By Andrew Housser
As last spring's college graduates settle into first jobs, chances are that many also are learning to use their first credit cards. Getting your first credit card can feel like an adult rite of passage. On the plus side, having -- and using -- a credit line can put you on the
By GREG KELLERAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - The chief executive of PSA Peugeot Citroen, France's largest carmaker, admits his company is "in the eye of the hurricane" as Europe's car makers face an expected 6th straight year of falling sales in 2013.
And things aren't expected to
By LOUISE NORDSTROMAssociated Press
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish fashion retailer Hennes and Mauritz announced Thursday plans to ramp up its expansion in the coming months, even though problems associated with Europe's debt crisis and a heat wave in a number of its key markets capped earnings
By STEVE LeBLANCAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts will appeal a federal judge's decision to grant a convicted murderer's request for sex reassignment surgery, prison officials announced Wednesday.
The state Department of Correction said that it believes the medical care
By The Associated Press
FULLY REPAID: Regional bank company Zions Bancorp has repaid the $700 million it still owed for the federal bailout it received during the financial crisis.
BAILOUT PROGRAM: Zions was among 707 banks that received bailouts in late 2008 under the Treasury Department's
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Treasury Department says regional bank company Zions Bancorp has repaid the $700 million it still owed for the federal bailout it received in the financial crisis.
Salt Lake City-based Zions was among hundreds of banks that received bailouts in late 2008 after their bad loans
By Associated Press
BENNINGTON, Neb. (AP) - Duane Braesch's cornfields are prime evidence of how unforgiving the elements have been for him and so many others across the Midwest this summer. To demonstrate the hardship, the 79-year-old Nebraska farmer let The Associated Press show the world
By KAREN MATTHEWS and LINDSEY TANNERAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - It's a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 at more than 50 public high schools, sometimes even before they have
By IVAN MORENOAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - A gay couple from New Jersey is suing a group that used their engagement photo in an attack mailer against a Republican Colorado state lawmaker who supported civil unions this year.
The Southern Poverty Law Center said it will file a federal lawsuit
By GEIR MOULSONAssociated Press
BERLIN (AP) - The head of the European Central Bank sought Tuesday to win a skeptical German audience over to his plans to buy potentially unlimited amounts of government bonds to help the continent's most indebted states survive the financial crisis.