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United States economic growth slowed between April and June, with GDP growing by an annualised rate of 2.4%, the US Commerce Department announced Friday. This compares with an annual rate of 3.7% in the previous quarter.
A US federal judge in Arizona has blocked key parts of the state's strict immigration law a day before it was due to take effect. The judge blocked a requirement that police check the immigration status of criminal suspects whom they had stopped while enforcing other laws.
The United States State Department has reversed its decision to deny a visa to a leading Colombian journalist to take up a prestigious fellowship position.
Argentina won a court decision that keeps so-called vulture funds with demands against the country from gaining possession of bonds held in a Buenos Aires government trust account.
The administration of President Barack Obama is deporting undocumented immigrants in unprecedented numbers and has intensified inspections in hundreds of companies that appealed to “illegal cheap labour”, according to The Washington Post.
Obama administration warned the US economy had encountered strong headwinds and the country's fiscal challenge remained grave, but it lowered an estimate for the budget deficit this year.
The United States Federal Reserve will try to push borrowing costs even lower if the job market continues to languish, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said, offering his clearest blueprint yet for possible additional monetary easing.
Eleven countries mostly from Latinamerica on Wednesday signed a declaration condemning the US state of Arizona's controversial immigration law, describing it as “racist and xenophobic.”
US Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has warned that the outlook for the US economy remains “unusually uncertain”. In testimony before the Senate Banking Committee, Mr Bernanke said record low interest rates would still be needed to support economic recovery.
United States National Guard troops will begin deploying along the US-Mexico border from 1 August, officials say. The 1,200 troops, ordered to the border by President Barack Obama, form part of efforts to tackle illegal immigration and drug-trafficking.They will be in the four border states with Arizona getting the largest share.