By MICHAEL KUNZELMANAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An expert witness for people and businesses who sued BP over the Gulf oil spill says he found ample evidence that the company's cost-cutting culture led to the disaster.
University of California-Berkeley engineering professor Robert Bea
By NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is arguing that looming government-wide spending cuts could idle military resources like naval aircraft carriers, while Republicans are criticizing the president for taking his arguments outside Washington instead of staying
By NICK PERRYAssociated Press
OTAKI, New Zealand (AP) - Sandra Vidulich is so excited about the leather boots she ordered through Amazon that she rips open the box in front of the postman and tries them on.
"I looove them," she declares, as the driveway at her tree-lined home in rural New Zealand
By PAN PYLAS and FRANCES D'EMILIOAssociated Press
ROME (AP) - Italy emerged from elections Tuesday with no clear winner, driving markets around the world markedly lower as investors worried that one of Europe's biggest economies would be unable to build a governing coalition that can stay
By ALEX VEIGAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - More Americans fell behind on their auto loan payments in the last three months of 2012, a time of the year when some borrowers' financial obligations temporarily take a backseat to spending on holiday shopping.
Beyond the seasonal increase,
MEXICO CITY (AP) - After decades of depending on inflows of foreign capital to develop its economy, Mexico turned a corner and become a net exporter of direct investment capital in 2012, according to a report released Monday.
Mexico's central bank said that Mexican corporations invested about $
By ANNE FLAHERTYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Internet users who illegally share music, movies or television shows online could soon receive warning notices from the nation's five major Internet service providers.
The Copyright Alert System, organized by the recording and film industry, is
By JIM KUHNHENN and ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Who'll be the first to feel the sting?
Jobless Americans who have been out of work for a long time and local governments that are paying off loans to fix roads and schools are in tough spots when it comes to the automatic
NEW YORK (AP) - The International Herald Tribune, one of the most enduring brands in journalism history, is getting a new name: The International New York Times.
The rebranding of the 125-year-old paper announced Monday comes as The New York Times Co. looks to focus on its flagship brand and expand
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are dropping sharply as investors worry that Italy could be seized with political paralysis, stymieing the country's economic reforms and causing another flare-up in the region's debt crisis.
The Dow Jones industrial average plunged 216 points to 13,784 Monday, a loss