By By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The combination of U.S. employers that shut down because of Superstorm Sandy and fears over looming tax increases and spending cuts likely slowed hiring sharply in November.
A private survey released Wednesday showed companies
By By JIM FITZGERALD and TOM HAYSAssociated Press
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) - Detectives hoping to finally arrest a suspect in a 19-year-old killing in New York City didn't find him when they went to his apartment this week. But they made another shocking discovery: the body of a woman who
By By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of soybeans rose Wednesday on expectations that U.S. exports could strengthen after unfavorable weather affected the planting seasons in Argentina and Brazil.
January soybeans rose 23.75 cents to finish at $14.7925 per bushel.
Farmers have been
By By ALICIA A. CALDWELLAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department paid for an underwater robot in a Midwest city with no major rivers or lakes nearby, a hog catcher in rural Texas and a fish tank in a small Texas town, according to a new congressional report
By By FRAZIER MOOREAP Television Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Clearly, Bob Costas stirred up a hornet's nest Sunday with a halftime commentary about Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, who killed his girlfriend (and the mother of his child) before killing himself.
On Twitter, someone posed
By By CANDICE CHOIAP Food Industry Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - The owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster says it won't bump any full-time workers down to part-time status, after its tests aimed at limiting health care costs resulted in a publicity backlash that took a bite out of sales.
By By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Palestinians demanded urgent action by the U.N. Security Council and the international community on Wednesday to halt Israel's "illegal settlement campaign."
Palestinian Charge d'Affaires Feda Abdelhady Nasser said in
By By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
Walgreens wants to reward customers for merely taking a walk, and Rite Aid will help cover trial gym memberships for some of its frequent shoppers.
All the national drugstore chains now offer a free customer loyalty program loaded with incentives to use their
By By ANICK JESDANUNAP Technology Writer
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - For me, climate change is a serious issue. No, I'm not referring to the debate over global warming. My concerns are much simpler. I'm constantly checking the weather for the hours and days ahead because deciding to hike
By By JAMEY KEATENAssociated Press
PARIS (AP) - European aerospace and defense company EADS announced Wednesday a new ownership structure in which Germany is set to join France and Spain as state shareholders - even as overall government influence shrinks at the company.
The parent company of