By The Associated Press
THE NEWS: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will stop selling Amazon.com's Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers.
THE CONTEXT: Wal-Mart's decision comes after a similar decision by Target in May. Amazon has been selling lower-priced tablets at thin - if any - profit margins
By DESMOND BUTLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The husband of one of the imprisoned members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot is seeking U.S. sanctions against Russian officials involved in prosecuting the musicians.
Petya Verzilov met Thursday with lawmakers and aides involved in
By The Associated Press
Women have helped build some of the biggest companies in America, and they have the bank accounts to show for it. A look at some of the nation's female self-made billionaires on this year's Forbes 400 list:
Jin Sook Chang, net worth $4.5 billion
By BEN FELLER and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States than when President George W. Bush had to duck shoes hurled at him in
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama said rival Mitt Romney hasn't "gotten around a lot" if he believes that 47 percent of Americans consider themselves victims and entitled to government help. Addressing a large Latino television audience Thursday, the
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - It's big money and Godzilla in Maine's six-way race for retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe's seat.
The campaign cash, more than $1 million in attack ads, comes from Republicans trying to paint front-runner Angus King, a former two-term
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The American embassy in Islamabad, in a bid to tamp down public rage over the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S., is spending $70,000 to air an ad on Pakistani television that features President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
For months, all the major polls have identified the economy as the No. 1 presidential election issue. But it drifts in and out of focus on the campaign trail as first one side and then the other becomes occupied with something else.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Thursday that the first decline in international aid to developing countries in years is jeopardizing the U.N. goal of reducing poverty by 2015 in many countries.
Ban spoke at a news conference
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) - Simon Property Group Inc. has settled a dispute with the estate of shopping mall magnate Melvin Simon that's netted his trust's ultimate beneficiaries nearly $1 billion.
The Indianapolis-based company disclosed Wednesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission