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MID-DAY UPDATE: U.S. reviews Middle East arms deals, China moves to discourage protests

Feb 23, 2011
As the unrest in the Middle East continues to escalate today, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Obama administration has launched a...
Posted In: censor, China, defense contractors, Internet, mid-day update, middle east, North Africa, turmoil, unrest, Wall Street Journal

MID-DAY UPDATE: Unrest in Libya causes oil prices to spike; home prices fell in December

Feb 22, 2011
Oil giant Shell has moved all of its foreign workers out of Libya, following a similar move by BP late last week. With protests in Libya escalating...
Posted In: BP, case shiller, home prices, housing market, Libya, mid-day update, Oil, oil industry, oil price, Pittsburgh, protests, Saudi Arabia, Shell, Standard & Poor's, turmoil, unrest

Mid-day Update: Oil prices surge with unrest in Libya, Egyptian businesses reopen

Feb 21, 2011
Over the weekend, businesses, schools, banks and museums reopened for business in Egypt. Many businesses offered deep discounts to encourage...
Posted In: business, Egypt, Internet, Libya, mid-day update, Oil, turmoil, unrest

MID-DAY UPDATE: stock exchange merger, Egypt, workers' union, and Civil War tourism

Feb 18, 2011
Now that the German and New York stock exchanges have tied the knot, it's time to discuss which entity is going to take a new name. Germans think...
Posted In: Civil War, Egypt, Facebook, Germany, Hosni Mubarak, Mergers and Acquisitions, mid-day update, National Park Service, New York, NYSE, stock market, stocks, tourism

MID-DAY UPDATE: Dodd-Frank, budget cuts, Middle East and Lap-Band

Feb 17, 2011
The Senate banking committee today is questioning regulators of the Dodd-Frank law to gauge how much they've improved the financial system. The law...
Posted In: afghanistan, Bahrain, budget, deficit-cutting, deficits, Dodd-Frank law, FDA, Kabul Bank, Lap-band, mid-day update, middle east, protests, regulation, Senate, weight loss

MID-DAY UPDATE: Sanofi-Aventis buys Genzyme, inflation is up for January

Feb 16, 2011
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi-Aventis announced this morning that it will buy American biotech firm Genzyme -- bringing to end over six...
Posted In: bankruptcy, borders, cotton, Genzyme, inflation, labor, mid-day update, Sanofi-Aventis, U.S. Labor Department

MID-DAY UPDATE: Chevron's $9 billion fine; NYSE merges with Deutsche Boerse; daily deal overdose

Feb 15, 2011
An Ecuadorean judge has fined American oil company Chevron for more than $9 billion in a case that has spanned a decade. The lawsuit began in 1990s...
Posted In: apple, Chevron, Ecuador, Finland, groupon, Jobs, labor, Microsoft, mid-day update, nokia, polution, sustainability, Texaco

MID-DAY UPDATE: Obama's budget cuts, protests in Bahrain, and billable hours

Feb 14, 2011
President Obama has released his budget proposal for the 2012 federal spending plan. A growing national deficit has prompted the White House to...
Posted In: Bahrain, budget, budget cuts, deficit-cutting, deficits, Egypt, lawyers, medicaid, Medicare, mid-day update, obama budget, protests, Social Security

MID-DAY UPDATE: Mubarak resigns, phasing-out Fannie and Freddie

Feb 11, 2011
Cheers erupted out of Egypt today as Hosni Mubarak stepped down from the presidency, handing over political power to the military. As Alisa Roth...
Posted In: Egypt, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, global economics, housing market, mid-day update, mortgage, Mubarak, protests, resign, U.S. Treasury

MID-DAY UPDATE: Jobless claims, Suez Canal workers' strike, NYSE merger

Feb 10, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department this morning announced weekly jobless claims fell to 383,000, the lowest level in nearly three years....
Posted In: Amman, corporate profits, energy, jobless, Jordan, labor, mid-day update, middle east, NYSE, protests, stock market, strike, Suez Canal, UPS, weekly jobless, Wells Fargo

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