By PETER LEONARDAssociated Press
AKTAU, Kazakhstan (AP) - The trial of an opposition politician accused of whipping up fatal clashes between oil workers and police late last year is offering up a rare window into whether Kazakhstan is shaking off its reputation as an authoritarian backwater and
By JAY LINDSAYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - The U.S. Commerce Department on Thursday declared a national fishery disaster in New England, opening the door for tens of millions of dollars in relief funds for struggling fishermen and their ports.
Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank said the
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - To the long list of investing strategies, add this: I'll have what she's having.
That's the idea behind Ditto Trade, an online brokerage for anyone who has a lot of faith in the cousin, best friend or next-door neighbor who's
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city's school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in part on how well students succeed, a system that's making its debut in
By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper should take a $5.2 million victims' fund away from a private group so that assistance can more quickly be distributed, family members of many of those killed or wounded in the Aurora mass shooting said
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most in more than three years. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild.
The producer price index, which measures price changes before they reach
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The search for those behind the provocative, anti-Muslim film implicated in violent protests in Egypt and Libya led Wednesday to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes who acknowledged his role in
By EILEEN SULLIVAN and STEPHEN BRAUNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program's financial problems as it edges closer to the brink of
By JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
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