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
By PALLAVI GOGOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - It's been a scandal-filled few months for banks.
JPMorgan Chase revealed a $2 billion trading loss, triggering an investigation by the government and hearings in Congress. Then the large banks were implicated in a global dust-up over interest
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Growth in global spending on medications will slow markedly over the next four years due to a slew of new low-cost generic drugs coming to pharmacies in the U.S. and other developed countries, along with slower increases in what those
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A friend of a Florida teenager attacked by an alligator called 911 for help while yelling at the 17-year-old to get out of the water.
In a 911 call released Wednesday, one of Kaleb Langdale's friends told the dispatcher that "a gator just got my friend" and the teen'
By BY JEAN H. LEEAssociated Press
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - Her eyes well up when Li Pun Hui recalls her role in a historic example of "ping pong diplomacy."
In 1991, the North Korean table tennis star paired with her archrival, South Korea's Hyun Jung-hwa, as part of the first "unified