NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are rising on Wall Street, pushing the market further into record territory, after the U.S. raised its estimate for third-quarter economic growth.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 81 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,260 in midday trading Friday.
The Standard & Poor
By BREE FOWLERAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - It's tough to shop for techies. They already own everything with a plug or rechargeable battery. But fear not, a slew of unique technology gifts have hit the market just in time for Christmas.
Here's a roundup of some of the season's
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
UPDATE: Willard Elementary has gone into lockdown due to the search for the bank robbers.
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday morning just after 10am, Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank on N. Lincoln. Police say both men were wearing ski masks during the robbery. A gun was never shown
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
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has cleared the way for Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve.
Senators voted 59-34 Friday to end debate on the president's nomination of Yellen. Approval is expected Jan. 6, the day the Senate returns from winter recess.