By Ron Scherer
Just before millions of Americans get ready to hit the road for a Labor Day getaway, the price of gasoline is on the rise. Blame hurricane Isaac.
In advance of the storm hitting the New Orleans area, about half of the refineries in the storm's path had shut down for safety
By Saturday afternoon, containment of the Buffalo Lake Road fire had increased to 93%. Mop up continues to progress as firefighters work to ensure that the fire perimeter is brought under control. The Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Washington Department
SEATTLE (AP) - Armed robbers took 40 plants from a medical marijuana dispensary early Saturday in Seattle. Police say three men forced their way inside the dispensary about 4:30 a.m. and two were armed with handguns. They held the 70-year-old night watchman at gunpoint.
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - The drug kingpin had six lieutenants, selling as much as $20,000 of high-grade homegrown marijuana every month to high school students, careful not to do business on school grounds where they knew it was riskier, investigators said. And all this before he graduated.
By GOSIA WOZNIACKAAssociated Press
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - Alejandro Ramirez was 15 when he crossed the U.S.-Mexico border to work alongside his father and brother in California's strawberry fields.
He spent 12 years toiling for a large grower, living with his wife and child in a garage,
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Business experts who follow Duke Energy Corp. say the country's biggest electric company has months of problems ahead after ousting the Progress Energy CEO who had been long been promised the job as chief of the post-merger giant.
By The Associated Press
Corn prices jumped again Friday, driven higher by worries about hot, dry weather in the Midwest.
December contracts for corn jumped 8 cents, or 1.1 percent, to $7.4025 per bushel. That followed a 4 percent increase the day before, and is the highest price in about 11
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - The slowing economy dragged down Ford Motor Co.'s European sales during the first half of the year, with the company predicting that the region's overall sales would drop to the lowest level since 1994.
Ford sales fell 10 percent from January
By JOE McDONALD and ROXANA HEGEMANAssociated Press
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - In Beijing, Shenzong Cheng is known as the "Helicopter King of China," an industrialist who's been quietly building a small empire in aviation manufacturing.
But he remains largely unknown in America, where the
By DAVID McHUGH and TOM KRISHERAP Business Writers
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - The CEO of General Motors' loss-making European business abruptly stepped down on Thursday, a sign that the automaker's top management wants to speed up what has been a slow-moving restructuring plan.