By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. workers were more productive this summer than initially thought, while costing their companies less.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that productivity grew at an annual rate of 2.9 percent from July through September. That
By By MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical Writer
Breast cancer patients taking the drug tamoxifen can cut their chances of having the disease come back or kill them if they stay on the pills for 10 years instead of five years as doctors recommend now, a major study finds.
The results could
By By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in November, mostly because Superstorm Sandy shut down factories, retail stores, and other companies.
Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that employers added 118,
By By MARIA SUDEKUMAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The days since Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend then shot himself in the head have been very difficult for his mother, who said Wednesday that the slayings have not diminished her love for the couple.
Belcher's mother, Cheryl
By By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Another Starbucks may soon pop up around the corner, with the world's biggest coffee company planning to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.
Starbucks said Wednesday that it plans to boost the number of
By By ALLEN G. BREEDAP National Writer
LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) - There's an old southern tradition of shooting mistletoe out of treetops with a .22 rifle, or even a shotgun. Forrest Altman prefers a kinder, gentler way of harvesting the parasitic evergreen plant long associated with Christmas
By By BRIAN SKOLOFFAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - The mystery surrounding the whereabouts of a sick girl with leukemia deepened Wednesday after her father said his 11-year-old daughter is being treated in Mexico and authorities considered bringing child neglect charges against the family.
By By JOHN ROGERSAssociated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Port clerks returned to work Wednesday, jubilant in the knowledge that an eight-day strike that paralyzed the nation's busiest shipping complex had won them - at least for now - guarantees that their jobs won't be outsourced to China
By By The Associated Press
The Obama administration and House Republicans have unveiled their opening offers in talks to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. Details are scant but the White House estimates its plan would carve $4.4 trillion from the deficit over the coming decade, including
By By SUZANNE GAMBOAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours after talking tough against Republicans in "fiscal cliff" negotiations, President Barack Obama and members of his Cabinet reassured hundreds of Native American leaders the administration's programs and efforts on their behalf