Monthly Archives: January 2013

US economy shrinks for first time since end of recession

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy unexpectedly shrank from October through December for the first time since 2009, hurt by the biggest cut in defense spending in 40 years, fewer exports and sluggish

US consumer confidence plunges

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence plunged in January to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting higher Social Security taxes that left Americans with less take-home pay. The Conference Board

Legal setbacks may block Obama’s programs

By Francisco C. Wenceslao ALTHOUGH a Republican, I wish for the nation’s sake President Obama becomes be more cautious his second term won’t be blocked with court setbacks such as the federal

14 dead, 80 injured in Mexico blast

MEXICO CITY — An explosion at the main headquarters of Mexico’s state-owned oil company in the capital killed 14 people and injured 80 on Thursday as it heavily damaged three floors of

Obama on immigration reform: The time is now

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama made an economic and moral case on Tuesday for the need for comprehensive immigration reform, vowing he would send legislation to Congress and insist on a vote

Royce concludes successful visit to PH

WASHINGTON – Representative Ed Royce, Chairman of the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs, marked the conclusion of a successful three-day official visit to the Philippines on Wednesday by laying a wreath