SPOKANE, Wash. - It's the 48th annual Mount Spokane Ski Swap this weekend at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center.
The Ski Swap has everything for kids and adults, from snowboards and skis to safety gear and winter outer wear. Organizers expect nearly
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama administration officials defended their response to the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, amid new claims that the White House failed to send help quickly enough as militants overran the mission. The U.S.
By MARCY GORDON and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - The worst drought in decades didn't just shrivel corn and soybeans. It shrank economic growth too.
The government said Friday that the U.S. economy grew at a modest 2 percent annual rate from July through September. And
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - National Republicans are spending $500,000 on the Pennsylvania Senate race as polls show a closer contest between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican Tom Smith, a wealthy tea party candidate who has invested more than $16 million into his
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is making another appearance on Missouri television screens in support of Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin.
Akin's campaign said the new ad will start Saturday. In it, Huckabee says
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - One Spaniard in four is now officially out of work as the economic crisis tightens its grip on the country.
The National Statistics Institute said Friday that 85,000 more people joined the ranks of the unemployed between July and September, raising
By The Associated Press
Microsoft CEO hails imminent release of Windows 8
NEW YORK (AP) - Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrated the imminent release of the company's Windows operating system after two years of work.
Windows 8 is the most dramatic overhaul of the personal computer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment aid fell last week to a seasonally adjusted 369,000, a level consistent with modest hiring. The Labor Department says unemployment benefit applications dropped by 23,000, from a revised 392,000 the previous week. The four
By The Associated Press
Weekly U.S. applications unemployment benefits fell 23,000 last week to 369,000, after being distorted the previous two weeks by technical problems. The four-week average rose slightly to 368,000, a level consistent with only modest hiring.
Here are the states with the
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies are holding off on purchases of computers, industrial equipment and other long-lasting manufactured goods, a trend that's slowing the U.S. economy.
A fourth straight month of lackluster corporate