By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients?
There are lots of ways fungus could have gotten inside the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose steroid
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of cocoa surged 3 percent as positive signs for the U.S. economy raised hopes that consumers may splurge on more chocolate.
Cocoa for December delivery rose $64 to finish Tuesday at $2,418 per metric ton.
The price has fallen about 10 percent since
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - In the latest effort to beat Amazon.com at its game, Target says that for the first time it will match prices that customers find on identical products at select online competitors this holiday season.
Target Corp.'s CEO Gregg
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The outlook for the U.S. economy brightened a little Tuesday after reports that consumer prices stayed tame and homebuilder confidence rose to the highest level in six years.
A third report showed factory output grew only modestly
By The Associated Press
PRICES RISE: U.S. consumer prices rose 0.6 percent last month, the Labor Department said Thursday, mostly because of higher gas prices. Excluding the volatile energy and food categories, prices rose only 0.1 percent for the third straight month.
BENEFIT INCREASE: The
By BETH J. HARPAZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Hey mom and dad: Halloween's not really all that scary - except when it comes to traffic safety.
Despite warnings about tainted candy, candle fires and even child abductions, real Halloween headlines are rarely about any of those things.
NEW YORK (AP) - Kroger is forecasting stronger growth in the years ahead, as the nation's biggest traditional supermarket operator continues to transform the format of its stores to fend off competitors and keep up with changing shopping habits.
The Cincinnati-based company, which operates its
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill donned a waitressing apron and dished out hamburgers and pizza Tuesday to illustrate her support for federal student aid as her Republican challenger Todd Akin picked up some important advertising help from a
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) - A pain medication linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak was not shipped to Washington. But, Secretary of Health Mary Selecky says the Massachusetts company that manufactured the drug is licensed for services in Washington and has shipped other products to the state.
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
Inflation is low, earnings are high, investors are happy.
Stocks shot higher Tuesday, giving the market its biggest gain in a month. Results at Mattel, Goldman Sachs, and Johnson & Johnson were all above expectations.
It was the second day of broad gains