- US stocks are mostly lower; price of crude oil spikes Updated: Nov-24-15 12:02 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks are mostly lower as traders worry about weaker economic figures and higher tensions in the Middle East.
- Grain mixed, livestock lower Updated: Nov-24-15 10:35 am
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mixed Tuesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- Since '01, Clintons collected $35M from financial businesses Updated: Nov-24-15 9:57 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to know she is no friend of Wall Street. But Wall Street has frequently been a friend to her.
- Group wary of new mosque and any refugees in Gillette Updated: Nov-23-15 7:29 pm
GILLETTE, Wyoming - In the masjid, the room is quiet, a pair of ticking of clocks the only sound. Then, perhaps in protest, a truck rumbles loudly by, the driver revving his engine.
- Jury hears conflicting portrayals of ex-Assembly speaker Updated: Nov-23-15 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - A jury heard the corruption case of former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver boiled down on Monday to two conflicting portrayals of the once-powerful Democrat: one as a greedy lawmaker who enriched himself with bribery and another as a seasoned politician who played by the rules regarding outside income.
- Fed Chair Yellen defends Fed's low-rate policies Updated: Nov-23-15 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says while many savers have been frustrated by years of low interest rates, the rock-bottom rates were needed to boost the economy after the Great Recession.
- Carl Icahn says AIG CEO unwilling to break up company Updated: Nov-23-15 4:44 pm
NEW YORK - Activist investor Carl Icahn is putting more pressure on American International Group Inc. to break itself into three separate companies.
- New Hampshire police training council in 'financial crisis' Updated: Nov-23-15 3:27 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Police officials say the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council, responsible for training every law enforcement officer in the state, is in "financial crisis."
- Rules of the road for motorists include open range in Idaho Updated: Nov-23-15 2:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - In March 2004, a motorcyclist riding through Lincoln County came over a slight rise in the road, hit a calf and died. In that moment, new West and old West collided, and not for the first or last time.
- Greece cleared to get next batch of bailout loans Updated: Nov-23-15 2:55 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece was formally cleared Monday to get the next batch of bailout loans due from its third financial rescue after the cash-strapped country implemented a series of economic reform measures that European creditors had demanded.
- Auburn band member performs at games that he can't see Updated: Nov-23-15 10:55 am
COLUMBUS, Georgia - As he grew up in the Mobile, Alabama, area with a family full of Auburn University alumni, it was natural for Tripp Gulledge to root for the Tigers.
- State approves $38M in bonds for new Terrebonne schools Updated: Nov-23-15 7:55 am
HOUMA, Louisiana - The State Bond Commission has approved $38 million in bonds for the Terrebonne School Board to pay for a new Southdown Elementary School and other facility improvements.
- After victory, Edwards starts piecing together transition Updated: Nov-22-15 6:26 pm
NEW ORLEANS - Fresh off a strong victory in the Louisiana governor's race, Democrat John Bel Edwards began to work Sunday on his plans for the transition into his new office and an upcoming term in which he'll have to grapple with a hefty state financial crisis.
- Butterfly food: Residents urged to grow milkweed Updated: Nov-22-15 1:31 pm
CONWAY, Arkansas - Conservationists are working with wildlife lovers, gardeners, schools, farmers, cities and even highway representatives to make the annual journey of one small migrant more welcoming.
- Project sheds light on homelessness in Iowa Updated: Nov-22-15 11:37 am
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa - The plight of the homeless is a story not many people are interested or comfortable in learning.
- North Iowa home economics club celebrates 50 years Updated: Nov-22-15 11:35 am
MASON CITY, Iowa - From troubleshooting the earliest microwave models to cooking for meat safety-related panels, women who are part of a North Iowa home economics group have done it all.
- Chesterfield woman considers goats her pets Updated: Nov-22-15 9:52 am
RICHMOND, Virginia - Kristi Orcutt often carries her work home with her. Sometimes her work sits on the couch and watches TV with her.
- Former South Korean President Kim Young-sam dies at age 87 Updated: Nov-21-15 2:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - Former President Kim Young-sam, who formally ended decades of military rule in South Korea and accepted a massive international bailout during the 1997-1998 Asian financial crisis, died Sunday. He was 87.
- East St. Louis leaders have few options in financial crisis Updated: Nov-21-15 2:09 pm
EAST ST. LOUIS, Illinois - Officials grappling with East St. Louis' financial troubles say they're trying to arrange loans, get the state to pay up and find other sources of cash just to make it into the new year without layoffs and delayed paychecks.
- Bracelet maker's work started out of need to stay busy Updated: Nov-21-15 11:54 am
BECKLEY, West Virginia - Kayla Cantley is not afraid to stand out in a crowd.
- Can these men clean up Iowa's water as part of task force? Updated: Nov-21-15 10:54 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - Neither Larry James nor Steve Bruere like to dwell on what divides environmentalists and the ag community when it comes to Iowa's issues with water quality.
- Editorials from around New England Updated: Nov-21-15 10:38 am
Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:
- Lakeland man is new Florida's Natural Growers CEO Updated: Nov-21-15 12:57 am
LAKE WALES, Florida - Bob Behr, the new CEO at Florida's Natural Growers, has overachieved, at least in the opinion of his pre-kindergarten teacher.
- China breaks up $64 billion underground banking network Updated: Nov-20-15 5:00 am
SHANGHAI - Authorities in China have cracked the country's biggest-ever underground banking network, which handled illegal foreign exchange transactions worth 410 billion yuan ($64 billion), police said Friday.
- Unsolved: cold cases and the murder of Kellie Taitt Updated: Nov-20-15 2:02 am
RENO, Nevada - "Cold case." The term itself can have an eerie undertone of an unsolved crime and a potentially free criminal.