Breakingviews: Shale gas estimates shouldn't deter investors
Aug. 30 - Reuters Breakingviews Columnist Christopher Swann says whether or not the U.S. Geological Survey's recent report on the Marcellus shale gas field in New York is accurate, fracking is here to stay.
Irene hit apparel, department stores hardest, says analyst
Aug. 30 - Thomson Reuters Director of Consumer Research Jharonne Martis says lost sales from Hurricane Irene have forced retailers to employ steep discounts, which could hurt margins, especially among apparel stores.
U.S. says violence in Iraq will be contained
Aug. 30 - While a recent spike of violence in Iraq raises concerns as U.S. forces prepare to leave, the U.S. military maintains they see no return to sectarian warfare. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Anger as Spain debates debt
Aug. 30 - Protesters take to the streets of Madrid as Spain's parliament discusses reforming the constitution to set a debt ceiling. Joanna Partridge reports.
Rebel forces seize remote Gaddafi retreat
Aug. 30 - Anti-Gaddafi troops showed media around Muammar Gaddafi's remote desert retreat near the town of Sirte where the fugitive leader came to hunt and contemplate in solitude. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Yale economist Shiller says no housing recovery in sight
Aug. 30 - Yale Economist Robert Shiller says the June S&P Case-Shiller survey continues to show a flat U.S. housing market and a rebound is very unlikely in the near future.
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AT&T suit doesn't signal new U.S. antitrust fervor: lawyer
Aug. 31 - Northwestern University Law School Professor James Speta says the U.S. Department of Justice must prove the AT&T-T-Mobile deal would hurt prices and service to consumers in order to block the merger.
Structure of AT&T deal invites scrutiny, says analyst
Aug. 31 - Stifel Financial Managing Director Rebecca Arbogast says AT&T will have several options to restructure its deal to acquire T-Mobile.
DC blocks AT&T, T-Mobile hook-up
Aug. 31 - The Obama Administration has moved to block AT&T's $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile, saying the deal would be a blow to competition in the wireless services industry. Conway Gittens reports.
Small business loan activity drops in July: PayNet
Aug. 31 - Although the Thomson Reuters/PayNet Index gained 13 percent in July from a year earlier. PayNet's William Phelan says the overall picture shows a "slow growth economy," with job growth still struggling.
Watch these inside buyers for predictive stock moves: Tarsala
Aug. 31 - Manufacturers and one big investment banks saw some significant insider buying in August, and a few were snatched up by seemingly predictive buyers, says Reuters Quantitative Analyst Mike Tarsala.
U.S. Day Ahead: Jobless claims last hint for August payrolls
Aug. 31 - Employers likely did not react to the budget battle in Washington and fears of a new recession should waver based on the claims number expected to come in at 410,000, says Reuters Correspondent Jason Lange.
Dogs trained to sniff out cancer
Aug. 31 - Research finds that dogs may be a doctors' newest secret weapon in detecting cancer. Tara Cleary reports.
Fed action may be return to "Operation Twist", Rombach says
Aug. 31 - The FOMC's policy tools include "adjustments to securities holdings" has spawned buzz about a Fed policy action from the early 1960s known as "Operation Twist," says Reuters Credit Analyst Ed Rombach.
Irene cost up to $3 billion in insured losses: risk modeler
Aug. 31 - Economic damage from Hurricane Irene likely topped $10 billion, with $1.5 to $3 billion in insured losses for the U.S. Northeast, says Jose Miranda of risk modeling firm EQECAT.
Africans at risk in Libya
Aug. 31 - Amnesty International says black Libyans and migrant sub-Saharan African workers are at high risk of attacks by anti-Gaddafi forces. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
At Play in Libya
Aug. 30 - Libyan children and families enjoy funfairs in first Eid after Gaddafi regime is toppled. Rough Cut. (No reporter narration)
AT&T disconnected by DOJ block
Aug 31 - Summary of business headlines: U.S. blocks AT&T purchase of T-Mobile; U.S. layoffs fall for first time in four months, but private hiring still slowing; Regional factory activity suggests economy not in recession; Wall Street ends ugly August with a four-day smile. Conway G. Gittens reports.
Japanese retailer seeks U.S. workers
Aug 31 - Japanese retailer Uniqlo launches a hiring campaign in the U.S. amid signs corporations are cutting fewer jobs, but private job creation slowed for a second month in a row. Jill Bennett reports.