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United States

  • Monday, February 18th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Undercover video forces massive recall of beef in California

    The United States Department of Agriculture on Sunday ordered the recall of approximately 64.000 tons of beef from a Southern California slaughterhouse that is the subject of an animal-abuse investigation.

  • Saturday, February 16th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Identity theft, main US consumer fraud for 7 years running

    Identity theft for the seventh year in a row topped in 2007 the list of consumer fraud complaints recorded by the United States Federal Trade Commission, FTC. The list contained in the publication “Consumer Fraud and Identity Theft Complaint Data January-December 2007,” showed that of 813,899 total complaints received in 2007, 258,427, or 32% were related to identity theft.

  • Friday, February 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Fed admits outlook for US economy “has worsened”

    United States Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke told Congress on Thursday that the US economic outlook had deteriorated but pointed out that the Fed will “act in a timely manner”.

  • Friday, February 15th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US 2007 trade deficit narrows for first time in six years

    The US trade deficit narrowed in 2007 after five years of consecutive records, pushed by exports that helped offset the country's large growth in oil imports and trade gap with China. The deficit reached 711.6 billion US dollars in 2007, down from 758.5 billion in 2006, a 6.2% decline the Commerce Department said.

  • Tuesday, February 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Bush optimistic about the US economy; 2.7% growth in 2008

    President George Bush said the fundamentals of the U.S. economy are strong, but admitted the country is going through a period of economic uncertainty. However Bush underlined that the 152 billion US dollars stimulus package he will sign into law Wednesday will provide a much needed boost.

  • Tuesday, February 12th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Global stock market losses in Jan reach 5.2 trillion US dollars

    Fears of a global slowdown triggered by US housing market problems wiped 5.2 trillion US dollars off global stock markets in January, analysts estimate. According to ratings firm Standard and Poor's, 50 out of 52 share indexes around the world ended the month lower. (5.2 trillion is equivalent to two GDP of France).

  • Friday, February 8th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US stimulus package passed but political system at its lowest

    United States President George Bush announced on Friday that the will sign a 168 billion US dollars economic stimulus package approved by the Senate that he said is needed to help boost the slowing economy. The announcement came as an AP-Ipso public opinion poll revealed an all time low support for President Bush and the US Congress.

  • Wednesday, February 6th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US dollar no longer king of currencies, not even in NY

    In the latest example that the U.S. dollar is not what it used to be some shops in New York City have begun accepting Euros and other foreign currencies as payment for merchandise.

  • Tuesday, February 5th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Wall Street: Not-So-Super Tuesday Dow Plunges 370 Points

    Stocks slumped for a second straight session Tuesday after Wall Street saw an unexpected contraction in the service sector as evidence that the economy is sinking into recession. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 350 points, while bond prices rose.

  • Monday, February 4th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US campaign frenzy ahead of 'Super Tuesday' vote

    Obama and Hillary fighting neck-and-neck in the Democratic showdown

    Exhausted White House hopefuls launched one last frenzied day of campaigning before a 24-state “Super Tuesday” - the biggest one-day White House nominating contest in history.