Environment http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23087/all en US STOCKS-Fed minutes short-circuit Wall St rally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally <p>* Fed to continue asset buys as doubts grow * Investors eye congressional-White House battles ahead * Retailers post December sales * Positive jobs data has little impact * Indexes down: Dow 0.16 pct, S&amp;P 0.21 pct, Nasdaq 0.38 pct By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks dipped on Thursday after signs the Federal Reserve has growing concern about its highly stimulative monetary policy, giving investors reason to pull back after a two-day rally.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/us-stocks-fed-minutes-short-circuit-wall-st-rally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Dow Jones & Company Dow Jones Industrial Average Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Financial economics Futures contract Health Labor Law New York Stock Exchange Person Career Politics Quotation Stock market US Federal Reserve USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:04 +0000 5731089 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 5-Transocean to pay $1.4 bln for role in BP oil spill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-5-transocean-pay-14-bln-role-bp-oil-spill <p>* Transocean owned doomed rig in 2010 Macondo disaster * Payment less than company set aside, shares jump 6.4 pct * Settlement still to be reached with plaintiffs * Halliburton still to settle with DoJ; its shares up 1.7 pct By David Ingram WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Offshore rig contractor Transocean Ltd has agreed to pay $1.4 billion to settle U.S. government charges arising from BP Plc's massive oil spill in the Gulf of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/mexico">Mexico</a> in 2010. The settlement unveiled on Thursday by the U.S.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130103/update-5-transocean-pay-14-bln-role-bp-oil-spill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BP BP Plc Business Business Relation Companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange Deepwater Horizon Deepwater Horizon oil spill Disaster DoJ Economy of the United States Environment Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Halliburton Halliburton Macondo Macondo Prospect Man Made Disaster oil Person Career Petroleum Quotation Transocean Transocean Ltd USD Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 04:15:13 +0000 5731092 at http://www.globalpost.com Budget battles threaten to limit Obama's second-term agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>* Fiscal fights may consume Washington, elbow out all else</p> <p>* Obama vows to push ahead with broader agenda</p> <p>* 'A high level of dysfunction' makes legislative wins hard</p> <p>By John Whitesides</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - After a brutal "fiscal cliff" battle, President Barack Obama's looming budget confrontation with Congress threatens to sharply curtail his second-term agenda and limit his ambitions on priorities such as immigration reform and gun control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130104/budget-battles-threaten-limit-obamas-second-term-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Democratic Party Economic policy of Barack Obama Economy of the United States Entertainment Environment Government Health Joe Biden Labor Person Career Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues United States United States public debt Thomson Reuters Fri, 04 Jan 2013 19:31:20 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731175 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court won't take combat veterans' mental health appeal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/us-supreme-court-wont-take-combat-veterans-mental-health-appeal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Veterans say VA slow in processing mental health claims</p> <p>* They say delays contributed to veterans' suicides</p> <p>* Lower court had ruled against veterans</p> <p>By Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on<br /> Monday refused to consider a challenge by veterans who said<br /> delays by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in processing<br /> combat-related mental health claims contributed to suicides by<br /> veterans.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/us-supreme-court-wont-take-combat-veterans-mental-health-appeal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Court of appeals Entertainment Environment Health Hospitality Labor Law Person Location Politics Social Issues U.S. Supreme Court United States courts of appeals United States Department of Veterans Affairs Veteran Veterans for Common Sense Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:47:14 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731425 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 4-Obama picks Hagel for defense, Brennan for CIA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Faces Senate battle on two fronts</p> <p>* Hagel faces questions on Israel, gays</p> <p>* Brennan's previous CIA tenure under scrutiny</p> <p>* Moves fill out reshuffled national security team</p> <p>By Steve Holland and Roberta Rampton</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/update-4-obama-picks-hagel-defense-brennan-cia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Business Candidate Position Central Intelligence Agency Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel David Petraeus Diplomatic Relations Director of Central Intelligence Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health International Republican Institute Leon Panetta Military personnel Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Quotation United States Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:08:16 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731325 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Obama shows combativeness entering 2nd term but risks await http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Obama has shown toughness on Hagel, gun control, 'cliff'</p> <p>* "No more Mr. Nice Guy," former Obama aide says</p> <p>* Obama, Congress face another fiscal confrontation</p> <p>By Matt Spetalnick</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Just two weeks before his<br /> second inauguration, President Barack Obama is acting as if he<br /> believes he has a big mandate for his next term. The latest<br /> sign: his decision to defy a concerted campaign against his<br /> choice for defense secretary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-obama-shows-combativeness-entering-2nd-term-risks-awai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Barack Obama foreign policy Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Disaster Employment Relation Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Person Career Person Party Politics Presidency of Barack Obama Quotation Social Issues Technology United States United States Senate career of Barack Obama Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:41 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731463 at http://www.globalpost.com As Obama, Karzai meet, Afghan peace efforts show flickers of life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Crucial meeting set for Friday</p> <p>* Hopes resurrected for negotiated end to decades of war</p> <p>* Peace matters most delicate item on a long agenda</p> <p>By Warren Strobel and Mehreen Zahra-Malik</p> <p>WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD, Jan 8 (Reuters) - President Barack<br /> Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai will discuss matters of<br /> war, including future U.S. troop levels and Afghanistan's army,<br /> when they meet on Friday, but matters of peace may be the most<br /> delicate item on their long agenda.