Articles by Joseph Boris
- Romney's 41% Is 'Enough' for Michigan; Big Tally in Arizona
February 29 2012 6:44 AM
Mitt Romney scored victories in both of Tuesday's Republican primarie in Michigan -- his native state -- and Arizona. The wins reposition the former Massachusetts governor as his party's front-runner and could prompt a rethink of rival Rick Santorum's candidacy
- German Court Deals Setback to Europe Bailout Effort
February 28 2012 7:46 AM
Germany's Constitutional Court ruled Tuesday that a parliamentary panel formed to approve urgent action by the euro zone bailout fund is in large part unconstitutional. The decision could hamper efforts to tackle the European debt crisis.
- Ukraine Says It Foiled Assassination Attempt on Russia's Putin
February 27 2012 7:34 AM
Authorities in Ukraine arrested three men suspected in an assassination plot targeting Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, according to Russian state-owned Channel One television.
- Afghan Airport Bomb Kills 9; NATO Base Attacked
February 27 2012 6:53 AM
A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people in an attack on a military airport in Jalalabad, eastern Afghanistan on Monday in the latest act of violence and protests since copies of the Quran were burned at a NATO base last week. While there was no official indication Monday's bombing was linked to the protests and riots, the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack as revenge for the Quran-burning.
- US Intelligence Community Doesn't See Iran Moving to Build Nukes
February 25 2012 12:31 PM
Amid UN nuclear inspectors' findings that Iran has accelerated its enrichment of uranium, the U.S. intelligence community maintains that no hard evidence exists that Tehran has decided to build a nuclear weapon, according to current and former American officials interviewed by the New York Times.
- Futures Suggest Higher Open for US Stocks Friday
February 24 2012 7:16 AM
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a slightly higher open for equities on Friday, with futures for the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.1 percent to 0.2 percent.
- Syria Allies, West Demand Aid Access; Annan Tapped as UN Envoy
February 24 2012 6:45 AM
Western and Arab countries on Friday will demand that Syria allow aid to be delivered to desperate civilians, despite the lack of international resolve to intervene to end a crackdown on foes of President Bashar al Assad's regime. Violence during the uprising has claimed thousands of Syrians' lives.
- Sears To Spin Off 3 Businesses, Posts Big 4Q Loss
February 23 2012 8:17 AM
Sears Holdings Corp. (SHLD) posted a fourth-quarter loss Thursday and said it will spin off its Hometown, outlet and hardware-store businesses as part of an effort to increase liquidity.
- Wal-Mart's 4Q Saw 1.5 Percent Rise in US Same-Store Sales
February 21 2012 7:52 AM
Wal-Mart Stores Inc., the world's biggest retailer, on Tuesday reported a 1.5 percent increase in fourth-quarter sales at its U.S. stores open at least a year.
- Stock Futures Signal Higher Open on US Markets
February 21 2012 7:37 AM
Stock index futures pointed to a rise in U.S. equities on Tuesday after the market opens following Monday's Presidents Day holiday, with futures for the S**9**P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Nasdaq 100 rising 0.4 percent to 0.5 percent.
- UN Inspectors Arrive for Nuclear Talks as Iran Halts Oil Sales to UK, France
February 20 2012 7:24 AM
Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency arrived in Tehran on Monday for talks on the disputed nuclear program of Iran, a day after the Islamic country responded defiantly to tightened EU sanctions by halting oil sales to British and French companies.
- Gingrich Threatens TV Stations over Potential Airing of Pro-Romney Ad
February 17 2012 3:24 PM
Newt Gingrich says any TV station that airs an ad from rival Republican Mitt Romney's super PAC claiming the ex-House speaker backed China's controversial one child policy will be sued, according to Politico.