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JGB futures hit 2-mth low on Treasuries, Nikkei - Forbes

October 1st, 2008, 7:09

By @ October 1st, 2008, 7:09 in General

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Japanese government bond futures slipped to a two-month low on Wednesday following a tumble in U.S. Treasuries the previous day on chances that Washington can still pass a bank bailout plan to stem the credit crisis. A rebound by Tokyo shares in response to Tuesday's rally more info

WASHINGTON -- In a bold bid to revive President Bush's multibillion-dollar financial rescue plan, Senate leaders scheduled a vote for Wednesday night on a version of the bill that adds substantial tax cuts meant to appeal to Republicans when it reaches the House. The goal is to net at least 12 more more info

NEW YORK - Janet Jackson was released from a Montreal hospital just two hours after she arrived, a spokeswoman for the facility said Tuesday, but it was still not clear why she was admitted. The 42-year-old singer became "suddenly ill" and was taken to Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday night shortly more info

Oil prices rose to above $101 a barrel Wednesday in Asia on expectations that U.S. lawmakers will pass a revised bank bailout plan that they rejected earlier this week. Light, sweet crude for November delivery was up 79 cents to $101.43 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile more info

There's nothing like defending your home turf on a playoff-type stage. Just ask John Danks , Jim Thome and A.J. Pierzynski , who each stood tall and strong in vaulting the White Sox to the American League Central title Tuesday night in a pulsating 1-0 tiebreaker victory over Minnesota. The victory more info

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