By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
The stakes now are similar to what caused the U.S. to invade almost 11 years ago: the threat of more al-Qaida attacks.
President Barack Obama says U.S.
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Surprise! The top-performing stock among automakers in the U.S. this quarter is General Motors.
The company, which endured management upheaval during the third quarter and announced that it would lose substantial cash in Europe, saw its shares rise 15
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The Obama administration on Friday pressed U.S. allies Japan and South Korea to continue their cooperation on North Korea and other key issues despite a dispute over a contested islet. The administration also urged Tokyo and Beijing to make
By JONATHAN FAHEY
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil ended the third quarter with a slight gain as investors weighed whether the world economy could pull out of the doldrums.
Benchmark oil rose 34 cents to $92.19 per barrel in morning trading in New York. In London, Brent crude, which reflects what most U.S.
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - A group of state-owned Chinese shipping companies have placed a $4.5 billion order for 50 supertankers, throwing a financial lifeline to China's struggling shipbuilders, a newspaper reported Friday.
The order adds to a multibillion-dollar
By TODD RICHMONDAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - They slink through the woods in camouflage and face paint, armed with tire irons, screwdrivers and hoes, seeking a plant that looks like a cross between a Virginia creeper and poison ivy.
They're the new breed of ginseng diggers, a rough
By CHRIS BRUMMITTAssociated Press
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - The 7-iron resting against the wall in Le Quoc Quan's office is for self-defense. The blogger has not left home without it since being beaten by iron-bar-wielding men he suspects were sent by police.
If the assault was meant to silence
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil crept up above $92 a barrel Friday on hopes the global economy might see some improvement after Spain announced far-reaching steps to fix its ailing economy.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for November delivery was up 21 cents to $
By RON DePASQUALEAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Slovenia's prime minister insisted that the Alpine nation does not need a bailout from the European Union, despite a crippling banking crisis that has unnerved investors and caused political gridlock.
Prime Minister Janez Jansa said
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - China and Japan traded angry accusations in a late-night spat over a small group of islands in the East China Sea that both claim.
It started when Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi accused Japan of "grossly violating" Chinese sovereignty by its purchase of the islands. He