ROME (AP) - Italy is finding it easier to raise money on the world's debt markets thanks to the European Central Bank's decision to help lower the borrowing costs of heavily indebted countries.
On Tuesday, the government raised €5.5 billion in a series of auctions for two-, four and 10-year
By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - The head of the European Central Bank sought Tuesday to win a skeptical German audience over to his plans to buy potentially unlimited amounts of government bonds to help the continent's most indebted states survive the financial crisis.
By ALAN CLENDENNINGAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's government was hit hard by the country's financial crisis on multiple fronts Tuesday as protestors enraged with austerity cutbacks and tax hikes clashed with police near Parliament, a separatist-minded region set elections seen
By CARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - The brain that revolutionized physics now can be downloaded as an app for $9.99. But it won't help you win at Angry Birds.
While Albert Einstein's genius isn't included, an exclusive iPad application launched Tuesday promises to
By TOM COYNEAssociated Press
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) - Thousands of elated supporters greeted Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with rapturous cheers and a standing ovation as she took to an arena stage in an Indiana city that is home to one of the largest Burmese communities in the
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
Toys R Us is hiring 45,000 seasonal workers to staff up its pop up stores and help fulfill its expanded customer services, like shipping online purchases to stores, this holiday.
That a nearly 13 percent jump from the 40,000 seasonal workers the Wayne, N.J.-based
By JUAN A. LOZANO and PAUL J. WEBERAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A caretaker at a group home for the mentally ill called police in the middle of the night because a one-armed, one-legged man in a wheelchair was angry and wouldn't calm down.
What happened next is the subject of an
By The Associated Press
Facebook Inc. has had a rocky initial public offering of stock. There were trading glitches on its first day of trading and concerns since then about Facebook's revenue potential. Facebook also is facing dozens of lawsuits from disgruntled shareholders. In recent
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing slightly lower on Wall Street.
Fear about the European economy overshadowed recent excitement about help from the world's central banks. The Dow Jones industrial average finished down 20 points at 13,559.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended the day
By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSENAssociated Press
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A hearing will be held next month on whether Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel, who was convicted of killing a neighbor in 1975, should be released from prison, a state official said Monday.
Skakel's first parole hearing has been