By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
MOORE, Okla. (AP) - Dan Garland could feel the latch on the shelter door begin to turn in his hand. It was as if the storm outside were a living, breathing thing - and it was trying desperately to get in.
Huddled beside him in the darkened 5-foot-by-6-foot hole
By DAVID KOENIGAP Business Writer
DALLAS (AP) - Consumers who kept spending after the holidays ended helped boost profit at UPS.
United Parcel Service Co. said Thursday that first-quarter profit rose 7 percent to $1.04 billion. Its adjusted profit beat analysts' expectations and shares rose
By PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. industrial output rose in March as cold weather kept utilities busy generating heat and a surge in auto production helped offset broader weakness in manufacturing.
Production at the nation's factories, mines and utilities rose 0.4
By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan recorded a trade deficit of 777.5 billion yen ($8.1 billion) in February despite the weaker yen as exports of cars and auto parts slipped while energy-related imports surged nearly 12 percent.
It was the eighth consecutive monthly deficit
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A strong increase in auto output boosted U.S. factory production last month, the latest sign that manufacturing is helping drive economic growth after lagging for much of 2012.
The Federal Reserve says factory output rose a seasonally
By KYLE POTTER and AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
CLARISSA, Minn. (AP) - In 2006, an 18-year-old Minnesota man legally changed his name to Michael Jeff Landers. Six years later, authorities determined Landers was really the Indiana child who had been abducted by his paternal grandparents in 1994.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A traffic stop turned into a fatal shooting on Christmas Eve when a gunman killed a police officer and bystander in the parking lot of a Houston body shop, police said.
The confrontation followed a chase that began shortly before 9 a.m. Monday when
By RANDALL CHASEAP Business Writer
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - A Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved the sale of most of the assets of failed battery maker A123 Systems Inc. to the U.S. arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. for nearly $257 million.
In asking Judge
By By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - General Motors Co.'s Opel unit said Monday that it plans to end car production at one plant in Germany in 2016, but a slimmed-down factory may continue to make components.
Employees at the Bochum plant in northwestern Germany, one of four in
NEW YORK (AP) - Bankrupt battery maker A123 Systems Inc. on Sunday said it will sell most of its assets to the U.S. arm of Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corp. for $256.6 million.
Wanxiang America Corp. won an auction conducted under the supervision of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for