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Prospects for Cliff Deal Dim

Wall Street Journal - ‎22 minutes ago‎
President Barack Obama waves to reporters as he steps off the Marine One helicopter and walks on the South Lawn at the White House on Thursday.
As "fiscal cliff" edges near, Obama calls congressional leaders to WH
Obama invites Congress' leaders to Friday meeting on fiscal cliff as deadline looms
Republicans Now 100 Percent AWOL From Fiscal Cliff Talks - by Kevin Drum (in 1,077 Google+ circles)
This speaker speaks, but no one listens
The Associated Press
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Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf Dead at 78

ABC News - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who topped an illustrious military career by commanding the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991 but kept a low public profile in controversies over the second Gulf ...
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The Jackson Damage

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than four years after the 2008 panic, the U.S. economy still hasn't rebounded to its normal potential growth trend. So the legacy of one of the main culprits—Lisa Jackson of the Environmental Protection Agency, who announced Thursday she is ...
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Microsoft to Google: You're not 'serious' about business apps

CNET - ‎25 minutes ago‎
As Google ramps up competition with enterprise applications and cloud services, Microsoft claims it's not at all worried. Dara Kerr.
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Kate Winslet Marries the Most Intriguingly Named Billionaire's Relative on Record

Vanity Fair - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Perhaps the most intriguing Hollywood news story to emerge this slow, post-Christmas Thursday is that Kate Winslet has pulled off a wedding so secret earlier this month that even the actress's own parents did not know about it.
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Yen extends fall, Asian shares capped by US fiscal worry

Reuters - ‎27 minutes ago‎
By Chikako Mogi. TOKYO | Thu Dec 27, 2012 7:54pm EST. TOKYO (Reuters) - The yen hit its lowest level in more than two years on Friday as expectations of drastic monetary easing intensify, underpinning Japanese equities, while Asian shares were capped ...
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US Adoptive Families Heartbroken Over Adoption Ban

RIA Novosti - ‎20 minutes ago‎
WASHINGTON, December 27 (By Maria Young for RIA Novosti) - Somewhere in Texas, there's a pink room full of toys and books, waiting for a little girl who may never come home.
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India gang rape spurs national dialogue

Christian Science Monitor - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Indian government's crackdown on the anti-rape protests that have continued for nearly two weeks in New Delhi has only aggravated public anger and concern about women's safety.
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Egypt's opposition leaders under investigation

USA TODAY - ‎4 hours ago‎
Nobel Peace Prize winner and head of the opposition political party Mohammed ElBaradei, left, meets with Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo.
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Peace Envoy Calls for Transition in Syria

Voice of America - ‎2 hours ago‎
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has echoed a call from an international peace envoy to resolve Syria's civil war through a government-backed national dialogue and political process.
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Emails show OSU officials fretted over coverage

WTVC - ‎29 minutes ago‎
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Internal documents and emails show Oklahoma State University officials fretted about the school's public image as details emerged about the sexual assaults of several male students on campus.
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Vegas police investigate discovery of girl's body

USA TODAY - ‎20 minutes ago‎
This undated photo provided by the Las Vegas Police Department shows Jade Moris, 10, who police are searching for after she failed to return home Friday.
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Stalemate in Washington Is Eroding Confidence of Consumers

New York Times - ‎13 minutes ago‎
For months, consumers have powered spending, while businesses pulled back ahead of the looming fiscal impasse in Washington. Now, even as doubts grow about whether the president and Congress can reach a compromise before a year-end deadline, ...
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SeaWorld plans IPO but offers few details

Los Angeles Times
2 hours ago
Written by
Tiffany Hsu
There is something fishy about this IPO. SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. and its killer whales are going public, filing for an initial public offering that could raise $100 million.
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Apple releases proxy statement in SEC filing - ‎46 minutes ago‎
First up, Apple discloses what Tim Cook was paid during 2012, and it's a little more than the $1 that Steve Jobs was officially paid to run the company (though of course Steve made much more than that in various bonuses and perks).
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The top 12 tech stories of 2012

3 hours ago
Written by
Heather Kelly
(CNN) -- In the tech world, 2012 was the year of the reboot. Older, established tech companies such as Microsoft, Yahoo and Nintendo all tried to restart their brands with bold new products and fresh blood in the executive suites.
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Amazon: Kindle Fire dominates holiday sales

USA TODAY - ‎6 hours ago‎
Nicholas Lerma gets packages ready for shipping at the 1.2 million square foot fulfillment center in Phoenix. (Photo: By Ross D. Franklin, AP).
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Microsoft Certified 75000+ Windows Phone 8 Apps in 2012

PC Magazine - ‎6 hours ago‎
The launch of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform late in 2012 may not have made a huge impact with consumers yet, but it's certainly been important to the WP8 developers who have published more than 75,000 new Microsoft-approved mobile apps this ...
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Slugger Matsui announces retirement - ‎5 minutes ago‎
Slugger Hideki Matsui, the 2009 World Series MVP, announced his retirement on Thursday at a news conference in New York. Matsui, 38, spent 20 years playing professional baseball, establishing himself as one of Japan's most dominant hitters with the ...
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Seahawks' Sherman Wins Appeal of Drug Test

New York Times - ‎35 minutes ago‎
The Seattle Seahawks' Richard Sherman, one of the N.F.L.'s best cornerbacks, won his appeal of a positive test for performance-enhancing drugs Thursday and will not be suspended.
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Lake Ellsworth Antarctic drilling project called off

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
An ambitious mission to drill through Antarctic ice to a lake that has been sealed off for thousands of years has been cut short. The British expedition was attempting to reach Lake Ellsworth, which lies over 3km (1.8 miles) below the ice, to see if it contained ...
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Grim Prognosis for a 60-Ton Whale Stranded on a Beach in Queens

New York Times (blog) - ‎50 minutes ago‎
A 60-foot fin whale washed up on the Jamaica Bay beach at Breezy Point Chang W. Lee/The New York Times A 60-foot fin whale washed up on the Jamaica Bay beach at Breezy Point, Queens, on Wednesday.
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Drug Shortage Linked To Cancer Relapse

Medical News Today - ‎3 hours ago‎
A drug shortage appears to have caused a higher rate of relapse among children, teens and young adults with Hodgkin lymphoma, researchers form St. Jude Children's Research Hospital reported this week.
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No fewer side effects for prostate proton therapy

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
By Trevor Stokes. NEW YORK | Thu Dec 27, 2012 2:31pm EST. NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - An expensive prostate cancer radiation treatment known as proton beam therapy has just as many side effects as a more common and cheaper radiation method, ...

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