Stocks fall on worries about U.S. broker, Europe
NEW YORK (AP) — Despite being known as a jinx month for the stock market, this October is shaping up to be one of the best months on record. The main reason is progress in Europe toward containing that region’s debt crisis. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index has gained 12 percent for the month, which puts the broadest stock-market measure on track for its best month since January 1987. Despite a decline early Monday, the Dow Jones industrial aver...
Asia to Africa, ‘7 Billionth’ Babies Celebrated
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — At a crowded public hospital, Seun Dupe’s twin boys squirm underneath a bundled-up mosquito net as they share the same bassinet. Already they are part of the swelling tide of history, as the U.N. on Monday marked the world population reaching 7 billion amid fears of how the planet will cope. That strain is already apparent at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, where the droning roar of a generator could be heard throughout ...