• Asian stocks down ahead of US data, Fed speeches

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday as investors looked ahead to this week’s public appearances by the U.S. Federal Reserve chief for signs of whether the central bank will raise interest rates this month.

  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, Portuguese Socialist leader Antonio Costa addresses supporters following the announcement of the results of Portugal's general elections, in Lisbon. There are many similarities in the economies of Greece and Portugal, but Costa intends to scale back on many austerity measures, saying his goal is to put more money in Portuguese pockets to fire up the economy. (AP Photo/Steven Governo, File)

    Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece?

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.