By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available
By CIARAN GILES and DANIEL WOOLLS
MADRID (AP) - Spain's government imposed more austerity measures on the beleaguered country Wednesday as it unveiled sales tax hikes and spending cuts aimed at shaving €65 billion ($79.85 billion) off the state budget over the next two and a half years.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greeks have been returning the savings they took out of the country's banks during the political uncertainty in the past two months, the country's central bank governor said Tuesday as he urged the country's new government to work on boosting confidence in the
By DAVID McHUGH and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
BRUSSELS (AP) - Irene Fernandez lost her job with Spain's postal service five months ago, a victim of government spending cuts. Since then, she's been getting by on spending money from her mother and the $530 a month she earns grooming
By ALAN CLENDENNINGAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's struggling banks and the country's punishing borrowing costs will be the main subject of discussions at this week's meetings in Brussels of Europe's finance ministers.
Representatives from the 17 countries that use the euro
By The Associated Press
Some leaders of the failed IndyMac Bancorp have agreed to settle a shareholder class-action lawsuit for $6.5 million.
The lawsuit names former IndyMac CEO Michael W. Perry and Chief Financial Officer Scott Keys as defendants.
IndyMac collapsed in July 2008, and the Federal
By ALBERT AJI and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - In a show of force, Syria began large-scale military exercises Sunday to simulate defending the country against outside "aggression." Damascus' staunch ally Iran warned of a "catastrophe" in the region if no political
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says time's running out on Syrian peace hopes and warns that the Syrian state could collapse.
Speaking in Japan, Clinton said Sunday that U.N. mediator Kofi Annan's acknowledgement that his
WARSAW, Mo. (AP) - Authorities say five people who were unaccounted for after a dock collapsed at a Missouri lake have been found safe.
Sgt. Collin Stosberg of the Missouri State Highway Patrol says a thunderstorm moved through the Sterett Creek Resort and Marina
RICHARDSON, Texas (AP) - A crane collapse on the University of Texas at Dallas campus killed two construction workers Saturday, officials said, leaving a mangled chunk of the crane laying atop an unfinished building where workers were heard screaming as the accident unfolded