Articles by Alan Clendenning

A Budget Airline Soars in Brazil

  • 02 February 05
  • The Associated Press
In a country where domestic air travel meant free whiskey in coach class only a few years ago, an airline born from a bus company is attracting travelers in droves to flights where such frills are nonexistent.

APEC Summit Targets Trade Barriers, Terror

  • 22 November 04
  • The Associated Press
Pacific Rim leaders held a second day of talks Sunday on moves to shore up global security and get rid of trade barriers that prevent the international economy from growing.

Brazilians Wait for Lula to Deliver

  • 10 February 04
  • The Associated Press
This was supposed to be the year for South America's largest economy to take a turn for the better, with economic growth that would start producing millions of new jobs that Brazil's working-class president promised for the masses. But only weeks after exuberant investors sent Brazilian stocks to record highs, financial markets pulled back amid concerns the outlook may not be so rosy.

Menem Drops Out of Argentine Runoff

  • 16 May 03
  • The Associated Press
A little-known governor faces the daunting challenge of lifting Argentina from its worst economic debacle on record after flamboyant former leader Carlos Menem withdrew from the two-man presidential race.

Ex-Fed Boss Has Andersen Plan

  • 25 March 02
  • The Associated Press
Arthur Andersen has been hit with another wave of client defections, even as former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker was offering a sweeping reform plan to try to save the company.

Comcast Touts $48Bln AT&T Purchase

  • 24 December 01
  • The Associated Press
Thirty-eight years after buying a small Mississippi cable television provider, Ralph Roberts sat silently before the media cameras and let his son do the talking about a deal that, if completed, would turn the family company into the top industry player.

Firefighters Save N.Y. Cathedral

  • 19 December 01
  • The Associated Press
Fire broke out Tuesday at the historic Cathedral of St. John the Divine, heavily damaging an adjoining gift shop as flames shot from the six-story Episcopal church that has been under construction for more than a century.