WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama spoke to Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti to discuss economic developments in Europe and the importance of promoting economic growth and stability in the eurozone.
The Monday call was a follow-up to
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has called new Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras (ahn-TOH'-nees sah-mah-RAHS') and urged him to work closely with European and international institutions as his government seeks to renegotiate terms of tough austerity measures
By MARIA SUDEKUMAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A severely malnourished 10-year-old Kansas City girl who was found locked in a closet remained hospitalized Monday and likely faces an extended recovery after an initial "failure to thrive" diagnosis, experts said
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans bought new homes in May at the fastest pace in more than two years. The increase suggests a modest recovery is continuing in the U.S. housing market, despite weaker job growth.
CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's benchmark stock index closed Monday up 7.6 percent, its largest single-day gain in nine years thanks to investor optimism following the declaration of a victor in presidential elections, state media said.
Authorities halted trading on the
By ADAM SCHRECKAP Business Writer
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority believes the world economy offers opportunities for it and other patient investors, despite an uncertain outlook, the government-run fund's managing director said in a
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A newly sworn-in congressman who was injured in a mass shooting last year along with then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held his first "Congress on Your Corner" event with southern Arizona constituents on Saturday.
Giffords held 21 of the informal
By SHARON COHENAP National Writer
CARROLL, Iowa (AP) - In the swaying curtain of green fields outside town, Russ Ranniger hums along in his Deere tractor, plowing the same soil his father did, sleeping in the same 1881 wood-frame house he was carried into as a newborn 60 years
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Mitt Romney is walking a thin line on the sluggish economy, trying to keep his focus squarely on the nation's financial problems without appearing to be wishing things get worse.
For months, the Republican challenger has pointed
By Mark Trumbull
The pace of US home sales slowed in May, in part because of a tight supply of homes on the market.
That news, delivered by the National Association of Realtors on Thursday, means that the housing market was not as robust during the important spring selling season as many