By The Associated Press
The price of oil fell near $94 a barrel Wednesday as the nation's oil supply fell less than expected and demand for gasoline remained weak.
Benchmark crude for July delivery declined $1.90 to close at $94.28 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
By STEVEN K. PAULSONAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A federal judge in Denver is contemplating an injunction against Abercrombie & Fitch Co. and J.M. Hollister LLC after ruling earlier that nearly 250 of their clothing stores that cater to a hip, young clientele are unfriendly to the disabled.
By MICHAEL TARMAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The lawyer for an 87-year-old woman who accuses Donald Trump of cheating her in a skyscraper condo deal told jurors in Chicago on Wednesday that he was personally repulsed because he felt the "Apprentice" star conned his client and lied about it on the
By BERNARD CONDONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are moving higher Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said it was too soon for the central bank to pull back on its economic stimulus programs.
Investors were also encouraged by news that sales of previously-occupied U.S.
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writer
It's going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation's highways.
From Thursday through Monday, 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground or other getaway, according to car lobbying group AAA. That's a
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three and a half years, helped by a jump in the number of houses for sale.
The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales rose to a
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
Reducing the Fed's efforts to keep borrowing rates low would
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening slightly higher as investors watch for the latest moves from the Federal Reserve.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 39 points at 15,424 shortly after the opening bell Wednesday, a gain of 0.2 percent.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico entered the IOC presidential race Wednesday, promising to use his business experience to guide the Olympics through the world's troubled financial times and proposing to deploy IOC staff permanently in host cities to
By KIRUBEL TADESSEAssociated Press
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continentwide organization that spearheaded efforts to liberate Africa from colonial masters. Now leaders want to map out the next 50 years of political and economic
SPOKANE, Wash – As the murder trial continues for Clay Starbuck, charged with strangling his ex-wife Chanin to death, in court Tuesday morning the jury heard a :30 second 911 call that came from Chanin Starbuck's cell phone the morning she was killed on December 1, 2011.
Courtesy Washington State athletics
PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University football signed safety Paris Taylor to a Financial Aid Agreement, head coach Mike Leach announced Tuesday.
Taylor played in seven games as a freshman last season at Los Angles Pierce College. The Altamonte
By ANDREW SELIGMANAP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - Brian Urlacher wasn't sure how dominant he could be any longer, so he's calling it a career after 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears.
And what a career it was:
-Eight Pro Bowl seasons;
-Defensive Player of the Year in 2005
-A trip to the