PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual - and unauthorized - performance featuring Disney characters.
Performers dressed as Minnie Mouse, Tigger and others danced and pranced as footage
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A big air show is all about bragging rights. It's where airplane makers announce large jet orders, dazzle customers with aerial displays and show off their latest technology.
But a debt crisis in Europe
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - The offshore Taiwanese island chain of Matsu appears set to join Macau in the China gambling sweepstakes.
Matsu voters approved a referendum Saturday permitting casino gambling on the islands, located about 20 kilometers (11 miles) from the
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is challenging Mitt Romney's promises to crack down on China's trading practices, saying in an ad released Saturday that the Republican candidate profited by allowing China to strip away U.S. jobs
By The Associated Press
ECONOMIC BLUES: Commodities fell across the board after a weak jobs report brought more evidence that the U.S. economy is struggling. Borrowing rates for Spain and Italy climbed, an indication that bond investors are less willing to loan those countries
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Commodity prices dropped Friday after a weak jobs report brought more evidence that the U.S. economy is still sluggish.
The declines were widespread. Gold, industrial metals, oil and natural gas all ended lower. Wheat, corn and
By The Associated Press
Europe's financial problems pushed the euro down to a two-year low against the dollar on Friday.
The U.S. dollar and the Japanese yen were the two big winners as investors looked for safety. Borrowing costs for Italy rose sharply,
By PALLAVI GOGOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Investors abandoned stocks Friday after the U.S. government reported that only 80,000 jobs were created in June, the third straight month of weak hiring.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 124.20 points to
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - The American job machine has jammed. Again.
The economy added only 80,000 jobs in June, the government said Friday, erasing any doubt that the United States is in a summer slump