By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writer
It's going to be another busy Memorial Day weekend on the nation's highways.
During Thursday and Monday, 31.2 million Americans will drive 50 miles or more to a beach, campground or other getaway, according to car lobbying group AAA. That's a small
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes ticked up last month to the highest level in three and a half years, helped by a jump in the number of houses for sale.
The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that sales rose to a
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress Wednesday that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
Reducing the Fed's efforts to keep borrowing rates low
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are opening slightly higher as investors watch for the latest moves from the Federal Reserve.
The Dow Jones industrial average was up 39 points at 15,424 shortly after the opening bell Wednesday, a gain of 0.2 percent.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up four
By STEPHEN WILSONAP Sports Writer
LONDON (AP) - Richard Carrion of Puerto Rico entered the IOC presidential race Wednesday, promising to use his business experience to guide the Olympics through the world's troubled financial times and proposing to deploy IOC staff permanently in host cities to
By KIRUBEL TADESSEAssociated Press
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - African nations this week mark the 50th year since the founding of a continentwide organization, now called the African Union, that spearheaded efforts to liberate the continent from colonial masters.
African leaders will start the
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Progressive Party leader Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has been chosen as Iceland's new prime minister.
He was named Wednesday after several weeks of talks on the formation of a new government.
The center-right government will also include Bjarni Benediktsson, head of
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Target Corp. reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter profit as cool temperatures and financial pressures limited customers' appetite for spending.
The company, based in Minneapolis, also cut its annual profit outlook, sending its
By FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - An Italian judge has ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to stand trial for manslaughter in the vessel's shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany, which killed 32 people.
Judge Pietro Molino, at a closed-door hearing Wednesday in
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are rising with the nation's central bank seemingly committed to ushering along a financial rebound and the housing market nearing an important milestone.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 15 points to 15,370. S&P futures have added 2.2 points to 1,667.
By DAN SEWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans protested outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
A crowd packed the
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
SPOKANE, Wash. – The trial of Clay Starbuck, charged with killing his ex-wife Chanin and sexually violating her remains, entered its third week Monday at the Spokane County Courthouse.
Chanin Starbuck was found strangled to death in her Deer Park home in December of 2011, and Clay