Big givers shifting focus on donations

Big givers shifting focus on donations

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Wealthy Democrats have cut their political donations, leaving Republicans to outspend them on midterm television advertising, a political adviser said.
Billionaire Soros gives NGO $100 million

Billionaire Soros gives NGO $100 million

NEW YORK, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Investor George Soros said in New York he'll give $100 million to Human Rights Watch, a non-governmental organization, asking the group to raise matching funds.

Iran compiles foreign 'enemies list'

TEHRAN, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Iran has put together a list of 60 groups it considers enemy agents in a "soft war" against the country, local media report.
Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

Nader's novel is 'utopian' fantasy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. activist and presidential candidate Ralph Nader says his novel about a group of super-wealthy liberals saving the country is a work of utopian fantasy.
Soros urges ban on credit default swaps

Soros urges ban on credit default swaps

BEIJING, June 13 (UPI) -- Credit default swaps distort risk and fuel dangerous speculation, billionaire investor George Soros told international bankers and financiers in China.

Soros warns Britain may need IMF help

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- U.S. investor George Soros warned Saturday the British government may have to go to the International Monetary Fund for a bailout.
RNC hit for teachers' union donation

RNC hit for teachers' union donation

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) -- A candidate for governor in New Jersey says he wants the Republican National Committee to return a donation from the largest U.S. teachers' union.
Soros paints bleak picture of hedge funds

Soros paints bleak picture of hedge funds

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A deep U.S. recession is inevitable, George Soros, the chairman of Soros Fund Management, told federal lawmakers Thursday.

Soros proposes bailout focus on equity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- U.S. billionaire George Soros has proposed the government purchase equity, not illiquid securities, from troubled firms to fix the credit crisis.

Commentary: Connecting slippery dots

WASHINGTON, May 27 (UPI) -- Franklin D. Roosevelt’s bogeyman was Big Business. Ronald Reagan’s was Big Labor. And the next president's is almost bound to be Big Finance. A paradigm shift from unfettered to fettered democratic capitalism is in the making.

Commentary: Not by bread alone

WASHINGTON, April 21 (UPI) -- Food riots suddenly erupted widely. Links with the subprime mortgage crisis dubbed the global upheaval the Perfect Storm.

Stocks plunge on Australian market

SYDNEY, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Australian shares fell more than 7 percent Tuesday, wiping nearly $95 billion from the market's value.

Huckabee slams Clinton on Petraeus vote

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential hopeful, said Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., will be the Democratic Party candidate for 2008.

Warren Buffet No. 1 charitable donor

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett was 2006's top U.S. donor to charitable causes, giving $43.5 billion to nonprofit organizations, a survey said Friday.

Hastert adamant on remaining Speaker

CHICAGO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., says he has party support to retain his position in the fallout from the Mark Foley scandal involving House pages. In a telephone interview with the Chicago Tribune, Hastert lashed out at Democrats and ABC News,

Studs Terkel wins Dayton lit prize

DAYTON, Ohio, July 19 (UPI) -- Famed Chicago author Louis "Studs" Terkel, a Pulitzer Prize winner, has won the inaugural Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Lifetime Achievement.

Steven Spielberg to make specialty films

LOS ANGELES, June 9 (UPI) -- Steven Spielberg says he may make specialty films that are lower-budgeted now that DreamWorks has been bought by Paramount.

Pledge requirement for AIDS grant rejected

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- A U.S. court decision will allow two health charities to qualify for government AIDS grants without having to pledge their opposition to prostitution.

Soros takes a whack at the Kremlin

LONDON, April 26 (UPI) -- Billionaire George Soros is criticizing Moscow's plan to take the state-run OAO Rosneft oil company public.

Australia's Babcock & Brown eying Eircom

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Eircom may finally be close to finding a partner and saviour, ending months of searching and speculation on the part of analysts.
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Soros-led group paying $900M for DW films

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Financier George Soros and his partners agreed to pay about $900 million for the film library of Paramount Pictures' DreamWorks LLC.

Republicans look to limit 527 groups

WASHINGTON, March 16 (UPI) -- Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have proposed new rules that would limit the way some independent groups can raise political funds.

Bottom Line: 'India's Google'

SEATTLE, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- "Jim Cramer giveth," as one investor here put it, "and Jim Cramer taketh away." A number of international tech and Asia-focused funds were caught in a trading b

Europe's telecoms remain on toes

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- The rapid change in Europe's telecommunications industry stepped up further as Swisscom acknowledged Wednesday it was in talks with Ireland's Eircom for a poten
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Cartoonist and Internet workers face jail

MINSK, Belarus, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Pro-democracy leaders from around the world are protesting Belarus after it threatened a cartoonist and two Internet operators with five years in prison.
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