By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Business economists believe the country will see modest growth in 2013 with strength coming from a further rebound in housing which will help offset weakness in business investment.
In its latest survey of top forecasters, the National
By By JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - Big differences remain, but there is finally movement in long-stalled talks on avoiding the "fiscal cliff."
House Speaker John Boehner is offering $1 trillion in higher tax revenue over 10 years and an increase in
By By ADAM GELLERAP National Writer
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - At the bar, everybody knew her name.
Nancy Lanza was the one who, if she heard you were short on cash, regularly offered to pick up the tab at My Place.
Two or three nights a week, Lanza - the mother of the gunman in Connecticut's
DETROIT (AP) - The finance chair for the Republican National Committee told a Michigan tea party gathering this summer that Detroit's plummeting population and lack of a mayoral machine to get voters "to stop playing pool and drinking beer in the pool hall" has decreased its influence in
By By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic Sen. John Kerry stands tall as President Barack Obama's good soldier.
The Massachusetts lawmaker has flown to Afghanistan and Pakistan numerous times to tamp down diplomatic disputes, spending hours drinking tea and taking
By By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel is a contrarian Republican moderate and decorated Vietnam combat veteran who is likely to support a more rapid withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
As President Barack Obama's top candidate for
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A 22-year-old man attacked three elderly Mennonite sisters because of their faith, shocking them with a stun gun and vandalizing their home during an hours-long ordeal, police said Sunday.
Dereck Taylor Holt was charged with aggravated assault, ethnic intimidation, burglary
By By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Millions of families and businesses will get hit by big tax increases a lot sooner than many realize if Congress and the White House don't agree on a plan to skirt the year-end fiscal cliff of higher tax rates and big government
By By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The pomp surrounding the inauguration of the president of the United States can carry a hefty price tag, from the glitzy galas to all those inaugural balls.
Think of it this way: It can cost about the same as 150 Bentley cars, several
By By The Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) - Many in Japan are hoping that the landslide victory of the opposition Liberal Democrats and trouncing of the Democratic Party in Sunday's parliamentary election will help the country break out of a 20-year economic slump. Here is a summary of the