By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market is little changed in early trading as investors weigh a budget deal out of Washington and a batch of corporate news.
The Dow Jones industrial average eased 20 points to 15,951 shortly after the market opened Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The multi-decade search for a pill that boosts sexual desire in women has hit another roadblock, raising questions about the future of efforts to develop a female equivalent to Viagra.
Sprout Pharmaceuticals said Wednesday it has reached an
By ALI ZERDINAssociated Press
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) - Slovenia said Wednesday it has enough funds to shore up its indebted banks, indicating the small European Union country will not be seeking an international bailout.
The central bank said in a statement "the government has enough means to
PRAGUE (AP) - The Czech brewery Budvar said Wednesday that a Portuguese trade court has upheld a decision prohibiting its rival, Anheuser-Busch InBev, from selling beer under the Budweiser name in the country.
State-owned Budvar has been fighting with Anheuser-Busch for over a century over use of
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures were mixed Wednesday as investors continue to take profits toward the end of the year.
Dow Jones industrial futures rose 13 points to 15,991 on Wednesday. S&P futures gained less than a point to 1,803.50. Nasdaq futures fell less than a point to 3,515.75.
MILAN (AP) - An Italian industrialist's company says it is suing Silvio Berlusconi's holding company for 30 million euros ($41 million) on top of the nearly 500 million euros it was previously awarded.
The CIR Group said in a statement Wednesday it was seeking moral damages for a corruption
By AIDA CERKEZAssociated Press
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) - The Bosnian prosecutor's office said Wednesday it is investigating who is at fault after the European Union halved the country's funding because its squabbling leaders haven't changed the constitution to allow more
BERLIN (AP) - A building crane collapsed Wednesday onto a supermarket in western Germany, killing one person and injuring at least five others, police said.
Rescuers were struggling to comb through the wreckage of the Aldi supermarket in the town of Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt, because parts of the
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURIE KELLMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Playing catch-up with a long way to go, President Barack Obama's new health insurance markets last month picked up the dismal pace of signups, the administration reported Wednesday.
Enrollment statistics from the
By LARA JAKESAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NSA chief said Wednesday he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world.
Pleading with the Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is confirming that the U.S. is suspending nonlethal aid to rebels in northern Syria amid reports that Islamic Front fighters have seized assets from mainstream, Western-backed rebels.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest says the U.S. is concerned about reports that
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress' budget office estimates that the just-announced budget deal would increase the deficit over the next two years by $41.4 billion.
The analysis also says the deal would save taxpayers $23 billion, when calculated over the coming decade