By SCOTT BAUERAssociated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - As much as President Barack Obama wants your vote, he's not actually offering to pay your monthly bills.
But thousands of Americans have been persuaded otherwise, falling victim to a fast-moving scam that claims to be part of an Obama
By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
Disc-based video games, the ones that cost $60 and come in a plastic box, may be heading the way of the VHS cassette and the eight-track tape. Many industry pundits believe that by 2020, if not sooner, you'll download all your games - just as you do now with
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday rejected rival Democratic and Republican plans for cutting taxes on businesses, with both parties refusing to yield ground in their election-year struggle over how best to spark the economy.
Each side said the other's bill
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Two jewelers peddled reams of ivory bangles, beads, statues made from the tusks of endangered and threatened elephants, prosecutors said Thursday as the men admitted to a wildlife crime.
Mukesh Gupta, Johnson Jung-Chien Lu and their companies
By BETH J. HARPAZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - By the time summer's over, many families can't wait for school to start. Working parents have struggled to find camps or babysitting, kids are bored and teachers fret over "summer slide" - the academic losses that research shows hits kids
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Supervalu shed nearly half their value, falling to an all-time on Thursday after the grocery store chain reported dismal first-quarter results and said it is considering options for the business, which may include putting itself up for sale.
Analysts said the steps the
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Thursday to boost assistance to people fleeing violence in northern Mali, where radical Islamists and rebels have taken advantage of political chaos in the west African country to attack villages and destroy
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil giant BP has agreed to pay an additional $13 million to settle charges of failing to fix safety violations at its Texas City oil refinery after a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers.
The settlement announced Thursday is the latest move toward
By KYLE HIGHTOWER and MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Ex-neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman called police at least six times in the months before he shot Trayvon Martin to death, reporting activity as benign as kids playing in the street to detailing the description
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages fell again to record lows, giving would-be buyers more incentive to brave the housing market.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac says the average rate on the 30-year loan fell to 3.56 percent. That's down from 3