By By SARAH DiLORENZO and NICK PERRYAssociated Press
GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN, France (AP) - Life in this French village revolves around wine. The backyards of its tidy houses nurture the grapes that have made Burgundy famous the world over. At an auto repair shop, everyone seems to have an opinion
By By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets rose Thursday with the help of Japan's Nikkei 225, which was propelled higher by a weakening yen. A new bond-buying program by the U.S. Federal Reserve and commitment to keep interest rates low also soothed investor
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is wrapping up 2012 the way it began the year, searching for ways to help a U.S. economy that is still struggling with high unemployment and sub-par growth.
The expectation is that the Fed will announce a revamped
By By FOSTER KLUG and MATTHEW PENNINGTONAssociated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - They don't call it rocket science for nothing.
North Korea's first successful launch of a three-stage, long-range rocket has outraged world leaders who consider it similar to a missile capable of
By By KRISTI EATONAssociated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - As the mother of five children in a small South Dakota town, the limelight was the furthest thing from Mary Ann Darling Fischer's mind. All that changed on Sept. 14, 1963, when Fischer gave birth to the first known surviving
By By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The head of Duke Energy said he regrets that officials with the nation's largest electric company went too far in their criticism of North Carolina regulators responsible for setting rates in its top power market, according to a
By By STACY A. ANDERSONAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tugging a huge red sack stuffed with toys, Michelle Obama thanked military families for inspiring her as first lady as she delivered about 900 gifts Tuesday from White House employees to the Marine Corps' Toys for Tots campaign.
By By JOHN RABY and VICKI SMITHAssociated Press
SISSONVILLE, W.Va. (AP) - Federal investigators are looking into why no alarms sounded as a massive natural gas explosion sent flames as high as hilltops, engulfing homes and a large section of an interstate for more than an hour.
By By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
We now know what's on the other side of that menacing year-end "fiscal cliff." Another cliff.
While White House and Republican congressional leaders labor behind closed doors to cut a deal to steer clear of the first cliff - mandatory tax increases and
By By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKERAssociated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recovering in Cuba on Tuesday after an operation targeting an aggressive cancer that has defied multiple treatments and has prompted the socialist leader to name a political successor.