WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama singles out recent improvements in the economy and says 2014 could be a 'breakthrough year' for the United States.
Obama highlighted reports Friday that the economy grew at a 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, higher than previously
WASHINGTON (AP) - AT&T Inc. says it will publish reports on the number of requests for customer information it receives from law enforcement agencies, the latest move in the telecommunications industry toward fuller disclosure amid debate over government surveillance programs.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Some stores are ending the holiday shopping season the same way they began it - with round-the-clock, marathon shopping hours.
Kohl's for the first time is staying open for essentially five days straight, from 6 a.m. on Friday through 6 p
By WAYNE PARRYAssociated Press
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says it will close on Jan. 13, reducing the number of casinos in the struggling gambling resort to 11.
It will be the first Atlantic City casino to close since the Sands shut down in 2006 to
BERLIN (AP) - German-owned discount store chain ALDI plans to invest $3 billion to open 650 new sites across the United States in the next five years.
The company said in a statement Friday that the expansion would create more than 10,000 new jobs.
ALDI says that to meet the target it will increase
ROME (AP) - Sergio Loro Piana, who helped build a six-generation, family-run textile firm into the eponymous luxury brand recently bought by French conglomerate LVMH, has died at age 65.
People close to the family said Loro Piana died Friday, just two weeks after LVMH's 2 billion euro ($2.7
BERLIN (AP) - A German pharmaceutical company says it is appealing a Spanish court ruling ordering it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.
Gruenenthal Group said in a statement Friday that "the plaintiffs among others have failed to provide
By Trevor MoggProvided by Here's something amusing to take you into the weekend. Called ‘cell phone crashing', it shows comedian Greg Benson sitting beside different people talking on their handsets at an airport, with Benson pretending to chat to a friend on his own phone while
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Former American International Group executives are pursuing an ethics complaint against the New York prosecutors still bringing the charges that cost them their jobs at the insurance giant in 2005.
The complaint at the Joint Commission on
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Ally Financial Inc. is paying $98 million to resolve U.S. government claims that minority borrowers were charged higher rates on its auto loans than whites with similar credit histories.
The agreement announced Friday by the Justice Department and
SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday morning just after 10am, Spokane Police responded to an armed robbery at the US Bank on N. Lincoln.
The search for the two robbers sent Willard Elementary into lockdown, but police say no students were ever in any danger. At 11:30 Friday morning, Spokane Police called off
SPOKANE, Wash.- Snow started falling in the Inland Northwest at around 7:00 Friday morning. Moses Lake and Colville were the first areas reporting snowfall sticking to the roadways.
By about 10:00 Friday morning, heavy snow was falling in Spokane, and starting to stick.The expected snow totals
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Navy Secretary Ray Mabus (MAY'-buhs) says the Navy has not seen the end of the multimillion dollar bribery and contracting scandal that has implicated several companies and naval personnel. He says more disclosures are coming.