Friday, November 2, 2012


  • Thomson Reuters operating profit down, trading pressured

    The slip in profit in the third quarter underscored the problems facing some of Thomson Reuters' clients, such as banks and brokerages that are reducing staff and trimming costs to cope with increased regulation and the struggling global economy.

  • Race even, but Obama holds slight edge in key states: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are dead even on a national level but Obama holds a slight edge in three of the most hotly contested states in Tuesday's election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on ...

  • Syria army quits base on strategic Aleppo road

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army abandoned its last base near the northern town of Saraqeb after a fierce assault by rebels, further isolating the strategically important second city Aleppo from the capital.

  • Jobs growth quickens, giving Obama some relief

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employers stepped up hiring in October and a small increase in the jobless rate was due to more workers restarting their job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has been a drag on President Barack Obama's ...

  • Nigerian army kills 30 in militant bastion: witnesses

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigerian troops shot dead at least 30 people during raids in the northeast city of Maiduguri, bastion of the radical Islamist sect Boko Haram, witnesses and hospital staff said on Friday.

  • World shares, crude oil dip despite stronger US jobs

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global stocks and crude oil slipped on Friday even after a U.S. employment report for October surpassed expectations, as investors looked beyond next week's presidential election to the looming "fiscal cliff.

  • Gold down 2 percent after strong US nonfarm payrolls

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Gold slid 2 percent in heavy trade on Friday, breaking below $1,690 an ounce for the first time in about two months as an encouraging U.S.

  • COLUMN-Response to Sandy holds election's key

    By David Rohde. Nov 2 (Reuters) - Jacqueline Pattison is giving Mayor Mike Bloomberg one more day. So far, she has been impressed by New York City's response to Hurricane Sandy.

  • Acquitted Greek journalist says press muzzled by elite

    ATHENS (Reuters) - The Greek journalist put on trial for publishing a list of Swiss bank account holders accused Greece's political and business elite on Friday of trying to muzzle the press to cover up chronic corruption.

  • Why you need a climate change portfolio

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Whether you believe in man-made global warming or not, it's undeniable that trillions of dollars will be spent on technologies to address the collateral damage of climate change.

  • Hyundai, Kia overstated mileage on more than 1 million cars

    (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS) and its affiliate Kia Motors Corp (000270.KS) conceded on Friday that they overstated the fuel economy by at least a mile per gallon on more than 1 million recently sold vehicles, and agreed to compensate owners ...

  • Chevron profit down on reduced output, weak refining

    (Reuters) - Chevron Corp posted earnings on Friday that were much lower than expected as maintenance exacerbated a decline this year in oil and natural gas production, and shares of the second-largest U.S.

  • Apple rolls out iPad mini to shorter lines

    SYDNEY/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The launch of Apple Inc's iPad mini attracted smaller crowds from Sydney to New York on Friday than have been typical for previous Apple product debuts, events marked by people lining up for hours or even days.

  • Japan deplores assault on boy by suspected US serviceman

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan complained on Friday about a "deplorable" incident in which a U.S. serviceman is believed to have assaulted a teenaged boy on the southern island of Okinawa where opposition to U.S.

  • Amsterdam struggles to evade ban on dope-smoking tourists

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The mayor of Amsterdam may be unable to deliver on his promise to scrap the ban on tourists visiting the city's marijuana-selling coffee shops, the Dutch justice ministry said on Friday.

  • Historic church in row over Calvary water bill

    JERUSALEM Nov 2 (Reuters) - Jesus may have walked on water and turned it into wine but the hefty water bill for one of the holiest sites of Christendom is proving a headache for the church.

  • Rape remark costs Indiana Republican Senate hopeful poll support

    INDIANAPOLIS (Reuters) - Support for Senate candidate Richard Mourdock has fallen since his recent controversial comments about rape, giving Democrats an unexpected opportunity to pickup a seat on November 6, a poll released on Friday showed.

  • WADA won't appeal against Armstrong ruling

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced it will not appeal against the decision to ban American cyclist Lance Armstrong for life and strip him of his seven Tour de France titles.

  • UPDATE 2-Millions still without power in NY, NJ after Sandy

    By Scott DiSavino. Nov 2 (Reuters) - More than 1.2 million homes and businesses in New York and 1.5 million in New Jersey were still without power on Friday, four days after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the U.S.

  • RBS faces fines to settle Libor probe

    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland faces fines for its part in a global interest rate rigging scandal and wants to reach a settlement as soon as possible.

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