By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - A company in suburban Atlanta schemed to avoid paying millions of dollars in import taxes on cheap notebooks and loose-leaf paper from China by falsifying records and bribing customs officials in Taiwan, federal prosecutors said in an indictment.
By MICHAEL ASTORAssociated Press Writer
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United Nations is already planning for a peacekeeping force in Syria should a cease-fire in that country take hold and pending a Security Council mandate, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Monday.
Herve Ladsous said, however, it
By The Associated Press
QUAGMIRE: China's economic model that delivered three decades of double-digit growth is running out of steam and the country's next leaders face tough choices to keep incomes rising. But they don't seem to have ambitious solutions.
POLITICAL BACKLASH: The
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
U.S. multinational companies have taken advantage of lower trade barriers over the past 15 years to shift jobs and production to lower-wage countries, a practice generally known as outsourcing. That's cut costs for consumers and helped
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Libya. Israel. The Palestinians. Iran. Afghanistan. Pakistan. China. Terrorism.
Think world hotspots. Think hot rhetoric. Watch the third presidential debate Monday night.
The final debate of the 2012 campaign will be about foreign policy,
By The Associated Press
Caterpillar Inc. makes mining and construction equipment, so its fortunes rise and fall with the world's economy. On Monday, it said it doesn't expect to see overall economic growth until the second half of 2013. It laid out what it expects to see next year,
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp. said Monday its third-quarter profit plummeted 84 percent, but the company sees the global coal market stabilizing after being battered for months by competition from cheaper natural gas and lower coal pricing.
By PAULINE ARRILLAGAAP National Writer
In the America viewed through the lens of a presidential campaign commercial, coal miners hear that their jobs are "in danger," voters are warned that "China is stealing American ideas," and the middle class, it's been said time and again, is "falling
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Caterpillar says the world's economy is weaker than it thought, and it doesn't expect growth to pick up until the second half of next year.
The company on Monday cut its 2012 revenue and profit guidance, and took a very cautious view
By JENNIFER AGIESTAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - On Monday night, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will spar over foreign policy in the final presidential debate before the Nov. 6 presidential election. But with most polling focused almost exclusively on voters' views of the