Las Vegas in final mix as host for 2016 GOP convention – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Las Vegas Review-JournalThe event would be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center if the city wins the right to host, under the proposal offered by the Las Vegas Host … Read More

More conventions coming to Los Angeles as economy gains strength – Los Angeles Times

More conventions coming to Los Angeles as economy gains strengthLos Angeles TimesTeen volleyball players, firefighters and female engineers are among the Los Angeles visitors who are expected to make 2014 … Read More

Mia Farrow, Amazon Watch Ecuador’s Fool; Chevron China’s Cover

Mia Farrow and Amazon Watch have been revealed as Ecuador’s fools, while the country led by President Rafael Correa has, and continues to do oil deals and oil production that … Read More

Renzi poised to form Italian government, promises rapid change – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi received a mandate on Monday to form a new government, promising rapid tax, labor and institutional reforms to revive a deeply troubled … Read More

Suspected Egyptian militants raise stakes in insurgency – Reuters

ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) – The bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt by suspected Muslim militants marks a strategic shift to soft targets that could devastate an economy already reeling from … Read More

Thai PM under siege, lengthy protests take toll on economy – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters seeking to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra surrounded Thai government headquarters on Monday in response to police efforts to clear them from the streets, as farmers … Read More

Diverse economy is fueling Atlanta’s improved job growth – Atlanta Business Chronicle

Diverse economy is fueling Atlanta’s improved job growthAtlanta Business ChronicleThe (preliminary) data reveals Atlanta added 58,400 jobs in 2013, an increase over 2012’s total of 55,000. Atlanta’s employment base has … Read More

Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government – Financial Times

Financial TimesEfforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo Renzi, leader of the centre-left Democratic party, faced demands by … Read More

Kerry presses China to ease Internet controls – The News International

The News InternationalBEIJING: US Secretary of State John Kerry said he urged Chinese leaders to support Press freedom and a free Internet. Speaking on Saturday after talks with Chinese leaders, … Read More

Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia … Read More

Corruption Costs European Union 120 Billion Euros a Year, Study Finds – New York Times

New York TimesCecilia Malmstrom, the European commissioner for home affairs, said corruption “hurts the European economy and deprives states of much-needed tax revenue.” Yves Logghe/Associated Press. PARIS — Despite its … Read More

Bennett clarifies: I did not apologize to Netanyahu – Haaretz

HaaretzPM issues ultimatum to economy minister: Apologize by Sunday or you’re fired; Bennett says regrets if Netanyahu was hurt; Likud officials: We didn’t expect our threat to work so quickly. … Read More

2014 State of the Union Address Full Speech Text

Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery State of the Union Address Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Washington, D.C. As Prepared for Delivery – Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice … Read More

Ukrainian prime minister offers to resign – Reuters

ReutersKIEV (Reuters) – Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov offered his resignation on Tuesday, saying he was stepping down because of the threat to the economy caused by two months of … Read More

After fall, Japan yen in sweet spot for economy, but US watching – Reuters

ReutersTOKYO Jan 27 (Reuters) – After falling by almost a fifth since Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to power just over a year ago, the yen is in a … Read More

Strong jobs report for Miami-Dade as unemployment dips to 7.5 percent –

Strong jobs report for Miami-Dade as unemployment dips to 7.5 [email protected] Miami-Dade County received its best hiring scorecard in since the summer of 2012 on Friday, with the year-end employment … Read More