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“Lost” creators promise “cocktail” of answers, mystery
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
“Lost” creators promise “cocktail” of answers, mystery

As “Lost” returns for its highly-anticipated final season on February 2, even the cast aren’t sure how the desert-island survival series will end.

Conan O’Brien refuses “Tonight Show” move, NBC quiet
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Conan O’Brien refuses “Tonight Show” move, NBC quiet

Conan O’Brien said on Tuesday he will not carry on as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show” if the struggling network moves the program to an after-midnight slot as part of a revamped evening line-up.

Entrepreneur trades sex for solar
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Entrepreneur trades sex for solar

As an entrepreneur, Gary Kremen knows something about growth industries. In the early 1990s, he had enough foresight about the porn industry’s online potential to register the domain Sex.com. Later, he moved into online dating, founding dating site Match.com.

In boost to Kraft, Ferrero out of Cadbury race
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
In boost to Kraft, Ferrero out of Cadbury race

Italy’s Ferrero has decided not to bid for Cadbury Plc in its 10.5 billion pound ($17 billion) takeover bid for the British chocolatier.

Oil falls 3 percent on China, weather, inventories
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Oil falls 3 percent on China, weather, inventories

Oil fell by more than 3 percent on Tuesday from near a 15-month high after China raised bank reserve requirements to keep the economy from growing too fast, and as cold weather that had been supporting U.S. fuel demand began to subside.

Bank levy fears, Alcoa batter Wall Street
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Bank levy fears, Alcoa batter Wall Street

U.S. stocks slid in a broad selloff on Tuesday as investors pummeled financials on concerns about a potential government levy on banks, while Alcoa Inc’s disappointing results tempered optimism about the economic recovery.

CIT has had talks to hire Thain as CEO-sources
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
CIT has had talks to hire Thain as CEO-sources

CIT Group Inc has talked to John Thain, former head of Merrill Lynch & Co, about his taking the reins at the commercial lender, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Hundreds of Yemeni rebels slain in clashes: Saudi official
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Hundreds of Yemeni rebels slain in clashes: Saudi official

Hundreds of Yemeni Shi’ite rebels who infiltrated into Saudi Arabia have been slain by security forces, a top Saudi defense official said on Tuesday.

Iran blames U.S. “agents” for scientist’s murder
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
Iran blames U.S. “agents” for scientist’s murder

A remote-controlled bomb killed a Tehran University scientist on Tuesday, official media reported, in an attack Iran blamed on the United States and Israel.

New evidence of Qaeda tie to Madrid blast: expert
January 12, 2010 – 11:00 pm
New evidence of Qaeda tie to Madrid blast: expert

The 2004 Madrid bombings, Europe’s deadliest Islamist militant attack, probably were instigated by al Qaeda and were not the work of autonomous cells, a top terrorism expert says.