By PHILIP ELLIOTTAssociated Press
CLINTON, Iowa (AP) - Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Tuesday that he and running mate Mitt Romney would help more Americans find jobs so that they can pay taxes.
At a rally on the front lawn of a county courthouse, the Wisconsin Republican
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. announced Tuesday visa-free travel for Taiwanese visiting America.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano described it as a "logical development in close security, economic and people-to-people" ties between the U.S. and
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of oil is slightly higher as investors weigh positive U.S. economic news against ongoing concerns about Europe.
Benchmark oil rose 13 cents Tuesday to $92.61 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price international varieties of oil,
By MARK JEWELLAP Personal Finance Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Vanguard Group is trying to bolster its appeal to cost-conscious investors by reducing a key expense of investing in low-cost index mutual funds: fees paid to firms that license benchmarks covering segments of the stock market that the
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Mixed signals on the world economy tugged on major stock indexes Tuesday.
The country's largest fertilizer company, Mosaic, said weak demand from China and India have hurt its profits. Mosaic, Dupont and stocks of other companies in the
By KELVIN CHANAssociated Press
HONG KONG (AP) - An official with the company that owns the ferry involved in a collision that killed 38 people said Wednesday that the vessel recently passed inspection, but he had no details about how the crash occurred.
Nelson Ng, general manager of Hong Kong
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
Is the U.S. spending enough money on defense, and is it spending it in the right ways? In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks the money spigot was turned wide open, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into the wars in Iraq and
By KRISTEN GELINEAUAssociated Press
SYDNEY (AP) - Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday as a slowdown in China's economy and persistent weakness in Europe adds to uncertainty about Australia's economic outlook.
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stocks posted modest gains Wednesday as skittish investors waited for a key U.S. jobs report later in the week for signs of growth in the world's largest economy.
The U.S. Labor Department will release employment data for September on
By RON DePASQUALEAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - After countless speeches, meetings and behind-the-scenes discussions, the war in Syria remained the unsolved problem that loomed over this year's gathering of world leaders at the United Nations.
As the week-long meeting of the U.N.