KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - The price of oil inched toward $98 a barrel Monday after stronger U.S. hiring suggested demand for crude could increase.
Benchmark U.S. crude for January delivery was up 6 cents at $97.71 a barrel at midafternoon Kuala Lumpur time in electronic trading on the New York
By FOSTER KLUGAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea announced Monday it had sacked leader Kim Jong Un's uncle, long considered the country's No. 2 power, saying corruption, drug use, gambling, womanizing and generally leading a "dissolute and depraved life" had caused
By KAY JOHNSONAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Sweeping wins for India's pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia's third-largest economy
TOKYO (AP) - Japan slashed its estimate of economic growth for the July-September quarter Monday as investment by companies slowed more than first estimated.
The government said the world's third-largest economy grew an annualized 1.1 percent last quarter, less than half the pace of the
By JORGE RUEDA and FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - President Nicolas Maduro's opponents gained a stronger foothold in Venezuela's largest cities in mayoral elections, though they failed to deliver the crushing victory they had sought in hopes of breaking a
By KEN SWEETAP Markets Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The vast majority of business economists believe the Federal Reserve will begin to pull back on its massive economic stimulus program in the first three months of 2014, according to a November survey done by the National Association of Business
By EILEEN NGAssociated Press
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday as signs of U.S. economic recovery offset concerns that the Federal Reserve may reduce its monetary stimulus this month.
Japan's Nikkei 225 gained 2.3 percent to 15,650.21 and Hong Kong'
By VERENA DOBNIKAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - A week after four people died in a New York commuter train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
"I know you're going to hear from Metro-North
By LISA LEFFAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the
By AMANDA LEE MYERSAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted
KHQ.COM - On December 5, 2013 Michael D. Morehead, who was previously listed as a missing person from the City of Coeur d'Alene, has been found deceased by a Kootenai County Sheriff's Office's Volunteer Search & Rescue K9 search team.
He was found a short distance from
Facebook post from Spokane Fire Department: "Despite resuscitation attempts by Engine 6 assisted by AMR & SIA, the young patient did not survive. The military family was traveling with the teen to Atlanta for a family Christmas. Thoughts and prayers from all of us at the SFD for
PULLMAN, Wash. - The Washington State University Cougars accepted an invitation to play in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl Saturday, Dec. 21, at 11 a.m. (PST), Gildan New Mexico Bowl Executive Director Jeff Siembieda announced Sunday.
"It's great to be able to welcome the Washington State Cougars back