By STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As Bain & Co. head in the early 1990s, Mitt Romney presided over the corporate strategy firm's expanding operations into China and Russia, helping their initial attempts to move into the world's free market system.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. gave investors what they were looking for: a promise that it will keep delivering strong results even as it becomes more disciplined in its spending on new stores.
Its stock hit an all-time high Wednesday, extending a
HOUSTON (AP) - The owner of a Texas microelectronics firm accused of illegally selling military-grade electronics to Russia faces a hearing to determine whether he can be released on bail.
Alexander Fishenko, who owns Arc Electronics Inc., and seven of his employees were arrested last week accused
By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - The leaders of France and Spain said Wednesday that the 17 countries that use the euro already have all the tools they need to solve their debt crisis and now must put their promises into action.
French President Francois Hollande and Spanish
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - State governments should abolish the use of solitary confinement for offenders under 18, whether as a punitive or protective measure, two of America's leading advocates for prisoners' rights said in report Wednesday.
Human Rights Watch
By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man who spent two months with a terrorist group in his native Somalia told a jury Tuesday that another man on trial for allegedly helping funnel recruits to the group provided money to buy weapons for fighters.
Salah Osman Ahmed, 29
By SAMANTHA BOMKAMPAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - FedEx Corp., the world's second-largest package delivery company, on Wednesday detailed its plan to boost profit by $1.7 billion annually by shedding jobs, aircraft and underused assets.
FedEx aims to reach that goal within three years
By NANCY ARMOURAP National Writer
FLINT, Mich. (AP) - The ferociousness that won Claressa Shields an Olympic gold medal melted away as she climbed on the podium to claim it.
She giggled and grinned as she caressed it, the prettiest thing the 17-year-old boxer ever had. She shimmied and bounced
By MICHAEL R. BLOODAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Environmentalists accused federal regulators of conducting a bogus review of a proposal to restart the damaged San Onofre nuclear power plant on the California coast, and nearby residents demanded the abandonment of the plan and the
By TOM KRISHER and YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writers
DETROIT (AP) - The largest recall in Toyota's 75-year history could undermine the Japanese automaker's comeback from natural disasters and embarrassing safety problems.
The company recalled 7.43 million cars, trucks and SUVs worldwide