NEW YORK, Dec 9 (Reuters) – Landsbanki Islands hf sought bankruptcy protection from its U.S. creditors on Tuesday, the last of Iceland’s three largest banks to do so in the last two weeks. The Reykjavik-based lender filed a Chapter 15 bankruptcy
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Comic Jay Leno will launch his own nightly talk show in prime time next year in a landmark television deal that keeps him from moving to a rival network after his planned departure as host of “The Tonight Show,” NBC said on Tuesday.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The heads of the Illinois state legislature said on Tuesday they will call the General Assembly into session to pass legislation on a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-elect Barack Obama.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama said on Tuesday attacking global climate change is a “matter of urgency” that will create jobs as he got advice from Al Gore, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the issue.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today he hopes to hold a vote Wednesday on a $15 billion rescue package for U.S. automakers. Some Republicans, notably Sen. Richard Shelby, have threatened to filibuster and stop the bill, but let’s assume — fo