By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The economy we've got today is more or less the economy we've got for the rest of the year.
That's the message from the Federal Reserve, which has sharply reduced its forecast for U.S. growth
By MARTHA WAGGONERAssociated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The first serious proposal to compensate victims of forced sterilization failed Wednesday when North Carolina legislators said they were not approving any money for them. One ardent supporter declared: "At this point, I
By CANDICE CHOIAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - For college-bound students, the easy money seems to be everywhere.
The website for Discover's student loans says it can help: "Cover up to 100 percent of your college tuition, housing, books and more." An
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A survey of chief executives shows fewer large U.S. companies plan to hire or boost spending in the next six months, reflecting a weaker U.S. economy.
The Business Roundtable says 36 percent of its
By JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - His twisted saga has taken him from a stint on a dating show to California's death row, where he has spent the last two years as a convicted serial killer who murdered five women and girls more than 30 years ago
By MATT MOOREAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Yahoo said Wednesday it is expanding its original offerings, partnering with Liquid Comics to offer motion-comics.
The two companies said they'll make the first two titles - created by film directors Barry
By JOSHUA FREEDAP Business Writer
It's going to take more than low interest rates to fire up investors.
The Federal Reserve's latest plan to help the economy failed to impress Wall Street on Wednesday. Stocks finished slightly lower for the day, and not
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans overwhelmingly want the president and Congress to get to work on a new bill to change the health care system if the Supreme Court strikes down President Barack Obama's 2010 overhaul as unconstitutional, a new poll
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Stock Exchange is once again the home of the Whopper.
Burger King Worldwide Inc. began trading as a public company Wednesday under the ticker symbol "BKW." Its shares closed up 3.5 percent at $
By GREG KELLERAP Business Writer
PARIS (AP) - World stock markets mostly rose Wednesday ahead of the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to extend Operation Twist, its program intended to lower long-term interest rates in a bid to boost growth and employment.