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Battered by voter backlash over the prospect of higher sales taxes, Japan's ruling Democratic party suffered a heavy defeat in a parliamentary election Sunday, media exit polls showed, dealing a blow that could hinder the young government's ability to control soaring debt.
Two decades ago, when I bought Bison Gear & Engineering, a manufacturer of small motors used in everything from soft-drink dispensers to meat slicers, railway gates and hospital equipment, we had 50 employees, a small customer list and a small suburban Chicago facility. Today, Bison has hundreds of loyal customers in North America, Europe and Asia, about 240 employees, a large and modern production facility in St. Charles, Ill., and plans for expansion. But now all of that is threatened.
The Afghan government's failure to tackle rampant corruption is widely seen as providing impetus to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan, according to a new report.
Mexicans voted for new governors and mayors across a third of the country Sunday in an election soured by drug-gang killings and intimidation and expected to hand the main opposition party sweeping gains.
David Villa has millions of friends in Spain these days and two pretty good ones in South Africa — the goalposts at Ellis Park.
Ladies and gentlemen of the left and the right: Let's be realistic. There is no chance whatsoever that the U.S. political system will either: A) Pass carbon or gas taxes sufficiently punitive to compel Americans to curtail their driving substantially, or B) Support rapid expansion of offshore drilling for the foreseeable future.
Detroit's Big Three automakers all saw U.S. sales of their vehicles decline by 12 percent or more in June, compared with May, and Toyota did even worse - a sign that the auto industry and the general economy remain fragile.
Toyota Motor Corp. said Thursday about 270,000 cars sold worldwide — including luxury Lexus sedans — have potentially faulty engines, the latest quality lapse to hit the automaker following massive global recalls of top-selling models.
Detroit's Big Three auto makers -- Ford, Chrysler and GM -- each saw U.S. sales of their vehicles decline by more than 10 percent in June, compared to May, in a sign that the economic recovery remains fragile.