By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports access to abortion. Health care law requires contraceptives to be
By MARK JEWELLAP Personal Finance Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Even as stock prices rose again in September, investors withdrew money from stock mutual funds at the fastest pace of the year, marking the seventh straight month that withdrawals have exceeded deposits.
Bond funds attracted cash for the
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
NBCNEWS.COM - Toyota Motor Co., still in recovery mode after a series of problems that plagued its global operations over the last three years, announced Wednesday it is recalling 2.5 million vehicles sold in the United States due to a potential risk of fire.
On a worldwide basis, the recall
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 MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - China's central bank governor and finance minister won't be attending IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Tokyo this week in an apparent snub to Japan that comes as the two Asian giants remain at odds over a cluster of tiny islands both
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When global finance ministers meet this week in Tokyo, they'll confront a triple challenge: Economic troubles in three major regions are threatening the world's economy.
And political conflicts are complicating the problem.
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - France has circulated a draft resolution that would give U.N. backing to an international military force to assist the Malian army in ousting Islamic militants who seized the northern half of the country and are turning it into a
By The Associated Press
Merkel gets a hostile reception in Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a hostile reception from many ordinary Greeks Tuesday when she flew into Athens on her first visit to the country since its debt crisis erupted three years ago.
So the Vandals finally got their first win of the season. And what a win it was, beating New Mexico State 26-18.
The Vandal defense came up big, notching two interceptions, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three sacks. Coach Robb Akey said it was that big ‘D' that helped secure the