Articles by Joseph Lazzaro
- Apple Quarterly Revenue Meets Forecasts, iPad Disappoints
October 25 2012 5:17 PM
Apple Inc. reported quarterly revenue that met Wall Street expectations even as iPad sales disappointed. Trading in the stock was halted after hours.
- Syria Accepts Holiday Truce, Russia Says
October 25 2012 11:22 AM
The government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has indicated to Russia that it will accept U.N.-Arab League peace envoy Lakhdar Brahimi's proposal for a Muslim holiday ceasefire.
- Fed Maintains QE3, Inflation Up Slightly
October 24 2012 2:24 PM
The Federal Reserve on Wednesday stuck to its plan to keep stimulating the U.S. economy until the job market improves and repeated its vow to keep rates near zero until mid-2015.
- Armstrong Stripped Of 7 Tour de France Titles
October 22 2012 9:05 AM
Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned for life on Monday after the International Cycling Union (UCI).
- Will Oil Prices Fall Substantially In The Coming Year?
October 20 2012 3:18 PM
At $90, oil's price remains painfully high. But are we about to experience a gradual easing in crude's price?
- Jobless Rates Fall In Most US Swing States
October 19 2012 1:50 PM
The unemployment rate declined in September in most "swing" or battleground states for the U.S. presidential election, the U.S. DOL announced Friday.
- George McGovern No Longer Responsive: Family
October 17 2012 3:46 PM
Former Senator and Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern is "no longer responsive" and surrounded by family at a hospice center in Sioux Falls, S.D., his family said on Wednesday.
- US Supreme Court Upholds Ohio's Early Voting
October 16 2012 1:04 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Ohio's request to curtail early voting in the state leading up to the Nov. 6 presidential election.
- Netanyahu Denies Report Of Golan, Syria Deal
October 12 2012 10:59 AM
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied a newspaper report on Friday that said he had agreed in principle to hand back land annexed from Syria as part of secret U.S.-mediated peace talks that broke off last year.
- 1 Russian Punk Rocker Freed, 2 Others Still Held
October 10 2012 9:39 AM
A member of punk band Pussy Riot was freed on appeal on Wednesday but a Moscow court upheld prison sentences for two others imposed over a raucous cathedral protest against Vladimir Putin, who said they had got the jail terms they deserved.
- EADS, BAE Call Off Aviation/Defense Merger
October 10 2012 9:03 AM
EADS and BAE Systems called off the world's largest defense and aviation merger on Wednesday, and sources close to the talks blamed Germany for wrecking the $45 billion deal.
- Chevron Fails To Block $18.2B Ecuador Judgment
October 09 2012 3:59 PM
Chevron Corp. on Tuesday lost a U.S. Supreme Court bid to block an $18.2 billion judgment against it in Ecuador in a case over pollution in the Amazon jungle.
- Obama, Romney Now Tied At 45%: Reuters/Ipsos Poll
October 09 2012 3:03 PM
Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama's advantage in the race for the White House and the two candidates are now tied among likely voters, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Tuesday.
- 11 Euro States Back Financial Transaction Tax
October 09 2012 12:59 PM
Eleven euro zone countries agreed on Tuesday to press ahead with a disputed tax on financial transactions designed to help pay for the cost of fixing a crisis that has rocked the single currency area.
- Merkel Arrives In Greece Amid Protestors
October 09 2012 8:58 AM
Germany's Angela Merkel arrived inGreece on her first visit since Europe's debt crisis erupted here three years ago, braving protests to deliver a message of support - but no new money - to a nation hammered by recession and fighting to stay in the euro.
- Marathon Petro Buys BP Texas City Refinery For $2.5B
October 08 2012 2:26 PM
Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC.N) struck a deal to buy BP Plc's (BP.L) Texas City refinery and related infrastructure for up to $2.5 billion, a purchase that will make Marathon the fourth-largest U.S. refiner and give it a bigger potential slice of the market for refined product exports.
- UK, Japan Scientists Win Nobel For Stem Cell Work
October 08 2012 10:23 AM
Scientists from Britain and Japan shared a Nobel Prize on Monday for the discovery that adult cells can be transformed back into embryo-like stem cells that may one day regrow tissue in damaged brains, hearts or other organs.
- 2012 Presidential Election: Obama Still Leads
October 07 2012 7:23 PM
The 2012 U.S. presidential race roughly one month before Election Day remains where it was on Memorial Day: advantage Obama.
- Remembering Steve Jobs (1955-2011)
October 05 2012 10:20 PM
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' inventions have shaped how we live, work, and play. He may have been the greatest inventor of the Information Age.
- Obama Lead Over Romney Slips To 2 Points: Poll
October 05 2012 3:27 PM
President Barack Obama's lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney has narrowed to just 2 percentage points since Romney's strong performance in their first debate, a new poll indicated.