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By subhadip On Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
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US hits Chinese firm with sanctions over North Korea ties

The US has put sanctions on a Chinese firm and four executives over allegedly helping North Korea evade sanctions. Dandong Hongxiang is accused of acting on behalf of a North Korean bank that is on a UN sanctions More...

By subhadip On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Ramen noodles ‘are most valuable US prison commodity’, study suggests

Ramen noodles have overtaken tobacco to become the most valuable commodity in some US prisons, a new study suggests. The research said the shift was a response to a decline in the quantity and quality of food on More...

By subhadip On Sunday, February 28th, 2016
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What homeowners tell us about the Super Tuesday vote

Talk of the housing market, housing affordability, credit availability — really anything having to do with most Americans’ single largest investment — has been conspicuously absent from the political More...

By subhadip On Saturday, February 27th, 2016
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US economic slowdown may be less severe than previously thought

New figures revising economic growth upward suggest US economy may be able to withstand a global slowdown better than many economists anticipated US Treasury secretary Jacob Lew and Federal Reserve More...

By subhadip On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Islamic State camp in Libya attacked by US planes

A previously released photograph of IS suspect Noureddine Chouchane, believed to have been killed in the raid US warplanes have carried out attacks on militants from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in Libya, killing More...

By subhadip On Friday, February 19th, 2016
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Harper Lee: US author of To Kill a Mockingbird dies aged 89

Harper Lee, the reclusive author of To Kill a Mockingbird, has died at the age of 89. The news was first confirmed by the mayor’s office in her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. The novelist was born Nelle More...

By subhadip On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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US And Cuba Agree To Commercial Flights Deal

The United States and Cuba have signed a deal to restore commercial flights for the first time in more than five decades. The pact calls for as many as 110 daily flights from the US to cities across Cuba, including More...

By subhadip On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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US Fed member says banks are still too big to fail

The newest US Federal Reserve member has called for banks to be broken up, and says post-financial crisis safety measures do not go far enough. Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Fed, said banks should More...

By subhadip On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016
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US to curb inflow of illicit money into luxury real estate

The US government will start tracking secret buyers of high-end properties to prevent the flow of illicit money into luxury real estate in America. The government will require title insurance companies to record More...

By nhdownyflake On Thursday, July 30th, 2015
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US economic growth picks up to 2.3%

The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures have shown. The figure – the first estimate of growth in the second quarter – followed an upwardly revised More...