By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers that still offer workers traditional pension plans are in line for hefty insurance premium increases under the budget agreement struck in Congress, the second time in two years that lawmakers have turned to them to help finance spending
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis and to ease the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts is on the brink of passing the Senate Wednesday.
The Senate is on track to
By SOPHIA TAREEN and SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Archer Daniels Midland Company has made it official: It is moving its global headquarters from Decatur in central Illinois to Chicago.
In a news release issued Wednesday morning, the company says that Chicago is the best location to
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors are waiting to see whether one of Ben Bernanke's final acts as chairman of the Federal Reserve will be to announce a pullback in the Fed's bond purchases. The purchases have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low to
By JAKE PEARSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - About 1,500 incarcerated New York City teens have received behavioral therapy aimed at lowering their chances of returning to jail in the first year of a Goldman Sachs-funded program that's the first U.S. effort to lure private investors to
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's trade deficit ballooned 35 percent last month compared to a year ago, the biggest November deficit on record, as fuel imports soared following the 2011 nuclear catastrophe, the government said Wednesday.
The run of 17 straight months of deficits is the longest since
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemical releases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
The EPA filed a formal notice against Chevron
By ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - A panel reviewing a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow Canada's oil to be shipped to Asia will on Thursday deliver its recommendation on whether Canadian government should approve the project.
Canada's National Energy Board
By PAUL FOYAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Three former Special Forces soldiers have pleaded guilty to charges of using inside bid information to win more than $50 million in Army contracts in Afghanistan in a case that shows how easily contractors can profit from military business.
By LARRY NEUMEISTERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Financial services firm Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost two-thirds of its employees in the Sept. 11 attacks, revealed a $135 million settlement with American Airlines and insurance carriers on Tuesday to a judge who said it will end the final
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - The Greek government says it will partially lift protection for distressed mortgages in the crisis-hit country to protect banks from a rising number of unpaid loans.
The Development Ministry said Wednesday it will extend through 2014 a freeze on repossession but only for
By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Figuring out how much marijuana people use has been one of the trickiest, and most important, questions facing the bureaucrats who are setting up Washington state's new legal pot system.
Underestimate demand, and marijuana fans might stick with