- US stocks falling after weak jobs data; oil prices rise Updated: May-06-15 2:58 pm
NEW YORK - U.S. stocks fell broadly in afternoon trading Wednesday after the release of weak U.S. economic reports and mixed company earnings. Yields on U.S government bonds rose to their highest level in two months and oil prices continued to climb. All 10 industry sectors of the Standard and Poor's 500 index were lower, led by telecommunications companies.
- Grain higher, livestock mixed Updated: May-06-15 10:53 am
CHICAGO - Grain futures were higher Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- EXCHANGE: Official gives homeless man job, second chance Updated: May-06-15 6:28 am
BLOOMINGTON, Illinois - McLean County Board member Victoria Harris was looking for an opportunity to make a difference when she attended a recent McLean County Drug Court graduation.
- Senate sets test vote on Iran sanctions bill Updated: May-05-15 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a test vote for Thursday on stalled bipartisan legislation to let Congress review and possibly reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development.
- Kansas and Missouri beef farmers cashing in on high prices Updated: May-05-15 8:49 am
LA CYGNE, Kansas - If beef is on the menu, firing up the grill this year will cost you more than ever before.
- Thriving flock makes Michigan No. 7 for spring turkey hunt Updated: May-05-15 4:13 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - There is a springtime duet many hunters know and love - the call and response just before a headstrong tom turkey struts into view.
- A Claysville institution is no more Updated: May-03-15 1:58 pm
CLAYSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Mary Campsey accepted Frank Miller's offer.
- Commodities slump tests Montana's largest mining company Updated: May-03-15 11:06 am
NYE, Montana - More than 1,500 feet underground beneath the jagged peaks of the Beartooth Mountains, the man in charge of the only platinum and palladium mines in the U.S. is digging in against the worldwide slump in commodities.
- 2 W.Va. churches organize garden to help drug addicts Updated: May-03-15 9:51 am
PARKERSBURG, West Virginia - Two churches are working together to provide free and healthy produce while helping participants battle drug problems.
- Lost River Trading Post offers eclectic experience Updated: May-03-15 9:47 am
WARDENSVILLE, West Virginia - For years, Paul Yandura and Donald Hitchcock had passed through this small dot of a town on the way to their vacation home in Lost River about 20 miles away. The Hardy County town, with a population of about 250 people, really only has one main drag, but it's a classic Main Street, which had been a sleepy one for many years.
- The Latest: Mayweather-Pacquiao close going into late rounds Updated: May-03-15 12:42 am
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- Local Armenian families in Andover remember genocide Updated: May-02-15 10:25 am
ANDOVER, Massachusetts - Four generations of Susan Hazarvartian's family know the story of Verjene Masherejian.
- Martinsburg factory gives chocolate lovers a tour Updated: May-02-15 10:16 am
MARTINSBURG, West Virginia - Chocolate lovers got the opportunity to look behind-the-scenes, or under the wrapper, at the chocolate-making process with tours at DeFluri's Fine Chocolates in downtown Martinsburg, part of the 2015 Main Street Martinsburg Chocolate Festival and Book Faire.
- More members, Rio Grande Valley adds to Border Horse Patrol Updated: Apr-30-15 6:53 pm
MISSION, Texas - Jared Barton has ridden horses since he was a toddler.
- Pig, small dog mascots for Texarkana animal adoption center Updated: Apr-27-15 5:38 pm
TEXARKANA, Arkansas - Porkchop, a 7-month-old pot-bellied pig, is not the animal you might expect to find at the Animal Care and Adoption Center in Texarkana.
- EXCHANGE: Whiskey Acres toasts local grains for spirits Updated: Apr-27-15 8:19 am
DEKALB, Illinois - Nick Nagele was cooking up a lucrative future at Whiskey Acres last week - about 500 gallons worth.
- Group spins wool in part of medieval re-enactment Updated: Apr-26-15 5:19 pm
KODIAK, Alaska - Most people don't think about where their clothes come from, but members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, who re-enact medieval lifestyles, know it takes a lot of work to get from raw fibers to clothing.
- State official foresees marathon passing through Rosedale Updated: Apr-25-15 4:02 pm
ROSEDALE, Indiana - The town of Rosedale has seen a vision of a future "Covered Bridge Marathon" for serious runners who someday might pass through the small community.
- How London man may have helped trigger the 'flash crash' Updated: Apr-25-15 3:34 pm
NEW YORK - He operated from a modest suburban London home he shared with his parents, far from the city's glamorous financial center. He used off-the-shelf software anyone can buy.
- Family erects gold star family monument in honor of son Updated: Apr-25-15 11:23 am
HOLMDEL, New Jersey - They had just come home from shopping that Friday evening when they heard the bell ring.
- Huntington man used as a consultant on Netflix series Updated: Apr-25-15 10:12 am
HUNTINGTON, West Virginia - When Joe Strechay was on the set for the new Netflix series "Daredevil," he was well taken care of.
- W.Va. couple raises alpacas, turns fleece into wares Updated: Apr-25-15 10:11 am
ELIZABETH, West Virginia - People visiting the Point Park Marketplace can hardly miss the old-fashioned spinning wheel set up just inside the front door.
- Foreigners who came to Brazil in boom times flee the bust Updated: Apr-24-15 11:28 am
RIO DE JANEIRO - When Frenchman Gwenel Lecourieux was gearing up to move to Brazil, the country with its swelling upper class and world-renowned hunger for luxury goods seemed like the perfect place to set up his dream business, selling high-end watches.
- Rubber dinghies, old fishing boats feed Europe migrant rush Updated: Apr-23-15 3:39 pm
MADRID - The hottest commodity in the saga of migrants risking death to reach European shores: decrepit wooden fishing boats. And Italy is asking the United States to supply drones that can identify them before they're packed with refugees and sent across the Mediterranean.
- SD workforce campaign fights barren wasteland perception Updated: Apr-21-15 12:43 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Someone sitting in a focus group in Minneapolis was asked to describe what it would be like living in South Dakota. The response is not the stuff economic developers dream about.