WASHINGTON COMPANIES - Obama to sign bill on analog shutdown delay - Guardian Unlimited WASHINGTON COMPANIES - Obama to sign bill on analog shutdown delay - Guardian Unlimited

Saturday, January 31, 2009

WASHINGTON COMPANIES - Obama to sign bill on analog shutdown delay - Guardian Unlimited

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Robert Gibbs says President Barack Obama will sign a bill to give consumers more time to get ready for the switch from analog to digital television broadcasts. The switch under current law is set for in BUSINESS NEWS >

Chicago's push for the Olympics makes Washington Park a prime candidate for redevelopment, but even if the 2016 Games don't happen here, some people think the neighborhood can make a profitable comeback. Read more about Washington Park, Chicago IL in BUSINESS NEWS >

WASHINGTON— Companies are cutting jobs by the tens of thousands. State and local governments are penny-pinching, too. So what about Uncle Sam? Tough times for him as well? Not exactly. In fact the number of federal workers is on the rise. That in BUSINESS NEWS >

Associated Press Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday it will not renew Blackwater Worldwide's contract to protect American diplomats in Iraq when it expires in May. "The department notified Blackwater in writing on Jan. 29 in BUSINESS NEWS >

Bruce O Riedel, an expert on South Asia who has worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Pentagon and National Security Council, says new special envoy Richard Holbrooke needs to reverse the negative momentum in both Pakistan and Afghanistan in BUSINESS NEWS >

VIENNA, Austria (AP) — A new survey suggests three in four Austrians don't want their country to take in prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. The poll by the OGM institute was conducted for the news magazine Profil. It says 73 percent of respondents are in BUSINESS NEWS >

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi is the latest state trying to unload pricey property because of the economic meltdown. The state House voted Thursday to sell an eight-seat jet valued at $3.7 million that's used to haul Gov. Haley Barbour and other in BUSINESS NEWS >

Saturday, January 31, 2009 (01-31) 06:44 PST JERUSALEM, Israel (AP) -- Palestinian militants fired a rocket from Gaza on Saturday that exploded close to the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon without causing any damages or injuries, an Israeli in BUSINESS NEWS >

Syria's president is calling for a "positive" dialogue with Washington whose relations with Damascus have long been strained. The official news agency reports Bashar Assad spoke Saturday with a U.S. congressional delegation visiting Damascus. Assad in BUSINESS NEWS >

But it's almost February, and these aren't your early-season Sixers - although for much of last night's game you would be hard-pressed to tell the difference. Last night, the Sixers avoided one nightmare - they defeated Washington, 104-94 - but found in BUSINESS NEWS >

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