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) - President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Obama says the government should lead by example.
The president says the plan to use renewables for 20 percent of
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
BERLIN (AP) - Germany's Merck KGaA has announced plans to buy AZ Electronic Materials, which supplies high-tech materials for the electronics industry, for about 1.6 billion pounds ($2.6 billion).
Pharmaceutical and high-tech materials company Merck said Thursday that it will offer 403.5 pence
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - A day after being sued by legally married, gay engineers, the nation's largest freight rail carriers announced they will provide health care benefits to the same-sex spouses of their employees.
Gus Melonas, a spokesman for BNSF Railway Co., read
BEIJING (AP) - "SpongeBob SquarePants" and other Nickelodeon children's programs will be dubbed into Mandarin and available to watch free online in China over the next 12 months in the latest deal to give a foreign entertainment company more access to China's vast market.
Sohu Video, a unit
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
HUADU, China (AP) - His Chinese sedan was a disappointment. So when truck driver Xie Yanzhen needed to replace it, he turned to Venucia, a 2-year-old no-frills brand launched by Nissan and a Chinese partner.
The Chinese-brand Chang'an "doesn't work well,"
By JENNIFER PELTZ and SAM HANANELAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It's sometimes called highway hypnosis or white-line fever, and it's familiar to anyone who has driven long distances along a monotonous route.
Drivers are lulled into a semi-trance state and reach their destination with
SYDNEY (AP) - Qantas Airways said Thursday it will slash 1,000 jobs and suffer half-year losses of at least 250 million Australian dollars ($225 million), increasing the likelihood that regulators will throw the flag carrier a lifeline by easing restrictions on foreign ownership.
Lower demand, a
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.
BREAKING UPDATE: Lt. Stu Miller of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Dept. believes they have just made an arrest and that the suspect in the Athol manhunt is in custody.
All Athol Elementary School buses will be running 2 hours late. Parents can drop their kids off as soon as the school is open
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