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  1. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Falling US mortgage rates spark rush to refinance

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

    ... to refinance The drop in mortgage rates below 4 per cent has cut into Debra Shultz's sleep. The New York City banker is busier than she has been in months, working with three dozen homeowners ... An hour later, the rate jumped to 3.75 per cent. One lender changed its rate sheet six times that day. "It just went crazy," said Shultz, a senior vice-president of mortgage lending ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

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

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

    ... Reuters in New York Work dealing with murder of Jewish American on Achille Lauro cruise ship called 'anti-Semitic' Protesters say opera 'romanticises terrorism' Rudy ... in the Mediterranean in 1985. After killing him, they ordered his body be thrown overboard along with his wheelchair. Some have hailed the work by American composer John Adams as a masterpiece. But protesters ...

  3. News - Asia - UNITED STATES

    Jeffrey Fowle, American freed from detention in North Korea, has joyful family reunion

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 03:59am by AP

    ... with their families, we're working on their release, we've talked to the Chinese and others, and we have a high focus on it," he said. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Visa system for migrant victims of crime depends on where they live in US

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 05:20am by Reuters

    ... help law enforcement officers try to catch the perpetrators. The so-called "U visa", which allows the recipient to live and work in the US for four years, would remove the threat ... Pendleton, co-founder of ASISTA, which helps lawyers who work with immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. In a nationwide survey of advocates and attorneys in 2013, researchers ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Navy expelled Vice-President Biden’s son after positive cocaine test

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 11:38am by AFP

    ... from the vice-president's office. Hunter Biden, who held the rank of ensign, had been selected for a commission in 2012 and assigned to a unit in the state of Virginia to work in public ...

  6. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    Robust consumer spending shields US economy from global turmoil

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

    ... or the slackening in emerging markets that caused the Dow Jones Industrial Average last week to erase its gains for the year. "We've got a lot of things working in favour of the consumer right ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Anbang Insurance deal for Waldorf Astoria raises US security fears

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by AP

    ... said specifics of the renovation plan would be a key issue of the review. "The State Department takes seriously the security of its personnel, their work spaces and official ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Jimmy Carter joins the campaign trail for grandson Jason as he seeks to become governor of Georgia

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:58pm by AP

    ... identification law. "He's led the charge," the former president said of his grandson's work in the courtroom to challenge the state law. "Everyone here and everyone you can ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    17 arrested at police violence sit-in after two teens killed by officers

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 11:52pm by Reuters

    ... hit with pepper spray and what appeared to be tear gas. Police said they used pepper spray but not tear gas. Last Wednesday, an off-duty white police officer working for a security firm shot ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US army opens gruelling ranger school to women soldiers

    Posted Sep 16th 2014, 10:46pm by AFP

    ... closed to women until now. But the army wants to study the possibility of introducing women troops, reflecting new rules in the US military designed to permit them to work in more jobs closer ... restrictions on women in combat argue that female soldiers lack the physical strength to perform the tasks required in a frontline infantry unit. But officers said the standards for the course at Fort ...




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