Daily Archives: August 24, 2013
The biotech giant Amgen near a deal to buy Onyx Pharmaceuticals, a maker of cancer-fighting drugs, for about $125 a share, people briefed on the matter said on Saturday.
GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) – Shells fired by M23 rebels killed at least three people in Congo’s eastern city of Goma on Saturday, the United Nations said, as Congo and Rwanda traded accusations over days of border clashes that have drawn in a new, robustly mandated U.N. force.
JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve could announce a cautious first step in tapering bond purchases at its meeting next month, provided there were no “really worrisome” signs the economy was faltering, a top U.S. central banker said on Saturday.
(Reuters) – Amgen Inc is close to buying Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc for $125 per share, or more than $10 billion, in a deal that is expected to be announced as soon as Monday, two people familiar with the matter said on Saturday.
The “me” generation just isn’t buying the saying that you “have to put in your time.”
SKOPJE (Reuters) – Macedonia’s prime minister threatened on Saturday to call a snap election unless the main opposition party did more to resolve a political deadlock that is damaging its European Union membership prospects.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of marchers converged on Washington on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I have a dream” speech and to urge action on jobs, voting rights and gun violence.
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Pennsylvania State University has reached a settlement with former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, who is among the men who have said they were sexually abused by him, a source with knowledge of the negotiations said on Saturday.
The question of what other central banks are supposed to do about the Fed cutting its extraordinary asset purchases dominated the formal agenda here at the Kansas City Fed’s annual monetary policy conference. The answers were surprisingly mellow.
An NDLEA official, Mr Onoja has filed for divorce citingbad behaviour as the reason.
TUNIS (Reuters) – – Thousands of Tunisians crowded a square in Tunis on Saturday to put pressure on the Islamist-led government to step down as it works towards crisis negotiations with the secular opposition.
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama considered options on Saturday for a possible military strike on Syria in response to a nerve gas attack that killed hundreds as Syria sought to avert blame by saying its soldiers had found chemical weapons in rebel tunnels.