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World Markets Await US Debt Deal

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region fell in trading Monday, as investors waited to find out whether U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders would reach agreement on raising the federal debt limit. In Tokyo, the Nikkei average closed down eight-tenths of a percent after a three-day run of gains last week. Hong Kong’s Hang […]

World Markets Await US Debt Deal

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 9:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Stock markets in the Asia-Pacific region fell in early trading Monday, as investors waited to find out whether U.S. President Barack Obama and congressional leaders would reach agreement on raising the federal debt limit. In Tokyo, the Nikkei average was down, after a three-day run of gains last week. Shares in Seoul and Sydney also […]

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Zoellick Urges Bold Action On World Trade

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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The head of the World Bank says the U.S. government should stop making excuses and start leading in efforts to make a deal in the Doha free trade talks. Robert Zoellick said at a World Trade Organization meeting in Geneva Monday the agreement would boost trade and that is the best way to bolster badly […]

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Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s football team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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Japan Celebrates Women’s World Cup Victory

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Japan’s victory in the Women’s World Cup has given the country a welcome break from months of tragedy and stress brought on by the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear reactor meltdown. When Saki Kumagai completed a penalty shootout victory over the United States, bars and clubs across Tokyo exploded with cheers. Jubilant fans, who had […]

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Japan Wins Women’s World Cup

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan’s women’s soccer team has won the 2011 World Cup championship, beating the United States in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time. The win Sunday made Japan the first Asian nation to win the World Cup title, and it denied the United States a chance to become the first team to […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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US, Japan Compete in Women’s World Cup Final

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 12:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s soccer team is seeking its third World Cup championship when it goes against Japan during Sunday’s match in Frankfurt, Germany. The U.S. team, which is top ranked in this year’s tournament, is the strong favorite against Japan, which has never won a major women’s title. The United States needed to defeat France […]

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US Women Reach World Cup Final

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The United States women’s soccer team has reached the World Cup final for the first time since it last won the title on home soil in 1999. The U.S. scored twice in a four-minute span late in the second half Wednesday to defeat France, 3-1, in Moenchengladbach, Germany. Star American striker Abby Wambach broke a […]

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Sluggish Economies Slow Migrants For Now

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Economic struggles across the world’s top economies has would-be migrant workers staying home. A report released Tuesday by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found overall migration into its 34 member states fell by seven percent in 2009. Migration by temporary workers fell even more, dropping 17 percent. The OECD report said most […]

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