As President Obama tries to convince Congress to approve punitive strikes on Syria’s government, Israeli leaders have stayed mostly quiet.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement saying, “We are not part of the civil war in Syria, but if we identify any attempt whatsoever to harm us, we will respond and we will respond in strength.”
NPR’s Emily Harris joins us to talk about the growing support in Israel for U.S. military action.
Microsoft is buying Nokia’s smartphones, as well as a portfolio of patents and services, in a $7.2 billion deal announced late last night.
“Devices help services and services help devices,” is how outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer put it — meaning of course, that Microsoft is taking on the Apple model of integrating software and hardware.
Google took the same step by acquiring the cell phone division of Motorola in 2011.
George McReynolds became a broker at Merrill Lynch in 1983. He was 38 years old and excited about his new career. But it soon became obvious to McReynolds that the few black brokers at Merrill were not doing well at the firm — the third largest on Wall Street.
McReynolds says he and the other black brokers were consistently shut out from gaining access to lucrative accounts and were often forced to give up the successful accounts they already had.
Some members of the British Parliament, as well as the influential mayor of London, are calling on Prime Minister David Cameron to hold a second vote on taking military action against Syria, nearly one week after Cameron became the first British prime minister in 150 years to lose a parliamentary vote on military action.
Cameron is ruling out a second vote, even though new evidence has emerged about the Syrian government’s use of chemical attack on civilians.
We speak with Ben Bradshaw, a member of the opposition Labour party in the British Parliament.
President Barack Obama said Tuesday he’s confident Congress will authorize a military strike in Syria, and he won the support of House Speaker John Boehner, who said acting against Syria was something “the United States as a country needs to do.”