Sales fell at General Motors but were up at Ford and Chrysler in September, an odd month that appears likely to snap a 27-month streak of gains for the U.S. auto industry.
The dollar lost around half a percent of its value overnight and Tuesday morning, pushing the pound and the euro to their highest levels in months, but international stock markets were largely unmoved by the U.S. government shutdown.
The partial government shutdown that began Tuesday left many federal workers uncertain of their financial future, with many facing unpaid furloughs or delays in paychecks.
What used to be a fairly routine stage in the budget process, raising the debt limit, has been hijacked by House Republicans, who are using the opportunity to make one last attempt to block the president's initiative to extend health insurance to those without cover.
Jovita Idár was a journalist who reported discrimination against Mexican children and the lynchings of Mexicans by Texas Rangers for her father's newspaper, La Crónica, for which she wrote under a pseudonym.
A new survey shows that Hispanics, the nation's largest minority group, have grown increasingly negative toward the GOP during the political battle over changing immigration law and lean surprisingly liberal on social issues like gay marriage, presenting a steep challenge for Republicans in trying to win back Hispanic voters.
U.S. stock markets fell sharply on Monday as the House threw an unpassable budget bill to the Senate, making the first partial shutdown of the federal government in almost two decades increasingly likely.
This week's coming-out party for the health insurance marketplaces also represents a second unveiling of sorts of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the most sweeping health care initiative in decades.
Heat is building on balkanized Republicans, who are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea party pressure to battle on and use a must-do funding bill to derail all or part of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Here's your scorecard on what to watch for as Congress confronts a potential shutdown of the U.S. government and staggers toward the Oct. 17 deadline for borrowing money.
Chilean poet Gabriela Mistral, the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, defended those in society who were most mistreated.
Eight years prior to Brown v. Board of Education, in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students were unconstitutional, Mexican-Americans had a similar victory in California under Mendez v. Westminster.
This time, President Barack Obama says, he's not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the "Make my day" president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation's debts.
Federal workers will be told Friday who can and cannot work if Washington shuts down, officials said, as congressional brinkmanship moves close to the wire.