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With hope tested, Obama seeks more time for change


September 7th, 2012 - 11:41 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 7 (IANS) Bill Clinton was a tough act to follow. But President Barack Obama made a compelling case for his re-election with a forceful speech framing the ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

CPI-M supporting Pranab to combat communal candidate: Buddhadeb


July 7th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 7 (IANS) Defending his party's decision to support UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPIM) politburo member Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee Saturday said the move was ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Today is National Doughnut Day 2012


June 1st, 2012 - 8:38 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 1 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Retailers are giving away doughnuts for free as part of the US National Doughnut Day began in 1938 to raise funds for Chicago’s Salvation Army. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

U.S. unemployment rate drops to 8.1 percent, lowest in 3 years


May 5th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- The unemployment rate in the United States fell to 8.1 percent in the month of April, reaching its lowest level in three years, the U.S. Labor Department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Nobel laureate seeks reversal of US austerity measures


May 3rd, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 3 (IANS) Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has called for more government spending and an end to US austerity measures in a bid to jolt the sluggish economy ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

US economy slowed in first quarter


April 28th, 2012 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 28 (IANS/EFE) The US economy grew 2.2 percent in the first three months of this year after expanding 3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2011, the US ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US jobless claims at four-year low


March 23rd, 2012 - 12:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of people filing initial applications for unemployment benefits fell last week by 5,000 to 348,000, the fewest since February 2008, the US Labor Department ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US official warns against perils of ‘financial crisis amnesia’


March 3rd, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 3 (IANS) US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has cautioned against the perils of "financial crisis amnesia" in the wake of complaints from those attempting to weaken or repeal ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US jobless claims at lowest level in four years


February 17th, 2012 - 10:58 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS/EFE) The number of people filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week by 13,000 to 348,000, their lowest level since March 2008, the US Labor Department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US annual inflation highest since 2007


January 20th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 20 (IANS/EFE) US consumer prices rose 3 percent in 2011, the largest annual increase in four years, the Labor Department said Thursday.So-called core inflation, which excludes volatile food ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Obama proposes to streamline US government


January 14th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) President Barack Obama proposed Friday to streamline the government by eliminating duplication, waste and inefficiencies.The president laid out his proposal at the White House to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

New US jobless claims rise


December 30th, 2011 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 30 (IANS/EFE) The number of people filing initial applications for unemployment benefits rose last week by 15,000 to 381,000, the US Labor Department said Thursday.But the rolling ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US jobless claims continue to fall


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS/EFE) The number of people filing initial applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 4,000 last week to 364,000, the lowest level since April 2008, the US labor ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`Global cooperation must for tackling economic challenge’


December 16th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS) The world economy is facing gloomy prospects and all countries need to take action to deal with the global challenge, said the head of the International ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US unemployment claims at 3 1/2-year low


December 16th, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 16 (IANS/EFE) The number of people filing initial applications for unemployment benefits dropped by 19,000 last week to 366,000, the fewest since May 2008, the US Labor Department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Drop in US unemployment brings cheer to Obama


December 3rd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The US unemployment rate surprisingly dropped to 8.6 percent in November, the lowest in two-and-a-half years, bringing good cheer to embattled President Barack Obama, but ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Over 46 million Americans live in poverty


November 4th, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 4 (IANS) They may not be starving, but by American standards some 46.2 million people live in poverty today, more than at any other time in American history, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

US economy grew 2.5 percent in third quarter


October 28th, 2011 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 28 (IANS/EFE) Spurred by robust consumer spending, US gross domestic product grew at an annualised rate of 2.5 percent in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Canada to end government monopoly in wheat sales


October 19th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, Oct 19 (IANS) The Canadian government will gradually end the western Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly on the selling of wheat and barley in the northern American country.The plan, which ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Progressive movement revisits its 75-year journey


October 14th, 2011 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 14 (IANS) Arts, culture and literature in India have charted a progressive course for the last seven decades. An exhibition documenting the journey of the Progressive Writers' ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

US personal incomes decline


October 1st, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS/EFE) Personal income fell last month for the first time since October 2009, while consumer spending increased 0.2 percent, the US Commerce Department said Friday.Income from wages ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US boosts second-quarter growth estimate to 1.3 percent


September 30th, 2011 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS/EFE) The US economy expanded at an annual rate of 1.3 percent in the second quarter, compared with an earlier estimate of 1 percent, the Commerce Department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

US unemployment claims fall slightly


July 1st, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 1 (IANS/EFE) New applications for unemployment benefits fell by 1,000 last week to 428,000, the US labour department said Thursday.Analysts had expected the number of new jobless claims ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Jobless claims fall in US


June 3rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS/EFE) First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell 6,000 last week to 422,000 and productivity growth slowed to 1.8 percent in the first quarter, the US labour department ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

‘Water for Elephants’ film to release next week


April 22nd, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, April 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) ‘Water for Elephants’ will release in the cinemas this weekend. According to pre-release analysts, the movie is expected to place second behind Tyler Perry’s “Madea's Big ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

US great-great-grandmother named world’s oldest living person at 114


March 11th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 11 (ANI): A great-great-grandmother from USA has made it to the record books.Besse Cooper from Georgia has been officially recognised as the world's oldest living person at 114 years ... Read more...

Posted in World |

ILO to mark 100th International Women’s Day


March 4th, 2011 - 3:47 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, March 4 (IANS) The International Labour Organisation (ILO) will mark the centenary of International Women's Day next week.To commemorate Women's Day in India, ILO will organise a Women's Mela ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Inside Job’ - Stunning documentary on financial crisis (IANS Film Review; Rating:****)


February 5th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Satyen K. Bordoloi Film: "Inside Job"; Director: Charles Ferguson; Voiceover: Matt Damon; Rating: ****It was literally the greatest heist of all times, the type that erstwhile conquerors of the world would ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Oscar-nominated ‘Inside Job’ to hit Indian screens Feb 4


January 28th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) Critically acclaimed documentary the "Inside Job", which wowed audiences abroad and got an Oscar nomination, will be released here Feb 4.Directed by Charles Ferguson and narrated by ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

IMF sees some ‘hot spots’ in Indian equities markets


January 25th, 2011 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Suggesting that some "hot spots" appear to be emerging in the equities markets in some countries including India, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Tuesday said global ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Plants moved downhill, not up, in warming world: Study


January 21st, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A University of California, Davis, study has challenged a widely held assumption that plants will move uphill in response to warmer temperatures.Between 1930 and 2000, instead of colonizing ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

NY’s museum exhibit traces history of erotic comic books and artists


January 16th, 2011 - 5:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): An exhibition that opened this week at New York City's Museum of Sex is tracing the titillating history of erotica in comic books.'Comics Stripped' will feature 150 artifacts ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hanukkah Is Here


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Dec 2, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For all those waiting for the biggest Jewish festival of the year, the time is now to put on your yarmulke and join in the festivities. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

April 11, 1954: The most boring day of the 20th century


November 26th, 2010 - 12:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 26 (ANI): It was the year Queen became the first reigning monarch to visit Australia and Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio, but 1954 also boasts of having the most boring ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Carey Mulligan wins coveted role of Daisy Buchanan in ‘The Great Gatsby’


November 17th, 2010 - 3:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 17 (ANI): 'Bride and Prejudice' star Carey Mulligan has bagged the coveted role of Daisy Buchanan in a Hollywood remake of 'The Great Gatsby' amid a stiff competition from other ... Read more...

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