- Renters insurance inquires climb after Ill. storms Updated: Dec-10-13 10:46 am
- Chamber: Lafayette only parish to end tax rebate Updated: Dec-10-13 10:10 am
- Economic experiment shows limits of NKorean change Updated: Dec-10-13 5:34 am
- 30 years for man who let others have sex with son Updated: Dec-09-13 9:10 pm
- La seeks to block docs from steering patients Updated: Dec-09-13 7:14 pm
- Minn. Senate leader: Rebate checks unlikely Updated: Dec-09-13 6:59 pm
- Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence Updated: Dec-09-13 5:47 pm
- Retirement systems seek cost-of-living adjustment Updated: Dec-09-13 5:44 pm
- Vt. lawsuit prompts Medicare changes Updated: Dec-09-13 5:44 pm
- Gift Guide: Accessories to satisfy inner Spielberg Updated: Dec-09-13 2:44 pm
- Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk Updated: Dec-09-13 2:04 pm
- Rapid City university to probe disposal of records Updated: Dec-09-13 7:44 am
- Frustrated India investors cheer opposition gains Updated: Dec-09-13 3:32 am
- Pratt & Whitney machinists approve new contract Updated: Dec-08-13 3:25 pm
- 2 youngest US senators seek to lower college costs Updated: Dec-08-13 1:50 pm
- SD lawmakers will be urged to expand Medicaid Updated: Dec-08-13 12:52 pm
- Lawmakers seek to avert cut in August teacher pay Updated: Dec-07-13 10:47 am
- Professor's mission to help poor save for college Updated: Dec-07-13 10:05 am
- Shelters overrun with hard-to-place pit bulls Updated: Dec-07-13 1:04 am
- Ariz. tells insurers not to renew old health plans Updated: Dec-06-13 9:13 pm
- Study: Okla. workers have low pay, good benefits Updated: Dec-06-13 6:43 pm
- 6 ways to avoid a holiday season spending hangover Updated: Dec-06-13 3:34 pm
- Consumer borrowing rose $18.2 billion in October Updated: Dec-06-13 3:33 pm
- Chief justice: Financial disclosures unnecessary Updated: Dec-06-13 2:17 pm
- Tech Tips: Decline gadget protection at register Updated: Dec-06-13 1:09 pm
WASHINGTON, Illinois - An insurance agent in central Illinois says he's noticing an increase in the number of inquiries about renters' insurance following the deadly November tornadoes.
LAFAYETTE, Louisiana - The Lafayette Chamber of Commerce says every other parish in the state offers businesses a tax rebate that the Lafayette City-Parish Council is considering doing away with.
RAJIN, North Korea - Many of the ways in which this dusty, windswept area differs from most of North Korea are easiest to see at night.
INDIANAPOLIS - An Australian man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after authorities say he and his partner allowed at least eight others to have sex with their young adopted son for money.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Doctors who steer Medicaid patients into specific health insurance plans could face heavy sanctions under an emergency rule the state started this month.
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Don't count on a sales tax rebate check like the ones that became popular in prior years when Minnesota ran a budget surplus, the state's top senator said Monday.
WASHINGTON - Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - For the first time in at least five years, retired teachers, state workers and school system employees could see an increase in their pension checks.
MONTPELIER, Vermont - A federal lawsuit brought in Vermont is bringing about a change in national Medicare practices that advocates say will improve coverage for people in long-term care.
ATLANTA - Full-bodied cameras known as SLRs have long been able to shoot high-definition video besides still images.
NEW YORK - In a story Dec. 5 about small businesses using social media The Associated Press erroneously reported that Three Brothers Bakery plans to open a store in Washington, D.C. It actually plans a store located on Washington Avenue in Houston. The story also misspelled the name of the company's co-owner. Her name is Janice Jucker.
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - National American University in Rapid City is investigating whether the disposal of some student financial records was handled properly.
MUMBAI, India - Sweeping wins for India's pro-business opposition party in state elections are being welcomed by investors as a sign that national polls next year will deliver a government capable of tackling the malaise in Asia's third-largest economy.
WALLINGFORD, Connecticut - Machinist union members who work at jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney narrowly approved a new three-year contract Sunday, signing off on a deal that includes 2.5 percent pay raises each year and a $2,000 ratification bonus.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The two youngest members of the U.S. Senate are co-sponsoring legislation aimed at lowering college costs by withholding federal funds from schools that fail to meet new national affordability and quality standards - a proposal likely to draw strong opposition from higher education institutions.
PIERRE, South Dakota - Some lawmakers and health care groups plan to ask the South Dakota Legislature next month to expand the state's Medicaid program to cover the medical costs of 48,000 more poor people, despite resistance from Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
JACKSON, Mississippi - When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.
LAWRENCE, Kansas - William Elliott was one of only a handful of people to race through a Ph.D. in Washington University's social work program in three years. He certainly didn't do it for fun, and he says he is no genius or super-student either. He did it because his past told him the future is always uncertain, and he didn't want to get caught with a pile of student debt and no degree to show for it.
DANBURY, Connecticut - Ask just about anyone who manages an animal shelter and they will tell you pit bulls are difficult to find homes for and their kennels are full of them, more than all other breeds combined.
PHOENIX - Arizonans with individual health insurance plans that don't meet new standards under the Affordable Care Act won't be allowed to renew them after Jan. 1 despite a call from President Barack Obama for states to allow it, the state Department of Insurance announced Friday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - State workers in Oklahoma are paid less than their counterparts both in other states and the private sector, but their health and retirement benefits are more generous, according to a state-commissioned study released Friday.
It's a holiday season tradition that you don't want to observe. Many consumers spend more than they can afford, often racking up huge credit card balances.
WASHINGTON - Americans boosted their borrowing in October, led by another big increase in auto and student loans and the biggest rise in credit card debt in five months.
HELENA, Montana - Montana Supreme Court justices should not have to publicly disclose their personal financial interests or those of their families because the high court already follows a strict code to avoid potential conflicts, the chief justice said.
LOS ANGELES - So, you've selected the gadgets to give your loved ones, and you're at the checkout line. Suddenly you're asked if you want an extended warranty or protection plan for a modest sum, and the line is piling up behind you. Do you opt for the foot-long receipt with terms and conditions that you'll have to keep in a secure place?