By BRADLEY BROOKSAssociated Press
SAO PAULO (AP) - Protest leaders called for another huge demonstration in Brazil's largest city Tuesday, building on historic turnouts spawned by widespread frustration over decades of government red tape, high prices and shoddy services even as the nation'
By STEPHEN SINGERAP Business Writer
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry extolled the tax policies and regulatory climate of his state as he courted gun manufacturers that have threatened to leave Connecticut since the state passed new gun-control laws in response to the Newtown school
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - The price of U.S. benchmark oil fell slightly Tuesday, a day after briefly touching a nine-month high, as traders awaited the start of a Federal Reserve policy meeting.
Benchmark oil for July delivery dropped 19 cents to $97.58 per barrel at late
By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - There's good news for most companies that provide health benefits for their employees: America's slowdown in medical costs may be turning into a trend, rather than a mere pause.
A report Tuesday from accounting and consulting
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) - In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
By DAVID KOENIGAP Airlines Writer
DALLAS (AP) - Thrifty Car Rental says it's sorry, but many customers who were offered a free one-day rental won't be getting that after all.
The company says the offer was intended for a select group of top customers but was sent accidentally to many other
By MARY CLARE JALONICKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
The House is preparing to consider the bill this week. The
By CHRISTINA REXRODEAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Investors are in a game of wait-and-see with the Federal Reserve. On Monday, they guessed that the Fed will continue trying to prop up the economy, and sent stocks higher.
The major stock indexes all rose about 1 percent in early trading and
By The Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing higher as traders hope that the Federal Reserve will decide to continue its economic stimulus program when it meets this week.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index climbed 12 points, or 0.8 percent, to close at 1,639 Monday. Energy and