By BEN FELLER and ROBERT BURNSAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States than when President George W. Bush had to duck shoes hurled at him in
By MATTHEW LEEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The American embassy in Islamabad, in a bid to tamp down public rage over the anti-Islam film produced in the U.S., is spending $70,000 to air an ad on Pakistani television that features President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writers
WASHINGTON (AP) - A trio of reports Thursday offered a reminder that the U.S. economy is struggling to grow and add jobs.
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits last week stayed near a level that signals only weak
By GREG RISLINGAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East lost her legal challenge on Thursday to have the 14-minute trailer taken down from YouTube.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin
By SARAH SKIDMOREAP Business Writer
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - J.C. Penney & Co.'s stock was one of the market's biggest decliners Thursday after the department store chain told analysts that it expects its financial struggles to continue during the second half of the year.
By MAE ANDERSONAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is phasing out the sale of Amazon.com's Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers, the second major retailer to stop offering the items in six months.
Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, said Thursday the decision
By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Add a pair of blue jeans to the grocery list.
Starting Friday, shoppers at a remodeled Kroger store in Ohio will be able to buy clothing in addition to food, gas and furniture. The nation's largest traditional supermarket chain says it
By JONATHAN FAHEYAP Energy Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Reality returned to the oil market this week.
Oil has fallen 7 percent since last Friday, when the price briefly topped $100 for the first time in 4 months. The sharp drop was expected and overdue, many analysts say.
Traders had driven oil
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Manufacturing in the Philadelphia region shrank for a fifth straight month in September, suggesting demand for American-made goods has weakened.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia says its index of regional manufacturing activity
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage touched its record low this week and the rate on 15-year mortgage hit a new record.
The declines followed the Federal Reserve announcement last week that it would buy bonds to try to push