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: Supports access to abortion. Health care law requires contraceptives to be
By The Associated Press
On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of the nation. People were asked about jobs, housing, gas prices, retirement and other issues.
Among them were:
- Adrienne Cragnotti, 46, and Mike
By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday temporarily waived a maritime rule to allow foreign oil tankers coming from the Gulf of Mexico to enter Northeastern ports to help ease a fuel shortage in the areas hardest hit by
NEW YORK (AP) - Four days after Superstorm Sandy socked the East Coast, the oil market assessed the landscape and found plenty to worry about.
Oil closed Friday at its lowest point in almost four months. Two Northeast refineries with the capacity to refine almost 310,000 barrels of oil a day
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Restoration Hardware jumped in its first day of trading, as investors decided to take a bet on a familiar retail name and the gradual housing recovery.
Shares rose $7.10, or 29.6 percent, to close at $31.01 Friday on the New York stock exchange. The home decor retailer and
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States added a solid 171,000 jobs in October, and more than a half-million Americans joined the work force, the latest signs that the uneven economic recovery is gaining strength once again.
In addition, more jobs were