BR Properties says flush with cash after deal

SAO PAULO, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Brazilian developer BR
Properties had enough cash for new acquisitions
after agreeing to buy rival WTorre, an executive said on
Wednesday on a call with reporters.

Analysis: Republican leaders fight for control of party

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Republican Party’s traditional kingmakers are losing a battle with anti-government Tea Party populists to choose the candidate who will challenge President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election.

Facebook to delay IPO until late 2012

(Reuters) – Facebook will delay its initial public offering until the end of next year so employees can focus on developing products for the No. 1 social networking website, the Financial Times…

Google bid for Motorola rose in negotiation: filing

(Reuters) – Google Inc raised its offer for Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc by 33 percent to $12.5 billion over two weeks of negotiations between the two companies, according to a regulatory filing on…

Apple Brings Lion Internet Recovery to Current MacBook Pro Models

Apple this week released three firmware updates that include fixes to compatibility with the forthcoming Apple Thunderbolt Display, but the MacBook Pro firmware update released today brings another interesting addition to the company’s current models: Lion Recovery over the Internet.

This update enables Lion Recovery from an Internet connection and includes fixes that resolve issues with Apple Thunderbolt Display compatibility and Thunderbolt Target Disk Mode performance on MacBook Pro (early 2011) models.

Internet Recovery debuted as part of OS X Lion to allow users to install the operating system on blank hard drives. The system works using a minimal bootable install on the machine’s firmware that then passes off the full Lion install to the usual recovery mechanism, which downloads the operating system over the Internet.

Internet Recovery was initially available only on the new MacBook Air and Mac mini models that launched alongside OS X Lion, but Apple has now extended the capabilities to the MacBook Pro models introduced back in February.

US vows to take back seat in Libya rebuilding

Washington says it will act mainly in an advisory capacity in the new Libya and rejects any repeat of its role in Iraq and Afghanistan

Arctic sea ice coverage second lowest on record: report

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Sea-ice coverage across the Arctic Ocean has dwindled to its second-lowest level since satellite records started in 1979, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

03:01 PM Berkshire Hathaway Acquisition of Lubrizol to Close on Septe

Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) and the Lubrizol Corporation (LZ) received notification from the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China that it has formally approved Berkshire Hathaway’s planned acquisition of the global specialty