By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - State air pollution regulators said Monday that California's air quality is not expected to worsen appreciably after the governor ordered the release of a dirtier blend of gasoline to help slash record-high pump prices.
The California Air
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Olivia is strengthening over open waters in the eastern Pacific but poses no threat to land.
The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said late Saturday evening that Olivia was about 925 miles (1489 kilometers) southwest of the southern tip of Mexico
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Drivers on either coast may be questioning the conventional wisdom that gas prices fall after Labor Day.
Motorists in California paid an average of $4.232 per gallon Wednesday. That's 45 cents higher than the national average and exceeded only by Hawaii among
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Is it a house or a boat? Does a coffee mug float? The Supreme Court struggled with all types of questions Monday as it tried to figure out what kind of floating structures fall under maritime law, a question that could have a profound impact
By MELINDA DESLATTEAssociated Press
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hurricane Isaac damaged nearly 59,000 homes across southeast Louisiana. That is more than four times the number officials estimated a week after the storm made landfall on Aug. 28.
The Governor's Office of Homeland Security and
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Hurricane Nadine has strengthened far from land in the eastern Atlantic, while Norman has become a remnant low in the Pacific.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, Nadine had maximum sustained winds of 80 mph (129 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says Nadine is 595
By JONATHAN FAHEY
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil ended the third quarter with a slight gain as investors weighed whether the world economy could pull out of the doldrums.
Benchmark oil rose 34 cents to $92.19 per barrel in morning trading in New York. In London, Brent crude, which reflects what most U.S.
By KEVIN McGILLAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - When The Times-Picayune decided to print three days a week, a nearby publication saw a chance to expand in the newspaper's backyard and fill a void that for some in the New Orleans area is as much a part of the morning routine as beignets
MIAMI (AP) - Forecasters say Tropical Storm Nadine continues to roam the eastern Atlantic.
The National Hurricane Center in Miami said Nadine is 740 miles (1191 kilometers) south-southwest of the Azores islands, with top sustained winds of 65 mph (105 kph). It was moving west at 7 mph (11 kph) at
By GREG KELLERAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - The chief executive of PSA Peugeot Citroen, France's largest carmaker, admits his company is "in the eye of the hurricane" as Europe's car makers face an expected 6th straight year of falling sales in 2013.
And things aren't expected to