By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hospital stocks rose sharply Thursday after the Supreme Court guaranteed them millions more paying customers by upholding the core of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
Some insurance company stocks fell in choppy trading as
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - America's historic health care overhaul, certain now to touch virtually every citizen's life, narrowly survived an election-year battle at the Supreme Court Thursday with the improbable help of conservative Chief Justice
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The average U.S. rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage stayed this week at the lowest level on record. Cheap mortgages have helped drive a modest housing recovery and could give the broader economy a jolt at a time when the job
By ANNE D'INNOCENZIOAP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - After circling Manhattan for about two decades, Nordstrom Inc., the upscale department store chain, announced plans Thursday to open its first full-scale store in New York.
The arrival of Nordstrom,
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - GM's struggling European unit Opel says its board of directors has signed off on a turnaround plan that envisages cost cuts, new models and efforts to win new export sales.
An Adam Opel GmbH statement says the plan aims at a "
By NASR UL HADIAssociated Press
NEW DELHI (AP) - Afghan officials appealed to foreign companies Thursday in an effort to attract corporate investment to help stabilize their country after more than a decade of war.
A delegation led by Foreign Minister Zalmai
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy expanded at a 1.9 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, a weak pace that few economists see changing much this year.
The Commerce Department on Thursday made no
By The Associated Press
Health care investors are awaiting the Supreme Court's decision on the health care overhaul that likely will affect income statements in the long term and stock prices at least in the short term.
The court is expected to issue a
WASHINGTON (AP) - US economy grew at modest 1.9 percent rate in first quarter, matching previous estimate.
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By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - When the stock market began tumbling Thursday, many people assumed the selloff had something to do with the Supreme Court ruling to uphold President Barack Obama's health care law. But for a lot of investors, it was the