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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    High-priced call girl accused of killing Google executive in California

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in San Francisco Prostitute accused ofkilling Google executive A high-priced call girl killed a Google executive with a lethal dose of heroin and then fled his yacht in California, authorities alleged. Alix Catherine Tichleman, 26, was remanded on Wednesday to a cell after a hearing to face criminal charges including manslaughter, prostitution, destroying evidence ...

  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Rising mortgage rates hammer US housing sales

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 05:50am by Bloomberg

    ... insured loans with lower down payment requirements. The association's housing affordability index fell 16 per cent in the 12 months to February, the most recent month available. Prices had ... at the start of the year, for a small increase over last year. "Housing is a victim of its own success," he said. "It's just that the fast price growth is not healthy." ...

  3. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US recovery falters as forecasters expect drop in sales

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 01:30am by Bloomberg

    ... month from 7.4 per cent at the end of last year, according to the Conference Board, a research firm. "The big housing rally wiped itself out because prices increased too quickly for buyers ... Bloomberg in Boston Recovery falters as forecasters expect drop in sales The two-year-old housing recovery in the United States is faltering. The Mortgage Bankers Association has lowered ...

  4. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    US housing industry shows signs of warming up after brutal winter

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

    ... believing interest rates could easily pop back up to 7 per cent or more. A 30-year mortgage rate is currently at 4.56 per cent. Las Vegas home prices fell by more than half during the housing bust. ... Reuters in New York Reports from builders and lenders across the country show rising demand for housing as data points to improving economy Market warms up after long, brutal winter ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Battle on to replace Republican Eric Cantor as majority leader in US House of Representatives

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:38am by Reuters

    ... of his colleagues have complained he is not conservative enough and have urged others to jump into the race. House Majority Whip McCarthy has been asking other lawmakers to support his bid to become House of Representatives majority leader to succeed Eric Cantor. Cantor has been forced to step down after his shock primary election defeat to a little-known challenger from the "tea ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Warren Buffett, Sheldon Adelson and Bill Gates seek US migrant law change

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:15pm by BLOOM

    ... Congress, particularly the Republican-led House, over its failure to revamp immigration laws. "Whatever the precise provisions of a law, it's time for the House to draft and pass a bill ... a combined US$184.3 billion according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index, wrote in reference to House and Senate members. While business representatives have long favoured rewriting immigration ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bill and I were flat broke after White House, says Hillary

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 09:08pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington The Clintons were "dead broke" and saddled with legal bills when Hillary and Bill left the White House, the former first lady has said. Republicans ... House not only dead broke, but in debt," Clinton told ABC News. "We had no money when we got there, and we struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages, ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... not support the spending request, saying it would “just perpetuate an unacceptable humanitarian crisis that’s taking place on our southern border”. In the House of Representatives, Republican Speaker ... And even some Democrats said Obama would be well-advised to visit the border and see the situation for himself. Asked about Obama’s decision not to go to the border, White House spokesman Josh ...

  9. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Dismantling Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac would dent US housing recovery

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 05:14am by Bloomberg

    ... A US Senate plan to dismantle Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may deliver an unintended blow to a fragile housing recovery. A draft of the measure, which Senate Banking Committee leaders released ... homeownership rate. Senators Tim Johnson and Mike Crapo are trying to pass the measure this year. Outside the Senate chambers, the housing market is showing signs of cooling as tighter lending ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama asks Congress for US$3.7b to stem Central American migrant flood

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... enforcement and prosecution of the criminal networks that smuggle people over the border. It would help improve the temporary housing and care for immigrants while their cases are judged. ...




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