Rice to Panama for meeting with U.S. trade partners

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will discuss trade this week with other nations of the Western Hemisphere, U.S. officials said on Monday, and expressed hope that support for free trade would continue under a more skeptical President Barack Obama.

Presidential video game to hit retail shelves

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – President-elect Barack Obama faces many difficult tasks when he enters the White House, and now people who want to face similar challenges can give the U.S. presidency a try, too, in a video game.

Tech Stocks: Broad gains help sector start week on a high note

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Technology stocks closed with broad gains Monday, with most bellwethers flexing their muscles along with the rest of the market following reports that a deal could be near to help bail out the U.S. auto industry bring some

Court readmits evidence in NASA astronaut case

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) – The trial of former NASA astronaut Lisa Nowak for an attack on a romantic rival has been cleared to resume after an appeals court readmitted suppressed evidence from a police search of her car.

Fires rage, thousands riot for third day in Greece

ATHENS (Reuters) – Thousands of protesters rampaged through the heart of Athens on Monday, burning and looting shops on a third day of riots sparked by the killing of a teenager by police.

Wal-Mart to Sell iPhones, But at What Price?

Apple’s iPhone is one of the few products selling well this holiday season and Wal-Mart is one of the few retailers where people are shopping these days. So some marketing geniuses have decided (ta-da) it makes sense to sell iPhones at

Merrill Lynch Stockholders Approve Transaction with Bank of America

NEW YORK–Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. announced that Bank of Americas acquisition of Merrill Lynch was approved today at its special stockholders meeting along with two other related proposals. Under the terms of the transaction, which was announced on

Bank of New York Mellon to continue participation in FDIC’s TLGP

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) first announced the expanded deposit insurance program in mid-October 2008, and eligible institutions were automatically enrolled during an introductory period through early December. The Bank of New York