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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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State revenues growing, but outlook "ominous"

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State tax revenues continued to strengthen at the end of 2010, but even with that improvement the long-term outlook for most states “is still ominous,” the Rockefeller Institute of Government said in a report released on Tuesday. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/HeWJj3TsQrw/us-usa-states-revenue-idUSTRE7106DG20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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U.S. and Russia to finalize nuclear deal on Saturday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States and Russia will formally inaugurate their new START nuclear arms pact on Saturday, launching a deal that commits the two former Cold War foes to cutting their atomic arsenals. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/uPetZCdbtXQ/us-usa-russia-start-idUSTRE7104SI20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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