By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold
NEW YORK (AP) - Stock futures wavered Thursday after the U.S. reported data on jobs and economic growth that were much better than most economists had been projecting.
Weighing on markets, however, were telltale signs that illustrated just how hesitant Americans have become in spending money.
MADRID (AP) - Ratings agency Moody's has cited improvements in Spain's public finances and a reduction in private-sector debt.
The agency announced Thursday it has changed the rating on government bonds to stable from negative, though the rating remains at Baa3 indicating a moderate credit
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The European Central Bank kept its interest rates on hold Thursday even though the recovery has weakened in the 17-country euro currency union and inflation is forecast to remain low.
ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank was "ready and
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - The Cypriot government says the privatization of state-owned companies will start in two years, when the bailed-out country's economy is projected to start growing again.
Government spokesman Christos Stylianides says first in line for privatization is the Cyprus
By DANICA KIRKAAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Austerity will remain in place in Britain for years to come, the government insisted Thursday even though the U.K. economy is growing faster than most of its peers.
That was the message from British Treasury chief George Osborne as he unveiled his
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers and labor organizers are marching, waving signs and chanting in cities across the country Thursday amid a push for higher wages.
Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But
BERLIN (AP) - General Motors Co. plans to largely withdraw its Chevrolet brand from Europe from the beginning of 2016, focusing more sharply on its main Opel and Vauxhall brands.
Chevrolet will no longer have a "mainstream presence" in Europe, GM said in a statement Thursday, adding the decision
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's powerful finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, is making clear that he'd like to stay in the job in Chancellor Angela Merkel's third term.
The 71-year-old Schaeuble has been a key figure in shaping Europe's debt crisis response, championing Germany's
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Creative industries led by Hollywood account for about $504 billion, or at least 3.2 percent of U.S. goods and services, the government said in its first official measure of how the arts and culture affect the economy.
On Thursday, the U.S. Bureau
KHQ.COM - On Wednesday afternoon a Washington State Patrol trooper crashed while driving to stop a wrong-way driver on Hwy. 195 just 3 miles south of Spokane. Fortunately no one was injured.
The northbound lane was partially blocking for a short time, but it was opened shortly after.
UPDATE: The suspect, who hasn't been identified yet, has been captured and is in jail right now. He's expected to make his first court appearance on Friday.
All Athol Elementary School buses will be running 2 hours late. Parents can drop their kids off as soon as the school is open...or
KUNA, Idaho (AP) - Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has died and four children and one adult were injured when a dump truck collided with a school bus carrying students to an elementary school in southwestern Idaho. Canyon County Sheriff spokeswoman Theresa Baker says as many as