By GENE JOHNSONAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - Mike Steenhout knows spreadsheets, statistics and bean-counting. He has worked as a budget assistant to the governor, managed local operations for the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed juvenile crime databases.
Now, the married, minivan-driving father of
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's trade deficit rose to a record $83.4 billion in the last fiscal year, as exports faltered and costs for imported gas and crude oil rose.
Customs figures released Thursday also showed a deficit in March for the ninth month in a row, of 362.4 billion yen ($3.7 billion), down
By COLLEEN BARRYAP Business Writer
MILAN (AP) - Europe's auto market is in freefall. Once the motor for Europe's economy, the car industry has fallen victim to the region's widening recession and soaring unemployment. Carmakers have suffered 18 straight months of declining sales as
By ANNIE HUANGAssociated Press
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - Taiwanese companies have long viewed tech giant Samsung as a major threat and the battle has recently appeared to tilt in favor of the South Korean rival as Taiwan's smartphone, memory chip and display panel makers suffered sagging exports.
By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - A computer system used to run many daily operations at American Airlines failed Tuesday, forcing the nation's third-largest carrier to ground all flights across the United States for several hours and stranding thousands of frustrated passengers
By COLLEEN SLEVINAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A slow-moving spring storm is bringing much-needed moisture to parts of the Rockies and the Plains, but winds are raising the wildfire danger to the south.
Rocky Mountain National Park has already gotten more than 2 feet of snow, and more is expected
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Coca-Cola reported first-quarter results on Tuesday that came in above expectations and said it struck deals to start refranchising its business in the U.S.
The world's biggest beverage maker, which makes Sprite, Dasani and Powerade, had
By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama's plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Nuclear power plants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire have increased security after two bombs exploded in Boston on Monday, killing at least two people and injuring dozens. The Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass., and the Seabrook Station in Seabrook, N.H.,
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed worried Monday about the idea of companies patenting human genes in a case that could profoundly reshape the multibillion-dollar biomedical industry and U.S. research in the fight against diseases like breast and ovarian