By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve has taken many unprecedented steps in the past 3½ years to try to boost the U.S. economy and counter the effects of a financial crisis that triggered a painful recession. It has kept the short-term interest rate it
By JIM FITZGERALDAssociated Press
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A Florida woman and her brother were found guilty Wednesday of orchestrating the killings of the woman's millionaire husband and his mother in a grab for the family estate.
A federal jury said
By CANDICE CHOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - For college-bound students, the easy money seems to be everywhere.
The website for Discover's student loans says it can help: "Cover up to 100 percent of your college tuition, housing, books and more." An
By DON MELVIN and TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
LUXEMBOURG (AP) - The head of the International Monetary Fund warned Thursday that the euro is under "acute stress" and piled pressure on Germany by advocating a series of measures to pull Europe out of its crisis that its
By MAGGIE MICHAELAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - Officials postponed declaring a winner in Egypt's disputed election on Wednesday, sending political tensions soaring as the country awaited its first new president in three decades.
Adding to the confusion and
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's finance minister insisted again Wednesday that the country does not need a full-blown bailout, even as the country's sky-high borrowing costs remained at dangerous levels.
The interest rate, or yield
By KIMBERLY DOZIERAP Intelligence Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Say you're sorry. That's what the Pakistani government says it wants from the United States in order to jump-start a number of initiatives between the two countries that would help the hunt for al-Qaida in
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party lawmakers from rural areas were among those fighting the hardest to preserve taxpayer subsidies for airline flights into and out of small towns last year after senior Republicans tried to eliminate the oft-criticized
By JOSH FUNKAP Business Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Warren Buffett's company scored a split decision Tuesday when it was named the lead bidder for Residential Capital's loan portfolio in a bankruptcy court auction. But Berkshire Hathaway Inc. lost to another bidder that