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US banks see moderate economic growth with risks


June 9th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) The US economy will continue to grow at a moderate pace, with ongoing downside risks from Europe and the looming "fiscal cliff", said the American Bankers ... Read more...

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US House of Representatives passes debt-limit bill


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US House of Representatives approved Monday a deal struck between the White House and congressional leaders that would raise the nation's debt ceiling by ... Read more...

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We need to outbuild, outeducate and outhustle the world: Obama


February 19th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Feb 19 (IANS) For once US President Barack Obama did not name India as he underlined the importance of math and science education in pushing for more education ... Read more...

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‘Reagan’s place in history as a tax cutter nothing more than false mythology’


February 5th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5(ANI): Former United States President Ronald Reagan, who is often hailed as a tax cutter willing to make hard choices, actually ended up raising taxes - eleven times.According to CBS ... Read more...

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Obama’s state of the union address gets high ratings among Americans: Poll


January 30th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Americans have given high ratings to President Barack Obama's state of the union address, with a latest poll saying that 65 percent had a positive reaction to ... Read more...

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State of the Union: Republicans say Obama not doing enough to reduce deficits


January 26th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan.26 (ANI): The Republicans have rebutted US President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, during which a request was made for another round of federal spending.Representative Paul Ryan, who ... Read more...

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Pentagon seeks 78 billion dollar defense budget cut


January 7th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has said that Pentagon will seek 78 billion dollars in cuts to the defense budget over the next five years in a ... Read more...

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US to grow 4 percent, unemployment to stay at 9 percent


July 24th, 2010 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, July 24(IANS) Battling the worst recession in decades, the US government expects unemployment to stay at or above 9 percent until 2012 even as the economy grows ... Read more...

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Eric Cantor Launches You Cut, Democrats Scoff


May 13th, 2010 - 6:22 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Washington, May 13, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The residents of the USA now can vote for which federal spending they do not want and the choice comes courtesy the GOP. The new ... Read more...

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Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Delivers Republican Response To State Of The Union Address


January 28th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell delivered the response of the Republicans to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address which took place on Wednesday. One ... Read more...

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US Senate passes $1-trillion federal spending bill


December 14th, 2009 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 14 (DPA) The US Senate Sunday passed a $1-trillion spending bill that will keep federal agencies and social programmes operational until the end of September 2010. The measure, which already ... Read more...

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Obama’s personal popularity still high, not so his handling of economy, finds survey


June 9th, 2009 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): While most Americans still view President Barack Obama favorably as a person, his performance ratings of his handling of the economy have gone down by 12 points ... Read more...

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Obama scores on foreign policy, loses on budget issues


June 9th, 2009 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, June 9 (IANS) Americans give President Barack Obama high marks on handling foreign affairs, the economy, terrorism and the situation in the Mideast, but the deficit mounting and ... Read more...

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More bad news for newspapers: White House says no bailout


May 5th, 2009 - 11:52 am ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, May 5 (IANS) With the Boston Globe, another major American newspaper on the edge of shutdown, President Barack Obama's administration has signalled that the newspaper industry will not ... Read more...

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‘Does Jindal have a volcano in his backyard?’


February 26th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 26 (IANS) Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has drawn criticism for his performance in delivering the Republican Party's response to President Barack Obama's speech on the flagging economy, with some ... Read more...

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Obama tastes first major victory with $787 bn stimulus plan (Second Lead)


February 14th, 2009 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 14 (IANS) President Barack Obama has scored a major victory with his Democratic party managing to push a huge $787 billion stimulus bill through the US Congress in the face ... Read more...

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I screwed up: Obama


February 4th, 2009 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) As two more of his cabinet nominees bit the dust over tax troubles, threatening to derail his agenda of change, President Barack Obama admitted in a series ... Read more...

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Govt. contributes 45m dollars to help Australia win 2018 FIFA World Cup


December 10th, 2008 - 11:41 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Dec.10 (ANI): Australias hopes of hosting the 2018 World Cup have been boosted with the Federal Government announcing 45 million dollars in funding to help with the bid. The unprecedented financial ... Read more...

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McCain unveils tough new rhetoric, vows to tame Obama


October 14th, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wilmington (North Carolina, US), Oct.14 (ANI): Republican presidential candidate John McCain has pledged to fight for a new direction for the country in an energetic new campaign stump speech Monday that ... Read more...

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