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California official to investigate Mormon aid for Proposition 8

California official to investigate Mormon aid for Proposition 8The New York Times r

Brennan withdraws his candidacy for CIA post

Brennan withdraws his candidacy for CIA postFormer CIA Official, John Brennan, who was in the running for a top intelligence post in the Obama administration, withdrew his candidacy today after coming under fire for the Agency's interrogation policies.

Robert Gates expected to continue as Defense Secretary

Robert Gates expected to continue as Defense SecretaryAccording to sources close to President-elect Barack Obama's transition team, Secretary of Defense, Robert M. Gates, would likely keep his job, and retired Marine Gen. James Jones would be named national security adviser.

BHP Billiton walks away from pursuit of Rio Tinto

Mining giant BHP Billiton abandoned its yearlong pursuit of acquiring its rival Rio Tinto on Tuesday, saying that the mega-merger would be too risky amid the turmoil in the financial markets and regulatory concerns in Europe.

ArcelorMittal warns of 16% layoffs of US work force

According to the Wall Street Journal, ArcelorMittal - the world’s largest steelmaker - informed its steelworkers union that it could eliminate 16 percent of its US hourly work force, beginning in J

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