By REMA RAHMANAssociated Press
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.
State officials provided those new details
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
The run-up in stock prices this year could tempt even the most hands-off investor to wade into their 401(k) and make some changes.
The Dow Jones industrial average, Nasdaq and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes are each up more than 20 percent over the past 12
By STEPHEN SINGERAP Business Writer
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An 11-year study of the incidence of brain cancer at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney in the state ended Thursday with university researchers saying they found no statistically significant elevations in the rate of cancer
By M.L. JOHNSONAssociated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday.
The rules require labels on steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animal was born,
By MAE ANDERSONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Procter & Gamble Co. is bringing back its former CEO, as the world's largest consumer-products maker tries to spur global growth.
In a surprise move, P&G said Thursday that former CEO A.G. Lafley, a 33-year industry veteran, is returning
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
The vote was one small victory this week for critics of a massive, five-year farm bill that would cost
By ANDREW TAYLOR and CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view Thursday, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AND CANDICE CHOIAP Retail Writers
NEW YORK (AP) - It was another ugly quarter for Sears Holdings Corp.
The beleaguered department-store chain reported a steeper-than-expected loss for its first quarter on slumping sales.
It also announced that it is considering selling its
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - After years of struggle, Gap is back in style.
Gap Inc., which owns The Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic clothing chains, on Thursday reported a 43 percent jump in its fiscal first-quarter net income, as the company continues to reap
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are ending the day slightly lower after recouping a big loss early on.
U.S. markets fell immediately after the opening bell following a global slump prompted in part by an unexpectedly weak report on manufacturing in China.
Concern that the Federal Reserve might ease back on
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
By MANUEL VALDES and MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers as three injured people were pulled from the chilly
By BLAKE NICHOLSON and DAVE KOLPACKAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A dam that threatened to give way and flood a North Dakota town was holding back the water on Wednesday, though the 1,300 residents of Cavalier were still being told to stay away from their homes.
Steady rainfall between