By BRUCE SCHREINERAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - At first glance, a new museum exhibit in Kentucky seems to be an assortment of ordinary stuff: a hammer, shoes, scientific instruments. On closer inspection, these unassuming items achieved the extraordinary.
The collection at Western
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
This year, the "October Surprise" that sometimes erupts late in presidential cycles came a month early.
Attacks on American diplomatic outposts in countries swept up in the Arab Spring are changing the dynamics of the contest between President Barack Obama and
WASHINGTON (AP) - Below is the statement the Fed released Thursday after its policy meeting:
Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in August suggests that economic activity has continued to expand at a moderate pace in recent months. Growth in employment has been slow,
By The Associated Press
Shares of Signet Jewelers Ltd. jumped in trading Thursday after a Citi analyst initiated coverage of the retailer with a buy rating.
THE SPARK: Citi Research analyst Oliver Chen initiated coverage of the jeweler with a buy rating and $60 target price.
The analyst said he
By The Associated Press
THE INITIAL PROBE: A team of Microsoft researchers in China were investigating the sale of counterfeit software.
WHAT THEY FOUND INSTEAD: They bought a laptop that was supposedly in pristine, super-fast, direct-from-the-factory condition. Instead, they say, it had
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Upscale department store chain Nordstrom Inc. is heading to Canada, starting in the fall of 2014, its first move outside the U.S.
The announcement, made at a press conference Thursday in Toronto, comes as a slew of other retailers flock
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A top executive in the now-defunct empire of disgraced Texas financier R. Allen Stanford was sentenced to three years in prison Thursday for her role in helping the once jet-setting businessman bilk investors out of more than $7 billion in one of
By SOPHIA TAREENAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - Educators in Los Angeles just signed a new deal with the city's school district. So, too, did teachers in Boston. Both require performance evaluations based in part on how well students succeed, a system that's making its debut in
By LOU KESTENAssociated Press
The Wii created a bona fide frenzy when it was launched six years ago. Now, most Wiis are gathering dust on back shelves, if they haven't been unplugged and thrown away. As Nintendo gears up for the holiday release of the Wii's successor, the Wii U, new
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation bid farewell Thursday to Neil Armstrong, the first man to take a giant leap onto the moon.
The pioneers of space, the powerful of the capital and the everyday public crowded into the Washington National Cathedral for a public