ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece says it beat its budget targets in the first 11 months of the year and is on track to achieve a modest primary surplus - that is, excluding the cost of servicing its crushing debt burden - for the full year.
A finance ministry statement on Thursday says preliminary
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Automaker Volkswagen says it's replacing the head of its U.S. division, which has struggled to reach sales goals.
The company said Thursday in a news release that Jonathan Browning was leaving his job as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America. His replacement
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Airlines Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler says his plan to remove the restriction on phone calls during flights has been misunderstood.
Calls have been prohibited for 22 years over fears that they would interfere with cellular
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Dorito dust may be the new salt for more restaurant chains.
PepsiCo Inc., which owns Cheetos, Fritos, Tostitos and other snacks, found success last year after teaming up with Taco Bell to create Dorito-flavored taco shells. And it has since
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
Lower stock prices on Thursday set up investors for what would be their third day in a row of declines.
Stocks have risen sharply this year, and some analysts have been wondering if buyers will begin to get more choosy. Also, some investors are worried that a
LONDON (AP) - A private investigator convicted of eavesdropping on the voice mails of royal staff told a tabloid editor that Queen Elizabeth II was annoyed because police officers ate the nuts laid out for Buckingham Palace guests.
The tidbit was passed on by Clive Goodman to Andy Coulson, then
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages eased slightly this week, remaining near historically low levels.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the 30-year loan declined to 4.42 percent from 4.46 percent last week. The average on the 15-year fixed loan dipped to 3.43 percent
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies boosted their stockpiles at the fastest rate in nine months in October as their sales grew. The gain in restocking indicates businesses anticipated a healthy holiday shopping season.
Business inventories increased 0.7
LONDON (AP) - A British transport company has grounded all of its helicopters of the type that crashed into a pub in Scotland after detecting a technical problem on a recent flight.
Bond Air Services, operator of the Eurocopter EC135 Type 2 aircraft that crashed Nov. 29, says another EC135 in its
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are mixed in early trading as prospects for a budget deal and more signs of a U.S. recovery suggest that the Federal Reserve may wind down its support for the economy.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 19 points, or 0.1 percent, to 15,822 after the first few minutes
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Emergency crews on the south hill were called to a car crash late Wednesday night.
Police say around 11:00pm a man was driving his SUV westbound on 37th when he went through the stop sign at Perry, hit a brick landscaping
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
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The Grant County Sheriff's Office found a man outside of Moses Lake in the 2800 block of Road 5 NE Wednesday morning with a gunshot wound.
In a press release, the Sheriff's Office says the man was immediately airlifted to a hospital and is in critical condition. The Sheriff's