Articles by Joseph Lazzaro
- US Federal Court Rejects GOP-Backed Voter ID Law In Texas
August 30 2012 12:32 PM
A U.S. federal court has rejected the Republican Party-backed voter i.d. law in Texas, The Washington Post reported Thursday.
- July US Consumer Spending Rise Is Biggest In 5 Months
August 30 2012 9:37 AM
U.S. consumer spending got off to a fairly firm start in the third quarter, rising by the most in five months and offering hope economic growth could pick up this quarter.
- Citigroup Settles Shareholder CDO Suit For $590 Million
August 29 2012 4:56 PM
Citigroup Inc agreed to pay $590 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit accusing it of hiding tens of billions of dollars of toxic mortgage assets, one of the largest settlements stemming from the global financial crisis.
- Turkey Urges UN To Protect Refugees Inside Syria
August 29 2012 9:10 AM
Turkey urged the United Nations on Wednesday to protect displaced Syrians inside their country but President Bashar al-Assad, battling rebels determined to overthrow him, dismissed talk of a buffer zone on Syrian territory.
- Fed Has Room To Provide More Stimulus, If Needed: Bernanke
August 24 2012 1:22 PM
The Federal Reserve has room to deliver additional monetary stimulus to boost the U.S. economy, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told a Congressional oversight panel in a letter.
- 2 Shot Dead, 8 Others Injured Friday In Shooting Near New York City's Empire State Building
August 24 2012 9:44 AM
Two people have been shot dead, including the shooter, and at least eight others injured, by a gunman near New York City's Empire State Building, Reuters reported Friday morning.
- Spain In Talks With Euro Zone Officials Over Sovereign Aid: Reuters Exclusive
August 23 2012 11:19 AM
Spain is negotiating with euro zone partners over conditions for aid to bring down its borrowing costs, though the country has not made a final decision to request a bailout, three sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.
- Augusta National Invites Two Women To Join Golf Club
August 20 2012 11:46 AM
Augusta National Golf Club has invited former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and financier Darla Moore to become the first women to join the club, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.
- Most Of US Labor Market Damage Triggered By Recession Is Reversible: NY Fed
August 20 2012 11:29 AM
The majority of the damage to the U.S. labor market triggered be the Great Recession is reversible, according to research compiled by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
- 76 Rescued, Few With Minor Injuries, After Alaska Sightseeng Vessel Runs Aground
August 20 2012 9:48 AM
Seventy-six people were rescued on Sunday from a sightseeing vessel that ran aground in Alaska's Glacier Bay and began filling with water, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
- GM To Recall 249,260 Mid-Size SUVs To Correct Potenial Fire Hazard
August 20 2012 9:11 AM
General Motors Co (NYSE: GM) will recall 249,260 mid-size sport utility vehicles to correct a potential fire hazard, a U.S. government safety agency said.
- Ayn Rand: Her Economic Views, Backed By Paul Ryan, Would Result In A US Dystopia
August 19 2012 10:48 AM
Though he denies it today, presumptive Republican Party vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan?s primary economic and fiscal influence was Ayn Rand, an extremely conservative thinker whose flawed economic and social theories were only outdone in perniciousness by her utter disregard for society and the common good.
- Merkel Mulling Easing Greece Bailout Terms, German Lawmakers Say
August 17 2012 12:31 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is consider easing debt-laden Greece's bailout terms, triggering tensions with members of her coalition, who oppose giving the Greek government any more concessions, two German lawmakers said, according to a published report Friday.
- Lakhdar Brahimi To Replace Kofi Annan As International Syria Mediator
August 17 2012 12:20 PM
Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi will replace Kofi Annan as the international Syria mediator, Reuters reported Friday.
- Russian Government Arrests Political Activist Kasparov Outside Courthouse
August 17 2012 9:08 AM
The Russian government Friday arrested opposition leader / political activist Garry Kasparov outside the Moscow courthouse where the trial for punk rock band 'Pussy Riot' was held.
- US DOD, In Worst-Case-Scenario, Has Plan To Secure Syria Chemical Weapons Sites
August 16 2012 4:42 PM
The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar al-Assad's government, according to U.S. and diplomatic officials.
- Romney Says He's Paid At Least 13% In Taxes For 10 Years
August 16 2012 1:38 PM
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Thursday he did not pay less than a 13 percent tax rate at any point over the last 10 years.
- Merkel Says Germany Backs ECB Draghi's Aid 'Conditionality'
August 16 2012 1:02 PM
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday said the European Central Bank's requirement on conditionality in exchange for help lowering borrowing costs in high-debt euro zone countries matches Germany's priorities to end the crisis, according to a published report,
- 2 Sheriff's Deputies Killed, 2 Wounded In Louisiana Shooting
August 16 2012 11:15 AM
Two sheriff's deputies were shot dead and two others wounded early on Thursday in LaPlace, Louisiana, a spokeswoman for the state police said.
- Prince Philip Hospitalized As A 'Precautionary Measure'
August 15 2012 11:48 AM
Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of England/Commonwealth of Nations, was hospitalized Wedneday, "as a precautionary measure," Buckingham Palace sources said, ABC News reported.