By MENELAOS HADJICOSTISAssociated Press
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Cyprus is unlikely to sign a bailout deal during the upcoming visit by officials from potential creditors, a senior Cypriot official said Thursday.
The official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Baby boomers started driving at a young age and became more mobile than any generation before or since. They practically invented the two-car family and escalated traffic congestion when women began commuting to work. Now, 8,000 of them are turning
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's government has met its financing needs for the year after raising €4.76 billion ($6.07 billion) in a bond auction on Thursday.
The Treasury said it had reached the bond auction target of €86 billion although it has a half dozen more
By The Associated Press
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits fell last week by 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 355,000, a possible sign of a healing job market. But Labor Department officials cautioned that the figures were distorted by Superstorm Sandy.
Here are the states with
By The Associated Press
HOW FANNIE MAE DID: Mortgage giant Fannie Mae earned $1.8 billion from July through September, helped by an improving housing market that has lifted home prices.
NO MORE AID, THANKS: Fannie said it paid a dividend of $2.9 billion to the U.S. Treasury and requested no
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A linguist for the Navy in Bahrain is charged under the Espionage Act with possessing classified documents - some of which ended up in public archives of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
James Hitselberger, who is fluent in Arabic,
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - A Swiss engineering group said Wednesday it has developed a new circuit breaker that will help utilities transfer power over longer distances, making for more efficient and reliable electric supplies.
Zurich-based ABB Group announced it developed
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where President Barack Obama stands on some of the issues that the country will face in his second term.
Abortion and birth control: Supports access to abortion. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available for free for
By DALE GAVLAK and DAVID STRINGERAssociated Press
ZAATARI, Jordan (AP) - Western efforts to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad shifted dramatically Wednesday, with Britain announcing it will deal directly with rebel military leaders.
A Turkish official also said his nation has held discussions
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts and tax increases that threaten to plunge the