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Obama urges lawmakers “coalesce” on healthcare deal
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Obama urges lawmakers “coalesce” on healthcare deal

President Barack Obama urged lawmakers on Wednesday to agree quickly on core elements of healthcare reform, signaling he might support a scaled-back overhaul after his Democrats lost a key Senate seat.

Jobless rates seen high for many more years
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Jobless rates seen high for many more years

Unemployment rates will likely peak in most U.S. cities in 2010, but it will be many more years before jobless rates hit their lows of the last decade, a report released by a U.S. mayors group shows.

U.S. counterterror agency lacks “Google-like” search
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
U.S. counterterror agency lacks “Google-like” search

A senior counterterrorism official said on Wednesday his agency lacks “Google-like” search capability that could have identified the suspect in the attempted Christmas Day airline bombing.

Heavy California storms force hundreds to flee
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Heavy California storms force hundreds to flee

Authorities ordered the evacuation of 750 homes in the foothills around Los Angeles on Wednesday, fearing that the third in a string of powerful storms would trigger flash flooding and mudslides.

Haiti telethon seeks largest global audience
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Haiti telethon seeks largest global audience

A benefit for Haiti that will feature dozens of stars and a collaboration by U2 singer Bono and rapper Jay-Z will be the most widely distributed telethon to reach viewers across the globe, MTV said on Wednesday.

“White Ribbon” makes cut for Oscars
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“White Ribbon” makes cut for Oscars

Nine films, include recent Golden Globe winner “The White Ribbon,” have made it to the next lap in the race for the best foreign-language film Oscar.

Charlie Sheen visits sick wife, reconciliation underway?
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Charlie Sheen visits sick wife, reconciliation underway?

Actor Charlie Sheen on Wednesday went to a Los Angeles hospital where his wife was being treated for a high fever, boosting reports that the couple want to reconcile after a violent Christmas Day quarrel.

Amy Winehouse pleads guilty to assault
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Amy Winehouse pleads guilty to assault

British singer Amy Winehouse on Wednesday admitted attacking a theater manager at a Christmas pantomime.

JPMorgan in exclusive talks on RBS Sempra
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
JPMorgan in exclusive talks on RBS Sempra

JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N) is in exclusive talks to buy the RBS Sempra commodities joint venture, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, in a deal expected to be worth about $4 billion.

Icahn makes winning bid for bankrupt Fontainebleau
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Icahn makes winning bid for bankrupt Fontainebleau

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has made the winning bid to purchase the bankrupt, unfinished Fontainebleau Las Vegas Resort in a bet that the struggling Las Vegas Strip will eventually turn around.

Exxon-XTO merger draws scrutiny from Congress
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Exxon-XTO merger draws scrutiny from Congress

Several Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday expressed concern that the merger of Exxon Mobil and XTO Energy would reduce competition in the oil and gas industries and increase the use of a controversial drilling technique that could pollute water supplies.

Oracle may get EU approval on Sun this week: source
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Oracle may get EU approval on Sun this week: source

Oracle Corp (ORCL.O) will likely win European Union approval to buy Sun Microsystems Inc (JAVA.O) before the end of this week, clearing the way to close the long-delayed $7 billion deal, according to a person close to the company.

Buffett sour on Kraft’s candy deal
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Buffett sour on Kraft’s candy deal

Warren Buffett said Kraft Foods Inc’s (KFT.N) proposed $19.6 billion acquisition of Cadbury Plc (CBRY.L) is a “bad deal” and questioned how Chief Executive Irene Rosenfeld chose to pay for it.

Ask Dr. Debra, 1-21
January 20, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ask Dr. Debra, 1-21

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