By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's trade deficit rose nearly 10 percent in May to 993.9 billion yen (nearly $10.5 billion), highlighting the challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in revitalizing manufacturing as industries increasingly shift production offshore.
By ANDREW DeMILLOAssociated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas' attorney general filed a brief Tuesday backed by his counterparts in 35 other states asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to uphold a $1.2 billion fine levied against Johnson & Johnson and a subsidiary over the marketing of
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Satellite TV operator Dish Network Corp. said Tuesday it would not submit a revised bid for Sprint, leaving the path open for the wireless carrier to accept what it already considers a superior offer from Japan's Softbank.
Dish said that Sprint Nextel Corp.'s
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.
In a letter sent to congressional leaders on Tuesday, the mayors say it's "time to test
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Farm-state lawmakers are scrambling to win bipartisan support for a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill on the House floor this week.
The legislation would cut $2 billion a year from food stamps while raising subsidies for several crops
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans controlling the House unveiled slashing cuts Tuesday to a program that helps localities build community development projects, while their rivals in the Democratic-led Senate proposed to restore GOP cuts to international food aid and
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is closing higher as investors anticipate that the Federal Reserve will keep programs to support the U.S. economy in place.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 138 points, or 0.9 percent, to 15,318 Tuesday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 rose 12 points, or 0.8
By ALBERT AJI and BASSEM MROUEAssociated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) - Many exchange shops closed in Damascus on Tuesday, fearing more chaos a day after the Syrian currency plunged to a new record low, reflecting growing fears in the capital following a U.S. decision to arm rebel groups fighting to
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - What the world hopes to hear Wednesday from the Federal Reserve can be summed up in one word: clarity.
Chairman Ben Bernanke will be pressed to settle the wave of confusion and speculation that's consumed investors since he spoke to
By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare begins a major change next month that could save older diabetics money and time when they buy crucial supplies to test their blood sugar - but it also may cause some confusion as patients figure out the new system.
On July 1, Medicare
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