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Janet Jackson puts off concerts till Saturday
Toronto, Oct 1 (IANS) Pop diva Janet Jackson, who was rushed to Montreal's Royal Victoria Hospital just before her show at the Bell Centre here, was discharged two hours later.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:35:06 AM

US stocks recover as lawmakers work on new bailout plan
Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US Senate scheduled a vote Wednesday on a $700 billion financial bailout package after agreeing to add tax breaks and a higher limit for insured bank deposits in a bid to reverse a shocking defeat in the House.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 10:33:51 AM

US sees piracy as rising threat
Washington, Oct 1 (DPA) The seizure of a vessel last week off the coast of Somalia reflects the region's rising piracy problem, which could require greater security measures to ensure the safe flow of cargo, the US Defence Department has said.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 9:43:31 AM

US Senate to vote Wednesday on bailout plan
Washington, Oct 1 (DPA) The Democrats who control the US Senate and minority Republicans have agreed to hold a vote late Wednesday on a new version of the $700-billion financial rescue plan that was defeated in the lower House of Representatives.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 8:54:41 AM

Bush urges Congress to reconsider bailout plan
Washington, Oct 1 (DPA) The White House Tuesday pushed again for passage of its $700-billion financial rescue plan, a day after the bailout collapsed in the US House of Representatives.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 6:05:40 AM

US stocks rally on hopes for bailout plan
New York, Oct 1 (DPA) US stocks rallied Tuesday, erasing much of the record losses a day earlier on revived hopes for a rescue plan for the financial system, with bargain-hunting investors helping the rise.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 3:13:50 AM

McCain, Obama push for speedy action on financial plan
Washington, Oct 1 (DPA) The US presidential candidates Tuesday spent the day after a $700-billion financial rescue plan failed in Congress calling on their colleagues to quickly move to renew the deal.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008 3:05:11 AM

Empire State building shines green for Eid
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) For the second year, the Empire State Building here is shining its world-famous tower lights in green Sep 30 and Oct 1 for its annual celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr, the holiday that culminates the Ramadan month of fasting.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:12:08 PM

Pranab discusses strategic ties with Russian foreign minister
New York, Sep 30 (IANS) External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee held wide-ranging discussions with his Russian counterpart Servey Lavrov here on international issues, taking stock of the strategic partnership between the two countries and the state of preparations for their bilateral summit-level meeting.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 8:38:12 PM

US stocks rebound as leaders scramble to save $700 bn bailout
Washington, Sep 30 (IANS) US stock futures rebounded as President George W. Bush Tuesday assured the nation, amid growing signs of a sliding economy, that rejection of a $700 billion financial rescue plan was 'not the end' and a new bill was on the anvil.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 7:56:02 PM

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