By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A measure of the U.S. economy's health posted a solid gain in November, suggesting momentum was building at the end of the year.
The Conference Board says that its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent in November compared with
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Finding a knockoff version of the fur you want under the Christmas tree would ordinarily be a disappointment.
Not this year.
Faux is the new black this season for holiday gifts. But this isn't the "pleather" of the 1980s - that cheap, plastic-
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates for fixed mortgages rose slightly this week but remained near historically low levels.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the rate on the 30-year loan increased to 4.47 percent from 4.42 percent last week. The average on the 15-year fixed loan rose to 3.51 percent
By JOSH BOAKAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people who bought existing U.S. homes in November declined for the third straight month. Higher mortgage rates have made home-buying more expensive, while the lingering impact of the October government shutdown may have deterred some
By The Associated Press
Honda Motor Co. has topped the insurance industry's annual list of the safest new vehicles.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety on Thursday gave 39 vehicles top safety ratings for 2014. That is dramatically fewer than the 130 on the list last year because vehicles
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are slipping and long-term interest rates are rising a day after the Federal Reserve said it would reduce its bond purchases.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 26 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,138 in the first few minutes of trading Thursday.
The Standard & Poor
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Problems with the government's main health care overhaul website carry a bigger risk than frequent crashes: Higher prices could follow for many Americans if technical troubles scare off young people.
The government has touted recent improvements to HeathCare.gov
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 379,000, the highest since March. The increase may reflect volatility around the Thanksgiving holidays.
The Labor Department said
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks edged lower in early trading Thursday, pulling back from record levels. The stock market surged Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said it was trimming its stimulus efforts, which investors saw as a vote of confidence in the economy.
BERLIN (AP) - Daimler AG and British sports car maker Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd have signed a deal that will see the two companies develop engines together and the German company get a stake in Aston Martin.
The companies said Thursday that Aston Martin and Daimler subsidiary Mercedes-AMG will
His stat line isn't overwhelming, but the imposing presence of 7-foot-6 Mamadou Ndiaye and his team's defense certainly is.
For the second time this season, UC Irvine held Eastern Washington University to 33 percent shooting or less and went on to hand EWU its first home loss in four tries
By DENISE LAVOIEAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard student accused of making a bomb threat to get out of a final exam was under a great deal of pressure and seems remorseful, his lawyer said Wednesday after his client was freed on bail.
Eldo Kim, 20, was released on $100,000 bond into the
Daniel Lazcano and his brother Frank were arrested for the murder of Marcus Schur two years ago in Whitman County. Frank Lazcano has already been convicted in the case, and on Wednesday afternoon, after two previous mistrials, Daniel was found guilty by a jury in Spokane County.