- Moscow: Russian plane crash complicates Syria talks Updated: Dec-01-15 9:42 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane near the Syrian border has put a strain on the peace talks for Syria as well as fraying previously warm bilateral ties, Russia's foreign ministry spokesman said Tuesday.
- Cities, counties demand action amid Illinois budget mess Updated: Nov-30-15 10:50 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Nervous mayors and county officials are piping up about the Illinois budget crisis, with one city even threatening to turn off the lights at a state garage because of an unpaid electric bill.
- Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms Updated: Nov-30-15 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.
- Russia to impose food ban in new sanctions against Turkey Updated: Nov-30-15 3:18 pm
MOSCOW - Russia will restrict imports of Turkish fruit and vegetables as part of a package of new sanctions following the downing of a Russian warplane by Turkey last week.
- McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood Updated: Nov-30-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding.
- Lankford releases report citing wasteful government spending Updated: Nov-30-15 12:00 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - U.S. Sen. James Lankford is highlighting billions of dollars of what he describes as wasteful federal spending in a new report that mirrors a similar project put out each year by his predecessor, former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.
- Company eyeing new Cook Inlet oil defends tax credit program Updated: Nov-30-15 9:11 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A small company working to develop Cook Inlet's first new oil pool in years is urging policymakers to use restraint when considering changes to the state's controversial oil-tax credit program.
- McCook board to review airlines proposals for service Updated: Nov-30-15 7:14 am
MCCOOK, Nebraska - The Airport Advisory Board is scheduled to review proposals Monday from three airlines that want to provide subsidized service.
- South Korea parliament ratifies free trade pact with China Updated: Nov-30-15 5:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's parliament on Monday approved a free trade pact with China after opposition lawmakers secured a $1.4 billion relief package for farmers.
- Obama prods world on climate change, faces pushback at home Updated: Nov-29-15 8:52 pm
PARIS - Facing pushback at home, President Barack Obama said Sunday that American leadership was helping make gains in the global fight against climate change as he tried to reassure world leaders assembling for a historic conference in Paris that the U.S. can deliver on its own commitments.
- Iran lures foreign investors with new oil contracts Updated: Nov-28-15 2:26 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Iran unveiled a new model of oil contracts Saturday aimed at attracting foreign investment once sanctions are lifted under a landmark nuclear deal reached earlier this year, and said U.S. companies would be welcome to participate.
- Cuomo, de Blasio clash again, this time on NYC homelessness Updated: Nov-27-15 4:48 pm
NEW YORK - The feud between Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not taking a break for the holidays.
- Presidential contenders differ sharply on climate, Updated: Nov-27-15 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders calls climate change the greatest threat to national security. Front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton promises to install more than 500 million solar panels across the country.
- Feeling the pinch of Indiana's new food stamp rules Updated: Nov-27-15 5:01 am
MISHAWAKA, Indiana - After more than three years in jail, Bonita Richards works at temp jobs, piecing together 20 hours of work each week at various factories.
- Russia strikes back at Turkey with economic sanctions Updated: Nov-26-15 11:59 am
MOSCOW - Russia plans to retaliate against Turkey for the downing of a warplane by imposing sanctions, cutting economic ties and scrapping major investment projects.
- Is Portugal about to go down the same road as Greece? Updated: Nov-26-15 11:43 am
LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance including radical leftist parties takes power. A shaky economy and huge debts menace the national economy. The rest of Europe watches with a wary eye.
- How to make sure your green home upgrades pay off Updated: Nov-25-15 4:34 pm
Investing in making your home more energy efficient can help the environment, lower your utility bills and possibly help you fetch a higher sale price.
- Signs of steady US economy: Rising pay and solid job market Updated: Nov-25-15 3:57 pm
WASHINGTON - Americans' pay is up, fewer people need unemployment aid, more are buying new homes and business spending is rebounding.
- American Airlines stops taking payment in Argentine currency Updated: Nov-25-15 2:58 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas - American Airlines says it has stopped taking Argentine pesos as payment for tickets because of limits on its ability to convert the money into dollars.
- Fund manager Q&A: USAA's Matt Freund defends holding cash Updated: Nov-25-15 11:05 am
NEW YORK - Sometimes the best choice is to make none at all, particularly when all the options look risky.
- Texas' Abbott will be next US governor to visit Cuba Updated: Nov-24-15 7:22 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will travel to Cuba after the Thanksgiving holiday, becoming the latest U.S. governor to pursue economic development possibilities with the island nation amid easing trade restrictions.
- Stenehjem kicks off campaign for North Dakota governor Updated: Nov-24-15 1:53 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Republican North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem kicked off his campaign for governor Tuesday while Democrat and former state Agriculture Commissioner Sarah Vogel began laying the groundwork for a potential bid.
- Iran seeks revival of caviar industry in post-sanctions era Updated: Nov-24-15 12:43 pm
GOLDASHT, Iran - On the shores of the Caspian Sea, an ambitious project is underway to produce a pricey delicacy that could boost Iran's economy as sanctions ease: caviar.
- Portugal's Socialists to take power, backed by radicals Updated: Nov-24-15 9:40 am
LISBON, Portugal - An anti-austerity alliance led by the moderate Socialist Party and including the Communist Party and radical left Bloc is taking power in Portugal after the eurozone country's president on Tuesday set aside fears about those parties' economic and foreign policies.
- 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.