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  • Wednesday, December 3rd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Obama names first Latino in cabinet: Commerce Secretary

    Bill Richardson, appointed Secretary of Commerce

    US President elect Barack Obama said Wednesday on naming New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, --the only Latino so far who has been named to a cabinet post-- would be an “unyielding advocate” for American business and American jobs as Commerce Secretary

  • Monday, December 1st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    It's official: US has been in recession since December 2007

    The US National Bureau of Economic Research said Monday that the US has been in a recession since December 2007. The NBER said that the deterioration in the labour market throughout 2008 was one key reason why it decided to state that the recession began last year.

  • Monday, December 1st 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Obama names Hillary, confirms Gates in the Pentagon

    United States President-elect Barack Obama nominated Monday his former rival, Hillary Clinton, as his secretary of state. Mr Obama described the former first lady as a woman of “tremendous stature” who had his “complete confidence”.

  • Tuesday, November 25th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Fed to inject another 800 b. to unfreeze credit market

    The US Federal Reserve is to inject another 800 billion US dollars into the US economy in a further effort to stabilise the financial system. US Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the stimulus package aimed to make more lending available to consumers.

  • Tuesday, November 25th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Obama readies stimulus plan and budget reform

    President-elect Barack Obama has outlined more details of his plans to stimulate the ailing US economy, at the same time as making cuts to the budget. He said budget reform was “imperative” and that the nation could not “sustain a system that bleeds billions of taxpayer dollars” on unneeded projects.

  • Monday, November 24th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Obama names top economic advisers; warns of challenges

    Obama annouced his economy team

    United States President-elect Barack Obama has named his top economic advisers to oversee a huge economic stimulus package. Timothy Geithner, the president of the New York Federal Reserve, will be the next US treasury secretary.

  • Saturday, November 22nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    NY Fed Reserve Geithner tipped for Treasury Secretary

    Timothy Geithner, would be nominated as treasury secretary

    United States shares rose sharply on Friday following a report that US President-elect Barack Obama has chosen his treasury secretary, reassuring investors. The Dow Jones Industrial Average added 494 points or 6.5% to end at 8,046.66. The Standard & Poor's 500 climbed 6.3%.

  • Saturday, November 22nd 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Hillary Clinton accepts post as Secretary of State

    Hillary Clinton and elected pte. Barak Obama

    New York Senator Hillary Clinton has accepted President-elect Barack Obama's offer of the job of secretary of state. Hillary is expected to accept the position of secretary of state in the Obama Administration. A formal announcement is planned for after Thanksgiving.

  • Wednesday, November 19th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    US consumer prices drop 1% and building permits to '69 level

    United States consumer prices dropped by a record 1% in October compared with the previous month, as fuel costs kept falling for a third month in a row. Fuel prices were not the only reason for the record drop, as core prices, which exclude food and energy, fell for the first time since 1982.

  • Tuesday, November 18th 2008 - 20:00 UTC

    Citigroup prepares for long winter sheds 20% jobs worldwide

    Banking giant Citigroup announced it is planning shed 52,000 jobs with losses falling “particularly heavily” in London and New York. The cut - along with previously announced job losses of around 22,000 - will leave it with a global total of 300,000 employees in the near term.