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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Opera about cruise ship killing 'romanticises terrorism', protesters say

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:19am by Reuters

    ... of the production. For a night at the opera, security was tight, with dozens of police officers stationed around the opera house at Lincoln Centre in midtown Manhattan. The rally's organisers said ... Klinghoffer's murder than Macbeth does regicide. He said the opera's closing moments were a long, searing aria of grief by Klinghoffer's wife, Marilyn. "There's a crime at the centre ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Falling US mortgage rates spark rush to refinance

    Posted Oct 22nd 2014, 05:16am by Bloomberg

    ... a lift to the financial sector," he said. "Given that this is a seasonally slow period for housing and the mortgage business, it's well-timed." Shultz has been so busy ...

  3. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 05:51am by Bloomberg

    ... financial markets. The combination of more jobs, falling petrol prices and low borrowing costs will help lift household purchases. Such tailwinds probably matter more than Europe's struggles ... per cent this year, more than the 1.5 per cent since the recovery began in June 2009. Fed officials are nonetheless growing more concerned about the recent turmoil in financial markets, ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US Supreme Court to rule on housing discrimination law

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Bloomberg

    ... theory, which has helped the administration of President Barack Obama get hundreds of millions of dollars in fair-lending settlements with Bank of America Corp, Wells Fargo and other financial ... Fargo. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has relied on the disparate-impact doctrine in enforcing that law, which contains language similar to that in the Fair Housing Act. ECOA, ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Non-bank lenders offer easy credit to US landlords as rental market grows

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 07:16am by Reuters

    ... the financial crisis while home prices gyrated. Mortgages for landlords are also exempt from new rules designed to protect borrowers from predatory lenders, meaning less legal risk. That allows lenders ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Flag from 9/11 destroyed in fire at Flight 93 memorial in Pennsylvania

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 04:34am by AP

    ... with conference facilities, storage space and the superintendent's office. The under-construction memorial and visitors centre are about 3km away and were unaffected. The memorial in Shanksville ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Fake congressman gets close to Barack Obama in new security scare

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 10:04pm by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Now fake congressman gets close to Obama An unidentified man posing as a congressman entered a secure area at US President Barack Obama's appearance at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner in Washington last week, according to a White House official. The man entered the area during or just after Obama's speech at a convention centre ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Why Julia Pierson, first woman head of US Secret Service, felt she had to quit

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by Bloomberg, AP

    ... place while the president was visiting Atlanta's Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, may have been the beginning of her unravelling, but it was compounded by another incident just ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Secret Service chief quits over security breaches

    Posted Oct 02nd 2014, 09:26am by AP

    ... was the revelation that Obama was never briefed about an incident in which he rode in a lift with an armed security contractor during a visit to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Armed man with criminal record was allowed into lift with Barack Obama

    Posted Oct 01st 2014, 11:02pm by WASHPOST

    ... familiar with the handling of the case who spoke on condition of anonymity. The incident, which took place as Obama visited the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to discuss the US ...




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