India's parliament was paralyzed for the third consecutive day Thursday after the opposition demanded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's resignation over a recent report of possible corruption in the sale of coal concessions to private firms.
India's Finance Minister P Chidambaram Wednesday approved a proposal to raise foreign direct investment (FDI) ceiling in insurance and pension sectors to 49 percent from the existing 26 percent to boost investor confidence.
Vestas Wind Systems A/S, the western Denmark-based energy company and the world's largest maker of wind turbines, announced Wednesday that it is letting go of 1,400 workers - a 7 percent cut of its entire workforce.
The Congressional Budget Office said Wednesday that the so-called fiscal cliff, the simultaneous tax hikes and government spending cuts that take effect Jan. 1, 2013, will send the U.S. economy into recession next year.
There's an almost-daft energy over Wall Street at the moment as stocks keep to four-year highs, a trend that hasn't kept analysts from warning that the party is about to be over.
?Nothing short of the prime minister?s resignation will satisfy us,? said senior BJP official Yashwant Sinha.
Kansas Republican Kevin Yoder has apologized for swimming nude in the Sea of Galilee last August while on a trip paid for by the American Israel Educational Foundation -- an organization sponsoring these trips to "help educate political leaders".
Beni Prasad Verma, Indian Minister for Steel, remarked Monday that inflation was good for the country as it would benefit the farmers. His pithy observation has given the opposition parties more meat to attack the government.
The grisly scenes unfolding in the far-flung northeast may fan communal politics in a country where simmering tensions between Hindus and Muslims have often been exploited for electoral gain.
Republican Senate hopeful Rep. Todd Akin made headlines on Sunday with claims that women are extremely unlikely to get pregnant after "legitimate rape." After the controversy broke, Akin released a full statement claiming he "misspoke."
South African President Jacob Zuma has declared a week of national mourning for the striking miners killed in violence at a platinum mine Thursday, as the mine operator delivered an ultimatum for the strikers' return to work.
It may be surprising to many who believe that Wall Street and global finance are inherently malevolent that a century ago, the public had a very similar perception of financial services, a notion that was channeled by editorial cartoonists in hard-hitting illustrations in magazines like Puck and newspapers like the New York Herald. These cartoons would be as fitting today as they were in 1912.
With the deepening of India's economic troubles, investors expect that Finance Minister P Chidambaram will take bold measures to boost the market confidence and rejuvenate growth.
34 miners have been killed and another 78 wounded during the Thursday clash between striking miners and police officers at a platinum mine.
The U.S. Treasury is accelerating taxpayer repayments by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the mortgage finance companies that own or guarantee around 60 percent of the country's housing market, but the strategy will only work if the housing market continues to improve.
Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's newly appointed running mate, Paul Ryan, has become as well known for his six pack as for his political stances.
India is under a mass panic over the ongoing ethnic violence in its northeastern state of Assam, triggered when four men from the Bodo community were killed in Kokrajhar district July 20 allegedly by the Muslims who were seeking revenge for the attack on two student leaders from the community.
HBO on Thursday announced that it has placed a straight-to-series order for Guest's "Family Tree," a single-camera comedy about an unemployed 30-year-old who receives a mysterious box from his great aunt.
After a security guard was shot by a lone gunman at the Family Research Council in Washington DC on Wednesday, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has responded to the Washington shooting, stating that "there is no place for such violence in our society."
Hank The Cat released a new ad as part of his ongoing campaign for an open Virginia Senate seat, and it's message is clear: the humans don't deserve the job.
Spending on advertising by Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns and Pro-Romney or Pro-Obama Super PACs is expected to reach $2.9 billion, even as national TV ad spending shrinks in the face of the looming "fiscal cliff."
Liberal groups that have been boycotting radio broadcaster Rush Limbaugh for months have apparently drawn blood: aside from winning withdrawals of more than 100 advertisers, second-quarter revenue from 10 stations owned by Cumulus Media (Nasdaq: CMLS) declined due to the boycott, CEO Jim Dickey said.
The "announcement" of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's official running mate in the 2012 presidential elections has officially shaken up race leading up to November. Suddenly, the conversation has shifted from tax returns and jobs to healthcare and the future of Medicaid. There is one man that could provide some perspective on Ryan, his proposals, and his history, and that man happens to be Ryan's congressional opponent in Wisconsin, democrat Rob Zerban.
Rep. Dennis Cardoza, D-Calif., said Tuesday he would resign immediately, a move he told a local newspaper was due to family concerns.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will begin accepting applications Wednesday for a new Obama administration initiative, first announced in June, that allows many undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children to temporarily avoid deportation and obtain legal work permits.
Mitt Romney couldn’t have made a better selection for his vice presidential nominee than Paul Ryan, or a better foil to highlight President Barack Obama’s shortcomings.