By JASON STRAZIUSOAssociated Press
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The barrage of hourly tweets sent out by Aly-Khan Satchu - East Africa's version of CNBC's Mad Money host Jim Cramer - cheers on what Satchu says is a growing sentiment among investors: If you're not investing in Africa, you
By KEN THOMAS and STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's an irony in the Internal Revenue Service's crackdown on conservative groups.
The nation's tax agency has admitted to inappropriately scrutinizing smaller tea party organizations that applied for tax-exempt status
By JOHN FLESHERAP Environmental Writer
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A decades-old effort to nurse the battered Great Lakes to health has made progress toward reducing toxic pollution and slamming the door on invasive species, but the freshwater seas continue to face serious threats, a U.S.-Canadian
By DIDI TANGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - The poisoning of a college student 18 years ago recently re-emerged as a hot topic in China, but censors soon squelched the politically sensitive online discussions over whether the culprit may have eluded punishment because of Communist Party connections
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Spending on prescription medicines in the U.S. fell for the first time in decades last year, slipping as cash-strapped consumers continued to cut back on use of health care services.
Patients also benefited from a surge of new, inexpensive
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate rejected an effort Wednesday to expand the use of firearms on some of the nation's most frequently visited federal lands, handing gun control advocates a modest success.
The measure, backed by the National Rifle Association, represented
AMSTERDAM (AP) - The Dutch government said Wednesday its main website is being hacked, and also confirmed that a man suspected of participating in another major cyberattack on Swiss-British anti-spam watchdog group Spamhaus has been extradited from Spain to the Netherlands.
The suspect, Sven
By REBECCA SANTANAAssociated Press
MATEELA, Pakistan (AP) - For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren't likely to in next week's parliamentary election either. The village's men have spoken.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve cautioned America's political leaders Wednesday that their policies are hurting the economy.
The Fed stood by its aggressive efforts to stimulate the economy and reduce unemployment. But it sent its clearest signal to
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures were mixed Wednesday ahead of a flood of economic indicators and corporate earnings, after a lukewarm report on jobs.
A survey by the payroll processor ADP indicated that U.S. companies added the fewest jobs in seven months in April.
Dow Jones industrial futures