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Greenpeace activists climb Greenland oil rig (AP)

Greenpeace activists climb Greenland oil rig (AP)

Greenpeace activists climb Greenland oil rig (AP)   AP – Three Greenpeace activists on Sunday climbed up an oil rig off Greenland’s coast in an attempt to stop a Scottish oil company from starting deepwater drilling in the arctic waters, the environmental group said.  

Senators criticize proposed U.S. mortgage rule (Reuters)

Senators criticize proposed U.S. mortgage rule (Reuters)

Senators criticize proposed U.S. mortgage rule (Reuters)   Reuters – A bipartisan group of senators is pushing back against a financial reform designed to make the housing market less risky, arguing regulators went too far in defining a safe mortgage.

Amazon Challenges Apple With New Mac App Store (NewsFactor)

Amazon Challenges Apple With New Mac App Store (NewsFactor)

Amazon Challenges Apple With New Mac App Store (NewsFactor)   NewsFactor – Even before a court decides whether Amazon.com can sell apps for Android devices and call it an app store, the biggest U.S. online retailer opened a second front this week by offering downloadable software for Apple’s Macintosh computers.

French minister quits over sexual harassment claims (AFP)

French minister quits over sexual harassment claims (AFP)

French minister quits over sexual harassment claims (AFP)   AFP – French politics was rocked on Sunday by another sex scandal when a minister accused of harassment resigned, two weeks after ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sensational New York arrest on sex crime charges.  

Greece ‘confident’ of fifth aid installment (AFP)

Greece 'confident' of fifth aid installment (AFP)

Greece ‘confident’ of fifth aid installment (AFP)   AFP – Greek Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou said Sunday he was confident about receiving the next aid installment, rejecting a German magazine article that cast doubt over the transfer.  

Greek leaders fail to agree on austerity measures (AP)

Greek leaders fail to agree on austerity measures (AP)

Greek leaders fail to agree on austerity measures (AP)   AP – Greece’s main opposition conservative party on Friday rejected a government plea for cross-party agreement on new austerity measures, despite strong pressure from the European Union and investor worries about a default.   

Tiffany 1Q earnings up 25 pct, raises year view (AP)

Tiffany 1Q earnings up 25 pct, raises year view (AP)

Tiffany 1Q earnings up 25 pct, raises year view (AP)   AP – In another sign that the luxury sector remains strong, Tiffany & Co. said Thursday its first-quarter profit rose 25 percent on higher revenue across all regions worldwide.  

G8 says world economy gaining strength, eyes debt (Reuters)

G8 says world economy gaining strength, eyes debt (Reuters)

G8 says world economy gaining strength, eyes debt (Reuters)   Reuters – The Group of Eight leaders agreed on Friday that the global economy recovery was becoming more “self-sustained,” although higher commodity prices were hampering further growth.

FTSE climbs after mining boost (AFP)

FTSE climbs after mining boost (AFP)

FTSE climbs after mining boost (AFP)   AFP – London shares advanced on Thursday, with the mining sector boosted by rising commodity prices, as investors awaited vital US economic growth data.   

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