As part of his five-nation tour through Latin America, U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates met Thursday with his Chilean counterpart José Goñi Carrasco to discuss defense issues of common interest and to sign a bilateral agreement.
The United States Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman Donald Kohn said on Friday policy makers must be nimble in setting interest rates given the risks of both slower U.S. economic growth and faster inflation.
Winnie the Pooh, the honey loving bear at the heart of a royalty's lawsuit, can continue to reap millions for Disney, a Los Angeles appeals court ruled this week, tossing out the latest challenge to a disputed, lucrative contract.
United States President George W. Bush told the General Assembly that he supports a strong and vibrant United Nations empowered to carry out the shared goals of the world body and its host country, from addressing global pandemics to stopping the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction to dealing with climate change.
US interest rate-setters have decided to cut rates for the first time since mid-2006, from 5.25% to 4.75%, more than had been expected.
The search for US adventurer Steve Fossett has been scaled back two weeks after his plane vanished over the Nevada wilderness, officials say.
Former top US central banker Alan Greenspan abandons his trademark reserve Monday, in a new book which takes swipes at the White House for everything from its motives for invading Iraq to its unbridled spending.
The United States trade deficit narrowed 0.3% last July to 59.2 billion US dollars with record food and car exports helping to offset higher costs of imported crude.
One in five people living in the United States speaks a language at home other than English, according to new Census data showing the wide-ranging effects of immigration.
Once again, the city will pause for four moments of silence to mark the attacks that killed more than 2,700 people. Family members will lay flowers where the twin towers fell, and the names of victims will be read.