By FRANCES D'EMILIO and TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The European Union faces potential disaster if its leaders don't cooperate and find a way to keep interest rates on Italy's national debt down, Italian Premier Mario Monti warned Wednesday
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 MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - The power company behind Japan's nuclear crisis got support from shareholders Wednesday for a decision to take 1 trillion yen ($12.6 billion) in public funds that effectively nationalizes the utility.
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Kazuo Hirai, the former head of Sony's game division, won shareholder approval Wednesday to steer a turnaround at the struggling Japanese electronics giant as its new president and chief executive.
By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two men who subdued a gunman in a crowded western Pennsylvania bar and a woman who swam through a flash flood to save an elderly woman in Pittsburgh are among 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism
TOKYO (AP) - Kazuo Hirai, the former head of Sony's game division, will steer the struggling Japanese electronics and entertainment conglomerate's turnaround as the company's new president and chief executive.
Shareholders approved Hirai after a
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A Louisiana businessman linked to a corruption probe of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is expected to plead guilty Wednesday to conspiring to bribe a former city official.
The ex-official served as an
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An internal investigation has concluded that the departing chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission engaged in bullying and intimidation, creating a tense working environment at the agency.
A report Tuesday
By BLAKE NICHOLSONAssociated Press
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Drought-stricken cattle ranchers in Wyoming are looking to surrounding states for grazing land, and their best bet might be North Dakota, where farmers this year have been luckier than their neighbors.
By TRENTON DANIELAssociated Press
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - The number of people living in the precarious settlements that became glaring symbols of the Haitian earthquake's devastation has dropped below 400,000 for the first time since the January 2010 disaster,