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U.S. sees Suez Canal closure as inconceivable

LONDON (Reuters) – The United States would respond “diplomatically, economically, militarily” to any closure of the Suez Canal although such an event seems inconceivable, the head of U.S. Central Command said on Tuesday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/HlXHr8j6Qjg/us-egypt-usa-mattis-idUSTRE71086W20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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U.S. envoy in Egypt spoke with ElBaradei: statement

CAIRO (Reuters) – The U.S. ambassador to Cairo made contact with prominent Egyptian political activist Mohamed ElBaradei on Tuesday to discuss a political transition in Egypt, the U.S. Department of State said. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/S8Q64e3qdOw/us-egypt-usa-elbaradei-idUSTRE7107ZJ20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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U.S. envoy tells Mubarak to prepare for transition

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An envoy of President Barack Obama privately urged Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Tuesday to prepare for a transition of power, the closest the United States has come to urging Mubarak to step aside. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/uiEGKuCRvCw/us-egypt-usa-idUSTRE70R6A920110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Obama meets with Dell, Xerox, IBM executives

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama met with six chief executives from his Technology CEO Council on Tuesday to discuss U.S. competitiveness, innovation, and the need for investments to create jobs, the White House said. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/5c6AAUFbgKk/us-obama-tech-ceos-idUSTRE7107WW20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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