Dec 17 (Reuters) – Tennant Co , which makes floor
cleaning products, said it expects to post a loss in the fourth
quarter and that it was reducing its workforce by about 8
percent as it had been hurt by a slowdown in worldwide sales
prompted by the economic downturn.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – The Illinois Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request that embattled Gov. Rod Blagojevich be temporarily removed from office amid charges he tried to sell President-elect Barack Obama’s former U.S. Senate seat.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has selected U.S. Rep. Ray LaHood for transportation secretary, which would make him the second Republican in the Cabinet, a senior Democrat said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Envelopes containing white powder that later tested negative for toxins were mailed to 16 U.S. embassies in Europe this month, the State Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia has become more rigid in dealing with the United States on issues such as Washington’s plans for a missile shield in Europe and looks set to test the new administration of President-elect Barack Obama, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President George W. Bush said on Wednesday a decision on bailing out the teetering U.S. auto industry needs to be made “relatively soon” and that he was looking at all options.