Davos: Fracking to boost UK economy, David Cameron says – BBC News

BBC NewsShale gas extraction through fracking can boost the economy and encourage businesses to come back to the UK, Prime Minister David Cameron is to say. Mr Cameron, who is…

Iran wants full nuclear deal and investment, Rouhani tells Davos – Reuters

ReutersDAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) – Iran is determined to negotiate a comprehensive deal on its nuclear programme with major powers so it can develop its battered economy, President Hassan Rouhani said…

Iran’s Rouhani takes Davos spotlight – AFP

AFPDavos — Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani takes centre stage at the Davos World Economic Forum Thursday, as he seeks to drum up investment for his sanctions-hit economy amid thawing relations…

Davos plebeians shrug at the elite gathering – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDAVOS, Switzerland — It brings in $45 million for the Swiss economy each year and turns the diminutive, snow-clogged streets here into a living Hollywood Walk of Fame for…

Hollande’s political future is likely to be decided by the economy, not his affair – Irish Times

Irish TimesKnown for her volatile temperament, Valérie Trierweiler could yet do or say something that endangers François Hollande’s already poor chances of re-election. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer. Lara Marlowe. Topics: News

Movie review: ‘Jack Ryan’ is humorless, flimsy Clancy – Philly.com

Philly.comChris Pine portrays Jack Ryan, a CIA analyst working undercover on Wall Street who uncovers a terrorist plot to crash the U.S. economy. LARRY HORRICKS. Chris Pine portrays Jack Ryan,…

French business calls on François Hollande to take bold action – Financial Times

Financial TimesFrench business has called on President François Hollande to match his promise of accelerated reforms with action, saying the economy is in urgent need of bold measures to boost…

India Leader Singh to Step Down After Election as Gandhi Rises – Businessweek

BusinessweekIndian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he’ll step aside after 10 years in office if his party retains power in elections due by May, setting the stage for the younger…

NSA spying could wreak havoc on the national economy, cost the IT space $35 … – DailyTech

NSA spying could wreak havoc on the national economy, cost the IT space $35 …DailyTechThe stuff of dystopian science fiction has become the reality that Americans are living in. Newly…

Will Lovie Smith Be NFL “Rooney Rule” Black Token Interview For 2014?

Lovie Smith was head coach of the Chicago Bears for eight years, posted an 81-62 record, won four championships, went to the NFC Championship Game twice, and the Super Bowl.…

Japan Consumer Price Gains Pass Halfway Point to BOJ’s Goal – Bloomberg

BloombergJapan’s inflation accelerated in November past 1 percent for the first time since 2008, marking progress in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s drive to stamp out 15 years of falling prices…

Turkish Officials Step Down Over Corruption Probe – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaTurkey’s interior minister and economy minister both stepped down Wednesday in connection with a high-level corruption scandal. The sons of Economy Minister Zafer Caglayan and Interior Minister Muammer…

Rare Singapore riot forces soul searching over foreign workers – Reuters

ReutersSINGAPORE (Reuters) – Singapore’s first major riot in four decades is forcing the wealthy island to confront a stubborn but vexing question: how to treat low-paid foreign workers whose muscle…

US tech companies call for more controls on surveillance – Reuters

ReutersLONDON (Reuters) – Eight major U.S. web companies, including Apple, Google and Facebook, made a joint call on Monday for tighter controls on how governments collect personal data, intensifying the…

WTO approves global trade deal – Financial Times

Financial TimesMinisters from around the world sealed the first global trade deal in a generation on Saturday in a move hailed as a tonic for both the global economy and…

Libby Schaaf For Mayor Of Oakland Campaign Starts; Schaaf Filed Papers Today

Libby Schaaf, my friend and Oakland City Council District Four Representative – who so scared the heck out of current Oakland Mayor Jean Quan when Libby openly talked about running…

White House Press Secretary Briefing, Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 16, 2013 PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY James S. Brady Press Briefing Room *See insert below…

