U.S. stocks drifted slightly lower in late-afternoon trading Monday, with oil drilling companies and homebuilders notching broad declines. Investors were looking ahead to the start of a two-day round of Congressional testimony by Fed Chair Janet Yellen.
WASHINGTON (AP) - After years of a Washington dispute over investment advice, the Obama administration is proposing tougher restrictions on brokers who manage Americans' retirement accounts. The change would put brokers - who sell stocks, bonds, annuities and other investments - under the stricter requirements for registered financial advisers.
U.S. stocks are opening slightly lower, pulling the market back from an all-time high reached last week.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "What did they say?"
NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is opening with small losses as financial and industrial companies fall the most.
WASHINGTON (AP) - An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as always, don't forget your vegetables.
NEW YORK (AP) - Oil and gas companies are pulling the U.S. stock market lower in early trading as crude oil sinks to around $50 a barrel.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hundreds of products are being pulled from store shelves after traces of peanut were found in cumin spice - a life-threatening danger to some people with peanut allergies.
NEW YORK (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is spending $1 billion to make changes to how it pays and trains hourly workers as the embattled retailer tries to reshape the image that its stores offer dead-end jobs.
ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) - A New York tourism office's suggestion that potential visitors should go to the Florida Keys instead has ended up crashing its website.
NEW YORK (AP) - Declines in the U.S. stock market eased Wednesday afternoon after minutes from the Federal Reserve's January meeting showed that policy makers do not appear ready to raise interest rates anytime soon.
NEW YORK (AP) - More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.
U.S. stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday as investors continued to monitor talks between Greece and its creditors in hopes that a deal will be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Homeland Security Department will cease preparations for a program intended to protect millions of immigrants from deportation in the wake of a federal court ruling halting it, Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks were lower in early trading Tuesday as investors continued to watch Greece's debt talks and hoped a deal would eventually be reached to keep the country from falling out of the eurozone.
A gun assault on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Wednesday was the deadliest terrorist attack in France's recent history. Some other terror attacks in Western Europe:
NEW YORK (AP) - To the surprise of even health officials, it turns out that most deaths from drinking too much involve middle-aged adults - not teens or college kids.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has been sentenced to two years in prison for taking money and gifts in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement while he was in office.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks fell on Tuesday, bonds rallied and the price of oil continued to fall.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has re-elected John Boehner to be speaker in the new Republican-led Congress, despite opposition by tea party lawmakers that underscored party divisions.
NEW YORK (AP) - Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio have been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Congress has convened with Republicans ready to take charge of the House and Senate.
NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Tuesday, after a big slump on Monday. The price of oil continued to slide and the yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell below 2 percent.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Jeb Bush is forming a political action committee as he moves closer to a prospective White House bid.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Does anyone just watch TV anymore? The dramatic shift toward online and mobile viewing is driving television set makers to design as much for streaming video as for watching broadcast or cable channels.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new 114th Congress counts more minorities and women than ever, although lawmakers remain overwhelmingly white and male in the Republican-controlled House and Senate.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida's ban on same-sex marriage ended statewide at the stroke of midnight Monday, and court clerks in some counties wasted no time, issuing marriage licenses and performing weddings for same-sex couples in the early morning hours.
OS ANGELES (AP) - The first Jewish Miss America, who parlayed her stunning 1945 victory into national celebrity, has died. Bess Myerson was 90.
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner's prospects for a new term appeared secure Monday despite grumblings from tea party-aligned dissidents on the eve of a Republican takeover of Congress, while GOP leaders in both houses pointed toward a swift veto showdown with President Barack Obama over the long-stalled Keystone XL pipeline.
Another plunge in the price of oil pushed stocks sharply lower on Monday. Energy companies led the decline as crude dipped below $50 a barrel Monday. Other stocks also fell as traders worried that the drop could indicate a weaker global economy.