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Exclusive: Brazil assessing whether to cut key fiscal goal in 2014

BRASILIA (Reuters) – The Brazilian government is assessing whether to cut its most closely watched fiscal target in 2014 because revenues came in worse than expected and onetime expenditures climbed, Treasury chief Arno Augustin told Reuters on Friday. This is … Continue reading

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Labor pension adviser CtW seeks details from Walgreen

BOSTON (Reuters) – CtW Investment Group, an adviser to union pension funds, called on Walgreen Co (WAG.N) to provide more details about a change in projected earnings and questioned the U.S. drugstore chain operator’s appointment of an activist investor to … Continue reading

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Exclusive: State attorneys general probing AT&T deal for DirecTV

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – State attorneys general working to determine whether Comcast Corp’s deal to buy Time Warner Cable Inc is legal have expanded their investigation to include ATT Inc’s plans to buy DirecTV, according to sources close to the merger … Continue reading

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David Rosenberg: U.S. stocks in correction, but bull market intact

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. stock market has entered into a corrective phase, but the underlying bull market remains in place, David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist of Canadian asset manager Gluskin Sheff, said on Thursday. “We are in … Continue reading

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S&P 500 rebounds with energy shares; Dow dips

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks recovered from early losses on Thursday, with the SP 500 managing a slight gain as energy prices and oil stocks turned higher and financials lent support. The SP energy index .SPNY rose 0.1 percent, … Continue reading

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Exclusive : Wall Street watchdog to pick insider as arbitration head

(Reuters) – The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority has narrowed its search for a new head of its arbitration unit to two of its own long-time officials, according to a person familiar with the matter. FINRA, Wall Street’s industry-funded watchdog, will … Continue reading

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‘Signs of recovery’ in ozone layer

11 September 2014 Last updated at 00:49 By Roger Harrabin BBC environment analyst Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Roger Harrabin reports on the findings The ozone layer that shields the earth from cancer-causing ultraviolet rays is … Continue reading

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Gates Foundation pledges Ebola cash

10 September 2014 Last updated at 16:02 By Jane Dreaper Health correspondent, BBC News Health agencies have warned of an exponential surge in the number of Ebola cases in Liberia More money has been announced to help the emergency response … Continue reading

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Salmond to mark devolution date

11 September 2014 Last updated at 06:31 Alex Salmond and deputy Nicola Sturgeon will mark the anniversary of devolution First Minister Alex Salmond is to hold a press conference for international media on the anniversary of the 1997 devolution referendum. … Continue reading

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Judge delivering Pistorius verdict

11 September 2014 Last updated at 08:36 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Nomsa Maseko reports from outside the courtroom in Pretoria where Oscar Pistorius has arrived The judge in the Oscar Pistorius trial has begun delivering … Continue reading

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