By The Associated Press
ECONOMIC HELP: The minutes of the Federal Reserve's June meeting show that officials were open to taking further action to support the struggling U.S. economy. But Fed policymakers were at odds over whether the economy needs more help now.
FED DIFFERENCES: A few
By CALVIN WOODWARDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues:
ABORTION and BIRTH CONTROL:
Obama: Supports abortion rights. Health care law requires contraceptives to be available
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A teenager on trial for the savage kicking and stomping attack on a 15-year-old girl was so deeply affected from witnessing his older brother's suicide that his grades nosedived and he showed classic symptoms of post-
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A growing number of Federal Reserve officials are open to taking further action to support the struggling U.S. economy. But minutes of the Fed's latest meeting show policymakers at odds over whether the economy needs more help now.
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. is under intensive medical treatment for a "mood disorder," his office said in a brief statement Wednesday, more than a month after the Chicago Democrat quietly went on a medical leave of absence.
No details about where
By DAVID ESPOAP Special Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Pressing an election-year point, Republicans pushed yet another bill through the House on Wednesday to repeal the nation's two-year-old health care law, a maneuver that forced Democrats to choose between President Barack Obama's
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Unflinching before a skeptical NAACP crowd, Mitt Romney declared Wednesday he'd do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation's first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the Democrat's policies.
"If you want a
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
Four months out, the presidential race is a cliffhanger. That makes for an exciting contest, but it's not exactly a shot in the arm for the battered economy, the No. 1 campaign issue.
Nearly all major national polls show President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Coldwater Creek jumped Tuesday after the clothing company announced a $65 million loan from a private equity firm.
THE SPARK: Golden Gate Capital is offering a lifeline to Coldwater Creek, which has struggled with soft consumer spending and some products that failed to
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Tacoma man says he needed emergency surgery after accidentally eating a steel bristle from a grill brush he used during a barbeque. KING 5 reports that Adam Wojtanowicz's abdominal pain would not go away after taking antibiotics and medication so he went