Sen. Jim DeMint (R.-S.C.) announced he will resign from the U.S. Senate in January to lead the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, which has ignited speculation among grass-roots conservatives that the South Carolina senator may use the new position as a key launching pad for a presidential bid in 2016.
BEUING: South Korea has earned a remarkable reputation for developing its high-tech sector. South Koreans take pride in the success of Samsung Electronics Corp. Numerous other South Korean companies have focused on creating new computerized gadgets to attract more global consumers.
The country has taken a leading role in the high technology sector, and is poised for another major expansion, since Seoul seeks to bolster trade and diplomatic ties with Beijing. A stronger partnership could bear fruitful results, especially if they sign a Free Trade Area agreement.
BEIJING: Learning new investment strategies can be complicated. Those investing into the stock market must stay updated by reading up-to-the-minute business reports and review detailed information of publicly listed companies.
They have to analyze and forecast market trends, but even if they become experts, sometimes the stocks they buy still go down.
In most instances, homeowners need a gun to frighten away home intruders. But for Lady Gaga, it only takes her nude body to put dangerous robbers into shock as they flee from such a disturbing scene. The pop singer has never been known as a sex symbol.
President Barack Obama knows he can betray Israel without facing negative political consequences. Hence, the White House has gone into overdrive to support radical militant Muslim regimes in the Middle East.
The Lone Star state has become the third eco-friendliest state for renewable energy, rising in the biannual Ernst & Young ranking due to upgrades of transmission lines that carry wind-generated power across Texas.
BEIJING: There's much ado about China's economic slowdown this year. For nearly three decades, the country has enjoyed GDP annual growth rates. But the country has suffered from a drop in exports to the US and Europe in recent months.
Yet, China's economy remains strong with high employment and a bright retail sales outlook. The country has upgraded its services sector, and the financial services field appears poised for a major boom, since disposable incomes are rising.
As America's annual Christmas shopping season started on Black Friday, it's time for yet another tradition, deadly shopping riots at Walmart SuperCenters.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "authorities believe a disagreement over a parking space led to two people being shot and wounded outside a Walmart in Tallahassee, Fla. The Associated Press reports."
BEIJING: In the past few months, the SSE Composite Index has struck a downward trend. That’s bad news for many Chinese investors buying and selling shares on the SSE Board.
The circumstances do not bode well for Beijing’s efforts to cool down the hot property market. Many Chinese have poured nearly all of their savings into buying apartments, since they think that diversifying their investments into the Shanghai stock market might not bring profitable returns.