Articles by Eric Linton
- Committee Showdown On Hagel Looms Tuesday
February 11 2013 11:15 PM
The Senate Armed Services Committee is scheduled to vote on Chuck Hagel’s nomination for defense secretary Tuesday, after much delay.
- 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&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' 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 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.