By The Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve has taken many unprecedented steps in the past 3½ years to try to boost the U.S. economy and counter the effects of a financial crisis that triggered a painful recession. It has kept the short-term interest rate it
By BRUCE SCHREINERAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Federal officials have approved a long-planned project to build two new bridges over the Ohio River to link the Louisville, Ky., area and southern Indiana.
The Federal Highway Administration approval
By BLAKE SOBCZAKAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Cisco Systems Inc. CEO and Chairman John Chambers on Wednesday introduced a campaign to help create 12,000 high-tech jobs in Israel's distressed Arab sector over the next four years.
Chambers said the
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks Corp. is planning to open its first Tazo tea shop this fall, in yet another move to expand beyond its ubiquitous coffee shops.
The Seattle-based cafe chain says the store will open near its
By LINDSEY TANNERAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens.
The nation's largest physicians group agreed
WASHINGTON (AP) - Below is the statement the Fed released Wednesday after its policy meeting:
Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in April suggests that the economy has been expanding moderately this year. However, growth in
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy we've got today is more or less the economy we've got for the rest of the year.
That's the message from the Federal Reserve, which has sharply reduced its forecast for U.S. growth
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The first serious proposal to compensate victims of forced sterilization failed Wednesday when North Carolina legislators said they were not approving any money for them. One ardent supporter declared: "At this point, I
By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A stubbornly divided jury will have a day off to dwell on clergy-abuse charges pending against two Roman Catholic priests before returning for a 13th day of talks Friday.
Jurors deliberated anew for several
By CANDICE CHOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - For college-bound students, the easy money seems to be everywhere.
The website for Discover's student loans says it can help: "Cover up to 100 percent of your college tuition, housing, books and more." An