By MARK JEWELLAP Personal Finance Writer
BOSTON (AP) - BlackRock Inc.'s iShares unit is reducing the investment fees charged at six of its largest exchange-traded funds as the biggest ETF provider expands a fee-cutting war that's benefiting cost-conscious investors.
The recent expense
By KIMBERLY DOZIER and RUKMINI CALLIMACHIAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali - if investigators can find the al-Qaida-linked group
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
LIMA, Peru (AP) - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday embarked on her first overseas trip since last month's deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, traveling to Peru for a conference on women's empowerment amid the lingering
By CONNIE CASSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The every-four-years ritual of a national "town hall" style debate began as a nerve-racking experiment in live television. Moderator Carole Simpson was so nervous about turning over the microphone to regular folks and their questions that she
By ERIKA KINETZAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - India's inflation accelerated to 7.8 percent in September after the government hiked subsidized fuel prices to rein in the budget deficit.
The number released Monday is worse than expected and gives the central bank little room to cut
By PAUL J. WEBERAssociated Press
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - When the federal government began seizing private land along the U.S.-Mexico border to build a towering fence, Teofilo Flores was offered $1,650 for a slice of his backyard.
At first, it seemed like a square deal. But then the cotton
By JOE McDONALDAP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) - China's inflation eased further in September, giving the government more room to stimulate the country's slowing economy.
Consumer inflation fell to 1.9 percent from August's 2 percent rate, data showed Monday. Politically sensitive
By JUSTIN PRITCHARDAssociated Press Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Federal regulators failed to pursue recalls after they found cadmium-tainted jewelry on store shelves, despite their vow to keep the toxic trinkets out of children's hands, an Associated Press investigation shows.
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - Scattered across the carefully landscaped main campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the staff on the front lines fighting a rare outbreak of fungal meningitis: A scientist in a white lab coat peers through a microscope at
SPOKANE, Wash. - UPDATE: Guild Vice-President, John Gately, confirmed that the potluck planned for Karl Thompson has been cancelled. Officers with the Spokane Police Department were planning a potluck party for former officer, Karl Thompson. The event, "An Evening With Karl", was to be