• Former Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Specter has died from complications of non-Hodgkins lymphoma.
  • Two Americans, Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley, have won the Nobel Prize in Economics for their "theory of stable allocations and market design".
  • Malala Yousafzai, the-14 year-old girl shot in the head by the Taliban, has been flown to the UK for treatment.
  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke has defended the Federal Reserve’s stimulus measures. Brazil has said that American monetary easing has hurt emerging economies. 
  • Houston is proving to be a source of fundraising success for both Obama and Romney. The GOP nominee raised nearly twice as much as the President, who secured more donations in the greater Houston area. 

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