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NYT Politics -August 30th, 2012 -: Live Updates from the Republican National Convention

The New York Times

August 30, 2012


Live Updates from the Republican National Convention

The Times's political unit is on the ground in Tampa, providing live updates from the closing of the Republican National Convention. Coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET.
BUILDING SUPPORT Speaking to the Washington State Republican Party Convention in Vancouver in 2010.
Man in the News | Willard Mitt Romney

Defeat, Introspection, Reinvention, Nomination

For three years after his failed 2008 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney sought to reclaim his public identity with the self-critical eye, marketing savvy and systematic rigor of the corporate consultant that he once was.

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Romney's Speech to Highlight His Own Story and Frustration With Obama

As he accepts the Republican nomination Mitt Romney will get his last unchallenged opportunity to introduce himself to the country.
Katie Sly of the College Republican National Committee got her hair styled on Monday at the Woman Up! Pavilion outside the Republican National Convention.

Republican Women Play Down Social Issues

Women at the Convention expressed the feeling that the emphasis needs to be on the economy, and that issues like abortion are too divisive in a close, contentious race.
Representative Paul D. Ryan rehearsed his speech before the start of events at the Republican National Convention in Tampa.

Ryan Speech to Focus on the Economy, With Shots at Obama

In excerpts of his Wednesday night address, Paul D. Ryan says he and Mitt Romney will tackle the tough issues, including job creation and repealing the health care law.
Pro-Mormon sentiment at a Mitt Romney rally in January.  Mr. Romney's faith will be a highlight of  Thursday's session in Tampa.

Convention Voices Hope to Add Texture to Romney's Faith

After years of resisting public discussion of his Mormon faith, Mitt Romney will embrace it on Thursday night as a group of carefully chosen speakers offer accounts of the candidate as a man of deep beliefs.
Scott Romney at the roll call of the states on Tuesday.

From Sibling Rivalry to Protective Brother, Scott Romney Stands by Mitt

Scott Romney reflected on his childhood with Mitt and how the two learned about politics from their father, George, the former governor of Michigan.

In College Town, Obama Jokes at G.O.P.'s Expense

President Obama reviewed the Republican convention and criticized various policies of his opponent, Mitt Romney, at a campaign rally in Charlottesville, Va.
Greg Abbott, the Texas attorney general, outside the Supreme Court  in Washington, D.C., in March.

Court Blocks Texas Voter ID Law, Citing Racial Impact

A federal appeals court stopped Texas from enforcing a strict voter identification law, handing the state its second legal setback this week involving Hispanic voters.

The Caucus

Democrats Outline Convention Schedule

Former President Bill Clinton will be among the headliners as the Democrats gather in Charlotte, N.C.

In Tampa, the Obama Campaign Has Its Own War Room

Welcome to the Obama campaign's mobile war room, a 30-person pop-up shop in a storefront one block beyond the security perimeter of convention.
Representative Paul D. Ryan delivered his speech on Wednesday at the Republican National Convention.

With Speech, Ryan May Have Helped Himself More Than Romney

Sure Paul D. Ryan's acceptance speech was a hit, but how much did it help Mitt Romney's prospects of winning the White House?

G.O.P. Platform Seeks to Weaken Powers of Unions

The Republican platform takes rhetorical aim at collective bargaining while calling for the nationwide adoption of a Right-to-Work law.

Paul Backers Aided Disruption of Ryan's Speech

Disgruntled supporters of Ron Paul gave a women's antiwar group the credentials they needed to mount a protest during the Republican running mate's speech.

Silver on Rare-Earth Metals, China, U.S. Stategy: An informative Bloomberg video on Rare-Earth Metals

As Iranian Hosts Watch, Egyptian and U.N. Leaders Rebuke Syria: NYT Global Update - August 30th, 2012 -.

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
August 30, 2012T

Global Update


As Iranian Hosts Watch, Egyptian and U.N. Leaders Rebuke Syria

The remarks came at a meeting of world leaders and illustrated the deep divide between Iran and Egypt for finding a solution to the Syrian conflict.

In Police Shooting of Miners, South Africa Charges Miners

Two weeks after the police fired on workers engaged in a wildcat strike at a platinum mine, prosecutors are bringing charges against the workers themselves.

