By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
Oil traded above $97 a barrel Thursday after attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions and the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya sparked new worries about unrest in the Middle East.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark crude was up 25 cents at $97.26 per
By ALEX VEIGAAP Real Estate Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The evolution of the U.S. foreclosure crisis is increasingly diverging along state lines.
On a national level, fewer homes were placed on the foreclosure track last month than in August last year, when they hit a 17-year high, foreclosure
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve ends a two-day meeting Thursday with expectations high for some new action to jolt the lackluster U.S. economy.
Many investors hope the Fed will take the bold step of launching a third bond-buying program. The goal
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A California bank has agreed to invest $2 million to help people get credit and mortgages in lower-income communities to settle Justice Department allegations of discriminatory lending.
A Department of Justice statement Wednesday said from 2006 to 2011 Luther Burbank Savings,
By RYAN J. FOLEYAssociated Press
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Board of Regents asked lawmakers Wednesday to create a $40 million program to provide financial aid to low-income students as part of a plan to phase out the tuition dollars used for that purpose.
The regents met in Ames to
By DYLAN LOVANAssociated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A worldwide liquor conglomerate has been ordered by Louisville officials to cut down on vapors coming from warehouses where it stores bourbon because residents are complaining about odors and a black fungus accumulating on houses.
By DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writers
DETROIT (AP) - The big question at Ford these days: What's next?
The company has thrived under the charismatic leadership of Alan Mulally. But the sunny 67-year-old CEO who joined Ford six years ago appears close to retirement. Reports say he
By DAVID B. CARUSO and JENNIFER PELTZAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - The era of the supersized cola may come to an end in New York City on Thursday, when health officials are expected to approve an unprecedented 16-ounce limit on sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, delis and movie
NEW YORK (AP) - The euro rose to a four-month high against the dollar Wednesday after Germany's highest court paved the way for the country to participate in Europe's financial rescue fund.
The ruling helped ease investor uncertainty about Europe's efforts to solve its debt crisis. The