By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumers spent no more in May than in April after seeing almost no gain in their pay. The lack of growth in consumer spending and wages suggests that a faltering job market is slowing the economy.
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - The chief executive of Barclays says the bank submitted false data on borrowing costs during the credit crisis in 2007 and 2008 to protect its reputation from suspicions that it was in trouble, a decision he says was wrong
By ALAN FRAM and JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress emphatically approved legislation Friday preserving jobs on transportation projects from coast to coast and avoiding interest rate increases on new loans to millions of college students, giving lawmakers
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Free vaccines for kids, cheaper drugs for the elderly and many other benefits of President Barack Obama's health care law are already out there. More are coming, like a guaranteed right to buy health insurance even for
By KYLE HIGHTOWERAssociated Press
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - A bond hearing took more a tone of a trial Friday when both sides in the Trayvon Martin murder case presented what sounded like opening statements with the defense quizzing witnesses and trying to poke holes in the
By JASON DEARENAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - While California found ways to keep open most of the state parks earmarked for closure due to budget cuts, the long-term future of its 279-park system remains murky as most of the solutions are short-term fixes
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
Oil jumped to above $80 a barrel Friday, bouncing off an eight-month low after European leaders agreed to use the continent's bailout fund to funnel money directly to struggling banks.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Markets breathed a huge sigh of relief Friday after Europe's leaders agreed a series of measures they hope will help contain the continent's crippling debt crisis.
Stocks around the world recorded one of
By DON MELVIN and TOBY STERLINGAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - After 18 disappointing summits since the start of the debt crisis, Europe's leaders appeared Friday to have finally come up with quick fixes and long-term plans that show they are serious about restoring
SPOKANE, Wash. - The teenage suspect involved in a recent armed home invasion robbery is in jail.
The Spokane Police SWAT team made an early morning raid at a home in the 2600 block of E. Sinto, where they arrested the 16 year old.
His street name is ‘Nike,' but court documents show his