By PHUONG LE
SEATTLE (AP) - National leaders of the Machinists union are scheduling a vote on a proposed contract between Boeing and Puget Sound machinists, despite objections from local union officials who have already rejected the company's latest offer.
The lead negotiator for the union'
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - President Raul Castro issued a stern warning to entrepreneurs pushing the boundaries of Cuba's economic reform, telling parliament on Saturday that "those pressuring us to move faster are moving us toward failure."
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - More Americans are deciding to shop online this holiday season instead of heading to crowded stores.
But that alone won't save what is turning out to be a ho-hum Christmas for department stores and clothing chains.
Online sales have surged 9
By GREG MOORE and TERRY COLLINSAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The threat of another commute-crippling transportation strike in the San Francisco Bay area receded on Saturday when officials for the region's transit rail system and negotiators for its two largest labor unions said they had
By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint threatened to frustrate Christmas travelers from Texas to Nova Scotia with a little of everything Mother Nature has to offer, from freezing rain, ice and snow to flooding, thunderstorms and possibly some tornadoes in
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Making Sen. Max Baucus the next ambassador to China reflects the importance the U.S. places on advancing its economic relationship with Beijing despite recent strains on security issues.
The veteran Democrat from Montana lacks foreign policy
By The Associated Press
Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:
1. TARGET SECURITY BREACH AFFECTS UP TO 40 MILLION SHOPPERS
A security breach at Target infuriated customers and threatened to drive off holiday shoppers during the company's busiest time of year. The nation
By ANDREA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
HAVANA (AP) - Cuba will eliminate a currency pegged to the dollar as part of a move to end its unique double-currency system, which had become a symbol of economic inequality to many islanders, Cuba's top economic official said Friday.
Tourists currently use
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLOAssociated Press
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed into law a sweeping reform that will allow private companies to drill for oil and gas, and end a seven-decade-long monopoly held by the state oil company.
Mexican law previously restricted such
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street after the U.S. raised its estimate for economic growth in the third quarter.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 42 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,221 Friday. It's up 3 percent for the week.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained
MOBILE USERS CLICK THIS LINK TO VIEW SLIDESHOW: http://bit.ly/JM8xCIRITZVILLE, Wash.- We now know the name of the driver killed in nine vehicle pileup just seven miles from Ritzville Friday afternoon. Jean Amidon of Whitefish Montana was pronounced dead on the scene after her vehicle ran
BERLIN (AP) - A survey has found that German investor confidence has jumped to a 7 ½-year high in December on the back of hopes of an economic upturn in Europe.
The ZEW institute said Tuesday that its confidence index, which measures investors' expectations for the next six months, rose to 62
By M.L. JOHNSONAssociated Press
SHAWANO, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin dairy farmer Kevin Ainsworth rushed to the emergency room in 1992, when he sliced off the tip of his finger. Other than a quick trip in 2010 when a test during a blood donation raised a false alarm about hepatitis C, that was his last