By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate voted Friday to confirm a retired corporate and government turnaround specialist to head the Internal Revenue Service, an agency recovering from scandal as it gears up to play a big role in implementing the president's health
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates fell or were unchanged in all 50 U.S. states in November, evidence that hiring is improving across the country.
The Labor Department said Friday that employers added jobs in 43 states and cut jobs in just seven.
By PETER ORSIAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - In Cuba, time is in the eye of the beholder.
For many islanders, the days still pass slowly under an enervating sun. After a half century of Communism, they see time frozen in the facades of crumbling colonial mansions, the chrome of 1950s automobiles and
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is pushing deeper into record territory after the U.S. reported solid growth in the third quarter.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 70 points to 16,249 in early trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained six points to 1,815. The Nasdaq
ROME (AP) - Italian Premier Enrico Letta's government has survived a confidence vote in Parliament's lower chamber tied to next year's budget.
The Chamber of Deputies voted 350-196 with one abstention Friday to pass the budget bill, which now moves to the Senate where Letta's
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A stew of foul weather, ranging from freezing rain and snow in the Midwest to thunderstorms and possible tornadoes in the South, is arriving just in time for one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
Much of the nation was bracing for something,
By RAY FAUREAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In a move that could have major political ramifications for South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, the country's biggest trade union called Friday for President Jacob Zuma to resign and said it will not support the ANC in next
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (AP) - Oracle is buying cloud-based business-to-consumer marketing software company Responsys for about $1.39 billion.
Oracle, which also makes business software, said that the deal will extend its offerings of cloud businesses. It already offers cloud-based opportunities for
By KEN SWEETAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose in afternoon trading Friday after the U.S. reported unexpectedly strong economic growth during the third quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index pushed further into record territory. The S&P
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.
SPOKANE, Wash.- Snow started falling in the Inland Northwest at around 7:00 Friday morning. Moses Lake and Colville were the first areas reporting snowfall sticking to the roadways.
By about 10:00 Friday morning, heavy snow was falling in Spokane, and starting to stick.The expected snow totals
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (MAY'-buhs) says the Navy has not seen the end of the multimillion dollar bribery and contracting scandal that has implicated several companies and naval personnel. He says more disclosures are coming.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday morning just after 10am, Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank on N. Lincoln. Two men robbed the bank at gunpoint. Police say both men were wearing ski masks during the robbery. The gun was never shown, but they indicated they had it. Police say the