By Andrew Housser
If you spend any time in the grocery store, you know that the price of everything -- from fresh fruit and vegetables, to cereal, to milk -- has gone up over the last several years. Unfortunately, this year's drought conditions will only push costs higher. It is estimated that
By MARGIE MASONAP Medical Writer
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Tran Minh Giang has spent more than a third of his young life in a Vietnamese hospital, and it could be many months more before he can go home. All for a disease that in Asia is as common as chicken pox, and usually about as severe.
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Business Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Pork producer Smithfield Foods Inc. is opening a hometown restaurant to showcase its products.
The company, still based in Smithfield, Va., where it was founded in 1936, is opening the Taste of Smithfield on Tuesday to help boost its
By CANDICE CHOI and MAE ANDERSONAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Campbell Soup Co., the world's biggest soup maker, is looking to court a new generation of consumers with baby carrots, premium juices and refrigerated salad dressings.
The Camden, N.J.-based company said Monday that it will buy
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's government said Friday it will "properly handle" a U.S. complaint to the World Trade Organization about its anti-dumping duties on auto imports and doesn't want the latest in a string of trade disputes to harm
By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States launched a trade complaint Thursday against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports of American-produced automobiles
By SUSAN HAIGHAssociated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Soon after Linda McMahon suffered a three-count smackdown, she was back on her feet buying postelection TV ads to thank supporters and looking to get right back in the ring.
After spending nearly $50 million
By MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Residents of Bethel, Alaska, know from cable TV ads what the major fast-food chains offer: chicken at KFC, burgers at McDonald's and tacos at Taco Bell.
They just haven't been able to get any of
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new budget for California on Wednesday that relies heavily on voters approving his proposed tax hikes in November.
Democrats passed 21 budget implementing bills on a majority vote
By HILLEL ITALIEAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Among the injustices about the death of Nora Ephron is that she isn't around to tell us about it.
"She was so, so alive," says her friend Carrie Fisher. "It makes no sense to me that she isn't alive anymore."
Ephron, the essayist, author