By MARTIN GRIFFITHAssociated Press
RENO, Nev. (AP) - Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes didn't faze the people of a rural Nevada county who recently elected him as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin
AMSTERDAM (AP) - ING Groep NV has agreed a deal with European regulators on when it will repay the remaining €3 billion ($3.8 billion) it still owes in state aid.
The bank, which fell foul of EU laws when it was bailed out by the Dutch state in 2008, says it will repay the money, plus a 50 percent
By JAN M. OLSENAssociated Press
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Scandinavia's flagship airline SAS averted imminent bankruptcy on Monday after all eight unions signed new collective agreements that will see jobs, salaries and pensions cut in the hope of restoring the company's
By MANSUR MIROVALEVAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian opposition and human rights groups on Monday urged Western consumer products giants to stop "financing politically motivated persecution" by advertising on a Kremlin-friendly TV network known for its biased coverage of government critics
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - Zhang Hanzhong, who supplies locks for auto manufacturers, is part of a swath of China's economy that is lagging in a two-speed recovery.
Business for retailers, hotels, photo studios and other service industries is picking up as China limps
By MICHAEL VIRTANENAssociated Press
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York kept the owner of Hudson River Rafting Co. on its list of 2,500 licensed outdoor guides, despite two charges against him of reckless endangerment and a dozen other tickets citing his guides with unlicensed whitewater trips over
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stocks rose Tuesday as investors gained confidence that President Barack Obama and the U.S. Congress will reach a budget deal to avert a package of tax hikes and spending cuts that could throw the world's No. 1 economy into recession
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - A spokeswoman for Cyprus' central bank says talks with potential creditors on fixing the country's troubled banking sector have wrapped up, signaling progress in ongoing bailout negotiations.
Aliki Stylianou said Sunday the development puts banks on track to regaining
By GILLIAN FLACCUSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Damon Vix didn't have to go to court to push Christmas out of the city of Santa Monica. He just joined the festivities.
The atheist's anti-God message alongside a life-sized nativity display in a park overlooking the beach ignited a
By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
BILLIINGS, Mont. (AP) - Montana's Little Shell tribe appeared poised to fade from history in recent years after it was denied federal government recognition, lost its financial support from the state and saw its elected leadership splinter.
But the past year