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  1. Sport - Other Sport - RIGHT FIELD

    Right Field: When politics and sports clash

    Posted Nov 11th 2012, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Sport is an integral part of society in the US, so it is only right that athletes have their say in the presidential election When politics and sports clash It is, after all, ... not any week in the near future. The US presidential election laid bare a particularly fractious country and the world of sports was hardly exempt. Thanks to the explosion of social media, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/sport/other-sport/article/1079521/right-field-when-politics-and-sports-clash
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Seeking political gain, Obama fires new trade shot at China

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 09:31am by Agence France-Presse in Cincinnati

    ... hampering the US$350 billion US auto industry. The move represents something of a political trump card, following days of sparring between the campaigns over the threat rising China poses ... Agence France-Presse in Cincinnati US President Barack Obama fired a new trade shot at China on Monday, wooing blue collar workers and outmanoeuvreing his Republican foe Mitt Romney ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1039624/seeking-political-gain-obama-fires-new-trade-shot-china
  3. News - World

    Paul Ryan ditches US lawmaker Roger Rivard over comments on 'easy rape'

    Posted Oct 13th 2012, 12:00am by Agence France-Presse in Chicago

    ... Agence France-Presse in Chicago Lawmaker ditched for 'easy rape' comments A lawmaker in the US state of Wisconsin is under fire for repeatedly relaying his father's advice that "some girls, they rape so easy". The controversial comments led Republican vice-presidential hopeful Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin congressman, to withdraw his endorsement of Roger Rivard before ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1059767/paul-ryan-ditches-us-lawmaker-roger-rivard-over-comments-easy-rape
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Immigrants will strengthen US power

    Posted Dec 13th 2012, 12:00am by JOSEPH NYE

    ... Joseph Nye Joseph Nye says Americans should overcome their reluctance to accept immigration because, over the long term, it makes the US stronger Foreign power The United States is a nation of immigrants. Except for a small number of Native Americans, everyone is originally from somewhere else, and even recent immigrants can rise to top economic and political roles. But, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1103763/immigrants-will-strengthen-us-power
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Record turnout reveals power of Latino bloc in US politics

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by THE NEW YORK TIMES

    ... The New York Times Exit polls reveal power of Latino bloc Defying predictions their participation would be lacklustre, Latinos turned out in record numbers on Tuesday and voted for US ... Latinos' greatest impact was in several battleground states portrayed by polls as close contests before the US elections. In Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico, Obama won the Hispanic vote by big ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1078009/record-turnout-reveals-power-latino-bloc-us-politics
  6. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Let's not pay an even bigger price for political failure

    Posted Dec 28th 2012, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... to central banks. The US Federal Reserve has responded with remarkable innovations, including quantitative easing (QE) on a huge scale. The European Central Bank has less political room to manoeuvre. ... Bloomberg Governments need to get their fiscal-policy houses in order to foster economic growth Let's not pay an even bigger price for political failure Growth in the world economy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1113816/lets-not-pay-even-bigger-price-political-failure
  7. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    Myanmar releases political prisoners as Aung San Suu Kyi starts US visit

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... of Thein Sein's trip to the US- which links the further easing of sanctions to the release of dissidents. "We have confirmation that 87 political prisoners have been released," said ... Agence France-Presse in Yangon Amnesty for more than 80 dissidents More than 80 political prisoners have been freed in Myanmar, opposition groups said yesterday, deepening a reform drive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1040173/myanmar-releases-political-prisoners-aung-san-suu-kyi-starts-us-visit
  8. Business - Commodities - RAW MATERIALS

    Metal prices 'to stay dull amid China, US political changes'

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Metal prices 'to stay dull amid political transitions' Minmetals Resources expects global metal demand and prices to remain lacklustre amid a policy ... Minmetals Non-Ferrous Metals, said both the mainland Chinese and US economies were operating in "limbo land" in terms of major economic and industry policymaking. "From the president ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1026605/metal-prices-stay-dull-amid-china-us-political-changes
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Obama, Congress must cooperate to avoid 'fiscal cliff'

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Break deadlock or face fiscal cliff If every word written and uttered since the US presidential election about the dire need for bipartisanship in American politics ... we will have to hope for a bipartisan spirit in negotiations to break the deadlock between the White House and Congress if the US economy is not to tip into a recession that will have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1078174/president-congress-must-cooperate-avoid-fiscal-cliff
  10. Business - Economy - UNITED STATES

    US payrolls spike, give Obama election boost

    Posted Nov 02nd 2012, 08:49pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... Reuters in Washington US employers stepped up hiring in October and the jobless rate ticked higher as more workers restarted job hunts, a hopeful sign for a lackluster economy that has ... Still, the political impact of the report will likely be muted as most voters perceptions on the economy are likely firmly fixed by now. The persistently high unemployment rate makes it unlikely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1074738/us-payrolls-rise-sharply-give-obama-election-boost

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