By JOSH BOAKAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is on the verge of doing something it hasn't done during three years of partisan warfare: Passing a budget deal that won't likely hurt the economy.
The two-year spending plan the Senate is expected to approve Wednesday all but
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's approval ratings for handling foreign policy issues generally top his ratings for most domestic issues, including the economy and health care, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. But the poll also suggests a
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Employers that still offer workers traditional pension plans are in line for hefty insurance premium increases under the budget agreement struck in Congress, the second time in two years that lawmakers have turned to them to help finance spending
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis and ease the harshest effects of automatic budget cuts is on the brink of passing the Senate.
The Senate is on track to clear the bill
By SOPHIA TAREEN and SARA BURNETTAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - When Archer Daniels Midland Company announced in September that it planned to move global headquarters from a central Illinois city to a location with better access to its customers worldwide, Chicago - with its two international
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investors are waiting to see whether one of Ben Bernanke's final acts as chairman of the Federal Reserve will be to announce a pullback in the Fed's bond purchases. The purchases have been intended to keep long-term loan rates low to
By JAKE PEARSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - About 1,500 incarcerated New York City teens have received behavioral therapy aimed at lowering their chances of returning to jail in the first year of a Goldman Sachs-funded program that's the first U.S. effort to lure private investors to
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's trade deficit ballooned 35 percent last month compared to a year ago, the biggest November deficit on record, as fuel imports soared following the 2011 nuclear catastrophe, the government said Wednesday.
The run of 17 straight months of deficits is the longest since
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Chevron Corp. failed to maintain equipment at a California refinery and has not responded adequately to multiple airborne chemical releases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
The EPA filed a formal notice against Chevron
By ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
TORONTO (AP) - A panel reviewing a proposed pipeline to the Pacific Coast that would allow Canada's oil to be shipped to Asia will on Thursday deliver its recommendation on whether Canadian government should approve the project.
Canada's National Energy Board
WOOSTER, Ohio (AP) - The disappearance of a 9-year-old girl later found strangled and dumped in a trash bin was reported in a 911 call by the man now charged with killing her.
Authorities say Jerrod Metsker, 24, was the last person seen with Reann Murphy at the trailer park where they lived in
Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office Confirms Identity and Cause of death of the man who was killed on December 15, 2013 on the 2500 Block of Garfield
SPOKANE COUNTY, December 17, 2013 – The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed the identity and the cause of
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UPDATE: On Tuesday afternoon authorities in Spokane Valley confirmed to our Dylan Wohlenhaus that emergency responders a body found in the Spokane River about half a mile from Maringo Dr. and Farr Road.
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