By KAREL JANICEKAssociated Press
PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) - At least 19 people are dead and 24 others hospitalized. Some of them have been blinded, while others have been induced into comas in the hope that doctors can save them.
All had drunk cheap vodka and rum laced with methanol, a toxic
NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Sears Holdings Corp.'s new spinoff of its Hometown and Outlet stores rose in the new company's trading debut Wednesday.
Sears Holdings Corp. had signaled that it would split the companies as a separate publicly traded entity back in February. There are a total of 1
By The Associated Press
THE CHANGE: Kevin Wale, 57, who runs General Motors' operations in China, India and Southeast Asia, is retiring effective Oct. 31 after seven years of leading the unit.
THE REPLACEMENT: Bob Socia, 58, who is now head of global purchasing for GM. He starts work Oct. 1
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
The price of oil is in a holding pattern as traders question how much the global economy may benefit from efforts to promote growth in the U.S. and Europe.
Benchmark oil fell 23 cents to $96.94 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The nation's poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don't have health insurance declined.
A Census Bureau report released Wednesday provided a mixed picture of the
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a federal inspector to allow the sale of unapproved eggs.
Former DeCoster Farms manager
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. wholesalers increased their stockpiles in July from June, but sales fell for a third straight month. Declining sales could force companies to cut inventories in coming months, a troubling sign that economic growth could weaken.
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A high-tech overhaul to the nation's air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion, but has yet to produce the benefits that airlines and passengers were told to expect, federal investigators said.
Progress in moving from
By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) - More than 50 Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania jacked up prices to more than $8 a gallon Wednesday to protest what they say are unfair pricing practices by Lukoil North America that leave them at a competitive
DETROIT (AP) - The head of General Motors' operations in China, India and Southeast Asia has decided to retire.
Kevin Wale, 57, who has led the Asian operations since 2005, will step down Oct. 31, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
He'll be replaced by Bob Socia, 58, who is now head