The absence of his dealmaking skills could make negotiations even harder, but some say his death will inspire Democrats to get the job done.
All sides have promised to meet again. Israeli settlements and a belligerent Iran remain the biggest stumbling blocks.
GM announced the tentative deal with Magna in May at a time when it was desperately trying to avoid bankruptcy protection.
Though many Afghan citizens and politicians are alleging fraud, analysts say getting to the bottom of what happened is a difficult exercise.
London report of Israeli-Palestinian plan linked to Iran sanctions disputed by European experts.
Obama is in a bind, given his no-tax campaign pledge. But the recession, stimulus spending, and higher interest on national debt are ballooning federal deficits, perhaps to risky levels.
Media reports Tuesday suggest that Pyongyang is prepared to discuss its nuclear program with the US – a significant step back from recent brinksmanship.