European stocks shrug off local debt woes, while traders look forward to Bernanke speech. But European stocks are expected to remain volatile.
In a chaotic city, Libya's rebels are having trouble telling friend from foe. Misinformation is rife and Qaddafi loyalists still have plenty of reason to fight on.
Rebel leaders based in the east are heading to Tripoli to strengthen their claim as the legitimate government of Libya. But their credibility has been shaken by inaccurate statements about rebel achievements.
From the onset of the fight against Libya's Muammar Qaddafi in February, many Americans with family ties to Libya have dropped everything to be a part of what they feel is a historic moment.
Oil stocks are back up Tuesday, amid confusion about the situation in Tripoli. After falling yesterday, oil stocks rose today in Europe, and prices for benchmark oil for October delivery were up to nearly $86 in Paris in the afternoon.
A quick rebel victory is fading into uncertainty as Qaddafi gunmen are fighting back and Muammar Qaddafi's politically powerful son Saif al-Islam reemerges.
Libya's rebel government, the National Transition Council, now faces a far greater task than governing Benghazi.
South Africa is a global supporter of human rights. But it has a habit of lending support when it comes to dictators like Libya's Muammar Qaddafi.