By KARIN LAUB and ZEINA KARAMAssociated Press
BEIRUT (AP) - Two deadly car bombs and sporadic fighting marred a shaky holiday truce Friday in Syria, although thousands of protesters used the brief respite in the civil war to pour into the streets and demand President Bashar Assad's ouster.
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Toyota sold 7.4 million vehicles around the world in the first nine months of the year, up 28 percent from a year earlier, but its strong growth faces headwinds from a sales plunge in China that could unseat it as the world's top automaker.
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese investors evaded government controls to move more than $600 billion out of the country last year and the outflow is increasing, fueling economic and political risks as communist leaders prepare for a handover of power, a Washington-based
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's snapshot Friday of the U.S. economy's growth will be its last before Americans choose a president in 11 days.
It probably won't sway many undecided voters.
The first of three estimates of growth for the July-
BEIJING (AP) - Bank of China Ltd., one of the country's four main state-owned banks, says its quarterly profit rose 17 percent despite an economic slowdown and interest rate reforms.
The bank said it earned 34.8 billion yuan ($5.5 billion) in the three months ending Sept. 30, up from 29.8
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's Cabinet approved a 423 billion yen ($5.3 billion) economic stimulus package on Friday, moving to fend off recession as the recovery in the world's third biggest economy falters.
The emergency spending package, which is double
By CHRISTOPHER BODEENAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese lawmakers have stripped disgraced politician Bo Xilai of his last official position, formally expelling him from the country's top legislature and clearing the way for criminal proceedings against the once-rising political star.
By The Associated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about on Friday:
1. MONEY POURING INTO RACE FOR THE WHITE HOUSE - $2 BILLION WORTH
The eye-popping figure puts this election on track to be the costliest ever.
By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Technology Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Strong sales of Galaxy phones propelled Samsung's quarterly profit to a record high, but its shares dropped Friday on the prospect its growth will slow in an increasingly crowded smartphone market.
Samsung Electronics Co. said
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Apple has a new iPhone, two new iPads and three new PCs as it heads into the holiday quarter, the biggest selling season of the year. But, paradoxically, it expects these new gadgets to bring down its profits compared to last year.