By COLLEEN BARRYAP Business Writer
MILAN (AP) - European stock markets mostly sank Thursday amid signs that debt market turmoil roiling Spain is threatening Italy, which is considered too big to bail out. A rally on Wall Street, where traders hoped for more stimulus from the
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets were mostly higher Friday as investors waded back into riskier assets amid hopes that central banks in the U.S. and elsewhere were gearing up for action to help their beleaguered economies.
By MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A relieved John Edwards said after his mistrial on campaign corruption charges that he believed good things were still in store for him, though image makers and his friends agree that does not include politics
By MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Opponents of gay marriage have an unblemished track record in U.S. elections, chalking up 32 victories in 32 public votes.
They've won in blue states and red ones, among the most heavily religious areas
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) - Seven contraptions known as the Galloping Geese may be the most motley-looking machines - and the most endearing - ever to rattle down American railroad tracks.
A mash-up of vintage autos, buses and railroad
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel acknowledged Thursday that Europe's lingering debt crisis will dominate this weekend's summit of the world's 20 most important economies in Mexico, but she stuck to her conviction that the
By ALAN CLENDENNING and HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's borrowing costs broke through another record Thursday after a credit ratings agency downgraded the country's ability to pay down its debt amid rising fears a bank bailout may not be enough to
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The British government announced its proposals for reform of the U.K. banking industry on Thursday, aiming to prevent a repeat of the crisis which forced taxpayers to bail out two major banks in 2008.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Former jet-setting Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford had plenty of things to say Thursday before a federal judge sentenced him to 110 years in prison for bilking investors out of more than $7 billion over two decades
By CAROLYN THOMPSONAssociated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Surgeon Timothy Jorden saved the lives of patients with gunshot wounds, lived in a big home by Lake Erie and owned four vehicles. He was a product of a working-class neighborhood who became an Army officer before coming