Hopeful Signs Ahead for Talks with Iran
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After sanctions, a threatened oil boycott and possible outright war, Iran may be ready to make concessions about its nuclear program. We get the latest as long-delayed negotiations are about to begin in Baghdad. Also, the SpaceX Dragon capsule on its way to the International Space Station. On Reporter's Notebook, investors were looking for easy money when Facebook went public, but it hasn't turned out that way. What are the consequences for Facebook and other high-tech IPO's?
Banner image: IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano speaks to the press on May 22, 2012 upon his arrival from Teheran at the Schwechat Airport, some 25 kms east of Vienna. Photo by Dieter Nagl/AFP/GettyImages
SpaceX Dragon Capsule on Its Way to the Space Station ()
From Cape Canaveral, Space X has launched a capsule that's operating under its own power. Can it make history by completing a rendezvous with the International Space Station? Astrophysicist Ian O'Neill is Space Science Producer for Discovery News.
Is Iran Ready to Make a Deal? ()
As UN Security Council members plus Germany head for Baghdad to talk with Iran about its nuclear program, is a breakthrough at hand? Just yesterday, Yukiya Amano, Director-General of the UN's International Atomic Energy Agency, told reporters that Iran is about to allow inspection of a military site where nuclear triggers might have been tested. The US is doubtful and Israel's talking as tough as ever, but its hawkish defense minister has put a potential concession in writing. Is Iran caving in because of economic sanctions and a threatened embargo of its oil? Is this another example of creating false expectations?
- Laura Rozen: Yahoo News, @lrozen
- Scott Peterson: Christian Science Monitor, @peterson__scott
- Kaveh Afrasiabi: political scientist and author
- Gerald Steinberg: Bar Ilan University, @GeraldNGOM
- Terri Lodge: American Security Project, @amsecproject
Finger Pointing Follows Facebook's IPO Fiasco ()
Shares of Facebook we initially priced at $38 a share. On the second day of trading, shares tumbled by as much as 18 percent. Fingers of blame are being pointed at Morgan Stanly, Nasdaq and even at Facebook itself. What went wrong with the most highly anticipated high-tech debut in years? Michael de la Merced reports for the Dealbook Section of the New York Times.
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