By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Changes could be in store for U.S.-Asian relations, but that has little to do with the presidential race.
Lost in the backbiting between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney over Beijing is their general agreement on how to
By The Associated Press
Companies that sell advertising have begun releasing their earnings reports for the latest quarter. Here are highlights of recent quarterly earnings reports from selected Internet and media companies and what they say about the state of spending on advertising.
- Oct. 15
By CHRISTINA REXRODE and DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's halftime for the season of corporate earnings reports, and investors are in desperate need of a locker-room pep talk.
Before Alcoa reported its third-quarter results Oct. 9, marking the unofficial start of
By NEDRA PICKLER and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
AMES, Iowa (AP) - Mitt Romney is promising to revitalize the nation's economy with "bold ideas" and a senior aide said the Republican presidential candidate would not cut ties with an Indiana Senate candidate who said pregnancy resulting from
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
As they present their closing arguments, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are occupying some unexpected common ground. Both are taking shots at former President George W. Bush.
Obama, who dismissively suggested 2008 rival Sen. John McCain would merely extend
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
Drugmaker Merck & Co. said Friday that third-quarter profit rose 2 percent as lower spending and taxes, plus sales growth for several key medicines, offset new generic competition slashing sales for its top-selling drug, Singulair.
The maker of diabetes
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - It's the defining ritual of American democracy: the peaceful transfer of presidential power.
Though the outcome of the White House race is still days away, planning for the transfer is well under way.
As Republican Mitt Romney leapfrogs
BEIJING (AP) - China blocked access to The New York Times website Friday after the paper published a lengthy article claiming the family of Premier Wen Jiabao has amassed assets worth $2.7 billion through a web of investments.
The report said most of Wen's family's wealth was accumulated
By TOM KRISHER and YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writers
DETROIT (AP) - Toyota has widened its global sales lead over General Motors after bouncing back from a series of natural disasters.
The company said Friday it sold 7.4 million vehicles globally in the first nine months of this year - 450,000
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest snapshot of economic growth shows the U.S. recovery remains tepid.
Growth in the July-September quarter climbed slightly but was still too weak to stir significantly more hiring. The pace of expansion rose to a 2 percent