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0331 carquiz1 standard 218x145 Shareholders balk as Ford hedges profit outlook Dearborn, Mich. — Higher recall costs in North America & steeper losses in Russia and South America have caused Ford Motor Co to slash its forecast for pretax profit this year to $6 billion, from $7 billion to $8 billion previously, executives told investors at a briefing on Monday.Chief Financial Officer Bob Shanks said record profits in North America aren’t enough to offset trouble in South… Continue reading
afp fasting modi meets obama at white house Fasting Modi meets Obama at White House © AFP Brendan SmialowskiA protester is separated from others after a clash outside the White House (background) on September 29, 2014 in Washington, DCWashington (AFP) – President Barack Obama took a first chance to size up Narendra Modi Monday, as the new Indian Prime Minister, an intriguing novice on the world stage, brought a tour which wowed New York to the White House.Modi met Obama, Vice President Joe Biden & other key US officials at… Continue reading
0812 1912eighthgradeexam standard 218x145 Report: Number of children in foster care rises slightly after years of decline After dropping for seven straight years, the number of US children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday.The annual report from the Department of Health & Human Services tallied 402,378 children in the foster care system as of Sept. 30, 2013, up from about 397,000 a year earlier, yet still down dramatically from a decade earlier. The peak was 524,000 children in foster care in 2002, &… Continue reading
afp mexico probes disappearance of 57 students Mexico probes disappearance of 57 students © AFP Pedro PardoStudents protest against the deaths of six people, including students of Ayotzinapa & football players of the team ‘Los Avispones’, in Iguala, Guerrero state, Mexico, on September 29, 2014Iguala de la Independencia (Mexico) (AFP) – Mexican prosecutors were investigating whether local police officers were involved in the disappearance of 57 students who vanished after deadly incidents in the southern state of Guerrero.Inaky Blanco Cabrera, the state’s chief prosecutor, said the military &… Continue reading
 U.S. judge holds Argentina in contempt of court New York — A judge, calling civil contempt a rarity, ruled that Argentina was in contempt of court on Monday for its open defiance of his orders requiring that US hedge funds holding Argentine bonds be paid the roughly $1.5 billion they are owed if the majority of the South American nation’s bondholders are paid interest on their bonds.US District Judge Thomas P. Griesa made the announcement after a lawyer for US hedge… Continue reading
slide01 standard 218x145 Police: Missing University of Virginia student case provides lead in 2009 murder RICHMOND, Virginia — The investigation into the case of a missing student has provided a “significant break” in the unsolved 2009 death of another young woman who disappeared from the University of Virginia campus, state police said Monday.The announcement of the new lead in Morgan Harrington’s case came as authorities continue to search for British-born Hannah Graham, 18, who disappeared Sept. 13.”For the past five years, the Virginia State… Continue reading
0922 ISLAMICSTATE standard 218x145 Congress has abdicated its constitutional responsibility in delayed war vote Late last week, House Speaker John Boehner endorsed the idea of holding a Congressional vote to authorize the President’s war against the Islamic State, yet said that he preferred waiting until the new Congress takes office in January to do so: With American airstrikes in Syria continuing, Speaker John A. Boehner is increasingly convinced that Congress must dhold a full debate on granting President Obama the authority to use military force against terrorists. “I… Continue reading
credit karma 1 A Company That Helps You Find The Perfect Credit Card Is Now Worth $1 Billion Credit KarmaCredit Karma employees See Also Credit Karma, a credit-tracking personal finance site, raised $75 million on Monday in a new round of funding that values the company at more than $1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reported. The new funding, coming just six months after its $85 million Series C, was led by Google Capital, Tiger Global Management, & Susquehanna Growth Equity. The 7-year-old company now has raised over $193 million. Credit Karma calls… Continue reading

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