Senate confirms John Brennan as new CIA director The Senate on Thursday confirmed John Brennan as the Obama administration's next Central Intelligence Agency director, overcoming concerns expressed by Republicans and some Democrats about the administration's use of lethal drone strikes. More
First on CNN: U.S. to send Patriot missile battery, fighter jets to Jordan as part of exercise In recent days, violence has spread to Lebanon, and Israeli forces have increased security along their northern border. The F-16s and air crews will train with Jordanian combat air forces amid growing pressure from some in Congress for the White House to ... 06/3/2013 - 4:05 pm | View Link
U.S. shifts, will consider sale of F-16s to Taiwan SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The White House said it is seriously considering an arms sale that would help modernize and increase the size of Taiwan’s air force. The shift in position coincides with the confirmation of Mark Lippert, a former aide to ... 04/28/2012 - 7:55 am | View Link
China warns U.S. over $5.8 billion Taiwan arms deal BEIJING - China's military exchanges with the U.S. will suffer after Washington announced a $5.85 billion arms package for Taiwan, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday, confirming expectations that Beijing would retaliate over the sale. High-level exchanges ... 09/27/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
U.S. waits Japan nod on F-35 security pact Separately, the next step in a proposed $2.5 billion, 20-plane F-35 sale to Israel could come as soon as mid-September ... which bought modified U.S.-built F-15s and F-16s to incorporate such know-how. The Pentagon's total arms sales are expected to ... 09/9/2010 - 9:55 pm | View Link
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Payments Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence members. ADOPTION OF MOBILE PAYMENTS SLOWS IN THE U. S., PAYPAL STILL ON TOP: Growth in mobile payments adoption is tapering after a multi-year surge, a new IDC survey finds. Thirty-seven percent of U. S. consumers reported using a mobile payment method of some kind, including both mobile commerce and consumer-side payments made in stores with mobile devices.
Good morning! Here's what you need to know. Apple Earnings. Coming in after the closing bell. "People (including ourselves) are getting impatient with Apple and Tim Cook," BI's Jay Yarow says. "Apple's revenue growth has cratered and is now expected to be flat compared to a year-ago's sales." Read our full preview here » Facebook Earnings.
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