By JASON KEYSERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - A storm with a 2,000-mile footprint frustrated Christmas travelers Saturday 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 even tornadoes.
Some of the
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
By The Associated Press
News Corp., the newspaper publisher and media company, said Friday that it acquired Storyful, a company that gathers user-generated news and video, for $25 million to help it grow its digital and video business.
Storyful, which bills itself as a "news agency of the social
By MICHELLE RINDELSAssociated Press
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A Las Vegas company that owns casinos in Nevada, Colorado, Iowa and Missouri fell victim to a cyberattack earlier this year, compromising the credit and debit card information of patrons at 11 sites, company officials said Friday.
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Putting a rosy spin on a difficult year, President Barack Obama acknowledged frustrating "ups and downs" on Friday but exulted that the improving economy is creating new jobs and claimed crucial progress for his troubled health care
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - His health care plan facing a dicey transition, President Barack Obama said Friday that insurance sign-ups are surging now that the government's website is working better for consumers. But it was too soon to say the
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's not brooding about 2013, despite a series of setbacks.
The president said at a year-end news conference from the White House Friday that as long as the economy is improving and he's helping families, he's OK.
Obama's approval rating
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