By LAURAN NEERGAARDAP Medical Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney's longtime physician declared that he's healthy and physically fit to meet the rigorous demands of a presidency, in a letter released by the Republican's presidential campaign on Friday.
Dr. Randall Gaz of
By BERNARD CONDONAP Business Writer
Ben Bernanke hopes his latest plan to stimulate the economy will get you to buy stocks and other risky assets. Maybe you should. People who did that after two similar Federal Reserve efforts are sitting on big gains today.
But the odds of fat profits aren
By DONNA CASSATAAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - One of the strongest defense hawks in Congress says the United States should withdraw its forces from Afghanistan amid increasing signs that even Republican proponents of the war believe it's no longer worth the cost.
Rep. C.W. Bill Young,
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
The 2008 financial crisis roiled the banking system and swamped the global economy, leaving millions of Americans jobless, underemployed or facing foreclosure. In its wake, Congress set out to overhaul how the government oversees Wall Street. The
By LINDA A. JOHNSONAP Business Writer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Advisers to European Union regulators have recommended approval of a new anti-clotting drug for use by adults with a common irregular heart rhythm that boosts risk of strokes or blood clots, drugmakers Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. and
By MICHAEL FELBERBAUMAP Tobacco Writer
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The nation's top tobacco companies spent less money on advertising and promotion of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products in recent years, according to the latest data from the Federal Trade Commission.
Numbers released Friday
By ALAN CLENDENNINGAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - The image appears on T-shirts and cellphone covers, coffee mugs and wine labels. And the 80-year-old pensioner who just weeks ago was mortified by the global stir she created with her botched restoration of a fresco of Christ is now looking to get
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Gas prices are finally heading lower, but motorists shouldn't expect the numbers at the pump to drop quickly this autumn.
The national average for retail gasoline fell about a penny Friday to $3.833 per gallon, according to AAA, Wright Express and the Oil
By ERIKA KINETZAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Wal-Mart plans to open retail outlets in India in the next 12 to 18 months, the company said Friday, making it the first multinational to jump on the government's decision to open the country's huge retail market to foreign players
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Unemployment rates rose in more than half of U.S. states last month, the latest evidence that hiring remains tepid across the country.
The Labor Department said Friday that rates increased in 26 states. They fell in 12 states and