By P. SOLOMON BANDAAssociated Press
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - When firefighter Eric Morris shows up at wildfires across the West, locals battling the flames sometimes look at him and wonder who sent him.
The answer isn't a public agency. It's an
By RACHEL ZOLLAP Religion Writer
The largest Presbyterian group in the United States is considering divesting from three companies over the Israeli military use of their products in the Palestinian territories.
The proposal before the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A
NEW YORK (AP) - RETAIL ROUT: A number of retailers, Target, Costco, Kohl's and Macy's among them, reported June sales that fell short of most Wall Street expectations as confidence about the slowly recovering job market keeps people out of stores, or at least spending a
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is blacklisting six people, including Eritrea's intelligence chief and a senior Eritrean military officer, for their roles in allegedly supporting the radical Islamist al-Shabab group in Somalia
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge on Thursday approved an agreement by British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline to pay $3 billion for criminal and civil violations involving 10 drugs, the largest health care fraud settlement in U.S. history.
The amount of money involved led
By The Associated Press
The dollar rose versus the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut a key lending rate and the bank's president warned that Europe's economic recovery would be gradual.
The European Central Bank reduced its main
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - The mystery surrounding U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s leave of absence deepened Thursday as his office disclosed a few more vague details about his medical condition, saying his ailments were "more serious" than previously
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. service companies grew in June at the slowest pace in nearly two and a half years, more evidence that the economy has weakened.
But those same firms boosted hiring last month, supporting other data
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fixed U.S. mortgage rates fell again to new record lows, providing prospective buyers with more incentive to brave a modestly recovering housing market.
Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average on the 30-year loan dropped to 3.
By The Associated Press
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The European Central Bank is the monetary authority for the 17 countries that use the euro currency. The eurozone has the world's second largest economy after the United States, with annual output of €9.41 trillion, or $11.75