Three of the four main candidates in Sunday's presidential race tilt toward the right. Among them, front-runner Laura Chinchilla could become the nation's first woman president.
Healthcare reform legislation often means cutting 'deals,' but public anger over earmarks may further gridlock healthcare reform.
After spending much of Friday below 10000, the market recovered lost ground amid positive news about unemployment. But the government-debt crisis in Greece is prompting investors to worry, again, about the health of the financial system.
President Obama's State of the Union speech proposed a National Export Initiative to generate 2 million jobs from doubling exports over the next five years.
Some key lawmakers in the Senate are saying they will vote against the Bernanke confirmation. The Fed chairman’s term expires at the end of this month.
Conservative tycoon Sebastian Piñera won the second round of Chile's presidential election on Sunday in part due to voter faith that he can revive the economy. Meanwhile, Brazil's economy is booming.
As political stalemate deepens, a school for the hearing-impaired in an impoverished township shows what's possible.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez this weekend devalued the country's currency, the bolivar, by half, in a move that economists say underscores the dire economic straits of the oil-rich nation.
The stock market will close 2009 with some momentum. But will it be able to carry that growth through 2010?