Commerce Secretary John Bryson, who has been under investigation for his role in two car crashes earlier this month, said today he was resigning to "prevent distractions" at the department he led for less than a year.
Buenos Aires stocks fell in midday trade, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving down by 1.7 percent to 2,311.43 points. It has gained a total of 4.2 percent this month and experienced losses of 4.5 percent this year.
The Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder went about their business as usual, watching film and holding practice, but the atmosphere was charged with the knowledge that the NBA title was on the line in Thursday's game.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner cut short her trip abroad to return to Argentina as the teamsters union continued to picket fuel plants as part of a 72-hour strike to demand a pay increase in defiance of a compulsory truce called by the Labour Ministry, prompting fears of major fuel shortages nationwide.
CGT umbrella union will back the Teamsters’s strike and will halt activities next Wednesday from 2 pm until midnight, union spokesman announced yesterday afternoon.