By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration has quietly opened the door for states to seek major changes in how they meet federal welfare-to-work requirements for some of their poorest residents, and leading conservatives are crying foul.
In a memo to
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of oil climbed Friday for a third straight day as traders fretted about declines in supply in key areas around the world.
A series of reports this week showed that oil supplies from Iran, the North Sea and the U.S. have declined. Continued
By GRANT SCHULTE and SEAN MURPHYAssociated Press
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Seven states trying to block part of the federal health care law that requires contraception coverage will continue with their lawsuit despite last month's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld most of the law, according to
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MEDICINE SALES: Worldwide spending on medicine will increase at a slower pace over the next four years, health data firm IMS Health forecasts. Many big-selling drugs are losing patent protection at the same time insurers and government health
By ALAN FRAMAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday rejected rival Democratic and Republican plans for cutting taxes on businesses, with both parties refusing to yield ground in their election-year struggle over how best to spark the economy.
Each side said the other's bill
By BRADLEY KLAPPERAssociated Press
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) - The Obama administration now has a taste of the difficult diplomacy necessary to sharpen the focus of American power on Asia, seeking investment opportunities alongside reforms from rights-abusing governments and working with China
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wells Fargo Bank will pay at least $175 million to settle accusations that it discriminated against African-American and Hispanic borrowers in violation of fair-lending laws, the Justice Department announced Thursday.
Wells Fargo, the nation's
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration moved Thursday to boost assistance to people fleeing violence in northern Mali, where radical Islamists and rebels have taken advantage of political chaos in the west African country to attack villages and destroy
By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil giant BP has agreed to pay an additional $13 million to settle charges of failing to fix safety violations at its Texas City oil refinery after a 2005 explosion killed 15 workers.
The settlement announced Thursday is the latest move toward
By PAN PYLAS
FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) - Boeing beat Airbus in the aircraft order stakes at this year's Farnborough Airshow, booking potential deals worth more than double the size of its European archrival.
Though the highlight of its week was unveiled Thursday in Chicago, where it announced