November 22, 2011 |
There is a general-election feel to President Obama's trip to New Hampshire today, with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and state conservatives mobilizing to greet him on his first visit there in nearly two years. Obama's trip is the latest in a string of visits to key swing states to sell his jobs program. Today he'll urge Congress to renew the payroll tax cut and provide new relief for small businesses. Romney, a former governor of neighboring Massachusetts who owns a home in the Granite State, is using the president's trip to launch his first paid advertising of the 2012 race (see video below)
October 23, 2010 |
An Obama administration proposal to set global curbs on the trade surpluses and deficits of major countries drew immediate opposition Friday from some key American allies and trading partners, underscoring the enormous challenge in restoring stability to the global economy. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner unveiled the idea Friday before the start of a two-day meeting of finance ministers of the Group of 20 nations' finance ministers in South Korea. The U.S. also wants G-20 nations to commit not to undervalue their currencies to gain an edge in global markets ?
July 13, 2010 |
Apple Inc.'s new iPhone is getting a lot of buzz these days, just not the kind the company is used to. Consumer Reports magazine on Monday said it could not recommend the phone because of "a design flaw" in its antenna and questioned Apple's explanation for some devices displaying weak signal strength and even dropping calls. It was the first time that the magazine, known for independent testing of consumer products, did not endorse an iPhone since the original model was released in 2007.
November 2, 2009
Re "Fido, a.k.a. the climate criminal," Opinion, Oct. 27 I can only imagine the pep talk Jonah Goldberg would give a soccer team if he were their coach: "Sorry kids, this other team is really good, so there's no use in learning to pass or dribble, as we're not going to beat them. Instead, let's just prepare for how we'll handle defeat." I refuse to accept Goldberg's belief that it's too difficult to move from a carbon-based economy so why bother trying. We are a country that does great things.
November 16, 2006 |
US Airways Group Inc.'s $8-billion takeover bid Wednesday for Delta Air Lines Inc. would create the world's largest carrier and potentially set off a wave of consolidation in the industry. Delta, the nation's third-biggest airline, responded coolly to the overture, saying it would study the offer but preferred to remain independent as it attempted to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. That didn't stop Wall Street from snapping up airline stocks.
September 19, 2006 |
First, there was the war between eight-track tapes and cassettes. Then there was Betamax versus VHS. Now a new battle over the future of home entertainment is once again forcing consumers to choose. High-definition DVDs are supposed to provide sharp, wide-screen images to fill the more than 30 million HD television sets that have been sold. They also are meant to replace standard definition DVDs, providing studios with a new source of profits.