By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans signed more contracts to buy previously occupied homes in May, matching the fastest pace in two years. The increase suggests consumers are gaining confidence in the housing market and a modest recovery will
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writers
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google will sell a small tablet computer bearing its brand in a challenge to Amazon's Kindle Fire.
The Nexus 7 is designed specifically for Google Play, the online store that
By JAKE COYLEAP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - After selling a comedy special directly to fans and upending the comedy business, Louis C.K. is taking the same approach with tickets to his next tour.
The comedian announced Monday evening that he'll
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - The eurozone group of nations insisted Wednesday that the rescue loans for Spain's troubled banks would be channeled through the national government, adding to its sovereign debt. Madrid had petitioned to have it paid directly to
By JUDY LINAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new budget for California on Wednesday that relies heavily on voters approving his proposed tax hikes in November.
Democrats passed 21 budget implementing bills on a majority vote
By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSONAssociated Press
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - A popular University of Virginia president is forced to resign because board members thought she wasn't working quickly enough to address diminished funding and other challenges. Purdue University hires as its
By MARI YAMAGUCHIAssociated Press
TOKYO (AP) - The power company behind Japan's nuclear crisis got support from shareholders Wednesday for a decision to take 1 trillion yen ($12.6 billion) in public funds that effectively nationalizes the utility.
By OOLUUN BATBAYARAssociated Press
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia (AP) - Mongolians vote for a new legislature this week facing a fortunate choice: How best can the landlocked, still poor country spend an expected windfall from its mining boom?
The main political parties
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak says the U.S. piracy case against Kim Dotcom is "hokey" and a threat to Internet innovation.
Wozniak and Dotcom spoke out against the federal case in separate interviews
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Kazuo Hirai, the former head of Sony's game division, won shareholder approval Wednesday to steer a turnaround at the struggling Japanese electronics giant as its new president and chief executive.