Sex and the CEO: From Mark Hurd to Phaneesh Murthy
May 21, 2013 at 17:19 | Source:
By Aangi KothariSexual harassment in the corporate sector, is not uncommon despite several companies having clear policies to punish misdemeanors. Here are a few notorious cases of the recent past, where CEOs have hit the headlines for the wrong reas...
Stock futures drift lower ahead of Fed speakers
May 21, 2013 at 17:12 | Source:
MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock market futures drifted lower on Wednesday with investors expected to look for more clues on any tapering of the Federal Reserve’s easing program. Two Fed presidents with voting rights on the interest-rate settin...
India IPL 'spot-fixing': Cricketers due in court soon
May 21, 2013 at 17:12 | Source:
Three cricketers, who were arrested last week over allegations of spot-fixing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), are due in court soon. Police said they would seek to extend the remand of S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. The players wer...
Stock futures point south ahead of Fed speakers
May 21, 2013 at 16:52 | Source:
MADRID (MarketWatch) — U.S. stock market futures turned lower on Wednesday with investors expected to look for more clues on any tapering of the Federal Reserve’s easing program. Two Fed presidents with voting rights on the interest-rate setting...
The Sonnet Project app brings Shakespeare's work to life
May 21, 2013 at 13:23 | Source:
A new app launched on Monday aims to bring William Shakespeare's sonnets to the masses with the help of short films starring stage actors performing them in front of New York landmarks.The Sonnet Project is a free app for the iPhone and iPad that sho...
Treasurys fall as QE clouds market
May 21, 2013 at 06:22 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — The Treasury market turned a morning rally into an afternoon slump Monday as the benchmark U.S. government debt yield rose to its highest since mid-March. Market chatter about how and whether the Federal Reserve may taper ...
Hezbollah in big Syria battle, Obama "concerned"
May 21, 2013 at 04:30 | Source:
AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas have fought their biggest battle yet for Syria's beleaguered president, prompting international alarm that the civil war may spread and an urgent call for restraint from the United States.About 3...
China, India agree on roadmap to balance trade ties: premier
May 21, 2013 at 04:30 | Source:
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - China and India have agreed on a roadmap to reach a "dynamic balance" in bilateral trade between the two nations, China's Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday, following Indian complaints about the size of the trade defic...
Fed could end bond buys in autumn if jobs outlook sure - Evans
May 21, 2013 at 02:45 | Source:
CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve could continue full-speed ahead on its bond-buying program through the summer, but end it abruptly in the autumn if by then it is confident that the improvement in the jobs outlook is here to stay, a top F...
"No option off table" over Syria - Britain's Hague
May 21, 2013 at 02:31 | Source:
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday that "no option is off the table" over the possible arming of Syrian rebels and said it would press the European Union to make further changes to its weapons embar...
Hezbollah suffers big losses in Syria battle - activists
May 21, 2013 at 02:00 | Source:
AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama voiced concern at Hezbollah's growing role in the Syrian civil war on Monday after men from the Lebanese militia fought their biggest battle yet alongside President Bashar al-Assad's army.About 30 ...
Threats daubed at Israeli woman prayer activist's home
May 21, 2013 at 00:45 | Source:
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Threatening slogans were daubed on Monday outside the doorway of an Israeli activist in a Jewish women's prayer group seeking equal rights of worship for women at Jerusalem's holy Western Wall."Your time is up," read o...
Shakespeare's sonnets come to life in new app
May 21, 2013 at 00:10 | Source:
A new app launched on Monday aims to bring William Shakespeare s sonnets to the masses with the help of short films starring stage actors performing them in front of New York landmarks. The Sonnet Project is a free app for the iPhone and iPad that s...
Chidambaram: more steps to cut gold imports if needed
May 21, 2013 at 00:00 | Source:
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India will take more steps if necessary to curb gold imports, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said on Monday, after the country's overseas purchases of gold and silver shot up 138 percent in April.The spike in gold imports has i...
China offers India a "handshake across the Himalayas"
May 20, 2013 at 23:30 | Source:
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and China will study new ways to ease tensions on their ill-defined border after an army standoff in the Himalayas, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday on his first official foreign trip.The number two in the Chinese...
Treasurys rise as investors jump into fray
May 20, 2013 at 19:57 | Source:
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices moved higher Monday, as investors used a familiar yield threshold to jump into the market after three weeks of declines. The 10-year note (ICAPSD:10_YEAR) yield lingered around 1.95% overnight, which created...
Nadal beats Federer in straight sets to win Italian Open
May 20, 2013 at 08:25 | Source:
Rome: After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer.In the 30th meeting between the two tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from start to finish to win 6-1, 6-3 Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title."Raf...
Nadal Routs Federer in French Open Tuneup Final; Williams Wins
May 20, 2013 at 06:00 | Source:
Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer in straight sets in the final of the Internazionali BNL D'Italia, winning the clay-court tennis tournament for the seventh time as he prepares to defend his French Open title. The Spaniard took 69 minutes to de...
Dubai labourers stage rare strike for more pay
May 20, 2013 at 00:00 | Source:
DUBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of workers employed by Dubai's largest construction firm, ArabtecARTC.DU, stayed away from work on Sunday to back wage demands, a rare labour protest in the Gulf emirate, where trade unions are banned, staff said.Most blue...