Private Clinton speeches leaked in hacking blamed on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton told bankers behind closed doors that she favored "open trade and open borders" and said Wall Street executives were best-positioned to help reform the U.S. financial sector, according to transcripts of her private, paid speeches leaked Friday.

  • Written by MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press CHAD DAY, Associated Press JEFF HORWITZ, Associated Press

Solid hiring, better pay draw more Americans into job hunt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drawn by steady hiring and slightly higher pay, more Americans began looking for work in September, a sign of renewed optimism about the U.S. job market.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

AP Exclusive: Job hunt substantial part of Bayh's last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evan Bayh spent substantial time during his last year in the Senate searching for a job in the private sector, even as he cast votes on issues of interest to his future corporate bosses, according to the former Indiana lawmaker's 2010 schedule, obtained exclusively by The Associated Press.

  • Written by ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent

UN to vote on rival Syria resolutions _ and likely veto both

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council will vote Saturday on rival Syria resolutions sponsored by France and Russia and both are virtually certain to be vetoed, leaving the war-ravaged country and the besieged city of Aleppo engulfed in conflict and key powers deeply divided.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

World finance officials reject anti-trade attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials believe that the answer to growing attacks on globalization is not to erect new trade barriers but to do a better job of protecting workers who are harmed by free trade.

  • Written by MARTIN CRUTSINGER, Associated Press MARIA DANILOVA, Associated Press