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Obesity rates in the United States are still sky-high, but for the moment they appear to have stopped climbing higher, according to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A New York State Judge lifted a freeze on Argentine Central Bank accounts held in the US Federal Reserve, Argentina's Finance secretary told reporters on Thursday. The freeze has been imposed on request from investors holding defaulted Argentine sovereign bonds.
President Barack Obama has said Wall Street must repay 117 billion US dollars to taxpayers and criticised banks for massive profits and obscene bonuses. The tax is to recoup money US taxpayers are expected to lose from bailing out the banks during the financial crisis.
United States registered its largest December budget deficit on record as higher unemployment reduced revenue and the government spent money to help the economy recover.
Argentina’s central bank reserves dispute suffered an expected escalation when on Tuesday Judge Thomas Griesa from New York State placed an embargo on Argentine central bank accounts held in the United States, following a lawsuit filed by investment funds (or “vulture funds”).
The United States trade deficit shot up nearly 10% to 36.4 billion US dollars in November, hitting a 10-month high, the Department of Commerce said on Tuesday. Demand for imports is growing, as the US economy slowly gets back on its feet.
The governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has unveiled deep spending cuts aimed at containing the state's 20 billion US dollars budget deficit. Spending on health, welfare, transport and the environment is to be reduced.
US employers unexpectedly cut 85,000 jobs in December, but the unemployment rate held steady at 10%, official figures have shown. The number of job losses was surprising, particularly after November's figures had been revised.
The blue moon has long been a subject of poetry and one of those phrases that are used without quite understanding the meaning, but its presence is a scientific marker for a rotating earth that runs by its own clock, ignoring man’s calendar.
A systemic failure by US intelligence allowed the alleged terrorist behind the Christmas Day airliner bomb plot to board the aircraft despite warnings about his extremist views, US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday.