By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said he had "a great conversation" with Senate Republicans on Thursday, the third stop in his ice-breaking tour of the Capitol this week on the budget and other contentious topics.
The 90-minute meeting with GOP rivals,
By PAMELA SAMPSONAP Business Writer
BANGKOK (AP) - Oil prices rose Thursday ahead of the release of employment data in the U.S. although the increase was kept in check by ample crude supplies and worries about the eurozone economy.
Benchmark oil for April delivery was up 12 cents to $92.64 per
By PAN PYLASAP Business Writer
LONDON (AP) - Another record close on the Dow Jones index helped shore up markets Thursday ahead of the release of U.S. jobless claims.
The Dow has now risen for nine straight sessions, its longest winning run since 1996. Many stock indexes around the world have risen
By HOPE YENAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere.
New 2012 census estimates released Thursday
By JENNIFER C. KERRAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Working mothers increasingly want full-time jobs, and tough economic times might be a big reason, according to a national survey.
In the Pew Research Center study being released Thursday, researchers saw a big spike in the share of working
By GILLIAN WONGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - Xi Jinping caps his rise to the helm of China at a time when calls are mounting for bold leadership to tackle faltering economic growth, unbridled corruption and a severely befouled environment that endanger his Communist Party's legitimacy.
By KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Fiercely debated ammunition limits cleared Colorado's Democratic Legislature on Wednesday and were on their way to the governor, who has said he'll sign the measure into law.
The 15-round magazine limit would make Colorado the first state
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTHAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A tax-preparation glitch affecting about 660,000 tax returns will delay refunds by as long as six weeks, with customers of the nation's largest tax preparer among those affected.
The Internal Revenue Service said in a statement
By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A worker who survived the deadly explosion on the Deepwater Horizon testified Wednesday that a flurry of activity on the drilling rig hindered his ability to monitor BP's well for signs of trouble before the April 2010 blowout.