Obama to announce TARP fee on banks Thur: official

US President Barack Obama will unveil details of a fee on the country's top financial firms on Thursday designed to recoup losses from an emergency bank bailout fund that used taxpayer money, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.
Preparations are under way ahead of the world's tallest building Burj Dubai's official opening on January 4, 2010.
Greenspan sees six months of growth ahead
US President Barack Obama says the US economy has "core strengths" that will put the nation in a good stead for the long term despite a difficult year for millions of people.
Premier Wen warns of uncertainties despite recovery
Japanese car sales dip 4.2% in July
Russian, German leaders discuss closer economic ties
European Commission's autumn forecast for 2009-2001 showed here on Tuesday that EU economy is set to fall by 4 percent in 2009, expected to grow by 0.75 percent in 2010 and 1.5 percent in 2011.