By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON - A government survey shows about 821,000 U.S. households lost access to basic banking services between January 2009 and June 2011.
Roughly 10 million U.S. households, or 8.2 percent, have no access to bank accounts, according to a survey conducted
By CASSANDRA VINOGRADAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - U.K. defense contractor BAE Systems PLC and European aerospace company EADS NV announced Wednesday that they are in talks about combining their businesses.
The deal would create a global aerospace and defense giant in a sector facing
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of oil is in a holding pattern as traders question how much the global economy may benefit from efforts to promote growth in the U.S. and Europe.
Benchmark oil fell 23 cents to $96.94 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles in July from June, but sales fell for a third straight month. Declining sales could force companies to cut inventories in coming months, a troubling sign that economic growth could weaken.
By ROBERT BURNSAP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn't the first wave of an invading force.
Instead, the 50 Marines are part of an elite rapid-response team and they were sent to assess and
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain's burgers and fries.
The world's biggest hamburger chain said Wednesday that it will post calorie information on
By DAVE CARPENTERAP Business Writer
Fidelity Investments has issued new savings guidelines suggesting that workers save at least eight times their final salary in order to meet basic income needs in retirement.
In the set of age-based targets released Wednesday, Fidelity says employees should
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - After wrapping up a decent back-to-school shopping season, merchants are expected to see healthy sales gains for the critical winter holidays, though the pace should be slightly below last year, according to one of the first forecasts
By DAVE CARPENTERAP Personal Finance Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - Fidelity Investments has issued new savings guidelines suggesting that workers save at least eight times their final salary in order to meet basic income needs in retirement.
The nation's largest 401(k) administrator released the
By MATTHEW CRAFTAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The stock market edged higher Wednesday after a court cleared the way for Germany to participate in a European rescue fund. Attention shifted to the Federal Reserve, which began a big two-day meeting.
The highest court in Germany ruled that the