By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - You can recycle your waste, grow your own food and drive a fuel-efficient car. But being socially responsible isn't so easy when it comes to the clothes on your back.
Take Jason and Alexandra Lawrence of Lyons, Colo. The couple eat
By The Associated Press
Superstorm Sandy, a hybrid of a hurricane and two cold-weather systems, struck six months ago on Oct. 29, concentrating most of its fury on New Jersey, New York and Connecticut and becoming one of the most expensive storms in history. Six months later, the region is still
By Andrew Housser
"Extra" money can be hard to come by these days. And when you do find a little extra in your budget (or pocket), one of the hardest things to do can be to set it aside just in case you need it later.
However, building an emergency fund is one of the smartest things you can do
By KELVIN CHANAP Business Writer
HONG KONG (AP) - Hong Kong lawmakers fiercely opposed a plan Wednesday to donate money to a Chinese provincial government for earthquake victims, underlining widespread public concerns about mainland corruption.
The city's leader, Leung Chun-ying, proposed
By JULHAS ALAMAssociated Press
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) - Rescuers tried to free people believed trapped in the concrete rubble of a building housing mainly garment factories that collapsed in Bangladesh a day after workers complained cracks had developed in the structure. The death toll jumped
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 announced Monday that it is trying to negotiate a settlement over its role in the disaster, a focus of trial testimony that ended last week.
By JIM GOMEZ and EILEEN NGAssociated Press
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) - Worried that long-seething rifts could escalate over the South China Sea, Southeast Asian leaders are expected this week to press China to agree to start negotiations on a new pact aimed at thwarting a major clash in one
By JIM SUHR and JIM SALTERAssociated Press
CLARKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Those fighting floods in several communities along the Mississippi River were mostly successful Sunday despite the onslaught of water, but an ominous forecast and the growing accumulation of snow in the upper Midwest tempered any
By LAURAN NEERGAARD and CARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical Writers
BOSTON (AP) - Kaitlyn Greeley burst into tears when a car backfired the other day. She's afraid to take her usual train to her job at a Boston hospital, walking or taking cabs instead. She can't sleep.
"I know this is how people
By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
There were no sprinklers. No firewalls. No water deluge systems. Safety inspections were rare at the fertilizer company in West, Texas, that exploded and killed at least 14 people this week.
This is not unusual.
Small fertilizer plants