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Obama, GOP spar over economy

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama derided an economic plan from the top House Republican as repeating job-killing policies of the past that help drive the country into recession.In turn, House...

DATE: July 24, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

N. Korea fuels political tension

HANOI, Vietnam – North Korea inflamed tensions over the deadly sinking of a South Korean warship by threatening the United States and South Korea on Friday with a “physical response” if they carry...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Vast majority of EU banks pass ‘stress tests’

LONDON – The results are in: Only seven of 91 European banks flunked the “stress tests” aimed at clearing up market fears about the strength of the continent’s banking system amid the debt...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

European bank tests give reason to trade up

NEW YORK – Investors bought stocks again on the latest reassuring news about the economy. This time, it was about European banks.European regulators, who issued the results of what are called...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Journalist Daniel Schorr dies at 93

WASHINGTON – Veteran reporter and commentator Daniel Schorr, whose hard-hitting reporting for CBS got him on President Richard Nixon’s notorious “enemies list” in the 1970s, has died. He was...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Pay czar lets $1.6B for bankers ride

WASHINGTON – For all his tough talk about excessive pay for bankers, the Obama administration’s pay czar let the executives go without a fight.Kenneth Feinberg announced Friday he would not try to...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Ford turns profits again

DEARBORN, Mich. – Four years ago, Ford mortgaged everything down to the blue oval logo to save itself. Now, even as Americans remain skittish about the economy, it’s reaping big rewards and...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Elected officials anger town

BELL, Calif. – Residents in this modest blue-collar Los Angeles suburb where one in six lives in poverty were angry: Their city manager was getting paid more than President Barack Obama and the...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

India unveils $35 computer

MUMBAI, India – It looks like an iPad, only it’s 1/14th the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touchscreen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into production by...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Woman suggests diverse migration to the Americas

MEXICO CITY – A scientific reconstruction of one of the oldest sets of human remains found in the Americas appears to support theories that the first people who came to the hemisphere migrated from...

DATE: July 23, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Blagojevich defense may focus on endless talk, lack of action

CHICAGO – As Rod Blagojevich’s attorneys prepare to make their last pitch to jurors, their closing arguments may come down to this: The former Illinois governor wasn’t capable of doing anything but...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Key ships ordered to leave spill site

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO – Key ships stationed over BP’s crippled well in the Gulf of Mexico were ordered to evacuate Thursday ahead of Tropical Storm Bonnie, but engineers have grown so confident in...

DATE: July 22, 2010 | CATEGORY: Nation & World