In Thursday's Americas papers

04 June 2009 11:30  [Source: ICIS news]

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Front page

Obama calls for unity in major Cairo speech
Obama, in a major speech, called for a new beginning between the US and Muslims, and said together they could confront violent extremism and advance Mideast peace.

House lifts lid on its expenses
Pelosi directed House officials to post office-expense reports online in the wake of disclosures that lawmakers spent some taxpayer money on luxury-car leases, big-screen TVs and flowers.

Sotomayor's talk made no waves in '01
For an event that has emerged as one of the biggest issues in the confirmation of a Supreme Court justice, the speech Judge Sonia Sotomayor delivered in 2001 generated little notice at the time from the audience at a symposium on Latinos and the law.

Money & Investing

United plans huge jet order
United Air has asked Boeing and Airbus to propose dueling bids for up to 150 new planes, the latest example of companies exploiting the recession to bargain-hunt.

GM, Chrysler chiefs defend dealer cuts
Senators grilled top GM and Chrysler executives about their plans to close a combined 3,400 dealerships.

Making a big bet on really thin TVs
After getting millions of people to dump their boxy television sets for sleek flat-panel models, manufacturers are now pitching even thinner screens.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Front page

Obama speech will seek to alter Muslims’ view of US
President Obama arrived in Egypt on Thursday aiming to repair America’s relationship with the Muslim world through a carefully planned address.

Police flood Tiananmen Square to bar protests
China blanketed Tiananmen Square with police officers on Thursday, determined to prevent any commemoration of the 20th anniversary of a military crackdown on pro-democracy protesters that left hundreds dead.

Business Day

Asian stock markets fall after US data disappoint
Asian stock markets fell on Thursday after weaker-than-expected economic figures in the world's largest economy led investors to take profits from a recent advance.

Rising interest on Nations’ debts may sap world growth
Countries worldwide are paying higher interest rates on their expanding debt, which could translate into hundreds of billions of dollars more in spending for countries like the US, Britain and Germany.

WASHINGTON POST

Front page

Obama in Cairo for speech to Islamic world
President meets with Egypt's Mubarak before a long-promised speech aimed at improving America's image in the Muslim world.

Gritty first job shaped nominee
Former New York police detective Chris Montanino remembers his frustration nearly three decades ago, when he was ready to go after child-porn distributors but could not find a prosecutor who would take his case seriously.

Business

Next loss in a hard fall: AIG's Iconic Skyscraper
New York City was teetering on the brink of bankruptcy in the mid-1970s, and companies were abandoning the crime-ridden metropolis for offices in New Jersey and Connecticut and Long Island.

Region's unemployment rate falls
Despite a drop in metropolitan Washington's jobless rate, regional economists told business leaders yesterday that they expect unemployment to worsen next year before subsiding in 2011 with the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs.

GLOBE AND MAIL, Canada

Front page

Ottawa pushes for new chapter in free trade with US
The Canadian government is asking the provinces to join it in creating a new trade deal with the United States.

PM refuses to let Raitt quit
Prime Minister Stephen Harper refused to accept the resignation of his Natural Resources Minister Wednesday even though secret government documents were left at an Ottawa television bureau for more than a week.

Business

Life and death of the double-network
In a bid to attract more advertising dollars, Canada's two biggest television networks have spent the past two years trying to clone themselves.

CanWest gets ready for new face near the top
Plans are being made at CanWest Global Communications Corp (CGS) to bring in a senior executive who would lead a financial restructuring of the media company, possibly superseding chief executive officer Leonard Asper.

BUENOS AIRES HERALD

Front page

OAS agrees on Cuba membership
The Organisation of American States met and agreed on moves that could allow Cuba to be back in the group.

'Air France crash may remain a mystery,' investigators say
French officials said they might never discover why an Air France aircraft crashed into the Atlantic with 228 people aboard and that they might not even find the plane's black boxes on the ocean floor.

CFK inaugurates industrial plant in Burzaco
Cristina Fernández de Kirchner led the opening of a Cepas Argentinas SA plant today at the Burzaco industrial park.


By: Staff Reporter
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