• McConnell: Export-Import Bank supporters have the votes

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The supporters of the federal Export-Import Bank have the Senate votes to revive it and will get a chance to do so, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday. "Looks to me like they have the votes, and I'm going to give them the opportunity," McConnell, who opposes...

  • WikiLeaks says NSA spied on French business

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — WikiLeaks has released documents that it says show that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France's top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids over a decade in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn't...

  • A first: New guidelines back device for treating strokes

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Many stroke patients have a new treatment option — if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke. The guidelines, issued Monday by the American Heart Association, are the first time the group has...

  • US stocks have worst day of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greek debt crisis

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — US stocks have worst day of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greek debt crisis.

  • Disney merges consumer product, interactive divisions

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney is merging its consumer product and interactive divisions, a move that acknowledges the shared goals of important product lines like the Disney Infinity video game franchise and the upcoming line of wearable toys called Playmation. The change is "in response...

  • Feds shut down background check database over flaw

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal personnel agency whose records were plundered by hackers linked to China announced on Monday the temporary shutdown of a massive database used to update and store background investigation records after newly discovering a flaw that left the system...

  • Incomes rise for bottom 99 pct.; US inequality still worsens

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid job growth is finally boosting paychecks for the rest of us. Incomes for the bottom 99 percent of American families rose 3.3 percent last year to $47,213, the biggest annual gain in the past 15 years, according to data compiled by economist Emmanuel Saez and...

  • White House: No federal bailout for Puerto Rico

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threw cold water Monday on the notion of bailing out Puerto Rico from its financial crisis, instead urging Congress to consider changing the law so the island can declare bankruptcy. On the heels of a dismal economic report, Puerto Rico's governor has...

  • US stocks notch worst day of 2015

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    NEW YORK — Stocks are closing with their biggest losses of the year as investors worry about fallout from Greece's worsening debt crisis. Greece is moving closer to defaulting on its debt and could be forced to abandon the euro currency. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 350...

  • Railroad official asks digital map makers to mark crossings

    Yesterday

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The federal agency that oversees railroads has asked digital mapping companies to alert drivers as they approach track crossings in the hope that visual and audio cues will lead to greater awareness of potential dangers. So far, Google has agreed to update its maps...

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