NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is pushing deeper into record territory after the U.S. reported solid growth in the third quarter.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 70 points to 16,249 in early trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index gained six points to 1,815. The Nasdaq
ROME (AP) - Italian Premier Enrico Letta's government has survived a confidence vote in Parliament's lower chamber tied to next year's budget.
The Chamber of Deputies voted 350-196 with one abstention Friday to pass the budget bill, which now moves to the Senate where Letta's
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
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
By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Navy has not seen the end of the multimillion-dollar bribery and contracting scandal that has implicated several contractors and naval personnel, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Friday, warning that more disclosures are coming.
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