San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro predicted President Barack Obama will win at least 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, describing Republican challenger Mitt Romney as “the most conservative candidate that the Latino community has ever seen.” Castro, the convention’s keynote speaker on Sept. 4, was interviewed today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast in Charlotte, North Carolina.
ICU Medical Inc., the San Clemente, California-based producer of intravenous medical equipment, is weighing a sale that may fetch more than $1 billion, said people familiar with the matter. The shares rose to their highest closing price since first being sold to the public 21 years ago.
Russia’s decision to sell advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Syria complicates efforts to find a swift diplomatic resolution to that country’s civil war and underscores the persistent strains in U.S.-Russian relations.
North Korea vowed to boost its nuclear capability after the United Nations Security Council, including its ally China, imposed new sanctions against the totalitarian state for last month’s rocket launch.
China’s decision to join Russia in blocking United Nations action on Syria may carry little risk of economic reprisals from Persian Gulf states, the major oil suppliers that pushed to condemn the Assad regime.