MCLEAN, Va. (AP) - Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are expanding their assistance to borrowers whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
The government-controlled mortgage companies said Friday that they will automatically suspend evictions and foreclosures in disaster areas for 90 days
TOKYO (AP) - Mazda Motor Corp. will make Toyota-brand subcompacts at its new plant in Mexico, allowing Japan's top automaker to strengthen its North American model lineup.
Under the agreement announced Friday, Mazda will annually produce 50,000 subcompacts, based on the Mazda2 but under the
By RACHEL D'OROAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Residents of a small Alaska Native village facing a severe water shortage are monitoring every precious drop they use as they struggle to stretch their reserves as far into winter as possible, with help coming from as far away as
By KEVIN McGILLAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has refused to throw out one of two obstruction of justice charges an ex-engineer for energy company BP faces after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
Kurt Mix is accused of deleting text messages about BP PLC's response to
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is moving manufactured housing into areas in New York and New Jersey that were hit hardest by Superstorm Sandy, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said Thursday.
FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said the disaster
PRAGUE (AP) - Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas says his government is finalizing a plan to dramatically increase the country's nuclear power production.
Under the plan, at least two more reactors would be built at the Temelin nuclear plant and another at the Dukovany plant, both located near the
By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and SONIA PEREZ D.Associated Press
SAN CRISTOBAL CUCHO, Guatemala (AP) - The 10 members of the Vasquez family were found together under the rubble of the rock quarry that had been their livelihood, some in a desperate final embrace, others clinging to the faintest of
By CHARLES BABINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, Republicans plunged Wednesday into an intense period of self-examination, blame-setting and testy debate over whether their party needs serious change or just some
By JOHN HEILPRINAssociated Press
GENEVA (AP) - A Swiss engineering group said Wednesday it has developed a new circuit breaker that will help utilities transfer power over longer distances, making for more efficient and reliable electric supplies.
Zurich-based ABB Group announced it developed
By The Associated Press
NEW AUSTERITY: Early Thursday, Greek lawmakers passed new austerity measures that are needed to avoid financial disaster. The vote came hours after hundreds of protesters clashed with Greek riot police and more than 80,000 demonstrated outside Parliament.