By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
For months, all the major polls have identified the economy as the No. 1 presidential election issue. But it drifts in and out of focus on the campaign trail as first one side and then the other becomes occupied with something else.
Republican challenger Mitt Romney
By ED WHITEAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - As Detroit residents fled one of the nation's most-distressed cities in waves, then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick enriched himself and his allies by rigging public contracts, shaking down businessmen and pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and DAVE CARPENTERAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - A jump in the stock market and rising home prices are bringing Americans closer to regaining the wealth they lost in the recession.
U.S. household net worth dipped in the April-June quarter, according to a Federal
By The Associated Press
A financial services security group is warning about possible cyber-attacks on banks, citing "recent credible intelligence."
The group, the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, has raised its cyber threat level to "high" from "elevated," saying
By BRETT ZONGKERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The most-visited museums in the U.S. are about to launch their first-ever national advertising campaign to connect more people with the Smithsonian Institution online, in schools or in the museums themselves.
The 166-year-old museum complex
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major victim compensation efforts has been hired by Penn State in its effort to settle personal injury claims related to former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky's molestation
By JIM SUHRAP Business Writer
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) - Shipping resumed Thursday through one of the Mississippi River's busiest locks, after crews completed emergency repairs that took days and that stranded hundreds of barges destined for points north or south.
By the time the U.S. Army
By JIM SUHRAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - With hopes of a once-stellar corn crop dimmed by a summer of drought, Gerald Jenkins doesn't expect the unfolding harvest to burden his co-op's grain elevators, which are capable of storing 9 million bushels of the grain it buys from growers
By The Associated Press
Exxon Mobil Corp. will spend $1.6 billion to boost its holdings in the massive Bakken oil field in North Dakota and Montana by 50 percent.
Exxon said Thursday it will buy all of the Bakken shale assets held by Denbury Resources Inc. for $1.6 billion in cash. Denbury will
ZANESVILLE, Ohio (AP) - The Ohio sheriff who oversaw the response to an exotic animal release is visiting Washington to support a federal bill that would restrict the private ownership and breeding of lions, tigers and other big cats.
The Zanesville Times Recorder (http://ohne.ws/PWC6lk ) reports