WIll The Libyan Attacks Make The U.S. Leery Of Intervening In Syria?
September 12 2012 5:16 PM
The Middle East is looking increasingly unsteady with the attacks in Libya and the protests in Egypt, which may further deter the U.S. from eventually intervening in Syria.
Sam Bacile And His Low-Budget Anti-Muslim Movie: Is It All A Hoax?
September 12 2012 2:29 PM
Is there really a Sam Bacile, and does his movie, "Innocence of Muslims," even exist? So far only scant details have emerged about a filmmaker whose low-budget movie sparked deadly in Egypt and Libya that left four Americans dead.
Romney Continues to Blast Obama For 'Disgraceful' Libya Apology, But Republican Leadership Stays Silent
September 12 2012 11:43 AM
Even after the White House disavowed statements by the U.S. embassy in Cairo that appeared to sympathize with the attackers, Mitt Romney continued to insist Obama is "apologizing" for America.
Why We Are Not Posting Sam Bacile’s “Innocence of Muslims” Video
September 12 2012 11:28 AM
Sam Bacile's poorly-made YouTube trailer for the movie "Innocence of Muslims" has gone viral in the Middle East, resulting in protests that killed four Americans in Libya on Tuesday. While it is not directly responsible for those deaths, it is a provocative, tasteless effort.
- Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report 9/12
September 12 2012 11:18 AM
December Chicago wheat is trading 1 cent higher near 7:00 am CST. Kansas City wheat is slightly lower while Minneapolis wheat is posting moderate gains. There were 67 September Chicago wheat deliveries overnight bringing the month-to-date total to 885 contracts. The November Matif Milling wheat contract is trading 1.50 Euros lower. Wheat is recovering following yesterday's losses just ahead of the USDA report.
Watch Live Stream Of President Obama's Statement On Christopher Stevens And Benghazi, Libya Attacks
September 12 2012 10:05 AM
The White House has announced that President Obama will deliver a live statement at 10:35 Wednesday on the attacks in Libya that took the life of U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens .
- The Energy Report - Ok Now It Is the Feds Turn
September 12 2012 9:34 AM
Commodity bulls get the bounce they need as Germany's Federal Constitutional Court Courts ok's The ECB bond buying program with limitations. The court says that that Germany can contribute to the European Stability Mechanism but only up to a contribution of 190 billion euros, or about 240 billion dollars. Of course when it comes to limitations in Europe we already know that things like that are always subject to change. Now the ruling is still requires parliamentary approval of any incre...
- American Killed As Consulate In Benghazi Is Overrun
September 11 2012 8:19 PM
An American staff member of the U.S. Consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said.
US Embassy Attacks And Bombings: A Recent History
September 11 2012 4:37 PM
US embassies all over the world have a history of being attacked, bombed, and otherwise abused by terrorist or insurgent groups.
- Egyptians Angry At Film Scale US Embassy Walls
September 11 2012 2:17 PM
Egyptian protesters scaled the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo on Tuesday and pulled down the American flag during a protest over what they said was a film being produced in the United States that insulted Prophet Mohammad, witnesses said.
10 rare US Gold coins worth $80-M belong to the Government
September 11 2012 1:58 PM
A US judge ruled that 10 rare Gold coins worth $80-M belonged to the US government, not a family that had sued the US Treasury, saying it had illegally seized them.
- Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report 9/11
September 11 2012 10:29 AM
December Chicago wheat is trading 2 cents higher near 7:30 am CST. Kansas City and Minneapolis wheat are slightly higher as well. There were 37 September Chicago wheat deliveries overnight bringing the month-to-date total to 818 contracts. The November Matif Milling wheat contract is trading 1.50 Euros lower. December wheat managed marginal gains overnight after Australian's wheat production was cut by a government agency and on a lower US Dollar. European equity markets fell for the second s...
‘We Are Not Sacred’: Mahmoud Abbas Tries To Quell A Palestinian Arab Spring
September 09 2012 6:30 PM
Economic problems have drastically lowered standards of living across the Palestinian territories, and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is facing heated criticism from the public. But, this weekend, President Mahmoud Abbas stepped up to defend Fayyad.
- Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report 9/07
September 07 2012 10:57 AM
December Chicago wheat is trading 2 cents higher near 7:30 am CST. Kansas City wheat is trading marginally higher while Minneapolis wheat is slightly lower. There were 151 September Chicago wheat deliveries overnight bringing the month-to-date total to 781 contracts. The November Matif Milling wheat contract is trading 2 Euros higher. December Chicago wheat traded a steady range overnight in light volume but rose from session lows after European markets opened. European markets extended gains fr...
UN Insists Israel Admit Black Africans Trapped On Border, As Illegal Immigration Crisis Deepens
September 06 2012 2:46 PM
Israel sent 18 migrants from Eritrea back to Egypt on Thursday, the latest in a series of moves to stem the tide of illegal immigrants from African countries seeking asylum in Israel.
- African Astronauts? Sudan’s Bashir Calls For African Space Agency
September 06 2012 2:36 PM
Some critics question the need for a poor region like Africa to even consider such an expensive project as going into space.
- Mid-Session Wheat Market Report 9/06
September 06 2012 1:16 PM
December Chicago wheat is trading sharply higher and gaining on corn midday. Kansas City and Minneapolis wheat are higher as well. The midday surge in wheat futures kicked off after Egypt bought 475,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia, Romania, and Ukraine. The trade reacted bullishly to the news on thoughts that world demand is increasing and Black Sea stocks will continue to dwindle later this year which could force more export demand to the US.
Egypt's Morsi Calls For Syrian President Assad To Step Down
September 06 2012 10:41 AM
In his first speech in front of the League of Arab Nations on Wednesday, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi called on Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to step down.
Yemen Receives $6.4 Billion In Foreign Aid, Amid Food, Water Shortages And Social Unrest
September 06 2012 6:11 AM
Yemen will receive $6.4 billion in foreign aid as it struggles to rebuild its economy following shaky political transition in the face of food and water shortages and ongoing internal conflicts with Al Qaeda militants in the south and Shiite insurgents in the north.
- Pre-Opening Wheat Market Report 9/05
September 05 2012 10:34 AM
December Chicago wheat is trading 3 1/2 cents lower near 7:00 am CST. Kansas City and Minneapolis wheat are trading lower as well. There were 37 September Chicago wheat deliveries overnight bringing the month-to-date total to 620 contracts. The November Matif Milling wheat contract is trading 1 Euro lower. The wheat market held steady for most of the evening however grains fell under significant pressure once European markets opened. Investor moods have soured ahead of the ECB meeting on Thursda...