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Toyota production disrupted until Nov. or Dec.

Toyota production disrupted until Nov. or Dec.

Toyota’s global car production, disrupted by parts shortages from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, won’t return to normal until November or December — imperiling its spot as the world’s top-selling automaker.…

The Gulf oil spill disaster: One year later

The Gulf oil spill disaster: One year later

Relatives of the 11 men who died aboard the Deepwater Horizon oil rig are flying over the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, back to the epicenter of the worst offshore…

Mary Robbins dies just 12 days after husband

Mary Robbins dies just 12 days after husband

Actor-director Tim Robbins’ mother, musician Mary Robbins, has died. She was 78. Robbins’ father, Gil Robbins, died earlier this month. Robbins says his mother died Sunday of a heart arrhythmia,…

3-D erotic comedy takes Hong Kong box office

3-D erotic comedy takes Hong Kong box office

A pioneering 3-D erotic comedy has taken the Hong Kong box office by storm, beating the first-day record set by “Avatar” and drawing viewers from mainland China as it eyes…

GOP budget includes revamp of food stamps

GOP budget includes revamp of food stamps

House Republicans resurrected a 1990s-era fight over food stamps in their budget approved last week, arguing that any serious attempt to cut spending must include an overhaul of government programs…

Obama says Congress will raise debt limit

Obama says Congress will raise debt limit

President Barack Obama, insisting a politically divided government will not risk tanking the world economy, says Congress will once again raise the amount of debt the country can pile up…

House slashes social safety net programs

House slashes social safety net programs

In a prelude to a summer showdown with President Barack Obama, Republicans controlling the House pushed to passage on Friday a bold but politically dangerous budget blueprint to slash social…

Oops! Obama mouths off into an open mike

Oops! Obama mouths off into an open mike

Now that the reporters were gone, President Barack Obama had some private thoughts to share with about 50 donors. His recollections of the recent spending negotiations with House Speaker John…

Obama signs six-month spending bill

Obama signs six-month spending bill

President Barack Obama signed a six-month spending bill Friday that cuts more than $38 billion from the current budget. The legislation averted a government shutdown and was the result of…

Obama: GOP turning America into ‘third world’

Obama: GOP turning America into ‘third world’

President Barack Obama accused his Republican foes of wanting to turn the United States into a “Third World” country Thursday as he rallied support for his reelection campaign. The attack…