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Facing biggest slump since 2002, Silicon Valley firms eye India
Washington, April 15 (IANS) With major companies in the Silicon Valley suffering the biggest slump since the dot-com bust, some firms are eyeing India and China to recover from the effects of a global economic meltdown.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 11:42:44 AM

Signs that US may be headed slowly toward recovery
Washington, April 15 (DPA) More than a year into one of the longest and deepest US recessions in living memory, there are signs that the world's largest economy may finally be coming around.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:29:33 AM

Striking Sri Lankan Tamil in Canada hospitalised
Ottawa, April 15 (IANS) A Sri Lankan Tamil protesting 'genocide' against the community in the island nation was hospitalised even as his colleagues continued their hunger strike outside the Canadian parliament here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:19:38 AM

Michael Jackson auction cancelled
Los Angeles, April 15 (DPA) An auction of the contents of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch has been cancelled following a legal settlement between the auctioneer and lawyers for the former king of pop.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:11:50 AM

Obama warns against protectionism, trade barriers (Repeating for all needing)
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Cautioning against protectionism and trade barriers that 'hurt us all in the end', US President Barack Obama has said a pledge taken by the Group of 20 major economies to avoid such measures and other actions were necessary pieces to the economic 'recovery puzzle'.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:11:30 AM

Oval office is fine, but my bed is no, no: Obama to Bo
Washington, April 15 (IANS) America's top dog has made it clear to the first dog that he was welcome to visit him in the Oval Office, but the presidential bed in the White House would be out of bounds.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:43:34 AM

Lakshmi Mittal's US steel plant to lay off 400 workers
Washington, April 15 (IANS) ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steel maker led by India-born steel czar Lakshmi Niwas Mittal, plans to idle a plant in East Chicago and lay off about 400 workers due to global economic crisis that has dampened demand for the metal.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:25:48 AM

Campaign to end ban on Sikhs joining US army
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Sikh organisations in America have launched a campaign to end a ban on Sikhs joining the US Army without removing their turbans and cutting off their hair.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:17:50 AM

US executive pay packets go up even as economy slumps
Washington, April 15 (IANS) Even as the American economy went into a tailspin, the median salary of chief executives of 200 large US corporations increased by 4.5 percent to $1.08 million last year, according to a new survey.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:13:03 AM

Nearly 12 million illegal immigrants in the US
New York, April 15 (IANS) There are an estimated 11.9 million illegal immigrants in the US constituting four percent of the population, according to a study released Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009 7:27:26 AM

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