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Can Celine Dion save recession-hit Las Vegas?


March 20th, 2011 - 3:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 20 (ANI): It looks like Las Vegas is counting on Celine Dion's star power to help it drag out of the recession once and for all.The French-Canadian singer has been ... Read more...

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Milestones in the life and presidency of Obama


November 4th, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) Milestones in the life and presidency of US President Barack Obama who will be in India Nov 6-9:Aug 4, 1961: Barack Obama is born to Barack Obama ... Read more...

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Majority of American women view Obama’s economic policies a ‘failure’: Poll


October 12th, 2010 - 4:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 12 (ANI): A majority of American women view President Barack Obama administration as a 'failure' as far as the health care reform and the economic stimulus package are concerned, ... Read more...

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Obama described Tea Partiers as ‘Tea-Baggers’, claims book


May 6th, 2010 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): A new book about US President Barack Obama alleges he once used the vulgar term "tea-bagger" to refer to the Tea Party movement.Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter, in ... Read more...

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Illinois Department Of Revenue Fails To Receive Tax Returns On Deadline


April 15th, 2010 - 7:21 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Illinois, Apr 15, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Illinois Department of Revenue has declared that even though the day has come to file the tax returns, the filings still have not been ... Read more...

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Haryana to invest over Rs.1,200 crore in industrial land


March 14th, 2010 - 8:04 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 14 (IANS) The Haryana State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) proposes to invest over Rs.1,200 crore on land acquisition and development of industrial infrastructure during the next financial year ... Read more...

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Obama aide takes a jab at Palin’s palm gate


February 10th, 2010 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) An aide of President Barack Obama has taken a swipe at Sarah Palin mimicking the former Republican vice presidential candidate's use of her hand as a notepad ... Read more...

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‘Shovel-ready’ crowned Macquarie Dictionary’s word of the year for 2009


February 3rd, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Feb 3 (ANI): 'Shovel-ready' has been named the Macquarie Dictionary's word of the year for 2009.The word refers to a building or infrastructure project capable of being initiated immediately, as soon ... Read more...

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Obama awards $8 billion to high-speed rail projects


January 29th, 2010 - 1:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 29 (DPA) High-speed rail projects across the US received an $8-billion injection of federal funds Thursday, part of an effort to boost the sagging labour market while improving the ... Read more...

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Obama vows to stick to path of change (Lead)


January 28th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 28 (IANS) Returning to his campaign theme of "change" that brought him to power a year ago, a defiant President Barack Obama has vowed to make job ... Read more...

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Obama closes cocktail hour at the White House


January 21st, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan. 21 (ANI): The Obamas hosted at least half a dozen bipartisan soirees early last year, but they haven't held any since late spring.Billed as a way to break through the ... Read more...

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President Obama Unveiled $2.3 Billion Clean Energy Tax Credits


January 10th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Jan 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The American President Barack Obama has some great plans up his sleeve. President Obama has come up with 2.3 billion US dollar tax credits. His earnest ... Read more...

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Continuing stimulus bad for economy: Finance secretary


January 6th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) The government Wednesday indicated that continuing with the economic stimulus package would not be good for the economy, even as the Indian industry warned that any ... Read more...

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Five myths about Obama’s first year in office


December 24th, 2009 - 4:30 pm ICT by ANI
It has been nearly a year since Barack Obama was (sort of) sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. So what can his first year in office tell ... Read more...

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Need to improve competition in the agricultural market, says Pranab Mukherjee


November 16th, 2009 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 16(ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that there is a need to improve competition in the agricultural market to benefit farmers as well as the ... Read more...

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Delhi Metro is proudest achievement of modern India: Reddy


November 4th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): Minister for Urban Development S.Jaipal Reddy Union today said that the Delhi Metro is the proudest achievement of modern India.He further mentioned that the Ministry has ... Read more...

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Australian interest rates rise as economy surges


November 3rd, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 3 (DPA) Australia's Reserve Bank increased interest rates by 25 basis points Tuesday, the second increase in as many months, in an attempt to contain inflation as the economy emerges ... Read more...

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US stocks sink on continued uncertainty (Lead)


October 31st, 2009 - 6:41 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 31 (DPA) Major US stock indices sank nearly three percent Friday as investors exhibited uncertainty about the economy, despite figures that showed a return to growth in the ... Read more...

