time ferry flight of a grounded 787 Dreamliner from Texas to Washington state Thursday, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said Wednesday.

  • Obama Agrees To Give Congress 'Kill List' MemoObama Agrees To Give Congress 'Kill List' Memo

    February 06 2013 8:41 PM

    President Barack Obama has told the Justice Department to show Congress' intelligence committees a classified memo providing the rationale for drone strikes against American citizens, a senior administration official said Wednesday evening.

  • 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 Hagel2 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 TakeoverDecision 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 PayoffsSpanish 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 RemarksGermans 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 CEOAubrey 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 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.