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Republicans look to snatch Democrat stronghold

Republicans hoped to score an upset win Tuesday in a special congressional election for a heavily Democratic area of New York, sending President Barack Obama an ominous message. The 9th Congressional district in New York City’s Queens and Brooklyn boroughs came open in June when the popular Democratic incumbent, Anthony…

Nokia joins forces with Microsoft to beat competition

HELSINKI – Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, said Friday it was joining forces with US giant Microsoft in a major corporate strategy shake-up that left investors disappointed. The Finnish phone maker said Microsoft’s Windows Phone would now serve as its primary smartphone platform in a “broad strategic partnership”…