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Obama-011312_27Jan15.jpg With Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy showing a significant improvement, the results of a new Gallup poll show that President Barack Obama has also seen a notable boost to his job approval rating.
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capitol-012715.jpg Facing opposition from most Democrats, a bill authorizing construction of the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline failed to clear a key procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday. The Senate voted 53 to 39 in favor of a measure limiting debate on the legislation but fell short of the 60 votes needed.
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UKGDP-012715.jpgU.K. economic growth slowed more than expected in the fourth quarter due to weakness in the production and construction sectors but the economy logged its strongest growth in seven years in 2014 as a whole, preliminary data from the Office for National Statistics showed Tuesday. Gross domestic product grew 0.5 percent sequentially, slower than the 0.7 percent expansion seen in the third quarter.
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Everyone knows that diet and exercise are essential to keeping a healthy body. Sometimes, though, dangerous obesity requires cultural or medical intervention. Here are 3 other recent events that are helping the fight against obesity.
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Stocks are likely to come under pressure in early trading on Tuesday, offsetting the modest strength seen in the previous session. The major index futures are currently pointing to a sharply lower open for the markets, with the Dow futures down by 282 points.
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3M Co. reported Tuesday a profit for the fourth quarter that grew from last year, reflecting improved operating margins and revenue growth amid increases across business groups and most regions. Earnings per share topped analysts' expectations by a penny, while quarterly revenues missed their estimates. The company also reaffirmed its earnings and sales growth forecast for the full-year 2015.
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The American economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999, President Barack Obama said in his 2015 State of the Union Address Tuesday. The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong, the president noted.
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