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
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - AT&T Inc. says it will publish reports on the number of requests for customer information that it receives from law enforcement agencies, the latest move in the telecommunications industry toward fuller disclosure amid debate over government
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 casino that would become The Atlantic Club opened as The Golden Nugget in late 1980, an opulent pleasure palace by the sea whose commercials featured owner Steve Wynn delivering fresh towels to Frank Sinatra.
But next month, the casino
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
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
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
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