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Changes in Cuba spark frustration and hope
Havana, April 5 (DPA) With their noses stuck to the shop window, a group of Cubans stared at shiny electronic appliances whose sale had just been liberalised by the government: DVDs, rice cookers, electric scooters and, soon, computers and microwaves.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 8:07:20 AM

Obama feeds cows, Hillary pumps flesh at gas pumps in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, April 5 (DPA) Barack Obama went bowling and fed a calf from a giant bottle. Hillary Clinton met with voters at a gas station and invoked the iconic scene from the film 'Rocky', where the title boxer runs up the Philadelphia art museum stairs.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 7:45:05 AM

Microsoft may withdraw Yahoo offer: report
San Francisco, April 5 (DPA) Microsoft Corp is re-evaluating its more than $40-billion bid for Yahoo due to the tough economic climate and the delaying efforts of the Yahoo board, US news wire Marketwatch reported late Friday.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 6:40:38 AM

US stocks rise on commodities, energy demand
New York, April 5 (DPA) Soaring demand for commodities and energy stocks lifted US stock indices Friday as the Standard & Poor's 500 index had its largest weekly gain in more than two months.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 5:21:02 AM

US B-1 bomber catches fire at Qatar airbase (Lead)
Washington, April 5 (DPA) A US B-1 bomber caught fire after landing at an airbase in Qatar Friday, the US military said.

Saturday, April 05, 2008 3:21:18 AM

Chavez orders nationalisation of Venezuelan cement makers
Caracas/Mexico City, April 4 (DPA) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ordered the nationalisation of his country's cement industry, a sector led by the Mexican company Cemex.

Friday, April 04, 2008 11:35:59 PM

BSE launches Sensex Futures in the US
Chicago, April 4 (IANS) The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) Friday launched trading of Sensitive Index-based Futures on the US Futures Exchange (USFE) here amid what was described as a 'lot of excitement' among emerging market hedge fund managers and other US investors.

Friday, April 04, 2008 9:09:49 PM

A million more join US jobless rolls
Washington, April 4 (DPA) An estimated 1.1 million people have joined the US jobless rolls over the past year, resulting in a rise in the unemployment rate to 5.1 percent in March, the US government said Friday.

Friday, April 04, 2008 9:09:23 PM

Microsoft, Yahoo meeting on takeover ends without results
New York, April 4 (DPA) Key officials from US software giant Microsoft and internet company Yahoo failed to reach agreement in talks over a multi-billion takeover bid, the Wall Street Journal newspaper reported Friday.

Friday, April 04, 2008 6:58:13 PM

UAE ratifies UN Convention on disabilities
New York, April 4 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities that will go into force next month, WAM news agency reported.

Friday, April 04, 2008 4:41:05 PM

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