By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve ends a two-day meeting Thursday with expectations high for some new action to jolt the lackluster U.S. economy.
Many investors hope the Fed will take the bold step of launching a third bond-buying program. The goal
By MARTIN GRIFFITH and SCOTT SONNERAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Mixed in with the hot-dog stands, souvenir T-shirt tents, barbecue pits and model airplanes is a different kind of booth this year behind the grandstand at the 49th annual National Championship Air Races.
Race organizers have
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California bank has agreed to invest $2 million to help people get credit and mortgages in lower-income communities to settle Justice Department allegations of discriminatory lending.
A Department of Justice statement Wednesday said from 2006 to 2011 Luther Burbank Savings,
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an Obama administration policy requiring insurers to cover
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Board of Regents asked lawmakers Wednesday to create a $40 million program to provide financial aid to low-income students as part of a plan to phase out the tuition dollars used for that purpose.
The regents met in Ames to
By JIM O'CONNELLAP College Basketball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Jim Calhoun has spent more than half his life as a head basketball coach, never venturing far from the New England area where he was born.
Between coaching stints at Northeastern and Connecticut, he racked up 873 wins - 625 of
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) - Two women taking part in a mock battle at a California tall ship festival were hit with real ammunition and left with minor injuries when buckshot was loaded into one ship's cannon instead of blanks.
The Amazing Grace, a tall ship based in Gig Harbor, Wash., fired at
By The Associated Press
Facebook Inc. has had a rocky initial public offering of stock. There were trading glitches on its first day of trading and concerns since then about Facebook's revenue potential. Facebook also is facing dozens of lawsuits from disgruntled shareholders. In recent
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor remained stuck at a record level last year while household income dropped. Still, the number of people who don't have health insurance declined.
A Census Bureau report released Wednesday provided a mixed picture
By DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The era of the supersized cola may come to an end in New York City on Thursday, when health officials are expected to approve an unprecedented 16-ounce limit on sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis and movie