By AP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal health officials have approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Gilead Sciences Inc. that is expected to offer a faster, more palatable cure to millions of people infected with the liver-destroying virus.
The Food and Drug
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Happy or sad? Content or bored? And how many times did you smile yesterday? A panel of experts thinks Uncle Sam should be more in touch with our feelings.
By gauging happiness, there'd be more to consider than cold hard cash when deciding
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing sharply higher after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month.
The Dow Jones industrial average jumped 198 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,020 Friday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20 points, or 1.1 percent, to 1,805. The
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A judge refused to block a merger between American Airlines and US Airways on Friday, saying a bankruptcy judge correctly rejected arguments made by a lawyer for some consumers.
San Francisco attorney Joseph Alioto argued that the deal would harm
By DEREK GATOPOULOSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece no longer has too many public servants and is close to reaching staff reduction targets demanded by bailout lenders two years before the deadline, the government said Friday.
Administrative Reform Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis also
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans boosted their borrowing in October, led by another big increase in auto and student loans and the biggest rise in credit card debt in five months.
Consumers increased their borrowing by $18.2 billion in October to a seasonally
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Significant data leaks aren't exactly uncommon these days. It seems as if every other month or so, another company is hit and many of its users are forced to change their passwords, and worse, worry about whether the perpetrators already got their hands on their
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are rising sharply after the U.S. government reported a big increase in hiring last month.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 200 points, or 1.3 percent, at 16,020 as of 1:50 p.m. Eastern time Friday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 20 points, or 1.2 percent
By MARTHA MENDOZAAP National Writer
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - AT&T, under fire for ongoing revelations that it shares and sells customers' communications records to the National Security Agency and other U.S. intelligence offices, says it isn't required to disclose to shareholders what it
By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIAAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - What next for South Africa?
This racially charged country that, on Nelson Mandela's watch, inspired the world by embracing reconciliation in all-race elections in 1994 is again in the global spotlight after the loss of such a towering
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Power up and shop.
Millions of Americans took advantage of online deals ranging from free shipping to hundreds of dollars off electronics and half-price clothing Monday, which was expected to be the busiest online shopping day of the year.
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is closing lower after the holiday shopping season got off to a disappointing start.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 77 points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 16,008.77 Monday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell four points, or 0.3 percent, to 1,800.90
By NOMAAN MERCHANTAssociated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Freezing rain and stinging winds slammed the Southwest Friday and made a strangely blank landscape out of normally sun-drenched North Texas: mostly empty highways covered in a sometimes impassable frost, closed schools and businesses, and millions of