By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the nation's most politically active labor unions plans to focus its resources on fewer states this year while working to help re-elect President Barack Obama.
The Service Employees International Union
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Sonic Corp. climbed on Tuesday as an analyst raised the fast food restaurant operator's rating, saying new ads and better product quality should help the company continue to post increases in a key revenue metric.
THE SPARK: Sterne,
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - J.C. Penney's shares are tumbling a day after the department store chain announced the sudden departure of Michael Francis, a former top Target executive brought in last October to help redefine Penney's brand
NEW YORK (AP) - Advertisers' growing wariness of the world economy suggests that global ad spending is going to grow less this year than previously thought.
In its latest report, ZenithOptimedia, a forecaster owned by the ad agency Publicis Groupe SA, says it
By PAUL DAVENPORTAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - States starting to turn the corner on their Great Recession budget woes are taking the cautious approach, socking away millions of dollars in rainy day funds rather than restoring spending for education, health care and social
By The Associated Press
EXPANDING COVERAGE: President Obama's health care overhaul is expected to expand coverage to about 30 million people as it unfolds over the next few years. It also will leave an estimated 26 million uninsured.
THE LAW: It will allow
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Despite concerns about the economy, Discover's customers are using their cards more often and paying their bills on time at record rates.
The company's profit fell 10 percent in its March-May quarter,
By LISA CORNWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who says he was charged with disorderly conduct after using the word "crippled" to promote a comedian with muscular dystrophy claims Cincinnati police violated his free speech rights, and the comedian agrees
By GREG KELLERAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - As if it's not enough that England and France are battling for Europe's soccer championship this week - now their leaders are sniping over taxes, too.
While their teams face decisive matches in Ukraine,
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Barnes & Noble said Tuesday that its fiscal fourth-quarter loss narrowed as the company continues to invest in its Nook e-reader business and adjust to the evolving book business.
Facing tough competition from