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Over half of Americans believe US still in economic recession: Poll


February 16th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Over half of Americans, are of the opinion that the US is still in an economic recession, and expressed little confidence that it would improve over the next ... Read more...

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Recession Over, But Not Unemployment: Say The Experts


September 22nd, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Sep 22, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The economic experts in the United States are of the opinion that the recession is over but the menace of unemployment still looms large. United States ... Read more...

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US Economist Dissents, Says Recession Has Been Over for 14 Months!


September 20th, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Sep 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Robert J Gordon, who is a member of the the Business Cycle Dating Committee, which is a part of the ‘National Bureau of Economic Research’, that officially dates ... Read more...

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Using computer ‘can diminish teens’ reading and maths results’


August 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 8 (ANI): A new study has revealed that giving teenagers access to computers can weaken their reading and maths results.The Sunday Telegraph reported a survey of more than half a ... Read more...

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Kids with home computers score lower marks


June 19th, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 19 (IANS) While education activists worldwide seek to bridge the "digital divide" by ensuring universal access to home computers, students are found to post lower scores once these technologies ... Read more...

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Most young adults still financially unaware


June 3rd, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 3 (IANS) Knowledge or awareness of financial matters, even in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, is still low among young adults, according to a study conducted in the ... Read more...

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Mums caught up in ‘rug rat race’ to secure kids’ future


March 23rd, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): College-educated mothers are going at extreme lengths to secure a place for their children in top universities, according to researchers.University of California, San Diego economists Garey and Valerie ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘threatens health benefits gained from declining smoking rates’


December 3rd, 2009 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): If obesity trends continue, the negative effects on the health of the U.S. population will outweigh any benefits from continued reductions in smoking rates over the next decade, ... Read more...

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US economy grows for the first time in a year


October 29th, 2009 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) For the first time in a year, the US economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, ending a string of declines ... Read more...

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Satellite images of night time lights offer better GDP Growth measurements


September 6th, 2009 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 6 (ANI): Three Brown University economists have come up with a unique way for measuring economic growth in developing countries-using images of night time lights as seen from outer space.In ... Read more...

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High earners munch frequently at work, stay healthier


September 5th, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 5 (ANI): People who earn more money are more likely to munch on muffins or chocolate bars while working, according to researchers at University of Texas at Austin.What's more, such ... Read more...

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Worst of economic downturn may be over in US, say economists


August 13th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Aug 13 (IANS) US economists are generally agreed that America's worst economic downturn since the Great Depression is over, but an average American is unlikely to feel things are ... Read more...

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Living near a fast food outlet doesn’t increase weight problems in kids: Study


June 17th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) researchers have challenged the age-old belief that living near a fast food outlet increases weight-related problems in kids, and that living near fresh ... Read more...

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A Jill or a John more likely to get a job than a Khan or a Li in Canada


May 21st, 2009 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 21 (ANI): Job applicants having English names-such as Jill Wilson or John Martin-have a greater chance of being called for interviews than those having Indian, Pakistani or Chinese names, according ... Read more...

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Impose ‘congestion pricing’ to decongest airports, says expert


April 23rd, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 23 (IANS) 'Congestion pricing' could be one way to decongest airport runways and overcome the problem of rampant flight delays. In London, motorists pay a fee to drive into certain ... Read more...

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Psychiatrist knits anatomically correct brain replica using wool


January 16th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): A Brit psychiatrist literally gave a woolly shape to the field of her studyshe knitted an anatomically correct replica of the human brain using wools of different ... Read more...

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US unemployment surges, over 500,000 jobs lost


December 6th, 2008 - 12:20 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (DPA) The US unemployment rate climbed to 6.7 percent in November amid a loss of 533,000 jobs, the worst monthly drop since 1974 and dramatically worse than economists expected, ... Read more...

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US markets rebound after record plunge


December 3rd, 2008 - 7:08 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 3 (DPA) US markets rallied Tuesday, recovering from the deepest plunge in a month Monday that had erased about half of last week's rally amid fears of a widening economic ... Read more...

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Indian equities recover after US recession drags indices (Roundup)


December 2nd, 2008 - 6:38 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) A key Indian market index recovered ground Monday after it fell over 3.5 percent during intra-day trading Tuesday, with sentiments dampened by the US officially confirming a recession ... Read more...

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US in year-long recession


December 2nd, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 2 (DPA) The United States has been in an economic recession since December 2007, the country's official arbiter of economic growth said Monday.The announcement by the National Bureau of Economic ... Read more...

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Dow plunges 680 points as recession declared in US (Lead)


December 2nd, 2008 - 11:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 2 (IANS) The benchmark Dow Jones plumbed to 680 points Monday - one of the worst days ever - as the National Bureau of Economic Research declared that recession ... Read more...

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Wall Street falls amid economic woes


December 2nd, 2008 - 7:28 am ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 2 (Xinhua) Share prices on the Wall Street plunged amid economic woes Monday as investors cashed in some of their gains from the big rally in the previous week.Retail ... Read more...

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Obama announces new team to tackle economic crisis


November 25th, 2008 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, Nov 24 (IANS) US President-elect Barack Obama Monday named his team of economic advisers who would infuse "fresh thinking" to tackle the economic downturn.Timothy Geithner, the president of the New York ... Read more...

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Ban on fast food TV ads could reverse childhood obesity


November 20th, 2008 - 1:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS) Ban on fast food TV ads could reduce obesity among children by 18 percent, according to a new study. The research was conducted by the National Bureau of ... Read more...

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Ban on fast food TV ads can cut childhood obesity risk


November 20th, 2008 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Banning fast food ads on TV can cut the number of overweight children by as much as 18 percent, researchers from National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ... Read more...

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Having fat pals can make you put on weight


July 25th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Do you have a big belly? Well, one of the key reasons behind the extra flab could be your friends, says a new research, which found that ... Read more...

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Drop in retail sales backs economists’ view on US recession


March 14th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by admin
(Lead) By Parveen Chopra New York, March 14 (IANS) The view of a majority of economists in the latest Wall Street Journal survey confirming the slide of the US into recession is supported by ... Read more...

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