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United States
Friday, June 5th 2009 - 04:15 UTC

New York City remains the safest city in United States, according to FBI

Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg

New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly announced that New York City remains the safest big city in the United States, according to the FBI’s Crime in the United States, the preliminary Uniform Crime Report for 2008.

Thursday, June 4th 2009 - 16:12 UTC

Bernanke warns about financial stability; opens debate on inflation and rates

US budget deficit estimated by Congress in 13% of GDP for fiscal 2009.

United States Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke warned Wednesday that the US spending spree now threatens the country's financial stability, amid growing questions over whether governments and central banks around the world have gone too far.

Wednesday, June 3rd 2009 - 08:31 UTC

Ford recovering US market share with sales up 20% from April

Ford, the only one of the “Big Three” US carmakers not to have gone bankrupt, has reported its share of the US market in May was its highest since 2006.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009 - 10:40 UTC

Cisco and Travelers to replace Citi and GM in Dow Jones average

The best known stock market barometer in the world dumps two iconic chips.

Shock waves of the financial crisis and its impact on the real economy have reached the United States Dow Jones Industrial Average which announced Monday the replacing of two iconic shares from its thirty blue chips index, announced Dow Jones & Company.

Tuesday, June 2nd 2009 - 04:11 UTC

End of an era for US auto industry: GM files for protection

Drastic re-structure of industry icon: US government becomes main shareholder

Car giant General Motors (GM) has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history. The widely expected move comes after GM had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales in recent years.

Monday, June 1st 2009 - 07:50 UTC

Cuba/US step closer agree to resume migration talks

Cuba has agreed to resume talks with the United States over migration and mail service between the two countries, two senior US State Department officials said on Sunday.

Saturday, May 30th 2009 - 15:35 UTC

Mixed signals from the US economy: decline softening

Consumers’ confidence in the US rose to its highest since September

The US economy shrank at an annual pace of 5.7% in the first quarter, a less severe drop than initially reported but still the second-biggest quarterly decline in 27 years, according to the US Commerce Department.

Friday, May 29th 2009 - 04:04 UTC

A Tribute to Outgoing United States Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon

United States Assistant Secretary of State Tom Shannon

In the coming weeks, Dr. Thomas A. Shannon, who protected a rational regional policy from the ideological knives of the Bush administration, will step down as Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs. By that time, President Obama’s pick for the job, Georgetown University Professor Arturo Valenzuela, will be confirmed by the Senate.

Thursday, May 28th 2009 - 12:07 UTC

US reintroduction of dairy export subsidies trigger barrage of criticisms

Farm protectionism at the heart of “sour milk” meeting at WTO

Twenty-nine countries at the World Trade Organization criticized the United States on Wednesday for reintroducing export subsidies on US dairy products, calling the handouts a dangerous retreat into protectionism and warning of “subsidy wars.”

Wednesday, May 27th 2009 - 06:30 UTC

Obama nominates Latino woman to Supreme Court

President Barack Obama during the press conference with Ms. Sonia Sotomayor

President Barack Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to serve on the country's Supreme Court. Ms Sotomayor, 54, who has now to be approved by a Senate vote, would be the first Hispanic to take the position.

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