- Published on 02/18/2014 - 2:35 pm
- Written by KEN SWEET, AP Markets Writer
(AP) — U.S. stocks closed mostly higher Tuesday as traders got back to work after a long holiday weekend.
- Published on 02/18/2014 - 2:19 pm
- Written by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press
(AP) — Boosting the federal minimum wage as President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are proposing would increase earnings for more than 16.5 million people by 2016 but also cut employment by roughly 500,000 jobs, Congress' nonpartisan budget analyst said Tuesday.
- Published on 02/18/2014 - 10:29 am
- Written by GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press
(AP) — People on the West Coast have counted on fish hatcheries for more than a century to help rebuild populations of salmon and steelhead decimated by overfishing, logging, mining, agriculture and hydroelectric dams, and bring them to a level where government would no longer need to regulate fisheries.
- Published on 02/18/2014 - 10:24 am
- Written by STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press
(AP) — Drawing a link between reduced fuel consumption and climate change, President Barack Obama said Tuesday that his administration will issue tougher fuel-efficiency standards for delivery trucks by March 2016.
- Published on 02/18/2014 - 10:21 am
- Written by CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer
(AP) — Coca-Cola's fourth-quarter profit fell as the world's biggest beverage maker once again sold less soda in North America.
- Published on 02/18/2014 - 10:07 am
- Written by ALEX VEIGA, AP Real Estate Writer
(AP) — U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the housing market declined sharply this month as the severe weather battering much of the nation keeps many would-be buyers at home.
- Published on 02/18/2014 - 9:57 am
- Written by JOHN LEICESTER, STEPHEN WILSON, AP Sports Writers
(AP) — Want to see the glasses and goggles that aerials skier Lydia Lassila and snowboarder Lindsey Jacobellis wore at the Sochi Olympics? If you go to the website of the company that manufactures their eyewear, you might be in for a shock.
- Published on 02/18/2014 - 9:48 am
- Written by NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press
(AP) — The doctors were out of ideas to help 5-year-old Charlotte Figi.
- Published on 02/17/2014 - 10:36 am
- Written by CARLA K. JOHNSON, AP Medical Writer
(AP) — For many older Americans who lost jobs during the recession, the quest for health care has been one obstacle after another. They're unwanted by employers, rejected by insurers, struggling to cover rising medical costs and praying to reach Medicare age before a health crisis.
- Published on 02/17/2014 - 10:33 am
- Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
(AP) — The White House says a costly spending bill President Barack Obama signed into law five years ago Monday was good for the economy and helped the U.S. avoid another Great Depression.