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Day: May 2, 2016

AIG suffers third quarterly loss in a row

©Bloomberg AIG, the insurer targeted by activist investors, has put in a third successive unprofitable quarter after hedge fund losses and rock-bottom interest rates again weighed on its investment portfolio. The biggest US insurer by market capitalisation disclosed after the New York stock market closed on Monday a loss for the first quarter of $183m, […]

Why an Indian 'freedom' speech has become a viral remix

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest for sedition sparked a debate over free speech When an Indian university student leader charged with “sedition” chanted slogans about “freedom”, it struck a chord in the country – literally. The speech has been set to music, mixed with dubstep and inspired a crop of anthems, […]

Hillary Clinton Hears Wrath of Coal Supporters in West Virginia

Photo Protesters outside of the Williamson Health and Wellness that Hillary Clinton visited on Monday in Williamson, W.V.Credit Ty Wright for The New York Times WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — Hillary Clinton came to campaign in coal country — and she had her feet held to the fire. As Mrs. Clinton stepped onto the sidewalk on Monday […]

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