By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal panel of medical experts said that an experimental insomnia drug from Merck & Co. Inc. appears safe and effective, despite evidence from company trials that the pill can cause daytime sleepiness and difficulty driving.
A majority of
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - Tesla Motors, which makes a highly acclaimed $70,000 electric car, has paid off a startup loan from the U.S. government nine years early.
The Palo Alto, Calif., company said it wired in a $451.8 million payment to the government on Wednesday. The money,
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's nominee for transportation secretary - Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx - received a friendly reception from senators of both parties Wednesday laced with warnings that the nation needs to make a host of transportation
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hewlett-Packard is still scrambling to meet the growing demand for more versatile and less expensive mobile devices as a slump in its personal computer sales deepens, but the company's cost-cutting measures and focus on more profitable
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing lower on news that several Federal Reserve policymakers favored cutting back on stimulus programs as early as June if the economy continues to improve.
The release of minutes of the Fed's April 30-May 1 meeting reversed a surge earlier in the day.
By FILI SAGAPOLUTELEAssociated Press
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - American Samoa plans to take away frequent flier miles from government workers who travel on behalf of the U.S. territory and use the loyalty points to help medical patients and students travel off the islands when necessary.
By MOHAMMED DARAGHMEHAssociated Press
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - Palestinians believe the U.S. effort to restart peace talks is doomed, and they're preparing instead to resume their campaign of seeking membership in key international organizations as soon as next month, officials told The
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If you'd told someone in 1922 that in 50 years time a guy in a space suit would be dancing across the surface of the moon singing, "I was strolling on the moon one day, in the merry merry month of December May," that person would more than likely have suggested you
By COLLEEN BARRYAP Business Writer
MILAN (AP) - Fiat Industrial disputed as "absolutely false" reports Wednesday that Italy would lose 500 million euros ($646 million) in tax revenues if it moves its tax base to Britain after it completes a merger with its U.S.-based subsidiary CNH Global NV.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
BICKLETON, Wash. (AP) - A freak snow has given students a snow day in May in the Klickitat County town of Bickleton. School Superintendent Ric Palmer says 10-to-12 inches fell in places overnight and heavy snow brought some tree branches down on lines, knocking out power and
By TAMARA LUSH and BARBARA RODRIGUEZAssociated Press
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) - It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
The lucky ticket was bought sometime Saturday