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BRUSSELS -- Just on the day EU leaders were hoping to present the final version of their plan to solve the region's debt crisis, their summit in Brussels was overwhelmed Thursday by debate over Portugal's political crisis and Ireland's banking woes.
 
Portugal edges toward bailout after govt quits (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:33 PM)
 
Treasurys dip on signs of stabilizing job market (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:32 PM)
 
Bernanke to hold news conferences 4 times a year (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:32 PM)
 
What's behind our conflicted feelings on nukes? (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:26 PM)
 
Oil settles lower, below $106 per barrel (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:25 PM)
 
Euro climbs despite possible Portugal bailout (AP, March 24, 2011; 3:23 PM)
 
Stocks rise after earnings continue to impress (AP, March 24, 2011; 2:24 PM)
 
Moody's downgrades ratings of Spanish banks (AP, March 24, 2011; 1:59 PM)
 
Best Buy plans to get small as sales fall (AP, March 24, 2011; 1:04 PM)
 
Markets brush off Portuguese bailout concerns (AP, March 24, 2011; 1:04 PM)
 
Walgreen to spend about $429M for drugstore.com (AP, March 24, 2011; 12:46 PM)
 
Google in translation pact for European patents (AP, March 24, 2011; 12:27 PM)
 
Japan disaster reminds businesses about insurance (AP, March 24, 2011; 12:25 PM)
 
Union expects GM to bring back laid-off workers (AP, March 24, 2011; 12:05 PM)
 
Big political challenges greet Obama's return home (AP, March 24, 2011; 11:46 AM)
 
Applications for unemployment aid drop slightly (AP, March 24, 2011; 11:09 AM)
 
Durable goods orders fall 0.9 percent in February (AP, March 24, 2011; 11:09 AM)
 
ConAgra Foods 3Q net income drops on rising costs (AP, March 24, 2011; 11:06 AM)
 
Irish economy shrinks for 3rd straight year (AP, March 24, 2011; 10:53 AM)
 
Police disperse demonstrators at EU protests (AP, March 24, 2011; 10:52 AM)
 
Rate on 30-year fixed mortgage rises to 4.81 pct. (AP, March 24, 2011; 10:13 AM)
 
Egypt stock market resumes decline after reopening (AP, March 24, 2011; 9:01 AM)
 
Anxiety in Japan over radiation in tap water (AP, March 24, 2011; 8:27 AM)
 
Watchmakers compete for the young, old and rich (AP, March 24, 2011; 7:47 AM)
 
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