By The Associated Press
NO NUKES: German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her government's decision to phase out nuclear power and switch to renewable energies within a decade, but acknowledged the need to speed up the plan.
BAD BUSINESS? Business leaders have criticized the way the
By The Associated Press
SHORT CIRCUIT: Short of cash and hurting from weak sales of electric cars, battery maker A123 Systems Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection on Tuesday and quickly sold its automotive assets.
LOSING POWER: The moves came a day after the company warned it likely would miss
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - After years of struggling in the nascent market for electric cars, battery maker A123 Systems Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday.
The filing drew criticism from Republicans who claim the Obama administration has wasted millions of taxpayer
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Higher gas costs drove up U.S. consumer prices in September for the second straight month. Outside energy, there was little sign of inflation.
The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose a seasonally
By ADAM SCHRECKAssociated Press
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq abruptly removed the longtime governor of the country's central bank Tuesday after he and other bank officials were targeted in an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing.
The governor, Sinan al-Shabibi, is seen as a politically
By SARAH DiLORENZOAP Business Writer
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday defended her government's decision to phase out nuclear power and switch to renewable energies within a decade, but acknowledged the need to overhaul and speed up the transition plan.
By JON GAMBRELLAssociated Press
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) - "FELA LIVES," reads the Gothic-lettered tattoo on the back of one of the sons of the legendary Afrobeat singer from Nigeria. Fela Anikulapo-Kuti died 15 years ago but his name seems to be mentioned more now than ever.
Radio stations across
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and RUKMINI CALLIMACHIAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but first has to find a target.
And if the administration
By DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A British computer hacker's decade-long struggle to avoid trial in the U.S. over alleged breaches of military and NASA networks ended in success Tuesday, as the U.K. government ruled he was unfit to face charges there.
Home Secretary Theresa