Recalls this week: power cords, vacuum cleaners

More than 2 million Microsoft power cords that can overheat and emit flames are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include vacuum cleaners with cord plug problems and dive computers that can...

Hopeful sign for US economy: Job hunting ticks up

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most of an agonizingly slow recovery from the Great Recession, millions of out-of-work Americans huddled on the sidelines of the job market. Yet Friday's jobs report added to evidence of a...

US rig count drops 48 this week to 571; Texas down 19

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.

The Houston firm said Friday 467 rigs sought...

Man convicted in jewelry store worker kidnap gets 30 years

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — One of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes has been sentenced to...

US consumer borrowing accelerated in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers in December increased their borrowing at the fastest pace in three months. The result suggests that consumer spending should remain strong in the coming months.

Borrowing...

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders missteps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest Democratic debate found Hillary Clinton in a defensive crouch about her Wall Street ties and making iffy claims about that longtime relationship. Rival Bernie Sanders offered a fumbling...

Congress unites in scorn for Shkreli, but gridlock remains

WASHINGTON (AP) — A smirking Martin Shkreli briefly united Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill this week, as lawmakers took turns blasting the price-hiking former CEO who has become the new poster child for...

Bridgestone-Firestone recalls over 36,000 truck tires

DETROIT (AP) — Bridgestone-Firestone North America is recalling more than 36,000 heavy truck tires in the U.S. and Canada because the tread can separate from the body and cause the tires to fail.

The recall...