Hillary Clinton needs a strong performance tonight in the first 2016 presidential debate to reverse a drubbing she's been taking in the most recent polls at the hands of Donald Trump.
NEW YORK/LONDON Oil jumped nearly 4 percent on Monday as the world's largest producers gathered in Algeria to discuss ways to support prices, with nervous trade driving volatility to its highest since a similar meeting to freeze output in April in Doha which failed.
WASHINGTON Violent crime in the United States increased in 2015 but remained far below peak levels of the 1990s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepared for a debate that is likely to focus on public safety.
WASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month.
U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc , which has been considering a split into two companies for more than two years, said on Monday it would not do so because the move would not create any shareholder value.
FRANKFURT/BERLIN Deutsche Bank said on Monday it had no need for German government help with a $14 billion U.S. demand to settle claims it missold mortgage-backed securities, as its shares hit a record low.
JERUSALEM A human rights group urged soccer's governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land.
PARIS French police officials said on Monday a man had opened fire near a supermarket west of Paris and injured two people.