By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Microsoft Corp., the Hewlett-Packard Co. and other multinational corporations have avoided billions in U.S. taxes by shifting profits offshore and taking advantage of weak, ambiguous sections of the tax code, Senate investigators said Thursday.
By DEEPTI HAJELAAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Whenever Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad comes to New York, protesters pay attention. They know where he's staying. They stand outside the building when he makes a speech, holding signs calling him a dictator and comparing him to Adolf
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A key component of California's landmark greenhouse gas emissions law would impose enormous costs on businesses at a time when the state's economy is sputtering, oil refiners, manufacturers and others said Thursday.
Fees from the
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Three metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show.
Fresno, Modesto and Bakersfield-
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama said rival Mitt Romney hasn't "gotten around a lot" if he believes that 47 percent of Americans consider themselves victims and entitled to government help. Addressing a large Latino television audience Thursday, the
By DAVID SHARPAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - It's big money and Godzilla in Maine's six-way race for retiring Sen. Olympia Snowe's seat.
The campaign cash, more than $1 million in attack ads, comes from Republicans trying to paint front-runner Angus King, a former two-term
By ERIKA NIEDOWSKIAssociated Press
CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) - The motto of Rhode Island's smallest and most distressed municipality - "A City With a Bright Future" - just got renewed meaning.
That's what officials said one day after the mayor resigned and agreed to plead guilty to a
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Ethics Committee will hold a hearing Friday in the case of Rep. Maxine Waters, a senior Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, who disputes allegations she tried to steer U.S. bailout money to a bank where her husband owns
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and DAVE CARPENTERAP Business Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - A jump in the stock market and rising home prices are bringing Americans closer to regaining the wealth they lost in the recession.
U.S. household net worth dipped in the April-June quarter, according to a Federal
CHICAGO (AP) - Three checks for campaign services have been stolen from President Barack Obama's national campaign headquarters in Chicago.
Midwest Press Secretary Ben Finkenbinder says the checks were to be sent to vendors but "made it into the wrong hands." He says the campaign notified