Obama offers help after attacks in Egypt, Nigeria

HONOLULU (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned separate “outrageous terrorist bombing attacks” in Egypt and Nigeria and said the United States was prepared to assist both countries in responding to them. Read the full story at Reuters

There’s a party going on…but will it be a boom or a bust

There’s a party going on…but will it be a boom or a bust

A bout of profit taking seems likely early next year after the S&P 500 ended its best December in almost two decades, but stocks may have further to run at the start of 2011. Technical indicators are pointing to a strained market, though recently stocks have been maintaining the momentum of late 2010. The potential […]

Some governors plan toned-down inaugural affairs

CHICAGO (Reuters) – With the economy showing signs of life but millions of Americans still out of work, some newly elected or re-elected governors are keeping their inaugural parties simple, ranging from blue jeans to barbecue. Read the full story at Reuters

Yemen should delay proposed constitutional move: U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States urged Yemen to hold off on reported plans for a vote as early as Saturday on proposed constitutional changes, calling for the government and opposition to negotiate the electoral reforms. Read the full story at Reuters

Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

Murkowski finally certified winner in Alaska

The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the race with an unconventional write-in campaign. The certification document was signed in the state capitol in Juneau by Governor Sean Parnell and Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell, a spokeswoman for […]

Alaska certifies Murkowski’s write-in Senate victory

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The state of Alaska certified Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski’s victory over Tea Party favorite Joe Miller on Thursday, nearly three months after the incumbent won the race with an unconventional write-in campaign. Read the full story at Reuters

Cuomo gets second chance

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When Democrat Andrew Cuomo becomes New York governor on Saturday he inherits a $10 billion budget deficit, a notoriously corrupt political system and the legacy of his father, the popular former Governor Mario Cuomo. Read the full story at Reuters

NY state delays decision on Nassau County budget

UNIONDALE, New York (Reuters) – New York state postponed a decision on Thursday on whether to seize control of the finances of Nassau County, one of the wealthiest in the nation, and asked the county to prove its budget is balanced. Read the full story at Reuters