Joseph Lazzaro

Joseph Lazzaro, U.S. Editor, served as Managing Editor of New York-based financial news web sites, 1999-2004, and as Economics/Markets Editor for AOL’s, 2008-2011.

Joseph Lazzaro

  • 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.

  • Merkel To Visit Greece Next Week

    October 05 2012 11:03 AM

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make her first visit to Greece next week since the euro zone debt crisis erupted, in a show of support for Athens after it said it will run out of money at the end of November without fresh international aid.

  • Lehman Brokerage, Europe Unit, Settle $38B In Claims

    October 05 2012 9:29 AM

    The U.S. brokerage unit and a European unit of the former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. said they settled a dispute over $38 billion in claims over client and creditor assets, a major step toward allowing customers and creditors to recover money.

  • US Presidential Debate 'Live Blog' Starts 7:30 PM EDT

    October 03 2012 11:01 AM

    Look for Live Debate coverage here at the International Business Times beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT.

  • France Prosecutor Drops Strauss-Kahn Rape Probe

    October 02 2012 9:19 AM

    A French prosecutor has dropped an investigation into former International Monetary Fund Chief Domique Strauss-Kahn's alleged connection to a possible gang rape in Washington, CNN reported Tuesday.

  • Fed's Bernanke Rigorously Defends QE3

    October 01 2012 3:29 PM

    U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke Monday robustly defended the bank's unconventional program to stimulate the U.S. economy, quantitative easing.

  • White House Says It Thwarted Cyberattack

    October 01 2012 1:55 PM

    The Obama administration confirmed an attempted cyber attack on its computer system, but said it thwarted the attack, according to a published report.

  • Russia Bans Controversial Anti-Islam Video

    October 01 2012 1:12 PM

    A Russian court paved the way for a potential closure of video-sharing website YouTube by banning an anti-Islam video on Monday that sparked violent protests across the Muslim world.

  • US Consumer Sentiment Rises To 4-Month High

    September 28 2012 10:15 AM

    U.S. consumer sentiment rose to its highest level in four months in September as Americans saw better prospects for the job market and economy, a survey released on Friday showed.

  • Bank Of America Settles Shareholder Suit For $2.43B

    September 28 2012 9:15 AM

    Bank of America (BAC.N) said it will pay $2.43 billion to settle a class action lawsuit with investors who held its securities at the time the company announced plans to acquire Merrill Lynch.