By The Associated Press
A look at the race between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney for the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House. Obama is within reach, although North Carolina, which the Democrat carried in 2008, has begun leaning toward Romney, according to an Associated
By MAGGIE FICKAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Satellite images of the aftermath of an explosion at a Sudanese weapons factory this past week suggest the site was hit in an airstrike, a U.S. monitoring group said Saturday.
The Sudanese government has accused Israel of bombing its Yarmouk military
By PHILLIP RAWLSAssociated Press
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Segregation ended decades ago in Alabama, swept away by the civil rights marchers who faced down police dogs and fire hoses in the early '60s. But segregation is still mandated by the state's constitution, and voters on Nov. 6
By JIM SUHRAP Business Writer
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Arch Coal Inc. said Friday that cost-control efforts helped boost its third-quarter results well above Wall Street expectations. But it cautioned that the coal industry's challenges will linger into next year.
Net income totaled $45.8 million,
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) - Third-quarter net income at Lear jumped 21 percent as global vehicle production picked up.
The auto supplier earned $121.4 million, or $1.23 per share, up from $100.7 million, or 95 cents per share, in the same quarter last year. Excluding one-time items, the company posted
By GREG SCHREIERAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Choosy moms and dads may be packing more PB&J in lunches this winter, when the cost of a jar of Jif or Skippy is expected to fall even as other grocery prices rise.
Peanut butter prices soared last year after a drought and high heat in the
By The Associated Press
Microsoft CEO hails imminent release of Windows 8
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrated the imminent release of the company's Windows operating system after two years of work.
Windows 8 is the most dramatic overhaul of the personal computer
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Ford pressed ahead Thursday with its plan to slash production in Europe, announcing another plant closure and 1,500 more job cuts, as it warned that annual losses in the region will exceed $1.5 billion this year and next.
Ford Motor Co. is struggling
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Smithsonian is launching a new initiative to study coastal waters and create the first global network monitoring climate change and human impacts on ocean life with a $10 million gift.
Los Angeles hedge fund manager Michael Tennenbaum is
By LORI HINNANTAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - The extent of the European car industry's troubles was laid bare Wednesday, when France's government tossed a financial lifeline to the continent's No. 2 automaker, Peugeot Citroen, and Ford said it would shut a plant in Belgium, cutting