Retail sales plunge a record 2.8 percent in October, suggesting a dismal outlook for holiday spending.
More than 150 ballot initiatives – on issues from gay marriage to renewable energy – were decided Tuesday.
Voters in Florida and Arizona also approved similar bans in a setback for the gay rights movement.
Americans elect their first black president and deal a blow to an era of Republican ascendancy.
Last-minute rule changes would weaken environmental protections, critics say.
But the McCain campaign, fighting to the end in key states, vows it’ll be a ‘slam-bang’ finish.
Behind in the polls and in key swing states, he throws everything he can at Obama.
The versatile orange fruit is a star in the kitchen.