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Obama stimulus plan created 640,000 jobs


October 31st, 2009 - 2:37 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 31 (DPA) US President Barack Obama's economic stimulus package has created or saved more than 640,000 jobs since it was enacted earlier this year, the White House said Friday. The ... Read more...

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US budget deficit reaches record $1.42 trillion


October 17th, 2009 - 7:48 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 17 (DPA) The US federal budget deficit has tripled to a record high of $1.42 trillion in the past year amid the worst economic crisis in decades, according to ... Read more...

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Too early to comment on impact of drought, floods: PM


October 9th, 2009 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Oct 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday said it was to too early to comment on what would be the impact of drought and floods on the country's economy. "It ... Read more...

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Obama announces $5-bn plan for new medical research


October 1st, 2009 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (DPA) The US will provide $5 billion in new grants for medical research, which will also create thousands of new jobs, President Barack Obama announced Wednesday. The funds will ... Read more...

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Ambitious target to construct 12 mn rural houses


September 15th, 2009 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 15 (IANS) The government has set an ambitious target to construct as many as 12 million houses for rural poor during the next five years -- nearly double those ... Read more...

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US to give $2.3 bn in stimulus for clean energy


August 14th, 2009 - 3:31 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (DPA) The US will give up to $2.3 billion in tax credits to green manufacturers in the latest disbursement Thursday of the government's economic stimulus package. The new credits will ... Read more...

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States get Rs.5 bn for forestry


July 9th, 2009 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) A Rs.500 crore (Rs.5 billion) programme to restore and regenerate India's forest cover has been included in the budget unveiled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Minister ... Read more...

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Stimulus packge for print media extended till Dec 31


July 6th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 6 (IANS) The government Monday extended the economic stimulus package for the print media by six months till Dec 31. "Since the print media is still passing through difficult ... Read more...

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Schwarzenegger declares fiscal emergency in California


July 2nd, 2009 - 5:20 am ICT by IANS
Sacramento, July 2 (DPA) California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday declared a fiscal emergency as lawmakers failed to pass a budget to close the state's $24.3 billion budget gap. The emergency means that ... Read more...

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Arlen Specter changes political affiliations


April 29th, 2009 - 11:31 pm ICT by GD
The noted Republican, Senator Arlen Specter announced one of the most unexpected twists in the history of American politics. Specter has announced that he would chance political affiliations because he was doubtful ... Read more...

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Obama at 100-day mark with packed foreign policy agenda


April 28th, 2009 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (DPA) US President Barack Obama's first 100 days in office have been dominated by the economic crisis, but he has gotten off to a fast start in addressing ... Read more...

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Recession-hit German brothels offer discounts, loyalty cards and ‘extras’


April 26th, 2009 - 12:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 26 (ANI): Global financial catastrophe has not even spared the world's oldest profession in Germany. Therefore, the brothel industry in the European country has responded with an economic stimulus package ... Read more...

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Bangladesh announces $500 mn recession relief package


April 19th, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, April 19 (DPA) Bangladesh Sunday announced an economic stimulus package worth over $500 million to offset the fallout of global economic meltdown, officials said. Finance Minister A.M.A. Muhith announced the package amounting ... Read more...

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Steps to pull US out of recession showing progress, says Obama


April 14th, 2009 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday said the government's efforts to pull the economy out of a devastating recession were beginning to show signs of progress. "By no means ... Read more...

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World Bank forecasts China recovery this year


April 7th, 2009 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 7 (Xinhua) A recovery in China, fuelled largely by the country's huge economic stimulus package, is likely to begin this year, the World Bank (WB) said Tuesday in its mid-year ... Read more...

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Japan to draw up largest-ever stimulus worth $100 bn


April 6th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 6 (DPA) The Japanese government plans to draw up a supplementary budget for fiscal year 2009 with an economic stimulus package of more than 10 trillion yen ($100 billion), Finance ... Read more...

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Tamil schools in Malaysia to get RM 130 million


April 2nd, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Putrajaya (Malaysia), Apr.2 (ANI): The Malaysian Education Ministry has said that it will allocate RM 130 million for Tamil schools through the Public Works Department (PWD) as it is the most effective ... Read more...

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