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US stocks end higher
New York, Jan 26 (IANS) US stocks rose Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it will not raise interest rates until at least 2014, maintaining its accommodative stance to support the country''s economy, Xinhua reported.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 7:25:55 AM

US commandos rescue two hostages in Somalia
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) US commandos have rescued two hostages from Somali kidnappers in an operation ordered by President Barack Obama.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 5:35:45 AM

World Economic Forum calls for business innovation
Davos, Jan 26 (IANS) Participants at the annual World Economic Forum here Wednesday urged the companies to focus on innovation to remain in business.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 3:59:14 AM

US Fed to keep interest rates low
Washington, Jan 26 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve plans to keep key interest rates exceptionally low at least through 2014.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 2:43:34 AM

Apple beats Google in US smartphone market
San Francisco, Jan 26 (IANS) Apple overtook Google''s Android to become the leading smartphone platform in the US in the fourth quarter of 2011, thanks to strong demand for its latest iPhone model, a study said Wednesday.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 1:51:49 AM

US comedian Jay Leno sued over Golden Temple joke
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) An Indian American has filed a lawsuit in California suing US comedian Jay Leno for what he calls "racist" comments on the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 11:06:00 PM

Eyeing election, Obama calls for bringing jobs back home
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) Saying that ''no challenge is more urgent'' than keeping the American dream alive, President Barack Obama virtually launched his re-election campaign hitting out at "outsourcing" with a call to bring "manufacturing jobs back" to America.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 6:26:58 PM

US, Russia to dispose of tonnes of weapon-grade plutonium
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) The US and Russia will dispose 34 tonnes of excess weapon-grade plutonium each that is enough material for approximately 17,000 nuclear weapons, RIA Novosti quoted a US official as saying.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:27:57 PM

Dolphins, marine mammals hunted for human consumption
Washington, Jan 25 (IANS) More and more marine mammals, including dolphin and porpoise species, are being killed relentlessly for human consumption worldwide.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 5:02:47 PM

NBA side Washington Wizards sack coach Saunders
New York, Jan 25 (IANS) The struggling Washington Wizards fired Flip Saunders as their head coach after the team''s 2-15 record in the National Basketball Association (NBA) league, replacing him with assistant Randy Wittman for the remainder of the season.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012 3:31:38 PM

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