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Coffee may protect against cancer of the uterus
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) Long-term consumption of coffee may be associated with a reduced risk of cancer of the endometrium -- or the lining of the uterus or womb, says a 26-year study.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 1:04:21 PM

Legal trouble for Longoria's restaurant
Los Angeles, Nov 23 (IANS) Actress Eva Longoria's restaurant, Beso, may face a law suit from a woman who slipped and fell there while celebrating her birthday at the top floor.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:15:21 PM

US to stress test 31 banks against severe recession
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The US Federal Reserve has announced that it would carry out a new round of stress tests next year on the nation's 31 largest financial institutions to determine whether they were well-capitalized to withstand a severe economic downturn.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:11:30 PM

US economy to strengthen in near term: Federal Reserve
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS) The near-term projection for the pace of growth of the US economy was revised up due to the recent positive data on consumer spending and business outlays, but a host of medium-term challenges remained in place, the Federal Reserve said Tuesday.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 12:03:21 PM

Cuba to overhaul postal service
Havana, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Cuba's postal service will become a state-owned corporate group next year, seeking greater efficiency and quality as part of President Raul Castro's effort to 'modernize' the island's socialist economic model.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:58:15 AM

Five executives get bail in 2G spectrum case
New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday granted bail to five corporate executives accused in the second generation (2G) spectrum allocation case. The five are Sanjay Chandra of Unitech Wireless, Vinod Goenka of Swan Telecom, as well as Reliance Group's Gautam Doshi, Surendra Pipara and Hari Nair.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:57:41 AM

Venezuela freezes prices of 18 products
Caracas, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) The Venezuelan government ordered a freeze on the prices of 18 products under the new Fair Price Law, with which Caracas intends to take one more step toward the realisation of President Hugo Chavez's socialist plan.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:47:12 AM

Brazilian economy was flat in third quarter
Brasilia, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's economy appears to have stalled in the third quarter, the country's deputy finance minister said Tuesday, while predicting a return to growth in the final three months of 2011.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:25:45 AM

US Q3 growth revised downward
Washington, Nov 23 (IANS/EFE) US gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2 percent in the third quarter, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, revising its initial estimate that the economy expanded at a 2.5 percent rate in the July-September period.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 10:09:04 AM

India defeats China to be on UN oversight body
United Nations, Nov 23 (IANS) In a two-way contest with China, India has been elected to the United Nations Joint Inspection Unit, an independent external oversight body mandated to conduct evaluations, inspections and investigations of UN system worldwide.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:59:38 AM

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