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  • us shutdown caused record number of furloughed days

    'US shutdown caused record number of furloughed days'

    World | November 08, 2013 9:08 IST

    Washington : Federal employees were furloughed for a combined total of 6.6 million days during the 16-day partial federal government shutdown starting Oct 1, the most number in all government shutdowns of the country, the

  • senior official to get obamacare grilling

    Senior official to get 'Obamacare' grilling

    World | October 29, 2013 10:39 IST

    Washington : The senior Obama administration official closest to the implementation of the health care law's dysfunctional website faces tough questions Tuesday from Congress at the start of a pivotal week.Medicare Chief Marilyn Tavenner will

  • know facts about the us shutdown

    Know facts about the US shutdown

    World | October 22, 2013 14:01 IST

    New Delhi: From time to time, the US government faces a complete shutdown of its essential services. Since 1976, the US federal government has faced a shutdown 17 times. The last one occurred when Bill

  • pentagon suffers 600 million loss due to us shutdown

    Pentagon suffers $600 million loss due to US shutdown

    World | October 18, 2013 9:24 IST

    Washington : The US government shutdown is over but it will take time to overcome the effects caused by the lockdown. The   partial shutdown  has cost the Pentagon nearly $600 million. The shutdown  has also

  • us crisis continues fitch puts aaa credit rating on watch

    US crisis continues, Fitch puts 'AAA' credit rating on watch

    World | October 16, 2013 11:28 IST

    New York: As  the Congress failed to make a headway in breaking the  impasse over raising the country's debt ceiling before the deadline of October 17, a gloomy picture of default loomed over the horizon

  • us shutdown senate leaders nearing debt ceiling deal

    US shutdown: Senate leaders nearing debt ceiling deal

    October 16, 2013 11:43 IST

    Washington: With a potential debt default looming, Senate leaders are nearing completion on a deal to stave off a self-inflicted political calamity that would shred US credibility and rock the global economy.Signs of hope emerged

  • obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers

    Obama postpones debt meet with lawmakers

    World | October 15, 2013 8:30 IST

    Washington : US President Barack Obama postponed a planned meeting with lawmakers to discuss the government shutdown and the debt ceiling amid signs of progress in the Senate, the White House said Monday.The meeting, which

  • us shutdown focus of negotiations shifts to senate

    US shutdown: Focus of negotiations shifts to Senate

    October 12, 2013 23:00 IST

    WASHINGTON: House talks with President Barack Obama over ending the partial government shutdown and preventing a federal default have stalled, Speaker John Boehner told fellow Republicans on Saturday, shifting the focus to Senate efforts to

  • us shutdown talks with republicans fail

    US shutdown: Talks with Republicans fail

    World | October 11, 2013 15:21 IST

    Washington:  Talks at the White House with Republicans failed to reach an agreement to end the budget crisis on Thursday evening despite earlier hopes that a deal might be in sight. Discussions between Barack Obama

  • ready to negotiate if threats are withdrawn barack obama to

    Ready to negotiate if threats are withdrawn: Barack Obama to John Boehner

    October 08, 2013 23:53 IST

    WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama today offered to negotiate with the Republican leadership only after the threat of government shutdown and debt default have been removed, the White House said. Obama conveyed this message to House

  • us shutdown stalemate enters eighth day

    US shutdown stalemate enters eighth day

    World | October 08, 2013 12:34 IST

    Washington: The stalemate over US federal shutdown continued for the eighth day with President Barack Obama asking Congress to reopen the government and raise the US debt limit and the Republicans insisting on negotiations first."My

  • parties race to use shutdown for 2014 leverage

    Parties race to use shutdown for 2014 leverage

    World | October 06, 2013 15:03 IST

    Washington: Republicans and Democrats have wasted little time trying to use the first U.S. government shutdown in a generation for political advantage ahead of next year's Congressional elections, seizing on the plight of furloughed workers

  • us shutdown no end in sight to the crisis on day 5

    US Shutdown: No end in sight to the crisis on day 5

    World | October 05, 2013 18:38 IST

    Washington: The political impasse behind the US government shutdown showed no signs of abating as it entered its fifth day today with President Barack Obama asking the opposition to pass the federal budget with no

  • kerry us will stay the course despite shutdown

    Kerry: US will stay the course despite shutdown

    World | October 05, 2013 14:32 IST

    Bali, Indonesia :  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Congress on Saturday to think “long and hard” about the negative message that the partial government shutdown is sending around the world, even as he

  • us eu trade talks cancelled due to shutdown

    US, EU trade talks cancelled due to shutdown

    World | October 05, 2013 7:02 IST

    Washington : The second round of negotiations in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) was cancelled due to the US federal government shutdown, said the Obama Administration Friday in a statement.According to the statement,

  • obama cancels asia trip to deal with govt shutdown

    Obama cancels Asia trip to deal with govt shutdown

    World | October 04, 2013 11:23 IST

    Washington : President Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to end a federal government shutdown entering its fourth day Friday.In a statement

  • us debt ceiling issue to hurt global economy imf chief

    US debt ceiling issue to hurt global economy: IMF chief

    World | October 04, 2013 9:27 IST

    Washington : The International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief warned Thursday that if US Congress failed to raise the government's borrowing authority, it would seriously damage both the US as well as the global economy."In the

  • us shutdown deepens fears of looming debt crisis

    US shutdown deepens fears of looming debt crisis

    World | October 04, 2013 7:38 IST

    Washington : Democrats and Republicans remained no closer to resolving a budget feud that has shut down much of the government as Washington and international officials raised the alarm Thursday over an even more critical

  • obama exasperated by government shutdown

    Obama 'exasperated' by government shutdown

    World | October 03, 2013 10:02 IST

    Washington : US President Barack Obama said Wednesday that he is "exasperated" by the lack of agreement that led to the paralysis of the federal government and warned that Wall Street "should be concerned" about

  • shutdown affects majority of us intelligence workforce

    Shutdown affects majority of US intelligence workforce

    World | October 03, 2013 7:42 IST

    Washington : The US federal government shutdown has forced the country's intelligence agencies to furlough 70 percent of its workforce, US intelligence officials said Wednesday.Speaking at a Senate panel hearing, James Clapper, director of National

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