By The Associated Press
Stocks sink as earnings scare investors
NEW YORK (AP) - Nobody was expecting this round of corporate earnings reports to be great. But some companies' underwhelming results are still rattling investors.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged Tuesday to its
By The Associated Press
Facebook's stock has been down on 60 trading days, up on 47 and unchanged on three since its initial public offering.
Facebook began trading publicly in mid-May following one of the most anticipated stock offerings in history. The IPO priced at $38, at the top of a
NEW YORK, NY - U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest producer.
Driven by high prices and new drilling methods, U.S. production of crude and other liquid hydrocarbons is on track to rise 7 percent this year to an average
By LARRY O'DELLAssociated Press
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A judge sentenced a former Costa Rican businessman and professional soccer team owner to 60 years in prison Tuesday after hearing heart-wrenching and often tearful testimony from victims of his $485 million insurance fraud scheme.
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) - Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker spent months and millions of dollars on ads in the divisive recall election telling Wisconsin voters that the state is on the economic upswing - a strong dose of good news that even Mitt Romney backers
By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook finally has proof that it can make money from mobile advertising.
As part of Tuesday's third-quarter results, the world's biggest social media company disclosed for the first time that some 14 percent of its ad revenue came
By CAROLE FELDMANAssociated Press
States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say, too, by awarding billions in aid, often with strings attached.
Where they stand:
President Barack Obama
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
The government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler is one of the most polarizing issues of the presidential campaign. Many Americans wonder why $62 billion in tax dollars went to keeping the two automakers afloat in 2008 and 2009. There's little
By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Exasperated veterans who work part-time for the Veterans Administration while attending college say their paychecks are sometimes weeks late, leaving them in trouble with bill collectors or having to borrow money to avoid eviction.
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
People love to talk about the weather, especially when it's strange like the mercifully ended summer of 2012. This year the nation's weather has been hotter and more extreme than ever, federal records show. Yet there are two people who aren