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Retail sales post July gain as auto sales increase

Posted: 08/13/2010 - Retail sales managed a modest increase in July after two consecutive declines, but the strength was concentrated in higher sales of autos and gasoline. Most other retailers saw their sales fall.

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Further stock losses expected

Posted: 08/12/2010 - Stocks are expected to extend their losses as more disappointing earnings and economic news flows in.

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New claims for unemployment aid rise to 484,000

Posted: 08/12/2010 - New applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to their highest level in almost six months, a sign that employers are still cutting their staffs.

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China's army condemns South Korean-US sea drills

Posted: 08/12/2010 - China's military is condemning a second round of U.S.-South Korean naval drills planned in the Yellow Sea in the coming weeks and vowing it would respond in kind.

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Bodies of 4 American medical workers headed home

Posted: 08/11/2010 - The U.S. Embassy in Kabul says the remains of four Americans killed during a medical mission in northern Afghanistan are being flown back to the United States.

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Tropical depression halts drilling at Gulf well

Posted: 08/11/2010 - Crews have stopped drilling the relief well that's intended to permanently plug BP's broken Gulf oil well as a strengthening tropical depression bears down on the site.

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House moves to help teachers, public workers

Posted: 08/10/2010 - President Barack Obama is joining with teachers this morning to urge the House to pass legislation that would help keep 160,000 of them on the job.

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Weather a concern for drilling effort

Posted: 08/10/2010 - As crews try to finish up the work that they hope will seal a blown-out oil well for good, they're keeping an eye on the weather in the Gulf of Mexico.

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US worried about climate deal this year

Posted: 08/06/2010 - The chief U.S. climate negotiator says some countries are backing away from agreements they made at a summit meeting last December on a global warming deal.

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New al-Qaida leader knows US well

Posted: 08/06/2010 - A suspected al-Qaida operative who lived for more than 15 years in the U.S. has become chief of the terror network's global operations.

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Mexico nabs 3 suspects in journalist kidnappings

Posted: 08/05/2010 - Mexican federal police say they have detained three suspected drug-gang members who allegedly participated in the kidnapping of three television journalists last week.

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Oil-fouled Gulf still has a long recovery ahead

Posted: 08/05/2010 - Even after stuffing the blown-out Gulf of Mexico well with enough mud to pack down the oil, federal officials aren't ready to declare victory over the stubborn spill yet. Neither are many Gulf residents, who have agonized as engineers launched one effort after another to finally quell it.

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