By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's more to Wednesday night's presidential debate than just the 90 minutes onstage. For the campaigns, it's a three-part performance:
Part I: Aw-shucks time
Setting low expectations can help a so-so performance seem like a
By KRISTEN GELINEAUAssociated Press
SYDNEY (AP) - Australia's central bank cut its benchmark interest rate by a quarter percentage point Tuesday as a slowdown in China's economy and persistent weakness in Europe adds to uncertainty about Australia's economic outlook.
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stocks posted modest gains Wednesday as skittish investors waited for a key U.S. jobs report later in the week for signs of growth in the world's largest economy.
The U.S. Labor Department will release employment data for September on
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - Repair crews worked into Tuesday removing two derailed cars and a locomotive and to repair damaged railroad tracks after an Amtrak train carrying about 169 passengers derailed in a collision with a big rig truck in
By AMY TAXINAssociated Press
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - Immigrant advocates blasted Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday for last-minute vetoes of bills that could have brought sweeping change to the state's large foreign-born population.
The criticism of his decision to nix measures to expand the
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - National Democrats are boosting their investment in Arizona's Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Jon Kyl, another sign that the race between Republican Jeff Flake and Democrat Richard Carmona is competitive.
The Democratic Senatorial
By CARLA K. JOHNSONAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should probably answer the phone.
Thile is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius
By The Associated Press
Economy recovery likely - benefiting election winner
WASHINGTON (AP) - Eventually the economic recovery will pick up steam - whether President Barack Obama stays in the White House or Mitt Romney moves in.
That's what many economic outlooks project. And the
By CARLA K. JOHNSON and PATRICK CONDONAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Andrew Engeldinger's parents pushed him for two years to seek treatment for what they suspected was mental illness, but even though he became increasingly paranoid and experienced delusions, there was nothing more
By The Associated Press
BERNANKE DEFENDS POLICIES: Chairman Ben Bernanke on Monday defended bold policies adopted at the Federal Reserve's September meeting. The stimulus is needed because economy isn't growing fast enough to reduce high unemployment, Bernanke told the Economic Club of