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OPEC may cut output again: Venezuela's energy minister
Caracas, Oct 31 (Xinhua) The Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will consider a second output cut of one million barrels per day in December, Venezuela's energy and oil minister has said.

Friday, October 31, 2008 10:09:08 AM

Easy-to-read instructions make task seem easier
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) People are more willing to participate in a task if it does not seem to require too much effort. To make it seem that way, make the instructions easy to read.

Friday, October 31, 2008 9:55:33 AM

'Living fossil' tree helping understand climate change effects
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) A tree that has been called a 'living fossil' is helping researchers understand how tropical forests responded to past climate change and how they may react to future global warming.

Friday, October 31, 2008 9:29:49 AM

As race tightens, McCain, Obama focus on battleground states
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) As the race for the White House between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain appeared to be tightening four days before election, the rival campaigns narrowed their focus to four battleground states.

Friday, October 31, 2008 9:29:07 AM

Designer backs yoga project at US hospital cancer ward
New York, Oct 30 (IANS) Famed fashion designer Donna Karan has sponsored a major project at a premier hospital here to clinically prove that yoga, meditation and aromatherapy can enhance regimens of chemotherapy and radiation in treating cancer.

Friday, October 31, 2008 9:19:58 AM

WTO rules against India on wine duties: US
Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) The US says the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body has ruled in its favour in its challenge against India's additional and extra-additional duties on wine, spirits and other agricultural and manufactured products.

Friday, October 31, 2008 8:54:40 AM

Taxes dominate final week of US poll campaign
Washington, Oct 31 (DPA) With a financial system on the verge of meltdown and an economy facing a prolonged recession, the final weeks of the US election campaign have mostly focussed on something much narrower: taxes.

Friday, October 31, 2008 8:38:35 AM

Economy 'job number one' of Canada's new government
Toronto, Oct 31 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, whose Conservative Party was returned to power in the Oct 14 elections, Thursday appointed a new cabinet, entrusting economy-related portfolios to veterans amid global economic turmoil.

Friday, October 31, 2008 7:56:17 AM

McCain, Obama criss-cross swing states
Washington, Oct 31 (DPA) Republican presidential candidate John McCain and Democratic rival Barack Obama continued their last-ditch attempts to appeal to wavering voters in swing states Thursday as the US economy took another step toward recession.

Friday, October 31, 2008 7:12:27 AM

Obama scores ratings hit with infomercial
Los Angeles, Oct 31 (DPA) Barack Obama's 30 minute infomercial was watched by some 30 million viewers Wednesday night and beat the normal ratings of the networks on which it was screened, according to preliminary ratings released Thursday by Nielsen.

Friday, October 31, 2008 7:12:11 AM

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