A majority of British parliamentarians vote in favor of gay marriage, but conservatives remain split on the topic. Julie Noce reports.
Ohio’s attorney general said that leadership and communications failures led to a police chase in Cleveland last fall that ended with more than a dozen officers firing nearly 140 rounds and killing two people who were likely unarmed.
Syrians struggle to put out a fire amid reports that the government was carry out airstrikes on several Damascus communities. Deborah Gembara reports.
Cardinal Health (CAH) announced that second fiscal quarter 2013 earnings were 93 cents per share, beating estimates of 85 cents per share. The company earned 81 cents per share in the same period last year.
The markets opened higher today and remained in positive territory after an encouraging economic report. The Institute for Supply Management’s non-manufacturing index showed expansion in the services sector to a reading of 55.6 in January, which was in line with expectations.
The Institute for Supply Managment announced that its survey of purchasing managers fell to 55.2% in December versus 55.7% in December. Analysts had expected a drop to 55%.
Mastercard (MA) announced its quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share, an increase of about 100% over its prior dividend in January of 30 cents. The company also said it would buy back up to $2 billion of its Class A shares.
AvalonBay Communities (AVB) was downgraded by Jefferies (JEF) from buy to hold with a price target of $135 after the company announced a disappointing 2013 outlook. Shares are about even in afternoon trading.
An investigator with the NTSB says the agency will soon be examining the brakes of a tour bus that crashed in Southern California on Sunday, killing 7 and injuring dozens of others.
Video from Anadolu Agency appears to show a shoe being thrown at Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a mosque visit in Cairo. Ahmadinejad’s three-day visit to Egypt is centered around an Islamic summit.