PARIS (AP) - France is vowing to meet its deficit-reduction target for this year despite offering billions of euros in financial guarantees to struggling companies and state agencies.
In a budget amendment Wednesday, the government says it remains on track to cut its budget deficit to 4.5 percent
By TOM RAUMAssociated Press
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's decision to serve another term in that post will probably have a big influence on efforts by President Barack Obama and Congress to reach an agreement to avert the so-called fiscal cliff.
Pelosi announced Wednesday she'
By EILEEN SULLIVANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - An American suspected of operating with terrorists in Somalia has been added to the FBI's list of most wanted terrorists.
The FBI on Wednesday placed Omar Shafik Hammami, formerly of Alabama, on its list. Officials believe Hammami is a
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The ranks of America's poor edged up last year to a high of 49.7 million, based on a new census measure that takes into account medical costs and work-related expenses.
The numbers released Wednesday by the Census Bureau are part of a newly
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Business Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smithfield Foods Inc. said Wednesday that it will begin its previously announced shutdown of a Virginia facility that makes hot dogs and deli meat.
The Smithfield, Va.-based company said layoffs will start at the Portsmouth plant in
By The Associated Press
The following recall has been announced:
TIKIT FOLDING BICYCLES
DETAILS: Tikit Folding Bicycles manufactured by Green Gear Cycling Inc., doing business as Bike Friday of Eugene, Ore.; sold by Bike Friday directly and dealers nationwide from January 2007 through
By JOSH FUNKAP Business Writer
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Warren Buffett's company is planning to close a small Virginia newspaper that it bought from Media General earlier this year.
The 10,000-circulation Manassas (Va.) News & Messenger, which began publishing in 1869, has been struggling to
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A subsidiary of the nation's second-largest cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is funding a national recycling program to reward do-gooders for cleaning up tobacco waste and turn cigarette butts into pellets used to make items
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The government should require automakers to make the latest collision prevention technologies standard equipment on all new cars and trucks, a move that could reduce fatal highway accidents by more than half, federal accident investigators said
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar apologized Wednesday for threatening to punch a Colorado reporter who asked him about problems with the government's wild horse program at a campaign event.
Salazar called Dave Philipps, a reporter with The Gazette of Colorado