Category: Business News

World Cup free-to-air ruling due

The European Court of Justice is to rule on whether UK football fans can still watch major events on free-to-air TV. BBC News – Business

S&P rises, doubles its 2009 low (Reuters)

Reuters – The S&P 500 rose on Wednesday to twice its value from just two years ago, a bounce whose vigor has not been seen since the Great Depression. Yahoo! News: Business News

Hawaii Legislature OKs Same-Sex Civil Unions

The Senate’s 18-5 vote came after years of thousands-strong rallies, election battles and passionate public testimony on an issue that has divided the Rainbow State for nearly two decades. The measure grants gay and lesbian couples the same rights and benefits the state provides to married couples. » E-Mail This     » Add to NPR Topics: News

BHP reports record $10.5bn profit

The world’s biggest miner BHP Billiton makes a record half-year profit and is promising to give back $ 10bn to shareholders. BBC News – Business

Sterling rises, Nikkei at 9-month high on soft yen (Reuters)

Reuters – Sterling rose in Asia on Wednesday as accelerating inflation in Britain cemented expectations of an early interest rate rise, while a weaker yen helped to send Japanese stocks to their highest level since May. Yahoo! News: Business News

A Friend Calls, And A Best Friend Moves To Help

When members of the armed forces are deployed, it’s often up to the parent left behind to care for their children. But what happens when both parents deploy? For Navy operations specialist Sheena Sullen, that meant calling on an old friend. » E-Mail This     » Add to NPR Topics: News

United Airlines Temporarily Grounds 96 Planes

Spokeswoman Megan McCarthy says United grounded the Boeing 757 aircraft because the carrier determined that it had not completed operational checks after updating air data computers following a 2004 federal directive. » E-Mail This     » Add to NPR Topics: News