Barclays Names C.E.O. Amid Upheaval

The British bank named its retail boss, Antony Jenkins, as its new chief executive to replace Robert E. Diamond Jr., who stepped down in June over the rate-manipulation scandal.

Election 2012 App

Get the latest news and analysis from the Republican National Convention.


BRICS in Space

In its very real, and ludicrous, race with China, India wants to send a mission to Mars.

Inspectors Confirm New Work by Iran at Secure Nuclear Site

Iran has installed most of the centrifuges it needs to complete an underground site for the production of nuclear fuel, a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

Syrian Insurgents Claim to Down Another Warplane

Opposition activists said that rebel fighters shot down a government warplane on Thursday in the northern province of Idlib, the latest in a series of attacks targeting the military's airpower.

Assad Admits Difficulties, but Projects Confidence

In a television interview, President Bashar al-Assad gave a sober assessment of the resilience of the armed insurgency and the limits of a military hobbled by a stream of defections.
Euro Watch

Spain's Prime Minister Seeks to Reassure Markets

Mariano Rajoy said that Spain could meet the financial obligations of its troubled regions, despite word from Valencia that it would require more rescue money than it requested in July.

Gazprom Natural Gas Project in Arctic Seas in Doubt

Gazprom officials this week presented conflicting views of whether the Shtokman natural gas project in the Barents Sea was economically viable.

Deadline Looms in Irish Bank Case

Friday is the deadline for Sean Quinn to provide information on what the government contends is his byzantine collection of offshore assets and opaque owners.

GSV Capital, Placing Bets on Start-Ups, Falters

Global Silicon Valley, a closed-end mutual fund that offers ordinary investors a chance to own stakes in privately held companies, has been hit particularly hard by Facebook's troubles.
Front Row

An Online Retailer Gets Its Own Makeover

The Web site Shopbop gets ready to compete with more polished luxury players.
Bits Blog

President Obama Takes Questions From the Internet on Reddit

President Obama appeared on Reddit, a social news site, to take questions about his campaign and his actions in office.

Fifth-Seeded Tsonga Is Upset in Second Round

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France could not get past Martin Klizan of Slovakia and fell in the biggest upset on the men's side of the United States Open so far.

As New Star Arrives in Madrid, Old Reliables Cast Aside

Kaká and Ricardo Carvalho are left on the sidelines for Real Madrid, which just acquired Luka Modric from Tottenham.

At Site of Success, Clijsters Bows Out and Says Goodbye

Four-time Grand Slam champion Kim Clijsters played what she has said will be her last match, losing in the second round of the United States Open to Laura Robson.

Isaac's Winds Slow, but Its Rains Put Wide Area at Risk

The storm's once fierce winds slowed to 45 miles per hour on Thursday as it moved out of southern Louisiana and headed north, continuing to bring heavy rains and flooding.

Concerns Arise Over Defining Storms by 'Category'

Experts have long argued that there are flaws in the Saffir-Simpson scale, the system that ranks the power of hurricanes.

Biloxi Surprised by Isaac's Rain

What this hurricane lacked in wind, it made up for with more water than expected, especially along the 26 miles of Gulf Coast beaches along Mississippi's southern edge.
Op-Ed Columnist

Made in the U.S.A.

All by myself I have built the perfect column for the second American century.
Op-Ed Columnist

Will They Decipher the Cipher?

Stuck between a rock and a hard race, will Mitt Romney be bold or boulder?
Op-Ed Columnist

Renovating Mitt Romney

Do you feel as if you've met a new, improved, more lovable Mitt, people? If not, the Republicans failed completely.

