By By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRIANT, Calif. (AP) - Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture.
From the Sierra Nevada foothills, the cattle will be sent for processing into
By By MEGHAN BARR and KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The image of his brother trapped in a car with water rising to his neck, his eyes silently pleading for help, is part of a recurring nightmare that wakes Anthony Gatti up, screaming, at night.
Gatti hauled his brother out of the
By By FABIOLA SANCHEZAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Hugo Chavez's cancer has upended politics in Venezuela, transforming Sunday's nationwide elections for state governors and legislators into a test of his legacy that could chart the country's future in the uncertain
By By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural lawmakers worry that $9 billion in annual federal crop insurance subsidies are an easy target for spending cuts in a "fiscal cliff" deal so they're shopping around for a late compromise on a farm bill to protect them.
By By CHRISTOPHER SULLIVANAssociated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the crossroads that marks the center of this three-century-old New England postcard town stands a flagpole that's a kind of barometer. Every day, says Susan Osborne White, who has lived here all her life, "it tells me which
By By The Associated Press
Holiday shoppers may see big discounts soon
NEW YORK (AP) - If shoppers don't show up in stores soon, more "70 percent off" sale signs will.
After a promising start to the holiday shopping season over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, sales have slowed,
By By The Associated Press
PRICES DROP: A steep fall in gas costs pushed down consumer prices last month. The seasonally adjusted consumer price index dropped 0.3 percent in November from October.
CHEAPER GAS: Gas prices fell 7.4 percent, the biggest drop in nearly four years. Excluding the
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - The leader of Cyprus' Orthodox Christian Church is urging trade unions not to strike over austerity measures taken by the government.
Cyprus has cut salaries for state workers and a range of benefits - steps international lenders have demanded in exchange for a bailout.
By By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A steep fall in gas costs pushed down a measure of U.S. consumer prices last month, keeping inflation mild.
The seasonally adjusted consumer price index dropped 0.3 percent in November from October, the Labor Department said
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stock futures are mixed after a strong Chinese manufacturing survey and a government report that showed U.S. consumer prices fell more than expected.
Dow Jones industrial futures are up 11 points at 13,168. The broader S&P 500 futures are down 5 points to 2,657. Nasdaq