- ConocoPhillips seeks permit for LNG exports Updated: Dec-13-13 1:43 pm
- Venezuelan inflation spoils Christmas tradition Updated: Dec-13-13 1:37 pm
- Ireland faces more austerity as bailout era ends Updated: Dec-13-13 1:01 pm
- Stocks are mixed after a three-day downturn Updated: Dec-13-13 12:37 pm
- Lawmakers frustrated, optimistic about farm bill Updated: Dec-13-13 11:05 am
- Leader's uncle rose to No. 2 in North Korea Updated: Dec-13-13 10:55 am
- Polish lawmakers approve 2014 state budget Updated: Dec-13-13 10:07 am
- Stocks edge higher after a three-day downturn Updated: Dec-13-13 9:58 am
- Oil prices down as Libya plans to resume output Updated: Dec-13-13 8:53 am
- Chinese leaders: Economy faces 'downward pressure' Updated: Dec-13-13 8:05 am
- Japan, SE Asia fete 40 years of ties, eye China Updated: Dec-13-13 7:01 am
- La. high-risk health insurance pool closing Updated: Dec-13-13 4:22 am
- Mainers urged to file unemployment claims online Updated: Dec-13-13 4:07 am
- W.Va. awards Growing Health Communities grants Updated: Dec-13-13 2:59 am
- Asian stocks tentative amid Fed stimulus cut fears Updated: Dec-12-13 11:34 pm
- 2 Ore. counties buck rural population trend Updated: Dec-12-13 6:56 pm
- Aramark Holdings shares rise in debut Updated: Dec-12-13 6:12 pm
- Holiday shopping spree not for everyone Updated: Dec-12-13 5:18 pm
- As IPO market booms, Hilton shares jump in debut Updated: Dec-12-13 5:15 pm
- Maine Dems, GOP remain far apart on $40M savings Updated: Dec-12-13 5:13 pm
- Labor group sees progress at major Apple supplier Updated: Dec-12-13 4:30 pm
- Study: Medicaid expansion would spur Miss. economy Updated: Dec-12-13 4:17 pm
- US stocks slide as investors anticipate Fed exit Updated: Dec-12-13 4:13 pm
- New stadium to be built on site of old ballpark Updated: Dec-12-13 4:01 pm
- EU promises more aid for Ukraine to sign EU deal Updated: Dec-12-13 3:23 pm
KENAI, Alaska - ConocoPhillips has filed for a permit to resume liquefied natural gas exports from its facility on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, a move urged by the state.
CARACAS, Venezuela - Freshly greased plantain leaves, a kitchen splattered with corn meal, and festive music accompanied by generous amounts of alcohol all make up one of Venezuela's most-enduring Christmas traditions: the gathering of family to prepare a corn dough tamale known as the hallaca.
DUBLIN - Ireland's three-year bailout ordeal ends this weekend, a victory in its battle against bankruptcy. But while the government is ready to finance itself without aid, the Irish can't yet escape what has become Europe's longest-running austerity program.
The rally that has driven stocks to record highs paused this week as investors try to figure out where things are headed next.
WASHINGTON - The House of Representatives has left for its holiday break without a new farm bill in place - and that's frustrating and annoying for North Dakota lawmakers.
SEOUL, South Korea - Jang Song Thaek rose from a municipal bureaucrat to North Korea's No. 2 official - behind only leader Kim Jong Un.
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's lawmakers have approved the 2014 budget that predicts the deficit will be slightly lower than this year's.
Stocks are higher after a three-day funk caused by worries that a Federal Reserve meeting next week will be the beginning of the end for generous monetary policies.
The price of oil slid to around $97 a barrel Friday on the possibility of new supplies from Libya and expectations the Federal Reserve will cut its stimulus program.
BEIJING - Chinese leaders warned Friday that the world's second-largest economy faces "downward pressure" and called for boldness in carrying out promised reforms aimed at reviving slowing growth.
TOKYO - Southeast Asian nations are hoping Japan and China will mend their frayed ties, to help minimize the risk of tensions flaring into conflict in the region, Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said Friday.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Louisiana's high-risk health insurance pool will close Dec. 31 for its roughly 1,900 policy holders.
AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine officials are urging residents that are planning to file unemployment claims to do so online through the beginning of the new year.
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - Seven West Virginia cities have been awarded a total of $118,000 in grants aimed at boosting community health and economic development.
BEIJING - Asian stock markets mostly posted tentative gains Friday as investors prepared for the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision next week on whether to reduce its monetary stimulus. Oil prices edged up, staying above $97 per barrel.
PENDLETON, Oregon - Umatilla and Morrow counties are bucking a trend - at least for now.
Shares of Aramark Holdings Corp. rose Thursday after the seller of food and drinks at stadiums, hospitals and corporate offices raised $725 million in its initial public offering.
NEW YORK - Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year.
It's a suite day for Hilton investors.
AUGUSTA, Maine - As Maine Democrats and Republicans struggle to agree on how to find $40 million in savings in the state budget by reducing or eliminating tax cuts or breaks, Maine's cities and towns are bracing for potential cuts to municipal revenue sharing.
SAN FRANCISCO - A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions have steadily improved in the last 18 months, but more must be done to reduce the amount of overtime that employees work.
JACKSON, Mississippi - A nonprofit group says Mississippi is losing billions of dollars in potential economic activity by not expanding Medicaid.
NEW YORK - Stocks are lower on Wall Street as prospects for a budget deal and more signs of a U.S. recovery suggest that the Federal Reserve may wind down its support for the economy.
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - More than 40 years ago, a historic ballpark in downtown Nashville was demolished and construction of an interstate uprooted homes and businesses in the predominantly black neighborhood, leading to an economic slump.
BRUSSELS - Ukraine's deputy prime minister said Thursday his financially troubled country will soon sign a trade and cooperation deal with the EU after the bloc promised more aid to the former Soviet republic.