An employee inspects finished rolls of aluminum at an Alcoa facility in Newburgh, Ind., in 2006. The company has slashed payrolls in its core business by about one-third.
Daniel R. Patmore/AP
The colors in this 3D rendering of a human brain represent different regions of the cortex, the wrinkly outer part of the brain that contains the most evolutionarily advanced regions.
Courtesy of the Allen Institute for Brain Science
Twin sisters Sheila Newman (left) and Sheryl Lindsay of Orange Beach, Ala., make their case to a BP claims adjuster. The wedding planners have been trying since June to get BP to pay for lost income from the oil spill.
The slogan "Trenton Makes, The World Takes" spans the Lower Trenton Bridge above the Delaware River. Author Janet Evanovich grew up in South River, N.J., and chose to set her best-selling thriller in the neighborhoods of Trenton.