By The Associated Press
BANK OVERSIGHT: European leaders took a step toward creating a single supervisor next year for banks in countries that use the euro on Friday, but they refused to pin down a start date.
WHY NEEDED: The supervisor needs to be up and running before European countries can
By RICHARD LARDNERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new White House executive order would direct U.S. spy agencies to share the latest intelligence about cyberthreats with companies operating electric grids, water plants, railroads and other vital industries to help protect them from
By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A doctor at California Medical Facility was paid more than $410,000 last year, while a registered nurse at High Desert State Prison made nearly $236,000 - more than twice the statewide average in both cases.
A pharmacist at Corcoran
By JOHN FLESHERAssociated Press
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - It's hardly a return to the Depression era, when company guards roughed up labor organizers at auto plants. But times are tough for unions in the Rust Belt, even in a longtime bastion like Michigan. Here, emergency managers have
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medicare is coming under scrutiny in the meningitis outbreak that has rekindled doubts about the safety of the nation's drug supply.
The giant health insurance program for seniors long ago flagged compounded drugs produced for the
By The Associated Press
A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:
Abortion and birth control are divisive issues in politics, and they've flared up at times in this campaign despite the candidates' reluctance to dwell
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - General Electric Co.'s transformation into a more simple industrial company seems to be helping its bottom line.
The top line, though, is lagging slightly.
GE's net income rose 49 percent in the third quarter to $3.49 billion, or 33
By PETER SVENSSONAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The release of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system is a week away, and consumers are in for a shock. Windows, used in one form or another for a generation, is getting a completely different look that will force users to learn new ways
By DAVID CRARYAP National Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Though Barack Obama and Mitt Romney rarely tackle the topic of abortion head-on, the void is being filled by rival advocacy groups targeting swing states with ads depicting one or the other candidate as an extremist in his stance on the divisive
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Poor corporate earnings reports pounded the stock market Friday in a sour end to an otherwise strong week of trading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 200 points for its worst day in four months.
Disappointing results from three