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GM Falls Behind Toyota in Annual Global Sales

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. sold more cars and trucks last year than General Motors Corp., stripping the Detroit automaker of the No. 1 global sales crown for the first time in 78 years.

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Wall Street Moves Higher Led by Tech Stocks

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Wall Street rebounded in morning trading Wednesday after investors found some reassurance from IBM's better-than-expected forecast for 2009.

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Iraq Willing To See US Troops Leave Early

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Iraq is willing to have the U.S. withdraw all its troops and assume security for the country before the end of 2011, the departure date agreed to by former President George W. Bush, the spokesman of the Iraqi prime minister said.

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Chinese Translation Cuts Out Parts Of Obama Speech

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The official Chinese translation of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech omitted his references to communism and dissent, and a live broadcast on state television Wednesday quickly cut away to the anchor when sensitive topics were mentioned.

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IBM Sunny About 2009 Despite Dreary Forecasts

Updated: 01/21/2009 - In what promises to be a dismal year for tech spending, IBM Corp. packed a wallop of a surprise with its 2009 profit guidance: the numbers were so far ahead of Wall Street's forecast they were initially met with disbelief.

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Senate Action Expected On Clinton, Other Nominees

Updated: 01/21/2009 - The Senate is expected to consider several of President Barack Obama's Cabinet nominees Wednesday. A vote to confirm Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state, whose confirmation was blocked Tuesday by Republican John Cornyn of Texas, is expected Wednesday.

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Left Engine Of US Airways Jet Still Missing In NYC

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Divers hope to resume their search of the frigid, murky Hudson River on Wednesday for the most coveted piece of debris from the plane that safely splashed down in the river last week: The missing left engine.

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Obama Administration Moves To Suspend Gitmo Trials

Updated: 01/21/2009 - Military judges will consider Wednesday whether to halt the Guantanamo war crimes trials after President Barack Obama ordered prosecutors to request a 120-day suspension during a review of the system used to try suspected terrorists.

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Obama To Begin Workaday Task Of Governing Nation

Updated: 01/21/2009 - President Barack Obama is turning from the star-studded, crowd-pleasing pomp of his inauguration to the workaday task of governing a hurting nation of 304 million and meeting the soaring expectations that he and others have put on his shoulders.

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New First Couple Celebrates at Inaugural Balls

Updated: 01/20/2009 - President Barack Obama and wife Michelle danced to the Etta James song ``At Last'' before celebrities and supporters alike at the Neighborhood Ball Tuesday night in Washington.

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Police: Bomb Threat on NJ Turnpike Not Credible

Updated: 01/20/2009 - A bomb scare shut down a 30-mile stretch of the New Jersey Turnpike on Tuesday night, snarling traffic for hours before state police determined the threat was not credible.

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Russia Restarts Gas, Europe Sighs with Relief

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Russian natural gas finally flowed into Europe once again Tuesday, after Moscow and Kiev pulled back from an energy war that drastically reduced supplies to many nations for two tough winter weeks.

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Worldwide Hopes Soar for Obama Inauguration

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The arrival of a new American president triggered joy and jubilation Tuesday in a world made weary by warfare, recession and fear. Bulls and goats were slaughtered for feasts in Kenya, toasts were offered at black-tie balls in Europe and shamans in Latin America chanted Barack Obama's name with reverence.

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Alyssa Milano Granted Restraining Order

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Alyssa Milano has received a restraining order against a man she says has repeatedly tried to contact her and showed up at her home unannounced.

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Banks Sink Deeper into Crisis on Obama's First Day

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The banking crisis took an ugly turn for the worse Tuesday. Shares of major banks plunged as investors feared that Washington's bailout efforts were stalling, potentially forcing President Barack Obama's newly installed government to take far more dramatic steps to prop up the U.S. financial system.

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IBM Sees Strong '09 Profit, but Recent Sales Down

Updated: 01/20/2009 - IBM Corp. forecast significantly higher profits for 2009 than Wall Street expected, a surprisingly bullish sign that reflects IBM's belief it can outmaneuver the financial crisis by focusing on landing high-margin services and software contracts. Shares leaped 4 percent in extended trading.

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Oil Rises to $41 Despite Grim Economic News

Updated: 01/20/2009 - Oil prices rose slightly to above $41 a barrel Wednesday in Asia despite dismal economic news that pointed to deteriorating crude demand.

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Stocks Tumble on Fresh Worries About Banks

Updated: 01/20/2009 - The dawn of the Obama presidency could not shake the stock market from its dejection over the rapidly deteriorating state of the banking industry.

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