By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. factories received more orders for long-lasting manufactured goods in May, rebounding after two weak months. But the trend in orders has slowed this year, adding to worries that the U.S. economy has weakened
MSNBC.COM - The price of gasoline has dropped to the lowest level in
five months, giving drivers some relief ahead of the July 4 holiday.
national average fell to around $3.40 per gallon on Tuesday. Gas is now
below $3 in South Carolina and under $4 in every other state in the
By PAUL WISEMANAP Economics Writer
BRUSSELS (AP) - When they meet Thursday and Friday in Brussels, leaders of the 27 countries in the European Union will face a daunting task: Find a solution to a debt crisis that's spread misery across Europe, raised doubts about the euro
By CHRIS KAHNAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The price of gasoline has dropped to a five-month low, giving drivers some relief ahead of the July 4 holiday.
The national average fell to around $3.40 per gallon on Tuesday. South Carolina, at $2.987, has the
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Americans can't seem to shake their uneasy feeling about the economy.
Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth straight month as worries about jobs and the overall economy outweighed relief at
By PATRICK WALTERSAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced more than $111 million in funding for more than 800 law enforcement positions across the country as part of a federal program aimed at hiring military veterans
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Corn prices are skyrocketing as severe heat bakes crops in the Midwest.
December corn jumped 7.2 percent Monday to finish at $5.94 per bushel.
The searing heat comes during a critical pollination period for
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama, in a strikingly personal appeal, renewed his call for an overhaul of America's immigration laws before a supportive Latino audience Friday. He portrayed rival Mitt Romney as an obstacle to
By JIM ABRAMSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate on Thursday completed a five-year, half-trillion-dollar farm bill that cuts farm subsidies and land conservation spending by about $2 billion a year but largely protects sugar growers and some 46 million food stamp
By TAMMY WEBBERAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Twenty-five Illinois couples were prepared for a long legal fight when they joined lawsuits challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. Turns out they won't get one - at least not from the attorneys who would normally be