By CARLA K. JOHNSONAssociated Press
CHICAGO (AP) - There are TED talks, Davos and Renaissance Weekends, all for innovators and world leaders to share creative ideas and make lucrative connections. And now there's a big-shoulders version of the grand-meeting-of-elite-minds concept: Chicago
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Amtrak trains carried 31.2 million passengers in the fiscal year ending in September, the highest annual ridership since the railroad was formed in 1971, the nation's intercity passenger railroad said Wednesday.
Ridership grew 3.5 percent over
By JOAN LOWYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is preparing to warn car owners whose air bags have been replaced in the past three years that dangerous counterfeit bags may have been installed, according to auto industry officials who have been briefed by the government
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer's pay package fell 4 percent after his bonus was trimmed, partly due to slower-than-planned progress in the software company's online business and a drop in revenue at its Windows division.
Ballmer's pay dropped to $1.3 million
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has signed an executive order that carries out new sanctions against Iran that Congress approved and that he signed this summer.
The sanctions seek to deter Iran from pursuing a nuclear weapons program. Iran insists its nuclear development is for peaceful
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - The former teen pageant princess who appeared on the reality show "Wife Swap" has pleaded not guilty to prostitution and drug possession charges in western New York.
Alicia Guastaferro (guss-tuh-FEHR'-oh) didn't say anything during the appearance in Pembroke Town Court
By Associated Press
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Republican U.S. senator is defending West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin from a GOP colleague's attack ad.
Manchin is the target of a political action committee's television ad blasting him for voting against legislation to cut aid to
By The Associated Press
As of Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, at least 2,007 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
The AP count is the same as the Defense Department's tally, last
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Baidu Inc. slid Tuesday after a Credit Suisse analyst downgraded the Chinese Internet company, citing concerns over a weaker-than-expected advertising market and growing competition.
THE SPARK: The analyst, Wallace Cheung, cut his rating to "Underperform" from "Neutral"
By IVAN MORENOAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A weeks-old baked potato was blamed for a botulism outbreak at a Utah prison where inmates drank alcohol brewed in cells, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.
The outbreak sickened eight maximum-security inmates at the state