Some economists see some rays of light amid the economic gloom.
Bush says reforms must improve, not fetter, the free market; Europeans hint at more robust intervention.
New traffic rules coincided with a 'blue sky day,' when the Air Quality Index drops below 100, but the cleaner air may simply be the result of autumn winds.
European leaders call for a new Bretton Woods-type agreement as they meet in Brussels.
President Bush's $48 billion Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief could see cutbacks.