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U.S. must be nimble to fight Islamist threat: senators
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
U.S. must be nimble to fight Islamist threat: senators

The United States is ahead of the game in its fight against radical Islamists but it must remain nimble and pursue its enemies to new battlefields in Yemen and elsewhere, two key U.S. senators said on Sunday.

White House plans more to trim joblessness: aide
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
White House plans more to trim joblessness: aide

President Barack Obama plans more economic stimulus measures to bring down the high U.S. unemployment rate, while cutting the bulging budget is a longer-term challenge, a top White House economic aide said on Sunday.

Republicans call on Senator Reid to quit post
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Republicans call on Senator Reid to quit post

The Republican Party chief called on Senator Harry Reid on Sunday to step down as Senate majority leader over racial comments about President Barack Obama, while Democrats tried to put the issue behind them.

Florida citrus escapes worst, freeze alert stays high
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Florida citrus escapes worst, freeze alert stays high

Florida’s citrus crop again escaped widespread destruction from an overnight freeze, but some damage was reported to fruit, especially in northern growing areas, the main producers group said on Sunday.

Largest U.S. farm group rallies against climate bill
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Largest U.S. farm group rallies against climate bill

The largest U.S. farm group will oppose aggressively “misguided” climate legislation pending in Congress and fight animal rights activists, said American Farm Bureau Federation president Bob Stallman on Sunday.

Are pico projectors the next big cellphone trend?
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Are pico projectors the next big cellphone trend?

Large flat-screen TVs were all the rage at the Consumer Electronics Show, but companies like Microvision Inc are putting their bets on image viewing of a much smaller scale: projections from devices as tiny as cellphones.

Delta, American investment in JAL put on ice: source
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Delta, American investment in JAL put on ice: source

Delta Air Lines and American Airlines will not be invited to invest in Japan Airlines until after a new management has been put in place, if ever, a person familiar with the matter said.

VW labour leader criticises head of truck unit-paper
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
VW labour leader criticises head of truck unit-paper

Chances for Stephan Schaller, head of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, to run a three-way truck merger are rapidly deteriorating following remarks by a one of Volkswagen’s supervisory board members.

Ferrero lining up $4.5 billion loan – report
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Ferrero lining up $4.5 billion loan – report

A syndicated loan of $4.5 billion is in the works for Ferrero, an Italian newspaper reported on Sunday, adding the Italian chocolate maker had not decided what kind of a bid it could make for Cadbury (CBRY.L).

Earnings, outlooks hold key for stocks
January 10, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Earnings, outlooks hold key for stocks

U.S. stocks could be in for a bumpy ride this week as three Dow components kick off the quarterly earnings reporting season, with investors clamoring for reassurances on future profits.