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  1. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    US spending data points to slower economic growth

    Posted Nov 27th 2014, 06:17am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US spending points to slowing growth United States consumer spending rose modestly last month and a key measure of business spending plans on equipment fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace of economic growth. Other data yesterday showed initial claims for jobless benefits broke above 300,000 last week for the first time ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Ferguson burns after policeman not charged in unarmed black teen's shooting

    Posted Nov 25th 2014, 10:35am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Ferguson Demonstrations across the country against grand jury decision over Brown shooting Protests erupt after officer cleared in black teen killing Furious protesters took to the streets in cities across the United States after a grand jury cleared a white police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager, highlighting long-standing racial tensions across ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Showdown looms as Barack Obama forces through immigration changes

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 06:20pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington President Barack Obama imposed the most sweeping immigration reforms in a generation on Thursday, easing the threat of deportation for some 4.7 million undocumented immigrants and setting up a clash with Republicans who vow to fight his moves. In a White House speech, Obama rejected Republican arguments that his decision to bypass Congress and take executive ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Gunman shot dead after wounding three in Florida university shooting

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 05:52pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tallahassee A gunman opened fire at a Florida university library, leaving three people wounded before campus police shot him dead early on Thursday, police said. Officers confronted the attacker outside Florida State University’s Strozier Library, ordered him to drop his weapon, then shot him dead when he opened fire on them, Tallahassee police said. Three people were ...

  5. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Surge in home auctions spurs foreclosure activity in US

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 04:36am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Surge in home auctions spurs foreclosure activity A surge in home auctions last month helped drive the biggest gain in foreclosure activity in the United States in more than four years, according to a report from RealtyTrac. RealtyTrac, which tracks housing market data, said banks last month scheduled 59,869 homes for auction, the highest rate in 17 ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shutdown eyed by Republicans to foil Obama on immigration

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 09:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington Shutdown eyed to foil Obama on immigration A Republican leader has held open the possibility that his party could move to shut down the US government in an attempt to stop President Barack Obama taking executive action on immigration policy. A vocal group of conservatives in the House of Representatives is pressing to use government funding as leverage ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI arrests 2 bomb suspects in Ferguson as police prepare for further unrest

    Posted Nov 22nd 2014, 03:18pm by Reuters in Ferguson

    ... Reuters in Ferguson FBI sting operation nets two men attempting to acquire explosives to use during protests over the August killing of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer Two men suspected of buying explosives they planned to detonate during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, once a US grand jury decides the Michael Brown case, were arrested on Friday ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Islamic State’s beheading of US hostage ‘an act of pure evil’, says Obama

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 05:31pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington US aid worker and Indiana native Peter Kassig, beheaded by Islamic State militants who captured him in Syria last year, was remembered on Sunday for his courageous devotion to helping people whose lives were upended by civil war. President Barack Obama confirmed Kassig’s death after US government agencies authenticated a video posted online of a masked man ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Show goes on for US actor Bill Cosby despite fourth woman's claims of sexual assault

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 12:13pm by Associated Press and Reuters

    ... Associated Press and Reuters Star to continue stand-up tour as latest woman claims he drugged and assaulted her in 1976. Cosby's lawyers have called the recent accusations “discredited” and “defamatory”. American actor and comedian Bill Cosby plans to go ahead with a live stand-up comedy show in the United States tonight despite new allegations from a fourth women saying ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    America’s doomsday preppers see Ebola threat as opportunity to survive

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:03pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Huntsville Disease gives focus to US doomsday 'preppers', who have been patiently stockpiling, planning and preparing for calamity- any calamity Ebola, an opportunity to survive With the closest known US cases of Ebola diagnosed about 260km away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances. If, as the former prison officer fears, the virus spreads to hundreds ...




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