President Obama Press Conference On Government Shutdown: Transcript

President Barack Obama said that he had a chance to speak with House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday morning and said “and I told him what I’ve been saying publicly, that…

Government Shutdown Day 3: White House Press Conference Transcript

This is a transcript of the White House Press Conference with Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney, held on October 3rd, the third day of the Government Shutdown. THE WHITE HOUSE…

President’s Meeting With Congressional Leadership: White House Note

This was sent from The White House at 8:04 PM EST and concerns President Obama’s meeting with Congressional Leadership on the Government Shutdown: Readout of the President’s Meeting with Congressional…

White House Press Conference Transcript On Government Shutdown Day One

This White House Press Conference Transcript came from the White House at 7:51 PM EST Wednesday, October 2nd, the first full day of the Government Shutdown. THE WHITE HOUSE Office…

Chevron Richmond Announces $15 Million Community Revitalization Initiative

Chevron Richmond announced the start of a  $15.5 million Community Revitalization Initiative, a five-year plan to stimulate the city’s economy by creating jobs, encouraging small business development and expanding job…

President Obama Statement On Government Shutdown

This statement by President Obama on the antcipated Government Shutdown came from The White House at 6:17 PM EST: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary ______________________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate…

Paul Oliver Suicide: NFL Head Injury Not Only Reason, Hyper Media, Too

Paul Oliver is the former NFL football player, who worked for the San Diego Chargers for five years. Paul Oliver played for the Chargers from 2007-11, and then for the…

President Obama Continues National Emergency On Terrorists

In the wake of the Washington Navy Yard shooting by Aaron Alexis, today, the White House issued a press release announcing that President Obama will continue the National Emergency on…

Lea Salonga In Concert: CityArts San Francisco, Saturday, October 5th: Tickets

Lea Salonga is the World-renowned, Broadway singer and actress best known for originating the role of Kim in the blockbuster musical, Miss Saigon, for which she garnered the Tony and…

President Obama, Prime Minister Reinfeldt Of Sweden In Press Conference: Transcript

President Obama and Sweden’s Prime Minister Reinfeldt gave a joint press conference early this morning on Syria. Here’s the full, unedited transcript from that session: REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND…

Hannah Anderson Interview Video From NBC TODAY Show

Hannah Anderson was said to have wrote letters to James Lee DiMaggio and also to have called him 13 times. Hannah Anderson granted an exclusive interview to NBC News, which…

President Obama On College Affordability At Buffalo, NY

This transcript came from The White House Press Office 25 minutes ago: REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY State University of New York Buffalo Buffalo, New York 11:23 A.M.…

President Obama On The Economy: Transcript And Video

President Obama gave a massively excellent speech on the American Economy on Wednesday. Here’s the video and the transcript: 2:13 P.M. CDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Galesburg! (Applause.) Well, it’s good…

NFL Draft 2013: Austerity Economics Reflected In Picks

The NFL Draft 2013 reflects the overall Worldwide economic policies best described in one word: austerity. In an era where adjusted-for-inflation incomes are less than they were 20 years ago,…

Oakland News: City Hall Plaza Assault On Woman; Protesters Vandalize Downtown

This segment of Oakland News is a sad one. It starts with a video of an assault that took place last week, March 13th, at Oakland City Hall Plaza (or…

Dow Sets New Record, Tops 14,264

The Dow set a record today. (Graph from The Telegraph UK.) The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new record high today, Monday, going over 14,264. The last record high…

Obama Agrees To Sequester; Impact On California

The Budget Control Act Of 2011’s budget cutting measures were signed into action Friday March 1st before midnight, by President Obama. It means that $85 billion of cuts will go…

Would Quvenzhané Wallis Be Target Of The Onion’s Classless Oscars Tweet If Editorial Staff Was Black?

During The 85th Academy Awards, someone from The Onion, the newspaper and online satirical publication, issued a Twitter Tweet about Oscars Best Actress Nominee Quvenzhané Wallis that went way beyond…