Articles by Joseph Lazzaro

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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.

Iran Can Withstand 2-3 Year Oil Blockade: Ahmadinejad

Iran has enough funds to withstand a total embargo on its oil sales for two to three years, Iranian media quoted President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying days before the resumption of talks with world powers on Tehran's nuclear program.

Prosecutor Rules Out Grand Jury In Trayvon Martin Case

The special prosecutor investigating the shooting death of unarmed Florida teenager Trayvon Martin has ruled out using a grand jury in the case, meaning her office alone will decide whether to charge shooter George Zimmerman with a crime.

Thousands At AT&T Stay On Job As Talks Continue

More than 40,000 employees at AT&T Inc will keep working under the terms of an expired labor contract while their union continues negotiations with the telephone company, averting a potentially costly strike for now.

Global Food Inflation Back On Agenda As Prices Rise

Global food prices rose in March for a third successive month, driven by gains in grains and vegetable oils, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization said on Thursday, putting food inflation firmly back on the economic agenda.

Bank Of England Keeps Interest Rates The Same

The Bank of England held back from giving Britain's fragile recovery an extra boost on Thursday, as the economy appears to have avoided falling into recession despite a shock drop in manufacturing output in the first months of 2012.

Fed Softens Tone On Stimulus Talk: Minutes

Federal Reserve policymakers appear less keen to launch a fresh round of monetary stimulus as the U.S. economy improves, according to minutes for the central bank's March meeting.

Top JP Morgan Banker Quits After Market Abuse Fine

One of London's most prominent bankers was fined 450,000 pounds ($720,000) for passing on inside information in a case that will embarrass his employer J.P. Morgan Cazenove and which marks a push by British regulators to target high-profile figures.

Molson Coors To Buy StarBev For $3.5 Billion

North American brewer Molson Coors (TAP.N) beat close rival Asahi (2502.T) on Tuesday to buy east European brewer StarBev from CVC Capital Partners CVC.UL for € 2.65 billion or $3.5 billion in what analysts said was a high-priced deal.

Global Business Groups Warn India Over Tax Plan Impact

International trade groups representing more than 250,000 companies have warned Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that new taxation proposals by his government have led foreign businesses to reconsider their investments.

US Economy In Early 2012 - Has The Renewal Begun?

In a sense, a controversial radio talk show host, and former Fox News commentator, had it right: The United States could be headed for a major period of social unrest -- or worse -- but not for the reasons he stated.

BP: US Hiding Evidence On Size Of Gulf Oil Spill

BP Plc has accused the U.S. government of withholding evidence that may show the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill was smaller than federal officials claimed, a key issue in determining the oil company's liability.

Euro Zone Lagging Behind In Shaky G7 Recovery: OECD

Euro zone nations are falling far behind the United States and Canada as a fragile recovery takes root in advanced economies, the OECD said on Thursday, advising central banks to keep easy money flowing so the rebound does not prove short-lived.

F-35 Lifetime Cost Estimate - $1.45 Trillion: Study

The U.S. government now projects that the total cost to develop, buy and operate the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 Joint Strike Fighter will be $1.45 trillion over the next 50-plus years, according to a Pentagon document obtained by Reuters.

US Citizens Angry With Obama Over Gas Prices

More than two-thirds of Americans disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling high gasoline prices, although most do not blame him for them, according to a Reuters/Ipsos online poll released on Tuesday.

McDonald's CEO Jim Skinner To Retire

McDonald's Corp (MCD) Chief Executive Jim Skinner, who took the top post at the world's biggest hamburger chain following the abrupt departures of two CEOs, is retiring after more than seven years as a stabilizing force at the helm.