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    • US calls for EU to 'boost' economy September 21, 2014
      The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.
    • Labour makes £8 minimum wage pledge September 21, 2014
      The minimum wage would rise to £8 per hour by the end of the next parliament if Labour wins the general election, leader Ed Miliband promises.
    • Alibaba shares surge on NY debut September 19, 2014
      Alibaba's shares closed significantly above their initial price on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, a sign of the excitement surrounding the Chinese internet giant.
    • South Sudan dismays investors September 19, 2014
      South Sudan's decision to order foreign workers to leave, reversed a day later, has rattled investors and neighbours.
    • Vodafone saves Phones 4U store jobs September 19, 2014
      Restructuring at the Phones 4U head office is resulting in 628 redundancies, but 887 jobs in stores will be preserved.
    • VIDEO: GSK receives record fine in China September 19, 2014
      Pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline is fined $490m (£297m) after being found guilt of bribery by a Chinese court.
    • Shares rise in London on 'No' vote September 19, 2014
      Shares rise in London after Scotland rejects independence, as a rally in the pound fades.
    • Prada profit hit by fall in sales September 19, 2014
      The Italian fashion house Prada reports a 20% fall in profit, hit by the strength of the euro and a fall in leather good sales.
    • VIDEO: Alibaba shares begin trading in NY September 19, 2014
      Shares in Alibaba, the Chinese online retailer, have begun trading on the New York Stock Exchange.
    • WPP moves into Mongolia September 19, 2014
      A subsidiary of global advertising giant WPP has acquired a majority stake in a Mongolian ad agency.

Archive for the "election 2008" Category

Uncle Jay Explains: Year-end! 12-22-08

Obama says, aid coming to troubled states

Watch CBS Videos Online WASHINGTON – Saying “it is altogether likely that things may get worse before they get better,” President-elect Barack Obama laid out the case today for a huge economic stimulus plan to get the U.S. economy going again, saying 2009 promises to be one of those “years that come along once in […]

Four Senate Seats still empty

By Paul Kane Washington Post Staff Writer Saturday, January 3, 2009; Page A03 As the gavel quietly fell yesterday on the final session of the 110th Senate, officials in several states sought to cut through the confusion surrounding a quartet of chamber seats whose future occupants remain undetermined amid succession fights and election recount disputes. […]

New President New ride!

New presidential limo will transport Obama on Inauguration Day Custom-built Cadillac will be bulletproof, have hand-sewn interior Limo can withstand a “direct hit from an asteroid,” news agency jokes First presidential limo purchased in 1907 for President Theodore Roosevelt [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mksHMx9OEk[/youtube]

Sarah Palin 2009 Calendar

Just when you think that she is back where she belongs, and the old fad of Palinitis is gone. Heres yer sign… for all of 2009!

Chrysler gets $4 billion

Auburn Hills-based automaker gets its first installment of government cash for restructuring. Detroit News staff and wire reports Troubled Chrysler LLC late Friday received an initial $4 billion loan from the U.S. Treasury Department, part of the $17.4 billion it and General Motors Corp. had sought to help the companies stay afloat. Chief Executive Robert […]

2008 Election Guide: Obama vs. McCain

Barack Obama, Democrat John McCain, Republican ECONOMY Plans to repeal Bush’s tax cuts for rich households while helping middle-class households cope with financial issues with targeted tax relief. Obama also plans to renegotioate free trade and reform healthcare. Plans to keep Bush’s tax cuts while abolishing the Alternative Minimum tax to lower taxes for middle-class […]

WSJ- Dips Into Think Tank for Talent

By YOCHI J. DREAZEN WASHINGTON — The Center for a New American Security, a small think tank here with generally middle-of-the-road policy views, is rapidly emerging as a top farm team for the incoming Obama administration. When President-elect Barack Obama released a roster of his transition advisers last week, many of the national-security appointments came […]

Obama’s Think Tank!

Our US president elect is not setting up your usual cabinet he is setting up a proverbial think tank! What a genius he is. Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator from New York and former First Lady, will serve as Secretary of State. Secretary Robert Gates, the current Secretary of Defense, will continue to serve in that […]

BARACK OBAMA THE 44TH PRESIDENT!

Its been a hard and at times difficult race but I think the United States will be just fine now. It took years to get us into the cluster mess we now see, and its going to take time to get us out of it. Congratulations to our next President Barack Obama!

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