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US stocks gain as surprising earnings overshadow GDP report
New York, April 30 (DPA) US stocks posted strong gains Wednesday as most companies that reported profits for the first quarter beat estimates on the day, drowning out reports of a sharp contraction in the US economy over the first three months.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:26:56 AM

WHO raises pandemic alert to phase 5
Geneva, April 30 (DPA) World Health Organization Director General Margaret Chan raised the pandemic influenza alert one level to phase 5 Wednesday night in Geneva in light of developments in the swine flu outbreak.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 2:13:43 AM

US Federal Reserve sees some signs of economic recovery
Washington, April 30 (DPA) The US economy appears to be contracting at a slower rate than in previous weeks in a sign that it is beginning to stabilise, the US Federal Reserve said Wednesday.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 1:05:32 AM

At least six big US banks need capital: Report
New York, April 29 (DPA) At least six of the 19 largest US banks need more capital to remain healthy through the recession, according to leaked information from the two-month stress test carried out by the nation's bank regulators, media reports said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:40:13 PM

Security Council urged to join fight against swine flu
New York, April 29 (DPA) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Wednesday urged the UN Security Council to join the international community in efforts to deal with the swine flu, which has spread to four continents.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:17:43 PM

Obama marks 100 days by touting steps on economy
Washington, April 29 (DPA) US President Barack Obama marked 100 days in office by citing the progress his administration has made in tackling the nation's economic problems but cautioned that more needed to be done.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 10:06:44 PM

Mexico increases confirmed swine flu count to 49
Mexico City, April 29 (DPA) The number of confirmed swine flu infections in Mexico rose from 26 to 49, although the number of deaths was still at seven from the new strain of flu, according to laboratory results that Mexico's health authorities made public Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 9:11:42 PM

US economy shrinks 6.1 percent in first quarter
Washington, April 29 (DPA) The US economy contracted at an annual rate of 6.1 percent in the first three months of 2009, the US Commerce Department said in its initial estimate Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:43:50 PM

US reports first swine flu death as epidemic spreads
Mexico City/Washington/Toronto/London, April 29 (IANS) The swine flu epidemic took its first toll outside Mexico, where it originated, with a 23-month-old baby dying in the US border state of Texas Wednesday as fresh cases were reported from several countries, including Germany and Canada.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:04:04 PM

Cuba keeps an eye on Swine flu
Havana, April 29 (IANS) Cuba is closely monitoring the outbreak of swine flu that has caused over 100 deaths in Mexico and spread to the US and several European countries, Cuban Health Minister Luis Estruch has said.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 5:46:08 PM

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