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United States

  • Friday, February 29th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Bernanke anticipates small bank failures linked to mortgages

    Fed chairman Ben Bernanke

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday that small US banks are likely to fail in the months ahead as the housing slump takes its toll. Bernanke also warned that the US is currently facing a more difficult situation than in the aftermath of the dotcom bust in 2001.

  • Wednesday, February 27th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Fed minutes reveal differences on interest rates cuts

    Nine of Federal Reserve directors thought continued deterioration in financial markets and weakened economic conditions in the housing and labor markets needed the half percentage point cut to the discount rate last month.

  • Monday, February 25th 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Greenspan comes out in support of Sovereign Funds

    Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said on Monday any United States resistance to sovereign wealth funds investing in the world's largest economy would be “counter-productive.”

  • Thursday, February 21st 2008 - 21:00 UTC

    Fed forecasts less US growth and higher unemployment

    The US Federal Reserve has slashed its growth forecast for the US economy and raised its forecast for unemployment. The Fed cut its growth forecast for this year by half a percent to a new range of between 1.3% and 2%. The US central bank also said the jobless rate could be as high as 5.3% by the end of the year.

  • 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).