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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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U.S. orders non-essential personnel out of Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Tuesday ordered all non-emergency embassy and other U.S. government personnel to leave Egypt amid mounting protests against the rule of President Hosni Mubarak. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/hiZUcdPPL08/us-egypt-protest-usa-order-idUSTRE71041720110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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Democrats pick Charlotte, NC, for 2012 convention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats said on Tuesday they will hold their 2012 presidential nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, a battleground state that President Barack Obama narrowly won in 2008. <a href=\\\"http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/Reuters/PoliticsNews/~3/lr_6lT01SEo/us-usa-politics-democrats-idUSTRE7105TZ20110201\\\" target=\\\"_blank\\\" Read the rest of the story from Reuters News Service.?
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