US youth now more credit savvy – study

2013-02-22 13:47

Young Americans who have seen the credit crisis up close are taking on less debt, delaying plans to buy homes and owning fewer cars, according to a study.


Weekend in pictures

2013-01-07 10:23

Epiphany, a burning oil tank in India and worries about the health of President Hugo Chavez. It all happened this weekend.

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The community of Newtown says goodbye to their beloved citizens. The small city in Connecticut grieves almost a week after the horrific school shootings. See all the pictures.

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Pentagon embraces green energy

2012-11-29 22:23

The US Senate gave the Pentagon the green light for its investment in green energy.

US jobless claims surge in wake of Sandy

2012-11-15 18:08

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits surged, a sign superstorm Sandy had dented the US economy by leaving people out of work.


A bodysurfer in California almost ended up as whale fodder when a pair of humpback whales surfaced, jaws stretched. Watch this incredible footage from a fortunate YouTube camera-wielder.

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White House pomp heralds Merkel

2011-06-07 17:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived at the White House on an official visit at which American pomp will mask differences between the allies over Libya and global economics.

Alinghi to appeal venue ban

2009-11-03 09:39

America's Cup holders Alinghi have confirmed they will fight for the right to defend their title in the Persian Gulf.

Obama hoping for new era

2009-06-04 09:03

US President Barack Obama is in Cairo and he's hoping to usher in a new era in America's relations with the world's 1.5 billion Muslims.

FDA warns TV drug ad makers

2009-05-27 19:03

US regulators say TV ads for drugs shouldn't use distracting images and music that can reduce viewers' comprehension of potential side effects.


Weekend in pictures

2013-02-11 10:28

See all the news of this weekend in pictures.

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After the schoolshootings in Newtown last Friday President Barack Obama takes steps to tackle the gun problem in the US.

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US shooting funerals

2012-12-18 09:10

A few days after the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School residents of Newtown attended the funeral of two of the twenty children.

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US CPI rises on jump in shelter cost

2012-11-15 18:17

US consumer prices rose in October as the cost of shelter surged by the most in over four years, while gasoline prices fell in a boost for consumer spending power.

Fed plan offers SA hope as well

2012-09-16 15:15

The third round of US quantitative easing could see more investment flowing into SA, but only if the violent strikes in the mining sector are resolved rapidly.

Obama warns Americans on Hurricane Irene

2011-08-26 18:27

President Barack Obama has warned Americans to take Hurricane Irene seriously and urged them to obey orders to evacuate from its path.

America's Cup heading to Oz?

2009-11-06 13:49

America's Cup holders Alinghi have offered to race rivals BMW Oracle Racing off Australia next February.

Ramaala: I'll fix SA athletics

2009-10-29 16:04

South African marathon runner Hendrick Ramaala hopes to improve the state of athletics in the country once he retires.

SA 'a good place to be'

2009-06-02 08:30

Clem Sunter feels SA is not a bad place to see out the global economic "Hard Times" if it looks like engulfing the world.

2009 Grammy Winners

2009-02-09 06:24

Did Coldplay clean up? Was Lil Wayne a loser? All the usual winning suspects and a few surprises.

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