Articles by J.J. McGrath
China’s GDP Growth May Fall To 7.7% From 9.3%: Report
October 07 2012 10:54 PM
Growth in the gross domestic product of the world’s second-largest economy may drop by a sizable 1.6 percentage points between 2011 and 2012, according to the World Bank’s “East Asia and Pacific Economic Data Monitor” released in Singapore on Monday.
Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak Widens In US: CDC
October 07 2012 9:30 PM
The known number of people with fungal meningitis in a multistate outbreak that has already killed seven rose to 91 on Sunday from 64 on Saturday, according to data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Detained Blogger Yoani Sanchez Cut Loose In Cuba
October 07 2012 12:04 AM
Yoani Sanchez -- author of the dissident blog “Generacion Y” -- was freed by Cuban authorities after about 30 hours in custody.
China’s Factory PMI Still Sluggish In September
September 30 2012 10:33 PM
The factory slump in the world’s second-largest economy continues as China's Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, rose to 49.8 in September from 49.2 in August.
Berkshire Unit To Buy 2 California Wind Projects
September 30 2012 6:46 PM
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A, BRK-B) will get just a shade greener as its MidAmerican Wind unit announced Sunday its agreement to buy two wind-energy projects in Tehachapi, Calif.
‘Homeland’ And ‘Modern Family’ Win Big At Emmys
September 23 2012 11:48 PM
"Homeland" was the big surprise winner as the outstanding drama series at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles Sunday.
Status Quo May Score Big Win On US Election Day
September 22 2012 11:36 PM
If the U.S. elections were held not Nov. 6 but today, it appears there would be no change in control at either the White House or the Congress.
CAW Chooses Ford In Effort To Secure Pattern Contract
September 16 2012 11:11 PM
The Canadian Auto Workers, or CAW, will concentrate on the Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) as it attempts to negotiate a collective-bargaining agreement in the roughly 24 hours left before its fast-approaching strike deadline on Monday at 11:59 p.m. EDT.
- Chicago School Daze: Strike To Continue A While Longer
September 16 2012 8:08 PM
The Chicago Public Schools will be closed both Monday and Tuesday, as the majority of the 800 members of the Chicago Teachers Union's House of Delegates who gathered Sunday voted to continue the CTU's first strike in 25 years.
- US Issues Travel Warnings, Trims Embassy Staff In Sudan, Tunisia
September 15 2012 11:08 PM
With American assets having been targeted during demonstrations sweeping the Middle East-North Africa region in recent days, the U.S. State Department issued travel warnings about Sudan and Tunisia on Saturday.
US Will Cut Its AIG Stake To 23% From 53%, By One Estimate
September 09 2012 10:30 PM
Because of the U.S. Treasury Department's announcement Sunday that it has launched an offering of $18 billion worth of its American International Group Inc. (NYSE: AIG) common stock, the government will soon go from being the company's majority shareholder to being one of its minority shareholders.
Serena Williams Wins U.S. Open Women's Title On Sunday
September 09 2012 7:52 PM
Serena Williams won the U.S. Open women's singles title at Flushing Meadows in New York on Sunday, beating the world's No. 1 player Victoria Azarenka -- 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 -- in a dramatic final match to capture her 15th career grand slam title.