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Goldman’s Waldron promoted to co-head of investment banking

By Lauren Tara LaCapra By Lauren Tara LaCapra NEW YORK (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Goldman Sachs Group Inc has promoted John Waldron to co-head of its investment banking business, replacing John S. Weinberg, a vice chairman whose family has been in the senior echelons of the investment bank since the 1920s Continue reading

Mazda recalls 2,800 cars in Mexico to check Takata air bags

MEXICO CITY (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – Mazda Motor Corp’s Mexican arm is recalling around 2,800 cars to check for possible defects in Takata air bags, the company said, the second such recall by an automaker in Mexico in as many weeks. Mazda will be contacting owners of the Mazda6 sold between 2006 and 2008 in Mexico for a voluntary review, the company said in a statement emailed late on Wednesday Continue reading

U.S. December auto sales seen up 10.4 percent: JD Power, LMC

DETROIT (NEWS.GNOM.ES) – U.S. auto sales will end the year strongly, as December sales will be 10.4 percent higher than a year ago, JD Power & Associates and LMC Automotive said on Thursday. Continue reading

Obama calls in to Massachusetts governor’s show

By BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has fielded calls on hundreds of subjects during his monthly “Ask the Governor” radio show. Continue reading

NASA’s Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. Continue reading

2nd security clearance investigation contractor hacked

By STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials say the private files of 48,439 workers may have been compromised by a computer breach at government contractor KeyPoint Government Solutions Inc. The hacking incident is the second this year at a major firm handling national security background investigations of federal workers for the government. Continue reading

Obama Botched Timing for U.S.-Cuba Relations, Ex-State Department Official Says

President Barack Obama wasted a unique opportunity to create a lasting difference in Cuba by announcing Wednesday a new policy for relations with the sequestered island nation. READ: Renewed Diplomacy Between U.S., Cuba Follows Enigmatic Relationship That’s the argument from some critics of the president’s policy and timing, including Roger Noriega, who served as the State Department’s top official for the region during the George W. Continue reading

Pope Benedict got ball rolling with Cuba on Gross

By NICOLE WINFIELD, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis rightly got credit for helping bring the U.S. and Cuba together and free U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross Continue reading

US prepared to veto UN plan for Israeli occupation

By LARA JAKES, AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is prepared to veto a United Nations Security Council proposal that calls for an end to Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands in 2017 Continue reading

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

By DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings. Security was tight at the federal courthouse in Boston for Tsarnaev’s final pretrial conference. Tensions ran high, and one bombing victim had a testy exchange with protesters outside. Continue reading