Senate's odd couple forge unlikely alliance on environment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The oddest of Senate odd couples — California Democrat Barbara Boxer and Oklahoma Republican Jim Inhofe — have accomplished something highly unusual in this bitter election year: significant, bipartisan legislation on the environment that has become law.

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press

US stocks tick higher as health care companies rise

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher Tuesday with health care and household goods companies leading the way. Central banks in the U.S. and Japan meet to discuss potential changes in interest rates and stimulus measures. Energy companies are slipping with the price of oil.