Government insists no move to censor media

The Government today insisted that there was no move to censor the local media or impose any form of restrictions on them.Media Minister Gayantha Karunathilake, speaking at an event in Colombo today, said that politicians should act as politicians and the media should be allowed to do their duty. The Minister said that in the past there had also been restrictions imposed on some local movies but the new Government has no intention of imposing similar restrictions. (Colombo Gazette)

Gauge of US economys health rises a steady 01 per cent in

by Paul Wiseman, The Associated Press Posted Jan 23, 2014 8:18 am MDT WASHINGTON – A measure of the economy’s health rose modestly in December, suggesting that growth will remain steady early this year.The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.1 per cent last month. That’s down from a 1 per cent gain in November, the month after a partial 16-day shutdown of the federal government.The index is designed to signal economic conditions over the next three to six months.The surge in stock prices helped lift the index last month. Worries about upcoming budget battles in Washington could cause businesses and consumers to curb their spending. But Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein said a “better-than-expected holiday season might point to sustained stronger demand and could put the U.S. on a faster growth track in 2014.” AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Gauge of US economy’s health rises a steady 0.1 per cent in December read more