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) - Holiday travelers in the Midwest and in parts East and South were keeping a leery eye Friday on a band of foul weather that stretched across the nation's midsection and that was threatening to mess up opening weekend of one of the year's
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. - Friday morning just after 10am, Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank on N. Lincoln.
The search for the two robbers sent Willard Elementary into lockdown, but police say no students were ever in any danger. At 11:30 Friday morning, Spokane Police called off
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62