By JAMES MacPHERSONAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Jobs paying $80,000 or more abound in North Dakota's booming oil patch, but when Molly Lippert came home from college, she gladly accepted a $31,500-a-year position teaching first grade.
By SHAWN POGATCHNIKAssociated Press
DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland's unemployment rate rose to an 18-year high of 14.9 percent in June, underscoring the country's struggle to stimulate economic growth in the face of austerity measures, government statisticians reported Wednesday
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen paintings by American artist Gilbert Stuart of some of the nation's founding fathers and other figures are showing their true colors for the first time in decades through a major conservation project at the National
By DANIEL WOOLLSAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's borrowing costs soared in a pair of short-term auctions Tuesday as investors worried that the country would not be able to manage an expensive rescue of its ailing banking sector.
The Treasury auctioned
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
Moody's Investors Service on Monday cut its credit ratings on 28 Spanish banks, saying the weakening financial condition of Spain's government is making it more difficult for that country to support its lenders.
By DANIEL WOOLLS and HAROLD HECKLEAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - The Spanish government and Spanish banks are perilously co-dependent.
The financial strength of one hinges on the other, and right now both are struggling for survival.
By GREG KELLERAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to extend Operation Twist, its program intended to lower long-term interest rates in a bid to boost growth and employment.
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 ELENA BECATOROSAssociated Press
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - At the dinner table, in the coffee shop, on the street corner, the one constant as Greeks prepare to vote once again is concern, and even fear. Depending on the outcome of Sunday's election, Greece could be forced out
By MARK JEWELLAP Personal Finance Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Europe's on-again, off-again progress in tackling its debt problems has kept U.S. investors on edge for the better part of two-and-a-half years. It seems like this ride should be over by now, but it isn't. Risks