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Goya painting goes unsold at New York auction
New York, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Jose Francisco de Goya's portrait of his grandson went unsold Thursday in an auction of works by Old Masters at Sotheby's New York.

Friday, February 01, 2013 1:08:03 PM

Mexico's economy grew in 2012
Mexico City, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexico's gross domestic product grew around 4 percent in real terms in 2012 and 3.6 percent in the fourth quarter of the year, said authorities.

Friday, February 01, 2013 12:46:01 PM

Brazil's jobless rate falls
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's average unemployment rate last year came in at 5.5 percent, the lowest level since stricter measurement criteria were adopted in 2002, the government said.

Friday, February 01, 2013 12:46:01 PM

Petrobras Argentina sells stake
Buenos Aires, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Petrobras Argentina, the Argentine unit of Brazilian oil giant Petrobras, said it was selling two companies that together have a 48.5 percent stake in the holding company that controls electric utility Edesur.

Friday, February 01, 2013 12:46:01 PM

Ana Claudia Talancon discusses her new film
Mexico City, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress Ana Claudia Talancon said she was a huge fan of children and soccer, the two subjects of her film, "El sueno de Ivan".

Friday, February 01, 2013 12:42:04 PM

Puerto Rican firms to advertise more on social media
San Juan, Feb 1 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rico's businesses plan to spend up to 10 percent of their advertising budgets on social media this year, focusing on social-networking giants Facebook and Twitter.

Friday, February 01, 2013 12:34:01 PM

Neymar drops racism claim
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 1 (IANS) Santos' soccer star Neymar says he will not take action against Ituano coach Roberto Fonseca after mistakingly accusing him of making a racial taunt.

Friday, February 01, 2013 12:18:02 PM

Indian-American gets one year prison for Insider trading
New York, Feb 1 (IANS) A former Indian American employee of Galleon Group, who played a key role in the conviction of hedge fund billionaire Raj Rajaratnam for insider trading, has been sentenced to one year in prison.

Friday, February 01, 2013 11:44:03 AM

Brazil football chief admits World Cup safety concerns
Rio De Janeiro, Feb 1 (IANS) Brazil's football confederation - CBF - has admitted the country must act to address safety concerns ahead of next year's FIFA World Cup.

Friday, February 01, 2013 11:36:02 AM

Zebrafish stem cells could heal human retinas
Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) Stem cells from zebrafish, the staple of genetic research, could regenerate damaged cones in retinas and restore eyesight to people.

Friday, February 01, 2013 10:36:02 AM

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