US stocks mixed as Nasdaq drops more than 1%

2014-09-16 07:56

US stocks have finished mixed as the tech-rich Nasdaq dropped more than 1% following a cautious report on Tesla Motors.

Protest over police shooting of unarmed black man in California

2014-08-18 14:41

About 500 people protested outside Los Angeles police headquarters over the shooting death of an unarmed black man in California as disturbances continued in Missouri.


Shooting at MIT in Boston

2013-04-19 09:14

Gunfire and explosions have been heard at MIT University in Boston after a police officer was killed in a shooting at the campus. See the latest pictures.

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Fed says it can do more to boost US

2011-08-30 21:06

The US Federal Reserve is prepared to take additional steps to boost economic growth if needed, documents show.

Obama warns on debt

2011-07-13 12:05

President Barack Obama has warned that elderly Americans could suffer first from a debt default, raising pressure on lawmakers as prospects for a deal to lift the debt ceiling appear far from each other.

China's Hu extols 'progress' in US ties

2010-09-08 12:24

President Hu Jintao has extolled "fresh progress" in China-US ties as he met a White House delegation that held talks on thorny issues including North Korea, Iran and trade.

SA rejoices at Ghana victory

2010-06-28 09:38

South Africans have welcomed Ghana's victory over America, becoming the third African team ever to make the World Cup quarter-finals.

Arab-American wins Miss USA

2010-05-17 14:24

Lebanese immigrant Rima Fakih has beaten out 50 other women to take the title of Miss USA, despite nearly stumbling in her evening gown.

US Army: Gay friendly?

2010-10-21 11:17

The US military now accepts openly gay recruits - a big move which marks the end of a controversial ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces.


US stocks rise as Apple leads Nasdaq surge

2014-09-11 07:41

Enthusiasm about Apple's latest product launches has propelled US stocks higher, with the tech-rich Nasdaq posting the largest gains of the three major indices.

National Guard called in after second night of chaos in Ferguson

2014-08-18 13:25

Missouri's governor says he will send the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson to restore calm after authorities forcibly dispersed a protesting crowd.

US jobless claims at lovest level since 2008

2011-12-22 16:21

Weekly claims for US unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level since April 2008 last week, says the Labor Department

Obama warns US 'running out of time'

2011-07-16 22:54

President Barack Obama has pressed lawmakers to avert what he called economic Armageddon by forging a deal to prevent a US debt default without delay.

US debt talks collapse

2011-06-23 20:17

US budget negotiations have fallen apart after Republican negotiators walked out, throwing doubt on whether the government can avoid a debt default.

Bernanke vows Fed will act

2010-08-27 22:55

US Federal Reserve chairperson Ben Bernanke says the economic recovery has weakened more than expected and the Fed stands ready to act if needed to spur slowing growth.

World Cup 'a triumph for SA'

2010-06-13 13:04

SA is breathing a sigh of relief as day three of the World Cup begins: no major incidents have been reported and fans are having a great time.

Corks, pillows remedies for oil spill?

2010-05-06 14:32

Government officials are being inundated with homespun remedies as they try to prevent the nightmare scenario of oil washing up all over the Gulf Coast.

US Army: Gay friendly?

2010-12-07 12:00

The US military now accepts openly gay recruits - a big move which marks the end of a controversial ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces.

Utah and Colorado to increase smoking age to 21

2014-02-24 12:08

Utah and Colorado have voted to treat tobacco like alcohol and increase the smoking age to 21 because so many smokers start as teens.

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