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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


Encouraging job market news sends US stocks higher

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks rose in early trading on Wednesday as investors welcomed some encouraging news about the job market. 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


FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) - Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind fictitious companies, The Associated Press has learned.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks edge lower as utilities slump offsets energy gains

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower as a slump in utilities offsets a gain in energy stocks.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress sends NSA phone collection bill to president

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has sent legislation to the president reviving and remaking a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program two days after letting it temporarily expire.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


NSA phone collection bill clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two days after letting a disputed post-9/11 surveillance program go dark, the Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to revive but also reshape it. GOP leaders mounted a last-ditch effort to soften some of the changes.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Long Island man's red underwear leads to burglary arrest

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) - The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime. But it was a Long Island man's red underwear that led him into the hands of police.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


New Disney toys combine high-tech gadgets, old-school play

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Disney is launching a line of toys that combines high-tech wearable gadgets and old-school superhero role-playing to keep kids moving while engrossing them in sub-plots from "The Avengers," ''Star Wars" and "Frozen."

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Concerns remain for 'Viagra for women' twice rejected by FDA

WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of a twice-rejected pill intended to boost libido in women will try once again this week to persuade regulators that the drug warrants approval as the first prescription treatment for low sexual desire in women.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US auto sales expected to fall slightly in May

DETROIT (AP) - Fiat Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 4 percent in May on strong demand for its Jeep and Ram brands.

June 02, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks gain broadly after Intel deal for chip designer

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are closing modestly higher after some encouraging economic reports and a big acquisition in the semiconductor industry.

June 01, 2015 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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Senate to take up $1.1T bill to keep govt running

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's now up to the Senate to pass a huge $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running, but not before a battle between old school veterans and new breed freshmen such as tea partier Ted Cruz and Elizabeth Warren, a liberal with a national following.

December 12, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


An early stock market rally fizzles as oil sinks

NEW YORK (AP) - A rally on the stock market fizzled toward the end of trading as the price of oil sank.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CIA chief defends agency's Bush-era record

WASHINGTON (AP) - CIA Director John Brennan defended his agency Thursday from accusations in a Senate report that it used inhumane interrogation techniques against terrorist suspects with no security benefits to the U.S.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


White House swings behind huge $1.1T spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republican leaders narrowly quelled a revolt among their conservatives Thursday, then worked to overcome Democratic opposition to legislation to provide $1.1 trillion in government spending and chart a new course for selected, highly shaky pension plans.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Congress puts potatoes on menu for low-income moms

WASHINGTON (AP) - It's another political victory for the popular potato.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


42.9 million Americans have unpaid medical bills

WASHINGTON (AP) - Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records - 42.9 million people - have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

December 11, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Stocks slump as oil price drop sinks energy sector

NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks are closing sharply slower as another plunge in the price of oil dragged down the energy sector.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Harvard professor fights Chinese restaurant over $4

BOSTON (AP) - A Harvard Business School instructor is battling a Chinese restaurant for overcharging him $4 on a takeout order.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


CBS sets Letterman's last show for May 20

NEW YORK (AP) - David Letterman will host his final "Late Show" next May 20.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


FAA issues commercial drone permits

WASHINGTON (AP) - Under pressure from Congress to speed access to U.S. skies for commercial drones, the government granted four companies permission Wednesday to use drones for aerial surveillance, construction site monitoring and oil rig flare stack inspections.

December 10, 2014 | Staff Report | NATION/WORLD


Congress relaxes whole grain standards for schools

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is taking some whole grains off the school lunch line.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Massive $1.1 trillion spending bill unveiled

WASHINGTON (AP) - A huge, $1.1 trillion spending bill funding every corner of government faces its first test in the House, where conservatives are unhappy because it fails to challenge President Barack Obama's immigration policy and many Democrats are displeased because it weakens the 2010 Dodd-Frank regulation of risky financial instruments.

December 10, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


Hallmark pulls gift wrap after swastika complaint

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Hallmark Cards Inc. has removed blue and silver gift wrap from circulation after a customer complained that she saw a swastika embedded in the design.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


US stocks end mostly lower; European markets sink

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. stocks are ending slightly lower, avoiding the sharp declines that occurred in Europe and China.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


IG: IRS paid $6 billion in bogus child tax credits

WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS paid at least $6 billion in child tax credits in 2013 to people who weren't eligible to receive them, a government investigator said Tuesday.

December 09, 2014 | Associated Press | NATION/WORLD


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