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U.N. financial nominee Zeitlin withdraws amid problems with his Indian firm

Posted in Main Blog (All Posts) on December 31st, 2009 5:35 am by HL

U.N. financial nominee Zeitlin withdraws amid problems with his Indian firm
UNITED NATIONS — President Obama’s nominee to oversee financial reform at the United Nations has withdrawn his name from consideration for the job, several weeks after revelations that a wireless company he owns in India faced legal and financial troubles, according to U.S. officials.

Rep. Murtha’s earmarks lead to fewer jobs than promised
FORD CITY, PA. — In 2005, Rep. John P. Murtha announced here that a technology firm was moving into an abandoned plate glass factory. Best of all, he promised, the new firm would generate 140 jobs.

Key positions vacant as nominees await Senate confirmation
Before they left town on Christmas Eve, senators confirmed roughly three dozen of President Obama’s nominees, rejected six others and left more than five dozen waiting until late January at the earliest for an up or down vote.

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