By CHRISTOPHER WILLSAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Recession-plagued states diverted scarce money away from pensions to pay for more immediate concerns, leaving a $757 billion hole in the retirement funds covering millions of public employees, according to a study
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Songza, a new online radio service, leapfrogged Pandora as the most popular free music app for Apple devices last week. But it immediately faces a struggle to survive in a business saddled with high royalty rates for artists
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Covering all the bases ahead of a momentous Supreme Court ruling, the Obama administration plans to move ahead with major parts of the president's health care law if its most controversial provision does not survive, according to
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The 1,000-page "farm bill" being debated in the Senate is somewhat of a misnomer. Four of every five dollars in it - roughly $80 billion a year - goes for grocery bills for one of every seven Americans through food stamps
By JIM VERTUNOAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas A&M University System will be the home of one of three national biodefense centers to help the country quickly develop vaccines in the event of a pandemic and strategies for responding to bioterrorism
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A jury deciding the fate of a South Florida teenager accused of orchestrating an attack that left a classmate in flames has left court for the day.
Jurors began deliberating Monday afternoon on the
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Groupon Inc. got a boost Monday after a Morgan Stanley analyst upgraded the online deals company, saying it has gotten better at personalizing offers for users.
THE SPARK: Analyst Scott Devitt upgraded Groupon to "Overweight" from "Equal
By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A federal judge ruled Monday that a Texas horse trainer charged with conspiring to launder money for Mexico's powerful Zetas drug cartel should be released on bail, rejecting the prosecution's argument that the threat
By ANGELA CHARLTONAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - France is now officially a land of the left, and the next parliament is set to prove it with a raft of new taxes on the powerful and increased spending on youth.
President Francois Hollande's plans for France
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of Americans are desperate for work, runaway government spending clouds the future and Democratic and Republican candidates are busy making one thing clear: They're light years apart on what to do about it