By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - It may be a big if, but assuming Washington lawmakers can get past the "fiscal cliff," many analysts say that the outlook for stocks next year is good, as a recovering housing market and an improving jobs outlook helps the economy maintain a slow
By The Associated Press
Starting in 2014, President Barack Obama's health care law will expand coverage to some 30 million uninsured people. At the same time, insurers no longer will be allowed to turn away those in poor health, and virtually every American will be required to have health
By KATIE ZEZIMA and KEVIN BEGOS
OLD BRIDGE, N.J. (AP) - For more than a month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has said that the recent superstorm didn't cause significant problems at any of the 247 Superfund toxic waste sites it's monitoring in New York and New Jersey.
But in many
By JANET McCONNAUGHEYAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has given final approval to BP's settlement with a bulk of businesses and individuals who lost money because of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
BP PLC has estimated it will pay $7.8 billion to resolve economic
By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In the days since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a shell-shocked nation has looked for reasons. The list of culprits cited include easy access to guns, a strained mental-health system and the "culture of violence" -
by EWU Athletics
Already a household name within the Spokane and Cheney communities, Wade Benson returns to Eastern Washington University to once again serve as head volleyball coach for the Eagles, announced Tuesday (Dec. 18) by EWU athletic director Bill Chaves.
Benson, a 2006 graduate of Eastern
PAULSBORO, N.J. (AP) - The National Transportation Safety Board on Monday released its preliminary report on a New Jersey train derailment that caused a leak of 180,000 pounds of a hazardous material, but it doesn't say what caused the accident.
The report says that readings from a data
By By MICHELLE R. SMITHAssociated Press
The killings at a Connecticut elementary school left parents struggling to figure out what to tell their children.
President Barack Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, would tell their daughters that they love them and hug them a little tighter. Experts
By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In its first major regulation since the election, the Obama administration on Friday imposed a new air quality standard that reduces by 20 percent the maximum amount of soot released into the air from smokestacks, diesel trucks and other
By By YOUKYUNG LEEAP Business Writer
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A South Korean government agency said Friday that working at a Samsung Electronics factory caused the breast cancer of a worker who died earlier this year, only the second time it has recognized a link between cancer and Samsung