In Tuesday's Americas papers

05 January 2010 11:30  [Source: ICIS news]

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Front page

Dozens of names shifted to no-fly list
The Obama administration has transferred dozens of names from a broad terrorism database to watch lists that are more closely monitored in an effort to plug security holes.

CIA blast blamed on double agent
The suicide bomber who killed seven CIA employees and a Jordanian officer in Afghanistan was a double agent recruited by the US agency.

After minaret ban, this man built one
When Switzerland voted in November to ban the construction of minarets, a shoe-store owner erected one of the tower like structures in an act of defiance.

Money & Investing

Kraft sweetens its bid for Cadbury
The US food company sweetened its bid for UK confectioner Cadbury with a bigger cash element after it sold its North American frozen pizza business to Nestle for $3.7bn, but Cadbury again dismissed the offer.

World's factories rebound
US manufacturing expanded in December at its fastest pace in more than three years. Surveys in Asia and Europe also showed expansion quickening.

The quickie bankruptcy
More companies are exiting bankruptcy reorganization in record time, as quick sales and prearranged deals are being used more expansively.

THE NEW YORK TIMES

Front page

Behind Afghan bombing, an agent with many loyalties
The suicide bomber who killed eight last week in Afghanistan had been brought there by Jordanian intelligence to infiltrate the Qaeda organization.

British premier ‘appalled’ by protest plan
A radical Islamic group led by the cleric Anjem Choudary, above, plans to protest in Wootton Bassett, a town that has been honouring the passing hearses of British soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Business Day

Dubai opens a tower to beat all
In the midst of a real estate crash, Dubai pulled out all the stops to celebrate the opening of the world’s tallest building.

Asian markets gain ground after Wall Street advance
Most major markets were higher for a second straight session, while the dollar fell against the yen and the euro.

WASHINGTON POST

Front page

Pakistan sees trouble in build-up across border
Security officials fear US troop increase will drive militants in Pakistan, worsen nation's increasingly bloody struggle with militancy.

CIA bomber a trusted informant
Suicide bomber who killed operatives worked for Jordan, lured officers with promise of information.

Business

US manufacturing activity accelerates at end of 2009
According to new data, growth in manufacturing increased in December, a sign that recovery of the long-beleaguered sector remains on track.

IRS to regulate paid tax preparation
The Internal Revenue Service plans to test, register and screen people who get paid to prepare tax returns, stepping into a virtually unregulated business upon which millions of Americans depend for crucial financial services.

GLOBE AND MAIL, Canada

Front page

Tough US security rules may target foreign-born Canadians
Tens of thousands of Canadians born in the 14 countries on a new anti-terror watch list could now be subjected to full-body scans and invasive security pat-downs when they travel to the United States.

Unequal access to cancer drugs creates 'postal-code lottery'
Bill Niblock has the same cancer as hundreds of others in Canada, but he can't obtain identical treatment.

Business

Global manufacturing makes a comeback
The world's factories are humming louder as government spending programs spark demand and help get the supply chain back in working order.

Petrobakken acquires Berens for light oil assets
With natural gas prices still hurting and the oil sands too expensive for most, Canada's smaller energy players are scrambling to snap up light oil properties, creating bidding wars and new worries about overheated prices.

BUENOS AIRES HERALD

Front page

Sandro dies at 64
At 8:40pm Roberto Sánchez, also known as Sandro, died due to a septic shock he was suffering.

Tax revenue up 13.2% in 2009
The tax revenue in 2009 reached 304.9bn pesos, 13.2% more than in 2008, according to the announcement made by Finance Secretary Juan Carlos Pezoa during a press conference.

De Vido announces Bolivia-Argentina gas duct extension
Planning Minister Julio De Vido confirmed the construction for the extension of the "Integration" gas duct, which would transport gas from Bolivia into the principle reservoirs in Argentina.

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