Struggling Gleacher & Co. Explores a Sale: DealBook | DealB%K Afternoon Edition

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Struggling Gleacher & Co. Explores a Sale
Struggling Gleacher & Co. Explores a Sale Gleacher & Company, the struggling investment bank started by the longtime Wall Street deal maker Eric Gleacher, said that it was exploring strategic alternatives, including selling itself and raising money from outside investors.
    A Third Option for Regulators in the Money Market Fund Fight After an overhaul stalled at the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Financial Stability Oversight Council could now use a part of Dodd-Frank, called Title VIII, that addresses regulation of the plumbing of the financial system.
    Buffett Celebrates His 82nd Birthday Warren E. Buffett, who turns 82 on Thursday, is taking note of the occasion by increasing a donation of Berkshire Hathaway shares to the charitable foundations run by his children.
    Carlyle to Acquire DuPont Coatings Unit for $4.9 Billion The Carlyle Group has agreed to buy DuPont Performance Coatings for $4.9 billion in cash, as the private equity firm continues a deal-making binge.
    Antony Jenkins.
    Barclays Names C.E.O. Amid Upheaval The British bank named its retail boss, Antony Jenkins, as its new chief executive to replace Robert E. Diamond Jr., who stepped down in June over the rate-manipulation scandal.
    Economic Reports The data released on Friday will include the Chicago purchasing managers index for August, the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for August and factory orders for July.
    In the United States Ben S. Bernanke, the Federal Reserve chairman, will give the opening remarks at an annual meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday.

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    Business Day Live: California Tests a Plan to Cut Emissions
    Business Day Live: California Tests a Plan to Cut Emissions California tests its carbon emissions cap-and-trade program. | The best shoes for travel? Ask a flight attendant.


CBS NEWS | Political Hotsheet Top Stories - August 30th, 2012 -: Clint Eastwood to appear at GOP convention

The CBS News Political Hotsheet newsletter


Official says Eastwood is "mystery guest" set to appear before Romney accepts nomination; actor and director endorsed Romney in August
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Clint Eastwood to appear at GOP convention

Four things to watch at the Republican convention Mitt Romney accepts his nomination on the final night of the Republican National Convention

Michelle Obama: I haven't watched GOP convention In a "Late Show" appearance, the first lady advised Democrats to watch the RNC, but admitted she herself hasn't tuned in

Paul Ryan: In rousing convention speech, vice presidential nominee calls for American "turnaround"

Rice: President George W. Bush's secretary of state said Romney and Ryan would restore American leadership

U.S. stocks slammed by European worries: Stocks and Markets in the News | Wall Street at Close Report for August 30th, 2012 by MarketWatch Reporter Kate Gibson

By Kate Gibson

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- U.S. stocks Thursday were hit by thinking the next European Central Bank meeting would not deliver the promised results and that the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole gathering could prove to be a nonevent."I suspect the market would be surprised if anything substantive came out of Jackson Hole: the big one now is next Thursday when ECB meets. We've been hearing a lot of chatter about how the ECB may not be in a position to do anything definitive next week, which puts the euro crisis back in focus," said John De Clue, global strategist for U.S. Bank Wealth Management. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA -0.81% fell 106.71 points, or 0.8%, to 13,000.71. The S&P 500 index SPX -0.78% lost 11.01 points, or 0.8%, to 1,399.48, its first finish under 1,400 in four weeks. The Nasdaq Composite COMP -1.05% declined 32.48 points, or 1.1%, to 3,048.71.

27,000 government workers to strike next week: Business in Vancouver | BIV Today's Business news - August 30th, 2012.

Politics and Policy

Victoria legislature

27,000 government workers to strike next week

B.C.'s hospitals, liquor stores and ICBC call centres will be some of the services hit when 27,000 unionized B.C. government workers go on strike next week.

Predecessor calls Falcon departure part of needed “renewal”

Surrey-Cloverdale MLA Kevin Falcon’s immediate resignation August 29 as minister of finance and deputy premier is part of necessary renewal following a leadership change, former B.C. finance minister Gary Collins told BIV following Falcon’s announcement.

Cabinet minister has “ridiculous” concerns about erotic dance industry recruitment

Advanced Education Minister Naomi Yamamoto announced August 29 that she fears that the adult entertainment industry will begin focusing its efforts on recruiting students at college job fairs – fears that Penthouse nightclub owner Danny Fillipone told Business in Vancouver are “ridiculous.”

Economy and Finance

Scotiabank spends $3.13b to buy ING Bank of Canada

The Bank of Nova Scotia (TSX:BNS) announced August 29 that it has reached a definitive agreement to purchase ING Bank of Canada from Netherlands-based parent ING Group for $3.126 billion in cash.

Mining and Energy


Western Wind battles for proxy votes

Vancouver-based Western Wind Energy Corp. (TSX-V:WND) is fighting hard for votes as the company heads into a proxy battle with a group of dissident shareholders led by fund manager Savitr Capital, LLC.

Human Resources


B.C.'s labour market fourth in Canada: Fraser Institute

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