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/obama-karzai-meet-afghan-peace-efforts-show-flickers-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Afghan Peace Jirga Afghanistan Asia Business Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai Health Pashtun people Person Career Person Communication Politics Politics of Afghanistan Quotation Taliban Technology War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:39:56 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731465 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-In India, questions over decision to treat rape victim overseas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-india-questions-over-decision-treat-rape-victim-overseas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>(Fixes spelling of Delhi official's name in 27th para)</p> <p>By Sanjeev Miglani</p> <p>NEW DELHI, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The decision to fly the victim<br /> of a gang rape that outraged India for treatment in Singapore<br /> made little medical sense as the woman was so severely injured<br /> that her death was all but inevitable, doctors say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-india-questions-over-decision-treat-rape-victim-overseas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> All India Institute of Medical Sciences Cardiac Arrest Delhi Disaster Education in Delhi Environment Health Labor Medical Council of India Medicine Organ transplantation Person Career Person Location Person Travel Politics Quotation Safdarjang Hospital Sheila Dikshit Social Issues States and territories of India Weather Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:42:33 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731470 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Israel muted over Obama's Pentagon pick http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hagel's record on Iran worries some supporters of Israel</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The Israeli government kept<br /> clear on Tuesday of a brewing battle in Washington over U.S.<br /> President Barack Obama's choice for defense secretary, Chuck<br /> Hagel, whose record on Iran and Israel is under scrutiny.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-israel-muted-over-obamas-pentagon-pick" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Danny Ayalon Diplomatic Relations Entertainment Environment Government Health International Republican Institute Israeli Jews Person Career Person Party Politics Politics of Israel Quotation United States War Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:53:08 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731496 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-Israeli minister warms to choice of Hagel for Pentagon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p/> <p>* Former Republican senator's record on Iran worries Jewish<br /> state</p> <p>* Obama seen setting tone for relations with Netanyahu<br /> government</p> <p>By Dan Williams</p> <p>JERUSALEM, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A senior Israeli diplomat has<br /> given a positive view of Chuck Hagel's nomination as U.S.<br /> defense secretary, though some commentators in the Jewish state<br /> expressed worries that the choice could open a new fissure in<br /> bedrock ties with Washington.</p> </p/><p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/refile-israeli-minister-warms-choice-hagel-pentagon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ashkenazi Jews Asia Barack Obama Benjamin Netanyahu Business Candidate Position Chuck Hagel Chuck Hagel Diplomatic Relations Ehud Barak Entertainment Environment Government Health Israel Israeli Jews Person Career Person Communication Person Party Politics Prime Ministers of Israel Quotation War Western Asia Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:54:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731501 at http://www.globalpost.com INTERVIEW-UPDATE 1-Retired U.S. general cautions against overuse of 'hated' drones http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* McChrystal says unmanned aircraft help liberate U.S.<br /> special forces</p> <p>* But drones fuel global perception of American arrogance,<br /> he says</p> <p>* Afghan debate fueled White House, Pentagon mistrust - book</p> <p> (Updates throughout with McChrystal interview)</p> <p>By David Alexander</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/interview-update-1-retired-us-general-cautions-against-overuse-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business David D. 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McChrystal Stanley McChrystal Taliban United States War War in Afghanistan Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:55:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731508 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-'Fiscal cliff' deal sours U.S. tax reform outlook http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-fiscal-cliff-deal-sours-us-tax-reform-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Hopes dim for 'grand bargain' on taxes, spending</p> <p>* Democrats want more revenue from tax code revamp</p> <p>* Republicans say "cliff" deal means tax debate over</p> <p>* Gridlock may mean corporate tax reform hopes dashed</p> <p>By Kim Dixon and Kevin Drawbaugh</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-fiscal-cliff-deal-sours-us-tax-reform-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bush tax cuts Business Candidate Position Capital gains tax Citizens for Tax Justice Economic policy Entertainment Environment Flat tax Health Income tax Income tax in Australia Income tax in the United States Labor Person Career Person Location Person Party Political economy Politics Public economics Quotation Social Issues Tax Taxation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:03:46 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731558 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. gun task force to meet this week with entertainment industry http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/us-gun-task-force-meet-week-entertainment-industry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden is slated to meet with representatives from the entertainment industry this week to discuss the role that movies and video games play in gun violence in America, the White House said on Tuesday.</p> <p>The task force is meeting with a wide range of groups, including victims of gun violence and gun owners, as Biden works on recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden Politics Technology United States Senate Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:45:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731759 at http://www.globalpost.com NRA is among groups to meet Biden this week http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/nra-among-groups-meet-biden-week <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The powerful U.S. gun lobby, the National Rifle Association, has been invited to meet Vice President Joe Biden as he considers recommendations on how to respond to a mass shooting last month in Newtown, Connecticut, the White House said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the NRA is "one of many" gun owner groups invited to meet with Biden on gun violence issues.</p> <p>The Biden task force is considering a ban on assault weapons and other measures as a way of reducing gun violence.</p> Business Entertainment Environment Health Joe Biden National Rifle Association Politics Politics of the United States Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:30:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731751 at http://www.globalpost.com White House declines comment on possible AIG suit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/white-house-declines-comment-possible-aig-suit <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - The White House declined to comment on Tuesday on a possible lawsuit by insurer American International Group against the U.S. government that alleges the terms of the firm's 2008 bailout were unfair, but defended the rescue.</p> <p>"I won't comment on a lawsuit that's pending," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters at a briefing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/white-house-declines-comment-possible-aig-suit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> American International Group Business Disaster Economics Entertainment Environment Health Late-2000s financial crisis Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:45:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731761 at http://www.globalpost.com