By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid remained elevated for a second straight week because Superstorm Sandy forced many people to seek temporary benefits.
The Labor Department said Wednesday that first-time applications
By DON MELVINAssociated Press
BRUSSELS (AP) - The Issue:
Europe's leaders will gather in Brussels on Thursday to decide on how much the European Union, the political and economic partnership between 27 of the region's countries, will spend in the next seven years.
Compared to the size
By IBRAHIM BARZAK and JOSEF FEDERMANAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel and the Hamas militant group edged closer to a cease-fire Tuesday to end a weeklong Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip, but after a day of furious diplomatic efforts involving the U.S. secretary of state, U.N. chief
By The Associated Press
HP claims fraud prompted $5 billion overpayment for company
NEW YORK (AP) - Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday that it's the victim of a multi-billion dollar fraud at the hands of a British company it bought last year that lied about its finances.
HP CEO Meg
By BARRY HATTONAssociated Press
CABO GIRAO, Madeira Islands (AP) - The president of these Portuguese islands turned out, as he almost always does, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at his government's latest showpiece investment: a panoramic steel-and-glass viewing point perched on what
By JAMAL HALABYAssociated Press
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - It's usually a few younger protesters who break out in the chant - startling and almost unheard of in this country where the monarchy has always been almost sacrosanct - "Down, down with the king."
The rest of the opposition, including
By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's education agenda for next four years may look less like real reform and more like tying up loose ends, experts say, with practical budget issues and an age-old power struggle between Congress and the administration
ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece faces a tense wait Tuesday for vital bailout money as finance ministers from the 17 European Union countries that use the euro try to reach an agreement on how to put the country's economic recovery back on the right track.
Athens is waiting for a €31.5 billion ($40
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - Looking for a new place to call home? Spain is hoping to give you a little bit more than a welcome basket of baked goods if you decide to move there. In an attempt to reduce the country's bloated stock of unsold homes, the government is set to
AMSTERDAM (AP) - ING Groep NV has agreed a deal with European regulators on when it will repay the remaining €3 billion ($3.8 billion) it still owes in state aid.
The bank, which fell foul of EU laws when it was bailed out by the Dutch state in 2008, says it will repay the money, plus a 50 percent