NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are drifting lower on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 10 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,307 at midday Eastern Daylight Time Wednesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel has decided to export 40 percent of the natural gas it expects to produce from offshore wells, keeping a larger amount for local use than expected.
The figure, announced by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, is lower than the 53 percent recommended by an inter-
By ANDREW MIGAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new report says homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure must wait too long for their loan modification applications to be reviewed by some of the nation's top mortgage servicers. Such delays can plunge borrowers deeper in debt.
Joseph A. Smith,
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of gene therapy developer Bluebird Bio Inc. are surging in their trading debut.
Its shares climbed $9.15, or 53.8 percent, to $26.15 in morning trading Wednesday after trading as high as $27 earlier in the session.
The company's initial public offering of 5.94 million
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Apparently, Men's Wearhouse Inc. doesn't like the way its founder looks anymore.
In terse release issued Wednesday, Men's Wearhouse said it has fired the face of the company and its executive chairman, George Zimmer, who appeared
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Worry and speculation have consumed investors since Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to Congress last month about the Federal Reserve's drive to keep long-term interest rates at record lows.
On Wednesday, many hope the Fed will settle the
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is waiting on the Fed.
Major indexes drifted lower in midday trading Wednesday as traders wondered what the Federal Reserve will say about the U.S. economy and the central bank's huge stimulus program this afternoon.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus' deputy government spokesman says the Cabinet has ratified a preliminary agreement with U.S. firm Noble Energy and its Israeli partners Delek Drilling and Avner Oil Exploration on their participation in the development of a planned natural gas processing facility.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are edging lower in early trading on Wall Street as investors hold back ahead of a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.
The Dow Jones industrial average was down 17 points, or 0.1 percent, at 15,301 in the first few minutes of trading Wednesday.
The Standard &
By JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - President Barack Obama raised the prospect Wednesday that Europe might need to adjust its economic policies to tackle high youth unemployment and make sure that some countries don't "lose a generation."
Obama warned during his visit to Berlin that
UPDATE: The female driver has been identified as Jennifer A. Schmidt of Spokane Valley. The male driver has been identified as Sean D. Moss. Both Schmidt and Moss were life-flighted by Medstar to Sacred Heart. The State Patrol says both vehicles were totaled and both drivers were wearing seatbelts
By MARCIA DUNNAP Aerospace Writer
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - NASA has eight new astronauts - its first new batch in four years.
Among the lucky candidates: the first female fighter pilot to become an astronaut in nearly two decades. A female helicopter pilot also is in the group. In fact, four of
PRESS RELEASE FROM THE SPOKANE VALLEY POLICE DEPT: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at 9:15 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputies responded to a person with a weapon call near the area of 13600 E. 20th Ave. Deputies arrived on scene and found the victim homeowner detaining the suspect, later