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US panda's departure for China marks bright spot in relations
Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) Sometimes it just takes a panda to soften the tone between rival world powers.

Friday, February 05, 2010 7:54:54 AM

US stocks fall sharply amid fears of more job losses
New York, Feb 5 (DPA) US stocks posted their worst losses in nearly nine months Thursday as a surprising jump in weekly unemployment claims stoked fears that a jobless economic recovery has taken hold.

Friday, February 05, 2010 7:52:22 AM

US Congress raises federal debt limit, imposes spending curbs
Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) The US Congress voted Thursday to raise the federal debt limit by an additional $1.9 trillion to prevent the government from defaulting on its skyrocketing debt levels.

Friday, February 05, 2010 6:36:35 AM

Magnitude 6.0 quake reported in California
San Francisco, Feb 5 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck late Thursday off the northern California coast but caused little apparent damage.

Friday, February 05, 2010 4:59:43 AM

US extends missile defence shield to Romania
Bucharest/Washington, Feb 5 (DPA) Romania Thursday approved US plans to build elements of a missile defence shield in the country, marking the first step in a scaled-back version of the system proposed by US President Barack Obama.

Friday, February 05, 2010 3:45:20 AM

Israeli foreign minister warns Syrian regime
Tel Aviv, Feb 5 (DPA) Israeli Foreign minister has warned Syrian president saying that it will topple his regime if Syria attacked Israel.

Friday, February 05, 2010 2:39:34 AM

Brittany Murphy death caused by pneumonia and drugs
Los Angeles, Feb 5 (DPA) A Los Angeles coroner ruled the death of actress Brittany Murphy to be accidental and caused by drug intoxication, pneumonia and iron deficiency anemia, People.com reported Thursday.

Friday, February 05, 2010 2:07:13 AM

US to tackle trade barriers to boost exports
Washington, Feb 4 (DPA) The US hopes to boost exports by expanding lending to companies, clamping down on unfair trade practices abroad and taking a hands-on approach to find opportunities for US companies, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said Thurdsay.

Friday, February 05, 2010 1:59:05 AM

Bank of America, former CEO charged with fraud
New York, Feb 5 (DPA) Bank of America and its former chief executive Kenneth Lewis have been charged with fraud over the controversial takeover of rival Merrill Lynch at the height of the financial crisis, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

Friday, February 05, 2010 12:05:40 AM

After recovery, phase out subsidies: IMF to India
Washington, Feb 4 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked India to phase out subsidies and introduce market-based pricing for petroleum products following its rapid recovery from the global financial crisis.

Thursday, February 04, 2010 11:18:15 PM

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