By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine has always been proud of the commodities it claims as homegrown, among them Stephen King, L.L. Bean, lobster, and a host of political icons including Edmund Muskie, George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe.
But no matter what happens in the
By BOB LEWISAssociated Press
ROCKY MOUNT, Va. (AP) - Virgil Goode knows his obscure presidential run on the Constitution Party ticket vexes his former Republican comrades, a thought that produces a sly smile he can't suppress. He doesn't really try.
To Virginia Republicans, however, the
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
In turning to foreign policy, Mitt Romney is playing to a traditionally Republican strength while trying to build on momentum from his winning performance in last week's presidential debate.
He's also resurrecting an old GOP theme: that President Barack Obama
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - As the White House race shows signs of tightening nationally, President Barack Obama's campaign is banking on a massive get-out-the-vote operation and state-by-state shades of economic improvement to maintain its apparent polling edge in
By VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Republican Senate candidate John Raese filled in wetlands and damaged more than 2 miles of streams when he rerouted them to create waterfalls on a private, 18-hole West Virginia golf course that federal regulators say he built without the
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - BP has finally found a buyer for its Texas City refinery, one of the largest and most complex in the U.S.
The total value of the deal could reach $2.5 billion. The refinery was the scene in 2005 of a fatal fire and explosion.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MICHELLE CHAPMANAP Business Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express are rolling out a prepaid card that they say offers unique services designed to help shoppers manage and control their everyday finances.
The two companies said Monday that
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Chinese and international auction houses are encroaching on each other's territory in Hong Kong and Beijing for the first time as they step up the battle for the Asian art market.
China Guardian Auctions Co., the country's second biggest
By NINIEK KARMINIAssociated Press
BALI, Indonesia (AP) - Ten years after terrorist attacks at two Bali nightclubs killed more than 200 people, mostly foreign tourists, Indonesia has won international praise for its counterterrorism efforts. Militant organizations have been fractured and many of
By FRANK BAJAK and IAN JAMESAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - During his re-election campaign, President Hugo Chavez promised to deepen the "21st century socialism" that has meant an ever-greater state role in the economy. That message won him a surprising 11-percentage point win in