Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama aired a half-hour prime-time ad reiterating his promise to fix the US economy. The ad, costing millions, ran on three of the biggest networks in the country, CBS, NBC and Fox.
Just three countries failed to back a text calling for an end to Washington's 46-year-old embargo on Cuba at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday. One week ahead of the US presidential vote, the UN hopes its motion may carry more weight.
The week in the Americas focuses on Gloria La Riva, a pro-Castro candidate at the US presidential election. Also in our weekly show: McCain fans still believe in victory; and will gay marriage be banned in California?
As the race to the White House enters the final stretch, volunteer supporters of Barack Obama are campaigning flat out to convince Virginia's last undecided voters. For them, there is no sparing time or money in this crucial swing state.
As their respective campaigns moved to Pennsylvania, John McCain, joined by running mate Sarah Palin, hit out hard against Democratic rival Barack Obama. Obama chose the economy, McCain the World Series.
The US consumer confidence index plunged to 38 points from 61 last month, its lowest level since the index was founded in 1985. The slump bodes ill for US retailers ahead of the crucial holiday shopping season.