By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil was knocked lower Friday by a combination of ample supplies and lukewarm demand.
Benchmark oil for July delivery was down 40 cents to $93.85 per barrel at midday Bangkok time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stocks continued to retreat Friday after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index, which plummeted more
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's top leaders are defending the economic strategies championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, though the central bank chief acknowledged a need for better communication with financial markets, a day after Tokyo shares suffered their worst
By REMA RAHMANAssociated Press
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - At one bar, a mixture that included rubbing alcohol and caramel coloring was sold as scotch. In another, premium liquor bottles were refilled with water - and apparently not even clean water at that.
State officials provided those new details
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
The run-up in stock prices this year could tempt even the most hands-off investor to wade into their 401(k) and make some changes.
The Dow Jones industrial average, Nasdaq and Standard & Poor's 500 indexes are each up more than 20 percent over the past 12
By STEPHEN SINGERAP Business Writer
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - An 11-year study of the incidence of brain cancer at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney in the state ended Thursday with university researchers saying they found no statistically significant elevations in the rate of cancer
By M.L. JOHNSONAssociated Press
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Shoppers in the U.S. will soon have more information about where their meat comes from after new federal labeling rules went into effect Thursday.
The rules require labels on steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animal was born,
By MAE ANDERSONAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Procter & Gamble Co. is bringing back its former CEO, as the world's largest consumer-products maker tries to spur global growth.
In a surprise move, P&G said Thursday that former CEO A.G. Lafley, a 33-year industry veteran, is returning
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday voted to limit the amount of government subsidies the wealthiest farmers receive when purchasing crop insurance.
The vote was one small victory this week for critics of a massive, five-year farm bill that would cost
By ANDREW TAYLOR and CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers broke into full view Thursday, with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of overplaying their hands and tempting Democrats to change Senate rules
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will travel to tornado-ravaged Moore, Okla., on Sunday. That's according to a White House official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the trip ahead of the official announcement and requested anonymity. A
By MANUEL VALDES and MIKE BAKERAssociated Press
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - An Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed Thursday evening, dumping several vehicles into the water as authorities investigated the cause of the collapse that cut off the state's main north-south
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say there were no fatalities when an Interstate 5 bridge over a river north of Seattle collapsed. The Thursday evening bridge failure dumped vehicles and people into the water. Marcus Deyerin, a spokesman for the Northwest