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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Rioting in Ferguson prompted by unemployment, bad schools and white domination

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:15pm by NYT

    ... black political leadership in these fast-changing suburbs, said Mike Jones, a black veteran of St Louis' political scene. Indeed, it's been harder than in St Louis, which has long been racially mixed. But a more diverse set of voices at Ferguson city hall, Jones said, might have avoided the heavy-handed police response that only inflamed protests. "The question is how- ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese trio accused of stealing US defence data

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 07:20am by Reuters

    ... according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. US officials say industrial spying is a growing threat. Federal prosecutors in May charged five Chinese military officers with hacking into American ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Jonestown massacre remains found at former funeral home in Delaware, US

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 09:51pm by AP

    ... cult leader Jim Jones in the 1970s moved his San Francisco-based group to Guyana, the only English-speaking country in South America, as allegations of wrongdoing mounted. Hundreds of followers ... were visiting Jonestown on a fact-finding mission to investigate reports of abuses of members. Jones then orchestrated a ritual of mass murder and suicide, ordering followers to drink ...

  4. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    US stock losses hit 2% after Obama win

    Posted Nov 08th 2012, 12:18am by AFP

    ... “fiscal cliff”. After opening sharply lower, losses on the stock indices accelerated in a tsunami of red ink. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 291.49 points (2.20 per cent) at 12,954.19 ... said Brian Kessler at Moody’s Analytics. The broad market sell-off was led by telecommunications and financial stocks. On the blue-chip Dow, Bank of America dived 5.4 per cent, JPMorgan Chase ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Swire Properties sells Miami flats at top prices

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:35pm by Sandy Li

    ... per square foot average transaction price in the first quarter found in the quarterly survey of Miami coastal community sales by Douglas Elliman, the fourth-largest property agency in the US. ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Army gender treatment for Manning

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 12:19am by AP

    ... to transfer Manning to a federal prison where she could get better treatment. Officials said on Thursday that federal authorities refused the proposal. The Army sends an average of 15 to 20 prisoners ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US workers claim discrimination in hiring of foreigners on skilled worker visas

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:55pm by AP

    ... posted US job openings in India last year, but not in the United States. "We have a shortage in the industry all right- a shortage of fair and ethical recruiting and hiring," said Donna ...

  8. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Reuters

    ... so I think there was a lot of pent-up demand," said Jared Weggeland, a director of sales and marketing at Southern Homes in Florida. At Southern Homes, which builds homes averaging about ... Rob Henger, a director of mortgage banking with FirstBank in Tennessee, said confidence was back. "The damage to our industry and the public perception of housing and mortgage banking ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    A-Team bids to reclaim the streets of Detroit

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 12:43am by GDN

    ... it took an average of 58 minutes for them to respond to emergency calls. The spark for the formation of the Detroit 300 citizen force was the rape of a 90-year-old woman in her home in 2010. She ... magazine, America's First Freedom, Craig claimed response times to emergency calls now averaged between eight and 11 minutes. But crime is still rife in the city, and it appears that Detroit ...

  10. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Canadian pension funds snap up New York towers

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 04:49am by BLOOM

    ... of its potential to lure tenants from the technology, media and information industries, said Adam Adamakakis, Ivanhoe Cambridge's executive vice-president for US investments. Those companies ...




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