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Vote Expected Today on Obama’s $790 Billion Stimulus Bill

Voting is expected today on President Barack Obama’s $790 billion economic stimulus bill. If passed, the bill could be ready for Obama’s signature early next week. More [1]

Recession Gathers Strength in Europe

European economies continue to shrink with Germany – the Euro Zone’s largest economy – suffering a 2.1 percent contraction in the fourth quarter of last year while France contracted by 1.2 percent for the same period. More [2]

Oil Prices Fall With Expected Decrease in Demand

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) [3] has predicted that demand for oil will fall by 0.67 percent in 2009. Oil prices have continued to retreat with US light, sweet crude closing in New York yesterday at $33.98 a barrel. In early trading today, the price continues to fall from yesterday’s close. More [4]

Japan’s Economy Contracted by 10% in 4th Quarter

A report by the Cabinet Office will likely show that Japan’s struggling economy contracted at an annual pace of more than 10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008. More [5]

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