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Obama campaign, Democrats raise record $181mn in Sept  WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama's campaign and its Democratic allies raised a record $181 million in September for the president's re-election effort, adding to a fundraising haul that could prove crucial in the final stretch of the White House race.   Obama's campaign said via Twitter that 1,825,813 people donated to the campaign last month. Of that number, 567,000 were new donors.   A vast majority of the donations - 98 percent - were $250 or less. Copyright Reuters, 2012 ...

Abu Hamza, two others arrive in US: report NEW YORK: Abu Hamza and two other suspects extradited from Britain have arrived in the United States, CNN television reported early on Saturday, citing unnamed US officials.   The whereabouts of two other suspects also extradited from Britain, who traveled on a separate plane, were not immediately known.   Abu Hamza has been indicted in the United States on charges including setting up a training camp for militants in the state of Oregon and involvement in the taking of ...
Obama signs Myanmar finance bill into law WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama signed into law a measure making it easier for the United States to back international financial institutions which support Myanmar's reform drive.   The legislation, passed by Congress last month, comes as the United States lifts financial and other sanctions on Myanmar, to reward a political opening engineered by President Thein Sein after decades of military rule.   The US Treasury said that the move will support "stronger institutions to ensure sound economic policy and ...
US deficit ends fourth fiscal year above $1trn WASHINGTON: The federal budget deficit for the just-ended 2012 fiscal year shrank by $207 billion from the prior year, but still marked its fourth straight year above $1 trillion, Congress' budget referee estimated.   The deficit equalled about 7 percent of US economic output, down from 8.7 percent in 2011, 9 percent in 2010 and 10.1 percent in 2009, but it was still greater than in any other year since 1947, the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office said.   Economists ...
Romney closes gap with Obama to 2 points after debate  WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama's lead over challenger Mitt Romney has narrowed to just two percentage points since the Republican's strong performance in their first debate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.   In more bad news for Obama, one in five voters said the Democrat's performance in the contest in Denver on Wednesday made them feel more negative about him and almost a third said they felt more positive about his Republican challenger.   "Romney did ...
Obama signs Myanmar finance bill into law  WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a measure making it easier for the United States to back international financial institutions which support Myanmar's reform drive.   The legislation, passed by Congress last month, comes as the United States lifts financial and other sanctions on Myanmar, to reward a political opening engineered by President Thein Sein after decades of military rule.   The US Treasury said that the move will support "stronger institutions to ensure sound economic ...
Obama touts jobs report as he seeks to lift campaign  FAIRFAX: President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a drop in the US jobless rate to the lowest level since he took office, saying the country has "come too far to turn back now," as he sought to recover from a lackluster debate performance against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.   A decline in unemployment to 7.8 percent in September, announced a month before Election Day, gave Obama an unexpected shine to the most vulnerable part of his presidential ...

 



 
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