DES MOINES, Iowa-- More than 15,000 Iowa residents have signed up for private health insurance plans using the federal enrollment website healthcare.gov, according to a new report out Tuesday. The figures show that while more people are signing up, the pace has slowed both nationally and in Iowa.» Read More
HENDERSON, Nev.-- Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country's economic woes. This week in this town, the presidential motorcade speeds past opulent homes lining manmade Lake Las Vegas as he heads to the sprawling luxury development where he's preparing for the upcoming debates with Mitt Romney.
DENVER-- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he would honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants who were allowed to stay in the U.S. because of an executive order signed this summer by President Barack Obama.
LONDON-- For decades, Jimmy Savile was a fixture on British television _ an eccentric, aggressively jocular host of children's shows and a tireless charity fundraiser. "Maybe it was just the fact that Jimmy knew everybody," Esther Rantzen, a former BBC journalist and founder of the ChildLine child-protection charity, told Channel 4 news. "
BRUSSELS-- Europe's fragile banking system should be protected by building a firewall between a lender's retail operations and its more risky trading activities and forcing executives to take losses when their banks fail, according to an expert report.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich.-- Chrysler Group LLC said Tuesday that its September U.S. sales rose 12 percent, crediting strong demand for new models, low interest rates and a stable U.S. economy. BY THE NUMBERS: The Auburn Hills, Mich.- based automaker said it sold 142,041 vehicles last month, up from 127,336 in the same month a year earlier.
NEW YORK-- A doctor once lauded for her AIDS treatment work is blaming one of her dozen or so personalities for a prescription painkillers scheme that defrauded Medicaid out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Diana Williamson was supposed to be sentenced on Monday, but U.S.
HANOVER, Md.-- The KEYW Holding Corp., which provides online security to the federal government, said Tuesday that it completed its acquisition of Poole& Associates Inc. in a cash and stock deal worth about $126 million. KEYW said it expects the acquisition to immediately boost its profits.
HOUSTON-- A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in Houston and then driving hundreds of miles to dump her body in a West Texas oil field taped an interview about the case with the "Dr. Mark Augustin Castellano, a 37- year-old computer technician, has been charged with murder in the Sept. 22 death of 31- year-old Michelle Warner.
CoreLogic, a private real estate data provider, also said prices rose 0.3 percent in August from July, the sixth straight month of price gains. The CoreLogic report comes a day after the manufacturing survey from the Institute for Supply Management also pointed to an improvement.
BAGHDAD-- Iraq on Tuesday signed a $14 million deal with a U.S. consortium to modernize a major port in the country's southern province of Basra in a move aimed at developing key infrastructure neglected during years of war and sanctions.
NEW YORK-- HOLIDAY SALES FORECAST: The National Retail Federation, the nation's largest retail trade group, expects sales to rise 4.1 percent during the holiday shopping period in November and December.
The actual numbers also will depend on how many states decide to expand Medicaid coverage like the overhaul requires. Medicaid is the state and federally funded program that provides coverage for the needy and disabled. The Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that individual states could opt out of this expansion.
HONG KONG-- Police on Tuesday arrested seven crew members from two boats that collided in Hong Kong waters, killing 38 holiday revelers, but offered no theory about how the vessels ran into each other on a clear night in one of the safest and most regulated waterways in Asia.
NEW YORK-- Electronic payments processor Global Payments said Tuesday that it has completed its $413 million acquisition of smaller client Accelerated Payment Technologies. Global Payments Inc. announced the deal in August. Global Payments shares finished at $41.79 on Monday.
HOUSTON-- The electric power producer Dynegy Inc. has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Dynegy filed for Chapter 11 in July after years of falling electricity prices and debt that surpassed $5 billion last year. As part of the restructuring, Dynegy Holdings and Dynegy Inc. were combined on Sept. 30.
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Shares of Express declined 17 percent in premarket trading Tuesday after the clothing retailer cut its forecast for the current quarter because of fewer shoppers in September and heavy discounting.
TEHRAN, Iran-- Iranian lawmakers have signed a petition to summon President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to parliament for questioning over the rapid drop in the value of the country's currency. Iran's currency fell again Tuesday, hitting a record low of 34,500 rials against the U.S. dollar. It was 29,500 rials to the dollar Sunday.
CARACAS, Venezuela-- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pledged to redouble his efforts to create a socialist system if re-elected in Sunday's election, saying the next six-year term would bring bigger changes.