By DAN ELLIOTTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - They work the front lines of the nation's most explosive wildfires, navigating treacherous terrain, dense walls of smoke and tall curtains of flame. Yet thousands of the nation's seasonal firefighters have no health insurance for themselves or
By TOBY STERLINGAP Business Writer
AMSTERDAM (AP) - ASML Holding NV, the world's largest supplier of equipment to computer chip manufacturers, said Monday that Intel Corp. intends to take a 15 percent stake in the company for around $3.07 billion and also help fund research into new
By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California lawmakers may have given their OK to what could be the nation's first high-speed rail line, but the project is still a ways from leaving the station.
Even with prominent supporters such as President Barack Obama and Gov.
By The Associated Press
TOUGH TIMES FOR STARTUPS: Reformers say China needs more entrepreneurs. But Beijing's response to the deepest economic slump since the 2008 crisis is to pump money into state industry, leaving small-time businesspeople that create jobs to fend for themselves.
By JIM SALTERAssociated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Roger Wilson, a Missouri Democrat who was elevated to the governor's job after the plane crash that killed Gov. Mel Carnahan, was sentenced Monday to two years of probation for misusing money to make political donations.
Wilson, 63, of Columbia,
By JESSICA GRESKOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign won at least a partial victory Monday against a website it said was selling counterfeit T-shirts, bumper stickers and buttons with the campaign's signature "O'' logo.
A judge in
By JACK GILLUMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on Monday said he raised $71 million in June for his re-election campaign, after Republican candidate Mitt Romney reported $106 million during the same period. It was the second consecutive month that Romney collected more
By SAMANTHA GROSSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Maybe it's the urban dwelling of the future: studio apartments measuring no more than 300 square feet.
New York City planners believe the tiny units could be the answer to a growing population of singles and two-person households. And in a
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new law will let companies contribute billions of dollars less to their workers' pension funds, raising concerns about weakening the plans that millions of Americans count on for retirement.
But with many companies already freezing or getting
By DAVID McHUGH and PAUL WISEMANAP Business Writers
BRUSSELS (AP) - Irene Fernandez lost her job with Spain's postal service five months ago, a victim of government spending cuts. Since then, she's been getting by on spending money from her mother and the $530 a month she earns grooming