General Motors will stop manufacturing vehicles in Australia from 2017, shutting its local Holden unit with the loss of 2,900 jobs and handing the conservative government a major headache. More »[$$] GM Hits End of the Road in Australia
British state-rescued lender Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was dealt a fresh blow on Tuesday when its finance chief announced he was to quit, less than 10 weeks after taking the job. The bank confirmed reports that group finance director Nathan Bostock had "informed the board of his intention to resign". Sky News earlier reported that Bostock, who was appointed to the post on October 1, was on the verge of joining Spanish bank Santander. RBS, currently 81-percent-owned by the British government after the world's biggest bank bailout following the 2008 financial crisis, was recently hit with a 391 million euro ($538 million) fine by the European Union for rigging key interest rates. More »Finance chief quits RBS after just 10 weeks
Ukrainian police and protesters clashed outside the city hall in Kiev on Wednesday after security forces attempted to retake the building occupied by some 200 opposition activists for over a week, an AFP correspondent said. Amid an increasingly tense standoff, thousands of protesters came to picket the city hall where deputies from the nationalist Svoboda (Freedom) movement held negotiations with the security forces over their next course of action. The police buses drove away from city hall. Earlier security forces stormed the epicentre of mass protests but demonstrators refused to leave. More »Police, protesters clash outside Kiev city hall
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian Interior Minister Vitaly Zakharchenko said on Wednesday police would not storm Kiev's Independence Square, where protesters are calling for the resignation of President Viktor Yanukovich. "I want everyone to calm down. There will be no storming of the square. No one will violate your rights to protest peacefully, but do not ignore the rights ... of other citizens," he said in a statement. (reporting by Natalia Zinets, writing by Elizabeth Piper, editing by Timothy Heritage) More »No plans to storm protest square: Ukraine interior minister
Key findings from Pew report on gender pay gap and attitudes toward workplace equality More »Key Findings on Gender Pay Gap, Workplace Equality
This week CareerBuilder lists hundreds of jobs near Baldwin Park. More »Who's Hiring in Cerritos and Artesia This Week?
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Watched around the clock, bathed twice a day and otherwise pampered, five white elephants are munching on choice greenery in Myanmar's vast, remote and surreal capital. Above them soars a shimmering, gold-plated pagoda. More »Myanmar's surreal capital now less of a ghost town
Delay in Pacific trade pact hurts US shift to Asia and still faces key hurdle in Congress More »Delay in Pacific Trade Pact Hurts US Shift to Asia
South Korea's financial regulator approved MBK Partners' purchase of ING's Korean life-insurance operations, the last hurdle for the $1.6 billion deal, almost four months after the agreement was made. More »MBK-ING Deal Wins South Korean Approval
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are ready to propel another one of President Barack Obama's court picks through the Senate, now that outnumbered Republicans have less power to block the president's nominees than they used to. More »Dems push parade of Obama nominees through Senate
Ben Massa and Trevor Brown, both of Amherst, each received nominations for acceptance into at least one of the academies, which include the United States Naval Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and West Point. More »2 Souhegan Students Nominated for U.S. Service Academies
Nicholas Masella received nomination for acceptance into at least one of the academies, which include the United States Naval Academy, the United States Merchant Marine Academy, the United States Air Force Academy, and West Point. More »Merrimack Student Nominated for U.S. Service Academy
New Jersey Hope and Healing also includes teams of trained crisis counselors deployed in disaster-declared counties to provide emotional support and links to additional assistance for those in need. More »New Jersey Hope And Healing Winding Down Some Resources A Year After Sandy
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Jayce Henderson, Amanda VanAllen and Jordan Mazza BUDGET DEAL ABC News’ Jeff Zeleny... More »The Note's Must-Reads for Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Imagination Technologies said slowdown at the top end of the smartphone market would hit the number of chips shipped using its graphics and video technology in the second half of the year, sending its shares down 15 percent. The British company said it expected its partners, which include Apple , to ship 580-630 million units, excluding the MIPS technology it bought last year, down from its previous forecast of about 650 million. More »Imagination Tech slumps on smartphone slowdown
Trumbo to Arizona, Anderson to Colorado as winter meetings get busy; Price, Kemp dangled More »Trumbo, Anderson Dealt as Winter Meetings Pick Up
FANTASY GRIND: Managing game-time conundrums like Bush's injury; $1M fantasy winner More »FANTASY GRIND: Managing Game-Time Bush Conundrums
Well, my daily trip to New London continues only to find another cold night in December where the lock out continues at L+M for techs and nurses of the area AFT locals. But after warming up a bit with the gas heaters on the street, I realize we are just hot for information about what this dissension is all about. More »Are you kidding? Have they gone mad?
Filling up a 400 seat theater at the College of San Mateo at 8 AM on a Monday with local citizens who want to know more about the impact sea level rise will have on the County is an impressive accomplishment. Dave Pine and Michael Barber deserv More »Are we Ready for Rising Seas?
The yen's weakening over the past month is helping the Bank of Japan's efforts to achieve its ambitious inflation target, diminishing the case for imminent extra easing, people familiar with the BOJ's ... More »BOJ Watch: Yen's Fall a Boon for BOJ's Bid for Inflation Target
At a youth conference in Ecuador this week, Elian Gonzalez, famous as the focal point of an immigration battle back in 2000, spoke out against the United States' policy on Cuba, which includes a strict embargo that has persisted since the Kennedy administration. "Just like her [Gonzalez's mother], many others have died attempting to go to the United States. Their unjust embargo provokes an internal and critical economic situation in Cuba," Gonzalez said. "But, despite that, Cuba, even with all its problems has progressed over the years. More »Elian Gonzalez Is Not a Fan of America's Policy on Cuba
1. Tonight is Framingham High's Winter Choral Concert in the high school's auditorium. Several Framingham High choral groups will be performing beginning at 7. Public is invited. Tickets available at the door. 2. Tomorrow More »Framingham High Choral Concert Tonight and Why is That Man Up In The Air?