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Obama meets with big biz honchos

Obama meets with big biz honchos

President Barack Obama met Friday with top executives at marquee US firms like American Express and Johnson & Johnson, with the country’s economy struggling and global markets prone to wild…

House kills 180-year-old page program

House kills 180-year-old page program

Bringing the curtain down on a nearly 200-year-old tradition, leaders of the US House of Representatives announced Monday that they were doing away with the chamber’s “page” program. Republican House…

Credit rating downgrade brings political pot to a boil

Credit rating downgrade brings political pot to a boil

America’s historic loss of its top-notch credit rating failed to cool the feud between Republicans and President Barack Obama‘s Democrats which threatens to drive the US economy into disaster. Despite…

Did tea party win or lose in debt deal debacle?

Did tea party win or lose in debt deal debacle?

The Tea Party stood at a political crossroads Tuesday, split by a vote on raising the US debt limit after fractious negotiations that saw them declared both the big winners…

Bomb implants: Newest terrorism threat?

Bomb implants: Newest terrorism threat?

US officials have warned airlines terror groups may be mulling implanting bombs under the skins of passengers, reports said Wednesday, but stressed the alert was not linked to any specific…

Blackwater merc jailed

Blackwater merc jailed

A US federal judge sentenced a former Blackwater security guard on Monday to 30 months in prison for shooting and killing an Afghan citizen in 2009. The judge also ordered…

Palin’s bus tour fuels presidential speculation

Palin’s bus tour fuels presidential speculation

Sarah Palin announced a “One Nation” bus tour of the United States, fueling speculation that she will make a run for the US presidency in 2012 elections. The populist former…

Bush on bin Laden: ‘The guy is dead. That is good’

Bush on bin Laden: ‘The guy is dead. That is good’

Former US president George W. Bush this week reportedly praised President Barack Obama’s decision to order the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and declared: “The guy is dead. That…

Android widens lead in smartphone market

Android widens lead in smartphone market

Smartphones powered by Google software widened their lead on BlackBerry handsets in the US market during the first three months of the year, industry tracker comScore reported on Friday. Android…

Former mortgage exec convicted for fraud

Former mortgage exec convicted for fraud

The former head of a large private mortgage lender was convicted Tuesday in a $2.9-billion fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of his company and of one of the…