By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Holiday travelers in the Midwest and in parts East and South were keeping a leery eye Friday on a band of foul weather that stretched across the nation's midsection and that was threatening to mess up opening weekend of one of the year's
By RAY FAUREAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - In a move that could have major political ramifications for South Africa's ruling African National Congress party, the country's biggest trade union called Friday for President Jacob Zuma to resign and said it will not support the ANC in next
REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (AP) - Oracle is buying cloud-based business-to-consumer marketing software company Responsys for about $1.39 billion.
Oracle, which also makes business software, said that the deal will extend its offerings of cloud businesses. It already offers cloud-based opportunities for
By KEN SWEETAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose in afternoon trading Friday after the U.S. reported unexpectedly strong economic growth during the third quarter. The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index pushed further into record territory. The S&P
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed. Much of the upward revision came from stronger consumer spending.
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreen's fiscal first-quarter earnings soared 68 percent as investments in other companies paid off for the nation's largest drugstore chain, but a slowdown in generic drug introductions helped squeeze profitability.
The Deerfield Ill., company said Friday
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Europe's top antitrust regulator says it has launched an in-depth investigation of Telefonica SA's proposed 8.55 billion euro ($11.7 billion) purchase of E-Plus, the German arm of Dutch telecommunications company Royal KPN NV.
Telefonica agreed to purchase the business from
LISBON, Portugal (AP) - Portugal's prime minister says his government is looking for new savings to meet its budget targets next year after a court disallowed planned cuts in state pensions.
The Constitutional Court rejected late Thursday a government plan to cut state pensions above 600 euros
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Farmers from the island of Crete clashed with police Friday outside Greece's parliament as lawmakers prepared to vote on a new property tax that will extend the levy to farms.
Hundreds of farmers took an overnight ferry to protest in the country's capital, Athens, and
By ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - BlackBerry reported a massive $4.4 billion loss in the third quarter and a 56 percent drop in revenue in its first quarterly report under new chairman and interim chief executive John Chen.
Despite the results, Chen said on a conference call with
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