By The Associated Press
Commodities prices soared Friday after European leaders surprised markets with aggressive plans to shore up the region's financial system.
Crude oil jumped 9 percent and metals prices rose sharply after a summit in Brussels produced
By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Republicans in at least four states want to abandon an expansion of Medicaid in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, and more than a dozen other states are considering it in the wake of the Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) - Actor George Clooney is offering more help to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign by headlining a European fundraiser this summer for Americans living abroad.
An invitation posted on Obama's campaign website says Clooney will
By GLENN ADAMSAssociated Press
WATERVILLE, Maine (AP) - A $30,000 reward for information leading to missing toddler Ayla Reynolds is about to expire, and police said Friday that it appears the money will go unclaimed, with no sign of the child and questions lingering over what
NEW YORK (AP) - Treasury prices fell Friday on hopes that the European debt crisis will ease after leaders there agreed to make it easier for banks to tap bailout funds.
The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 1.65 percent from 1.59 percent late Thursday.
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina utilities regulators on Friday approved the long-planned takeover of Progress Energy by Duke Energy, clearing the last major hurdle to creating the largest American electric company.
By The Associated Press
ValueClick Inc.'s shares soared in trading Friday after the digital marketing company issued a positive second-quarter forecast and expanded its share buyback program.
THE SPARK: ValueClick announced Thursday that it expects its
By GEIR MOULSON and JUERGEN BAETZAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - German lawmakers on Friday approved Europe's new budget-discipline pact as well as the eurozone's permanent €500 billion ($623 billion) rescue fund, hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel defended concessions
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Airlines Writer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Pilots at Delta Air Lines approved a new contract on Friday that will prompt a major shift in the way Delta uses smaller jets.
The deal is likely to become a benchmark for pilot talks at United Airlines, too
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A group led by Sony Corp. said Friday it has purchased Britain's EMI Music Publishing for $2.2 billion from Citigroup, creating the world's largest music copyrights company with a catalog that includes hits from