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Monsoon Politics: Why It Can’t Rain Reforms In India

India's much-awaited "second wave" of reforms is likely to be delayed due to the dilly-dallying monsoon. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who doubles as the finance minister, is expected to hold the crucial policy decisions on allowing the FDI in retail sector and hike in diesel prices until at least the second week of September, Reuters has reported quoting official sources.

UPS, DuPont, TI - Latest To Trim Outlook After Q2 Earnings Reports

Global economic uncertainty and the dreaded fiscal cliff have taken a toll on American consumer demand, affecting second-quarter revenues and urging companies to dim their forecasts. DuPont and Co, Texas Instruments, Inc. and United Parcel Service, Inc. are the latest to do so.
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President of Ghana John Atta Mills Dies At 68

John Evans Atta Mills, president of Ghana who transformed the country's economy into one of African's newest oil-producing states, passed away at a military hospital on Tuesday. He will be succeeded by his vice president.
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Mexico's Drug War: A New President Outlines A New Strategy Likely To Produce Old Results

In the old days of Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI), the party of President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto, a systemic culture of government corruption ensured that the drug cartels would be more or less left alone in exchange for hefty bribes at multiple levels, and as the drugs flowed north into the U.S. there was relatively little violence.
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Facebook Voter Registration Hits Washington State, Is The New Voting App Safe For Information, Privacy?

Nowadays, Facebook is likely your go-to resource for just about everything; From linking up with your friends, to obtaining news, to ordering new clothes. But now, you can serve your patriotic duty as an American via the social media giant's newest add-on: voter registration. An application on Facebook allows users to register to vote through an app called My Vote. However the voter registration app, said to be safe for personal information and privacy, is limited to Facebook users in...

Indian Economy to Grow at Slowest Pace in 10 Years: Poll

India's economy will grow at its slowest pace in a decade this fiscal year, with tight monetary policy, political gridlock and a weakening global economy prompting analysts to slash their forecasts, a Reuters poll showed on Thursday.
Bane creator is a conservative

Bane Creator Chuck Dixon Responds to Rush Limbaugh's Comments About 'The Dark Knight Rises,' is a 'Staunch Conservative' [AUDIO]

It's no secret that Rush Limbaugh says some pretty dumb things, but on Tuesday, he may have made his most bizarre statement yet. Limbaugh alleges that it's not accidental that Dark Knight Rises villain Bane has a name phonetically similar to Mitt Romney's private equity firm Bain Capital. According to Chuck Dixon, the man who created Bane for the Batman comic books, Limbaugh couldn't be more wrong.
Rajesh Khanna Dies: Best Images Of Bollywood's First Superstar [PHOTOS]

Rajesh Khanna Dies: Best Images Of Bollywood's First Superstar [PHOTOS]

Indian actor Rajesh Khanna, who starred in more than 160 films over the course of his 46-year career, died at his family home in Mumbai on Wednesday. He was 69. Khanna made a name for himself in the 1960s and 1970s just as Bollywood was coming into its own; during his heyday, he was often cast as the romantic lead. Of his 163 total films, he was the lead protagonist in 128 of them.


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