By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America's slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause.
A report Tuesday from accounting and consulting
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - Thrifty Car Rental says it's sorry, but many customers who were offered a free one-day rental won't be getting that after all.
The company says the offer was intended for a select group of top customers but was sent accidentally to many other
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
The House is preparing to consider the bill this week. The
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Investors are in a game of wait-and-see with the Federal Reserve. On Monday, they guessed that the Fed will continue trying to prop up the economy, and sent stocks higher.
The major stock indexes all rose about 1 percent in early trading and
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing higher as traders hope that the Federal Reserve will decide to continue its economic stimulus program when it meets this week.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 12 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 1,639 Monday. Energy and
By STEPHEN SINGERAP Business Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The governors of Texas and South Dakota visited Connecticut on Monday to court gun manufacturers that have threatened to leave since the state passed tough new gun-control laws this year in response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil fell slightly after it climbed to a high for the year Monday, as the market waits to see the results of this week's Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Benchmark oil for July delivery fell 8 cents to finish at $97.77 a barrel on the New York
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - For the activists who led the effort to legalize recreational marijuana in Washington state last fall, Jamen Shively was one of their biggest fears: an aspiring pot profiteer whose unabashed dreams of building a cannabis empire might attract unwanted
According to the Facebook page set up to help find her, missing Sandpoint woman Rashelle Klontz has been found and she is safe.
If we learn any additional information we will be sure to update this story.
PASCO, Wash. - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office
KHQ.COM - On Monday law enforcement officers responded to an armed robbery at the Chas Clinic at 10th & Pines in Spokane Valley. The suspect, who had a gun, is described to be in his early 20's with short brown hair and was wearing a surgical mask. The suspect got away from an unknown
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says it sees nothing new in North Korea's offer of high-level talks with the U.S.
Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that Pyongyang has made similar offers numerous times over the years. She said Washington would be open to dialogue but it wants North Korea