By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate unchanged on Thursday even though the recovery has weakened in the 17-country euro currency union.
ECB President Mario Draghi said the bank was "ready and able" to take new steps to help
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 finance minister George Osborne as he unveiled his
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Fast-food workers and labor organizers are set to turn out in support of higher wages in cities across the country Thursday.
Organizers say walkouts are planned in 100 cities, with rallies set for another 100 cities. But it's not clear what
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
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil edged higher above $97 a barrel Thursday as investors reacted to a drop in U.S. stockpiles, but concerns of oversupply in the Middle East capped gains.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was up 37 cents at $97.57
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of electricity needs
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is launching ads backing eight-term Republican Rep. Mike Simpson, who faces a primary challenge in Idaho, and two GOP candidates in West Virginia as the business organization ramps up its political activity for next
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.
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - The nation's largest freight rail carriers announced Wednesday they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees, one day after legally married, gay engineers filed a federal lawsuit in Seattle.
Gus Melonas, a
On December 2, 2013 the Stevens County Sheriff's Office was asked to conduct a welfare check on a woman from the Tacoma area who never returned home from the Loon Lake area.
Deputies say 51-year-old Susan Yager was staying at a cabin on the lake during the holiday weekend, and when she