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US economy forecast to grow by 1.5 percent in 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year. The new assessment was considerably more pessimistic than the Obama administration’s, which predicted last month that the economy [...]

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Mexico creates special force for economic crime

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday, August 22nd, to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country’s economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Drug gangs have long penetrated some Mexican mining and agricultural sectors, but officials now reveal that everyone from fishermen to tourist resorts to [...]

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Putin: cease-fire in Ukraine should be extended

    MOSCOW (AP) — The weeklong cease-fire declared by the Ukrainian president should be extended and accompanied by talks between the government and the rebels, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday. The seven-day cease-fire Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko announced Friday wasn’t enough, Putin said on a trip to Vienna, adding that the end of [...]

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Malaysia: “Allah” can not be used by non-Muslims

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s top court weighed in Monday on the country’s longstanding fight over the word “Allah,” saying non-Muslims cannot use it to refer to God. But the government said hours later the judgment applied only to one newspaper at the center of the case, adding still more confusion to a [...]

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