By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
ZHANJIANG, China (AP) - Reformers say China needs more entrepreneurs like Liu Peijian. His chain of six furniture stores employs 60 people. But Beijing's response to the deepest economic slump since the 2008 crisis is to pump money into state industry,
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed that a recent interest rate cut aimed at stimulating economic growth will not ignite a new bout of real estate speculation that would push up housing costs, state media said Sunday.
Wen, China's top economic
By GALIA GARCIA PALAFOXAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico's capital on Saturday to protest Enrique Pena Nieto's apparent win in the country's presidential election, accusing his long ruling party of buying votes
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Vera Water and Power says they have completely restored power to its customers in Spokane Valley after a kite flew into a feed Saturday afternoon.
Representatives with Vera Water And Power say at the peak of the outage, 1800 customers were without power.
By PAULINE ARRILLAGAAP National Writer
LAS VEGAS (AP) - To begin: This is not a story about Ron Paul.
Not exactly, anyway. And yet to get where we want to go we will start at OPA!, a Greek restaurant on the edge of town where Clark County Republicans and tea
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court's decision to uphold most of President Barack Obama's health care law will come home to roost for most taxpayers in about 2½ years, when they'll have to start providing proof on their tax
By RON TODTAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Highways buckled in Illinois and Wisconsin, water use was cut back in Indiana and those who had power in the mid-Atlantic were urged to conserve it, but the heat gripping much of the country was only expected to worsen Saturday
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Deep in the heart of Mea Shearim, a Jerusalem bastion of hardline ultra-Orthodox Jews, hundreds of bearded young men in black suits have their noses burrowed into books, immersed in biblical study and oblivious to their
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) - Jubilant Libyans chose a new parliament Saturday in their first nationwide vote in decades, but violence and protests in the restive east underscored the challenges ahead as the oil-rich North African nation struggles to
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The sudden decision to replace the chief executive tapped to run America's largest electric company has prompted North Carolina's attorney general and regulators to launch investigations into whether consumers