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World stocks rise on US employment data

BANGKOK (AP) — Good news about the U.S. economy, including strong auto sales, helped boost Asian stock markets Thursday. A Federal Reserve s…

ECB keeps rates at 0.5 pct

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s brighter economic outlook means the European Central Bank is likely to leave its key interest rate unchan…

Correction: People-Linda Ronstadt story

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about Linda Ronstadt having Parkinson’s Disease, The Associated Press erroneously credited the story t…

Brazil house approves end to secret voting

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s lower house has voted to end the system of secret voting in the national legislature. That’s been a main de…