By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - With the outcome of next month's presidential election increasingly hazy, here's a shred of clarity that investors can cling to: The tax rates they pay on investment income like stock profits and dividends are almost certain to change
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of wheat fell 3.3 percent Friday as storms were expected to deliver much-needed moisture to some fields in parts of the country.
Wheat for December delivery fell 29.25 cents to finish at $8.5675 per bushel. Corn and soybean prices also dropped.
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a fourth straight year. But a modest improvement in economic growth helped narrow the gap by $207 billion compared with last year.
The Treasury Department said Friday that the deficit
By JAKE COYLEAP Entertainment Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - A frightfully nervous Tig Notaro stood just offstage at the Los Angeles club Largo while Ed Helms introduced her.
The audience of 300 and Notaro's fellow performers that August night had no idea what she was about to do. They had no idea
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The deadly meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated pain injections has prompted calls for tighter federal regulation of compounding pharmacies, which have periodically been blamed for crippling and sometimes fatal injuries. But this isn
By RONALD BLUMAP Sports Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Alex Rodriguez watched the New York Yankees' biggest game of the year on the bench.
After being pinch hit for in Games 3 and 4 of the AL division series against the Baltimore Orioles, the $275 million third baseman was removed from the starting
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase, is known as much for his swagger as for his banking savvy. Friday, when his bank reported triumphant results for the third quarter, was no exception.
Speaking to reporters and later to analysts, he
By MARTHA WAGGONER and MICHAEL BIESECKERAssociated Press
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - William "Bill" Friday, the man who personified higher education in the state even after he stepped down after 30 years as president of the University of North Carolina system, has died. He was 92.
By ERIK SCHELZIGAssociated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - An endorsement from a Tennessee congressman who in a recorded phone conversation urged a mistress to get an abortion has vanished from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's website.
Freshman Rep. Scott DesJarlais told a
By JAY REEVESAssociated Press
A University of South Alabama campus police officer who fatally shot a naked student was carrying pepper spray and a baton at the time, the school said Friday.
University spokesman Keith Ayers said Officer Trevis Austin, a four-year employee in his first police job