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  • Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US mortgage bubble sends jitters to world markets

    Late mortgage payments and home repossessions in the United States reached their highest level according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) data confirming investor fears that the sector is struggling and may weaken more.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    US 2006 current account deficit reached 6.5% of GDP

    United States current account deficit in the fourth quarter of 2006 fell to its smallest in more than a year helped by lower oil prices and a steady rise in U.S. exports, according to a Commerce Department report released Wednesday.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Mortgage applications in the US on the rise, reports MBA

    United States mortgage applications rose last week with both new purchases and re-financings driven up by the lowest long-term home loan rates since early December, according to a report from the Mortgage Bankers Association.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Wall Street bounces back but volatility remains in markets

    Wall Street shares rebounded Wednesday after a stocks sell-off in Europe prompted by continued concerns about the US economy and mortgage industry. Asian markets were also volatile reflecting similar sensitivity.

  • Wednesday, March 14th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Congress awaits Bush and his pledges to Latinamerican leaders

    Mexico's President Felipe Calderon won a pledge on Wednesday from President George W. Bush to push for a U.S. immigration bill after a meeting that Calderon said may signal a new stage in the two countries' relations.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Hard talk and contentious agenda awaits Bush in Mexico

    President George W. Bush arrived in the Mexico's Yucatán capital of Mérida late Monday on the last leg of his five-nation Latin American tour. He is set to meet President Felipe Calderón Tuesday to talk trade, migration and security, all highly controversial issues for the neighboring countries.

  • Tuesday, March 13th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Bush promises comprehensive immigration reform bill

    Pte.G. Bush and Pte. F. Calderon

    United States President George W Bush has pledged to reform controversial immigration laws during a two-day visit to Mexico but his host President Felipe Calderón strongly criticized US plans to build a border fence of 1.200 kilometers.
    Mr Bush made the announcement on Tuesday at the start of talks with Mexico's Calderon, on the final leg of his seven-day tour of Latin America

  • Monday, March 12th 2007 - 21:00 UTC

    Milanesas are made of “Venezâ€Ã‚¦” sorry Uruguayan beef

    Pte. Bush with La Corte restaurant maitre at the Old City in Montevideo

    Famous for his bloopers and possibly haunted by the outbursts of another Latinamerican leader, President George Bush was up to his best while in Uruguay when he praised the excellent “Venezuelan beef”, sorry I mean “Uruguayan beef”.

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