By JOSHUA FREED and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - A slim victory for the main conservative party in an election in Greece should relax fears that a country will stop using the euro for the first time and possibly unleash global financial turmoil
By KATY DAIGLEAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - What is a sip of clean water worth? Is there economic value in the shade of a tree? And how much would you pay for a breath of fresh air?
Putting a price on a natural bounty long taken for granted as free may
By BEN FELLERAP White House Correspondent
CHICAGO (AP) - With global anxiety rising, President Barack Obama is searching for bolder, swifter signals from Europe that it will contain its financial mess and keep it from torpedoing the U.S. economy and his re-election chances along
By The Associated Press
China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week.
The Shenzhou 9 capsule
By DIAA HADID and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - U.N. observers suspended their patrols in Syria on Saturday due to a recent spike in violence, the strongest sign yet that an international peace plan was unraveling despite months of diplomatic efforts to prevent the
By NG HAN GUANAssociated Press
JIUQUAN, China (AP) - China launched its most ambitious space mission yet on Saturday, carrying its first female astronaut and two male colleagues in an attempt to dock with an orbiting module and work on board for more than a week
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Burger King is setting its sights on China.
The world's second largest hamburger chain says it will open 1,000 restaurants in the country over the next five to seven years. It's the largest multi-
By SANDY SHOREAP Energy Writer
Greece consumes a small amount of the world's oil. But it could have a big effect on the price of crude next week.
The nation holds an election Sunday, and Greeks could pick a government that wants to stop using the euro as
By The Associated Press
NEW RESTRICTIONS: Malaysia's government has imposed two new conditions on a rare earth refinery set up by an Australian miner. The government is trying to assuage public fears of radioactive pollution.
REACTION: The head of a
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. factories produced less in May than April, as automakers cut back on output for the first time in six months. The report indicates that manufacturing, a key driver of the economic growth, is slowing