U.S. gov’t to assess fire damage across Oklahoma

April 14, 2009 10:13 am· Comments Off on U.S. gov’t to assess fire damage across Oklahoma 

HOUSTON, April 14 — The U.S. government is to assess the wildfires damage in the state of Oklahoma, paving the way for federal assistance to the displaced citizens, a local official said on Monday.

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U.S. stocks end mixed as banks offer optimism

April 14, 2009 10:13 am· Comments Off on U.S. stocks end mixed as banks offer optimism 

NEW YORK, April 14 — U.S. stocks pared early losses and ended mixed on Monday as investors expect some solid earnings reports from major financial firms.

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U.S. military commander urges shipping industry to hire armed guards for boats

April 14, 2009 10:12 am· Comments Off on U.S. military commander urges shipping industry to hire armed guards for boats 

WASHINGTON, April 14 — A U.S. military commander urged the shipping companies on Monday to provide armed guards for their cargo boats in case of piracy in the Horn of Africa.

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IIF calls for immediate boost to IMF funding to deal with global crisis

April 14, 2009 10:11 am· Comments Off on IIF calls for immediate boost to IMF funding to deal with global crisis 

WASHINGTON, April 14 — The Institute of International Finance (IIF) on Monday called for immediate actions to put in place pledged increased resources for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and multilateral development banks (MDBs) to help bring about the end of the current global economic and financial crisis.

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U.S. vehicle thefts decline, California remains hot spot

April 14, 2009 10:11 am· Comments Off on U.S. vehicle thefts decline, California remains hot spot 

CHICAGO, April 14 — The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) said in a report on Monday that 2008 marked the nation's fifth consecutive year of declining vehicle thefts in the United States, while California is still a hot location with six cities listed on the top 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSA) that had the highest vehicle theft rates last year.

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Oil prices retreat on lower demand forecast

April 14, 2009 10:10 am· Comments Off on Oil prices retreat on lower demand forecast 

NEW YORK, April 14 — Crude oil fell more than four percent on Monday after the International Energy Agency (IEA) lowered its forecast for global oil demand.

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Sorsogon to showcase local products in Summer Trade Fair

April 14, 2009 10:09 am· Comments Off on Sorsogon to showcase local products in Summer Trade Fair 

SORSOGON CITY, April 14 – This city will play host to a Summer Trade Fair organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to showcase products produced across Sorsogon province.

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Obama’s first visit to Latin America will be a “listening trip”

April 14, 2009 10:08 am· Comments Off on Obama’s first visit to Latin America will be a “listening trip” 

by Yang Qingchuan

WASHINGTON, April 14 — U.S. President Barack Obama will try to demonstrate a "willingness to listen and take seriously views of Latin American countries" when he visits Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago later this week, said a leading U.S. expert on Western Hemisphere affairs.

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(Metro News) Malabon going full blast with dredging operations

April 14, 2009 10:07 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Malabon going full blast with dredging operations 

MANILA, April 14 — As part of its campaign to eradicate or at least minimize flooding in the area, the Malabon local government, with the assistance of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), is going full blast with its dredging operations at the heavily silted Malabon-Tonsuya rivers which is located near the “barangays” of Longos and Tañong.

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Parkinson’s drugs may lead to unhealthy behaviors: study

April 14, 2009 10:06 am· Comments Off on Parkinson’s drugs may lead to unhealthy behaviors: study 

LOS ANGELES, April 14 — Parkinson patients taking a class of Parkinson's disease drugs might develop destructive behaviors such as compulsive gambling or hypersexuality, a new study has found.

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