By By NICHOLAS RICCARDIAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Sara Stevenson spends her working hours surrounded by Republicans, namely the married men who work alongside her in a Denver oil and gas firm company. But after hours and on weekends, she usually spends her time with other single women, and
By By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Rural lawmakers worry that $9 billion in annual federal crop insurance subsidies are an easy target for spending cuts in a "fiscal cliff" deal so they're shopping around for a late compromise on a farm bill to protect them.
By By JONATHAN J. COOPERAssociated Press
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A deal proposed by Nike Inc. to create hundreds of jobs in Oregon in exchange for a guarantee that the state won't change a favorable corporate tax structure has prompted state lawmakers to approve emergency legislation.
By By COREY WILLIAMSAssociated Press
DETROIT (AP) - A preliminary review of Detroit's finances has determined that the city is not on target to fulfill promises to the state that allowed the city to avoid having an emergency manager appointed to oversee it, the state Treasury Department
CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) - A substitute teacher from California was found to be the only heir to a fortune of gold coins discovered by a cleaning crew in the home of a reclusive cousin who quietly stashed away a treasure of more than $7 million before he died this year.
A court hearing in Carson
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina judge has sentenced the 58-year-old ringleader of a scheme to cut off the hand of a mentally disabled man to collect insurance money.
Federal prosecutors say David Player controlled the man's affairs and gave him a small amount of money to have his hand
By By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - The acting U.S. Commerce Secretary on Friday ordered federal regulators to return about $544,000 in unjust fines collected from 14 fishermen or fishing businesses, most of whom worked Northeast waters.
Secretary Rebecca Blank also directed the
By By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - More than two dozen people were charged in what authorities said Friday was a window into an emerging Mexican drug cartel's efforts to smuggle massive amounts of methamphetamine into California.
The charges were part of a 21-month
By By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - On the road and in financial markets, it pays to ask somebody with a good sense of direction.
Two years ago, most of Wall Street's economists believed interest rates had bottomed out. But not Priya Misra, a top investment strategist at
By By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Gas prices will soon drop to their lowest level of the year.
By Monday, the national average should fall below the $3.28 a gallon that drivers paid on Jan. 1, according to analysts. The drop is a gift for those hitting the road during what is expected to be