By MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States launched a trade complaint Thursday against China at the World Trade Organization, accusing Beijing of unfairly imposing duties on more than $3 billion in exports of American-produced automobiles
By The Associated Press
The dollar rose versus the euro on Thursday after the European Central Bank cut a key lending rate and the bank's president warned that Europe's economic recovery would be gradual.
The European Central Bank reduced its main
By SHAWN POGATCHNIKAssociated Press
DUBLIN (AP) - Ireland's treasury auctioned €500 million ($625 million) in three-month bills Thursday in its first sale of new debt securities since the country received an international bailout in 2010.
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers could be sweating it out this summer.
Shoppers, worried about jobs and the economy, pulled back on spending in June, slowing sales for most retailers to the weakest pace since 2009. And that
By STEVE PEOPLESAssociated Press
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney's wife has confirmed a tidbit about the vice presidential search process her husband largely has been keeping secret: He's considering choosing a woman.
"We've been looking at that
By ANGELA CHARLTON and CECILE BRISSONAssociated Press
LE BOURGET, France (AP) - A pilot facing faulty data and deafening alarms in an oversea thunderstorm pitched his plane sharply up instead of down as it stalled, then lost control, sending the Air France jet and all 228 people
By KASIE HUNTAssociated Press
WOLFEBORO, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney on Wednesday said requiring all Americans to buy health insurance amounts to a tax, contradicting a senior campaign adviser who days ago said the Republican presidential candidate viewed President Barack Obama'
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - Europe's sinking economy and wobbly banks could get modest help Thursday from an interest rate cut by the European Central Bank.
Economists think the ECB will cut its benchmark refinancing rate by
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Companies placed more orders with U.S. factories in May from April, demanding more computers, machinery and other equipment that signal investment plans.
The increase is a welcome sign after two months
By DEE-ANN DURBINAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - From mini cars to monster pickups, sales of new cars and trucks surged in June and eased concerns that Americans would be turned off by slower hiring and other scary headlines.
Automakers sold nearly 1.3 million