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Saturday, February 4, 2023

U.S. budget gap soars in first half of fiscal 2009

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States posted a record $956.8 billion budget deficit for the first half of fiscal 2009, more than triple the year-ago shortfall, as spending on financial and economic rescue programs ramped up, the Treasury Department said on Friday.

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Obama sees “glimmers of hope” in economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Friday the recession-hit U.S. economy was showing “glimmers of hope” despite remaining under strain and promised further steps in coming weeks to tackle the financial crisis.

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Banks asked to keep quiet on stress tests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department is asking banks not to mention the regulatory “stress tests” as part of their first-quarter earnings results, according to a source familiar with government discussions.

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A Love-Hate Relationship?

It’s not enough that he’s trying to impose socialism, run General Motors, refused to call America a Christian nation and supposedly bowed to the king of Saudi Arabia, as recent right-wing chatter would have it.

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Iraq troop withdrawal plan hits a snag

A dramatic increase in al-Qaeda violence in Masul and Baqubah may doom President Barack Obama’s plans to withdraw combat troops from Iraq.

The top American general this week told The Times of London that more troops may be needed to control violence in those two troubled cities.

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Panetta: No more secret CIA prisons

The CIA is "no longer" operating secret prisons used by the intelligence agency to interrogate terror suspects, and plans to shut all remaining "black sites," the spy agency’s director said Thursday.

The statement by the Central Intelligence Agency provided confirmation the spy service was carrying out an order from President Barack Obama to shut down the secret prisons that have been condemned at home and abroad as a flagrant violation of human rights.

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