- Ex-bank executive sentenced to 8 years in prison for fraud Updated: Sep-02-15 1:19 am
OAKLAND, California - A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money and was convicted of fraud has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison.
- Feds charge Kansas priest with bank fraud over parish thefts Updated: Sep-01-15 8:34 pm
WICHITA, Kansas - A Kansas priest charged Tuesday with stealing nearly $151,000 from two parishes and the Catholic Diocese of Wichita used the money to fund his gambling, federal prosecutors alleged.
- IMF head: Global growth likely to be weaker than expected Updated: Sep-01-15 10:39 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Global economic growth is likely to be weaker than earlier expected and will remain at moderate levels, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday.
- Wobbly euro economy may get bigger push from central bank Updated: Sep-01-15 5:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - When is a trillion euros not enough? Could be soon, in Europe's shaky economy.
- Title company owner pleads guilty in $7.7 million theft Updated: Aug-31-15 2:50 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The owner of a now-shuttered title company has pleaded guilty in the theft of $7.7 million entrusted to him as a settlement agent to pay off multiple mortgage loans.
- Correction: The Month Ahead story Updated: Aug-31-15 12:35 pm
In a story Aug. 28, about upcoming events, The Associated Press reported erroneously the dates of business events expected in the first week in September.
- Carlyle Group to buy candle seller Blyth for $98 Million Updated: Aug-31-15 12:07 pm
NEW YORK - The Carlyle Group will pay $98 million to buy candle seller Blyth, the private equity firm said Monday.
- Indians owner Paul Dolan looking for minority investor Updated: Aug-30-15 10:04 pm
CLEVELAND - Indians owner Paul Dolan is looking for a minority investment partner for his franchise.
- Fed Vice Chair Fischer keeps open possibility of Sept. hike Updated: Aug-29-15 4:33 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer left the door open Saturday for a Fed rate increase in September, saying the factors that have kept inflation below the central bank's target level have likely begun to fade.
- San Diego businessman sentenced for bribing bankers Updated: Aug-28-15 10:08 pm
SAN DIEGO - A San Diego businessman who spent nearly $1 million to bribe bankers in a mortgage sales scheme has been sentenced to 1 ½ years in federal prison.
- AP National News Calendar Updated: Aug-28-15 4:47 pm
Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of August 30 - September 5. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.
- GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code Updated: Aug-28-15 7:42 am
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."
- Romanian man pleads guilty to bank fraud by ATM 'skimming' Updated: Aug-28-15 4:17 am
NEW ORLEANS - Federal prosecutors in New Orleans say a 37-year-old Romanian man has pleaded guilty to bank fraud through ATM "skimming" devices.
- Rate increases approved for individual health care market Updated: Aug-27-15 8:20 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Alaska's Division of Insurance has approved average rate increases for next year of nearly 40 percent for the two companies providing individual health insurance plans through the federally run online marketplace.
- Washington health insurance rates to go up 4.2 percent Updated: Aug-27-15 6:46 pm
SEATTLE - People who buy their health insurance on the Washington Healthplanfinder exchange can expect an average 4.2 percent increase in their rates in 2016.
- You can't control much, but you can control investment fees Updated: Aug-27-15 2:13 pm
NEW YORK - Do the stock market's big swings have you feeling helpless?
- Ukraine reaches debt relief deal with creditors Updated: Aug-27-15 10:13 am
MOSCOW - The Ukrainian government said Thursday it has reached a deal with its international bondholders to lighten its public debt burden, a crucial move that will help the country avoid default as it tries to cope with the devastating costs of war.
- New Mexico insurer is pulling out of state health exchange Updated: Aug-27-15 6:13 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico is pulling out of the state health exchange for 2016.
- Fed official says September rate hike 'less compelling' Updated: Aug-26-15 4:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank said Wednesday he's less inclined to support a Fed rate hike in September amid recent global turmoil, including falling oil prices and a slowdown in China.
- Health insurance companies finalize higher rates in Idaho Updated: Aug-26-15 4:29 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho officials have released the final rate increases for health insurance plans in Idaho for 2016.
- Florida gives Medicaid insurers 7.7 percent rate increase Updated: Aug-26-15 3:13 pm
FFORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Health officials have agreed to give insurers a 7.7 percent rate increase in the fledgling Medicaid managed care program, in what has been a contentious battle between Gov. Rick Scott, the insurers and hospitals.
- Most health insurers raise 2016 Florida Obamacare rates Updated: Aug-26-15 2:14 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Premiums for most health insurance policies sold on the federal exchange are increasing for Floridians this year, but state regulators used new authority to negotiate lower rates so the hikes aren't as big as they could have been, according to filings released Wednesday by the Office of Insurance Regulation.
- Ex-Arvest Bank CEO pleads guilty to bank fraud Updated: Aug-26-15 3:35 am
FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas - A former Arvest Bank executive has pleaded guilty in a Fayetteville federal court to one count of bank fraud.
- Man gets prison time for bank fraud, faking combat service Updated: Aug-26-15 3:29 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - A New Hampshire man who claimed to be a combat veteran with a Purple Heart and conned several banks out of millions is headed to federal prison.
- Beijing appears to wind down share-buying - now what? Updated: Aug-25-15 8:25 pm
BEIJING - China's leaders are winding down a strategy of trying to push up slumping stock prices by spending billions of dollars to buy shares.