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US stocks drop, extending a recent decline

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks declined on Monday, extending a recent slump.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Court shouldn't have considered health law challenge

ELMAU, Germany (AP) - With a crucial legal decision looming, President Barack Obama said Monday the Supreme Court should not even have considered the latest challenge to his signature health care law but he voiced confidence the justices "will play it straight" - and leave the law intact.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Do more jobs mean more economic security? Not for some in US

WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy is churning out a lot of jobs these days but not a lot of financial security for many of the people who hold them.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Ex-SC officer indicted for murder in shooting of black man

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A white former North Charleston police officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man who was running away from the officer.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Court strikes down 'born in Jerusalem' passport law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court struck down a disputed law Monday that would have allowed Americans born in Jerusalem to list their birthplace as Israel on their U.S. passports in an important ruling that underscores the president's authority in foreign affairs.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Energy sector leads an early decline among US stock

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are mostly lower in early trading, led by declines in the energy sectors as the price of oil fell again.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A look at ways 'phony numbers' may be misleading investors

s stocks climb ever higher, professional investors are worried that "adjusted" earnings figures published by financial analysts are making many big U.S. companies look far more successful than they really are.

June 08, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Burst of hiring drives US bond prices lower, yields higher

NEW YORK (AP) - A strong jobs report knocked down U.S. government bond prices Friday, sending yields higher, as traders bet that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates later this year. Major stock indexes wavered between slight gains and losses after an early slump.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US employers add solid 280k jobs; rate inches up to 5.5 pct.

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. employers added a robust 280,000 jobs in May, showing that the economy is back on track after starting 2015 in a slump.

June 05, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US officials: Massive breach of federal personnel data

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration is scrambling to assess the impact of a massive data breach involving the agency that handles security clearances and employee records.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks head lower as Greece talks remain stuck

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing lower following losses in Europe as Greece remains at an impasse with its creditors.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


A slump in transportation stocks may no longer signal danger

NEW YORK (AP) - One of the oldest trading strategies in the book is showing a yellow flag for stock investors, but analysts say it's not quite time to sell yet.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks head lower following losses in European markets

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are following European markets lower Thursday as a deadline approaches in Greece's debt talks. Greece remained stuck in talks with its creditors about releasing more emergency funds ahead of a debt payment due Friday.

June 04, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Encouraging economic news sends US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks moved higher in afternoon trading on Wednesday as investors welcomed some encouraging economic news. Seven of the 10 industry sectors in the Standard and Poor's 500 index rose. The buying follows a rise in overseas markets amid hopes of a breakthrough in Greece's protracted discussions with its creditors.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


No bull: Crews work to rescue animal from well on farm

FAIRBURN, Ga. (AP) - A farm worker looking for a bull found him in an unlikely place: stuck in a well.

June 03, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Church of England consecrates first female bishop

LONDON (AP) - Male domination in the leadership of the Church of England ended Monday, as the 500-year-old institution consecrated its first female bishop.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

CHICAGO (AP) - With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) - A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.

January 26, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Boehner defies Obama on Iran sanctions, invites Netanyahu

WASHINGTON (AP) - Defying President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he's invited Israel's prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran.

January 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end bumpy day with gains

NEW YORK (AP) - Another choppy day on Wall Street is ending with stocks higher on hopes for new stimulus for Europe's economy and on a sharp rise in oil.

January 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Jailed Virginia lawmaker charged with forgery, perjury

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia lawmaker who was just re-elected despite being jailed for a sex scandal with a teenager has been indicted on new felony charges, according to a special prosecutor.

January 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Supreme Court sharply divided over housing bias cases

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared sharply divided Wednesday in a debate over a decades-old strategy for fighting discrimination in housing.

January 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Senate committee to examine testing in schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican-controlled Senate education panel is beginning its revision of the landmark No Child Left Behind education law, focusing first on the thorny issue of federally mandated testing of America's schoolchildren.

January 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Iowa Sen. Ernst promises GOP focus on Americans' concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Republican Congress understands Americans' suffering from the economy, health care system and Washington gridlock and will steer the country away from President Barack Obama's failed policies, a newly minted GOP senator is promising.

January 21, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama: Tax wealthy, help middle class

Obama in State of the Union: Tax wealthy, help middle class

January 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stock market ends slightly higher

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. stock market is ending higher, helped by gains in technology companies and airlines.

January 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Justices weigh judicial candidates' appeal for campaign cash

WASHINGTON (AP) - A divided Supreme Court is struggling with whether states can prohibit personal appeals for campaign contributions by candidates for elected judgeships.

January 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks head lower in midday trading

NEW YORK (AP) - A mix of downbeat corporate and economic news pulled the stock market lower Tuesday, as health-care companies and housing stocks fell. Johnson & Johnson sank after reporting that a stronger dollar pinched the company's quarterly results.

January 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Supreme Court won't hear dispute over debit card fees

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge from retailers who claim the Federal Reserve allows banks to charge businesses too much for handling debit card transactions.

January 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Obama aims to influence 2016 debate

WASHINGTON (AP) - Key elements of the economic proposals President Barack Obama will outline in his State of the Union address Tuesday appear to be aimed at driving the debate in the 2016 election on income inequality and middle-class economic issues, rather than setting a realistic agenda for Congress.

January 20, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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