Posts Tagged ‘AHN’

U.S. welcomes Japanese government further action on relocation

Tejinder Singh – AHN News Correspondent Washington, D.C., United States (AHN) – The United States on Wednesday welcomed the developments as the Government of Japan submitted its environmental impact report for the Futenma Replacement Facility to the Okinawa Prefectural Government according to the Pentagon. Citing Defense Secretary Leon Panetta as welcoming the news, George Little, […]

Stocks little changed at the open Tuesday

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks were little changed at the open Tuesday after markets were closed Monday for the Christmas holiday. Just before 10 a.m., the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 12 points, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and the NASDAQ were […]

Somalia’s consultative meeting concludes in Garowe

Mohamed Hassan – AHN News Mohamed Shiil Garowe, Somalia (AHN) – The second phase of the United Nations-sponsored consultative meeting on national unity concluded Saturday in Garowe, capital of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland. Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed, Parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan and Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed met with representatives from Puntland, Galmudug and […]

President Obama urges action as the Republican House members refuse to act

Tejinder Singh – AHN News Correspondent Washington, D.C., United States (AHN) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday interrupted the daily briefing at the White House by his spokesman Jay Carney to urge the House of Representatives to pass a two-month extension already passed by the Senate by a overwhelming bipartisan support. Lambasting a “faction” of […]

Stagnant consumer price data sends U.S. stocks higher

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks soared higher Friday after new data showed that inflation does not appear to be a problem. Just after the opening bell on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 82 points, the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index was up […]

Dutch Bishops apologize for abuse of thousands

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter Hague, Netherlands (AHN) – Thousands of children have suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions since 1945, and officials failed to adequately address the abuse or help the victim, revealed a long-awaited investigation released Friday. The report, from an independent commission, said Catholic officials failed to stop the widespread […]

House to vote on tougher sanctions against Iran for nuclear program

Tom Ramstack – AHN News Legal Correspondent Washington, DC, United States (AHN) – The House of Representatives plans to vote on two bills as soon as Tuesday to increase economic sanctions against Iran for what U.S. lawmakers say is Iran’s program to develop nuclear weapons. The bills would freeze U.S. assets of countries or companies […]

Gold sharply lower Monday

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – Gold prices fell hard Monday, down more than 3 percent, hurt by a stronger U.S. dollar. Gold for February delivery was pounded down $52.60 at $1,664.20 a troy ounce on the Comex. The price of the yellow metal had traded as high […]

Boeing machinists accept 4 year contract extension

Windsor Genova – AHN News News Writer Renton, WA, United States (AHN) – One-third of the 28,000-strong Boeing workers in Washington, Oregon and Kansas voted Wednesday to accept a four-year extension of their job contract to build 737 MAX planes. Tom Wroblewski, Local 751 district president of the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers […]

U.S. stocks down as Germany rejects merge of rescue funds

Diane Alter – AHN News Reporter New York, NY, United States (AHN) – U.S. stocks fell Wednesday after Germany rejected combining current and permanent euro-area rescue funds, and expressed pessimism over the outcome of a European Union Summit in Brussels that starts Thursday. Shorty after the market open, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 80 […]