| Jun 18, 2012
With the Willis Tower visible in the distance against a backdrop of clear blue sky, President Barack Obama set off for Mexico on Sunday aboard Air Force One at the conclusion of a weekend spent in his hometown with family and friends.
| Jun 15, 2012
President Barack Obama and his wife and daughters arrive Friday in Chicago for a weekend at their home in the Kenwood neighborhood, most likely celebrating a wedding and certainly markingFather's Day, if only briefly.
The trip is their first to the...
| Nov 23, 2011
The team Mayor Rahm Emanuel assembled to host the G-8 and NATO summits here in May knows there are important unsettled questions about costs, security and other logistics, but decisions on such key issues have been held up by a gathering 4,000 miles...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 11:17 AM
China’s foreign trade situation will face “continuing severity” this year, according to Commerce Minister Chen Deming in a statement Monday.
But, “if lucky,” imports and exports could still grow about 10%, according to a...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country is a lot of things, including “the economic engine and … the anchor of stability in Europe.” But what Germany is not, she said, is Superman, sweeping in with euro zone deposit guarantees and...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 10:24 AM
It’s not just G20 politicians worrying about the economy. Major companies such as Procter & Gamble Co. and FedEx Corp. are wringing their hands – and slashing their forecasts.
P&G, the world’s largest maker of consumer goods, cut its...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
On the 200th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war on Britain and its colonies, representatives of the United States, Britain and Canada gathered at Fort McHenry to sign a "declaration of peace."
"Much … has changed in 200 years," Navy...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:34 AM
President Obama joked Friday that he has gotten a "crash course" in European politics lately, but it doesn't appear to have changed his approach toward Congress.
Speaking at the end of the G-20 summit here, Obama spoke about the marginal growth in the...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 4:36 PM
A 33-minute recounting of his administration's international activities in the last year....
| Nov 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Goldâs surge continued Monday, with the metal topping $1,400 an ounce for the first time after the head of the World Bank raised the idea of pegging currency values to gold -- a return, on some level, to the old......
| Nov 9, 2010
| 4:33 PM
SEOUL â Police detained two scantily clad female animal rights activists for staging an unauthorized protest near the Group of 20 summit in South Korea's capital, a police officer said Tuesday. The activists -- wearing shorts and bras and painted......