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
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says European officials have made a good start toward fixing the region's economic troubles but warned that governments had "no time to waste."
Draghi, speaking before the European Parliament
By KEN THOMASAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's campaign and the Democratic party raised $71 million in June, well below the $106 million hauled in by rival Mitt Romney and the Republican party during the same period.
It was the second straight month that Romney has
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - A senior Bank of England official denied Monday that he had given any hint to Barclays that it should manipulate reports of its borrowing costs.
Paul Tucker, the Bank of England's deputy governor, also told U.K. lawmakers on the House of Commons
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market mostly recovered from an afternoon slump to end with slight losses.
In minutes from their latest meeting released Wednesday afternoon, Federal Reserve officials said they saw a variety of threats to the U.S. economy, including a
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is launching a push to extend tax cuts for the middle class, as he seeks to shift the election-year economic debate away from the dismal jobs market and toward the issue of tax fairness.
Obama, in an address from the White
By ALAN CLENDENNINGAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Spain's struggling banks and the country's punishing borrowing costs will be the main subject of discussions at this week's meetings in Brussels of Europe's finance ministers.
Representatives from the 17 countries that use the euro
By SCOTT BAUERAssociated Press
FRIENDSHIP, Wis. (AP) - Rep. Tammy Baldwin stood in the Friendship Cafe, giving voters a populist pitch for why she should be elected to keep Wisconsin's open Senate seat in Democratic hands, where it's been for the last 55 years.
When she began to field
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative Republicans have roughed up the business community this year - and it's not over yet.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Manufacturers and major companies like Boeing Co. and Caterpillar Inc. all wanted
By MARK SCOLFOROAssociated Press
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - The annual Farm Aid benefit concert is coming to Hershey in September as the country's small and medium-sized farms face a shifting economic landscape, but board member Dave Matthews sees some hopeful signs in the uncertainty.