NEW YORK (AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index is closing above 1,800 for the first time as encouraging news from the drug industry pushes stocks higher.
The S&P 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to close at 1,804.76 Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 55 points
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The son of one of the world's most-wanted drug lords was arrested at an Arizona border crossing to face drug-trafficking charges in the United States, authorities said Friday.
Serafin Zambada, 23, was arrested Wednesday afternoon while crossing
By STEVE ROTHWELLAP Markets Writers
The stock market vaulted past another milestone on Friday.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,800 for the first time, capping seven straight weeks of gains.
The broader index is on track for its best performance in 15 years as a combination of
NEW YORK (AP) - Good news in the pharmaceutical industry is pushing the stock market deeper into record territory.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose seven points to 16,017 in midday trading Friday. The blue-chip index closed above 16,000 for the first time Thursday.
The Nasdaq rose 14 points to
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - He was a bank boss, but had no apparent banking experience. He was a Methodist minister, but got busted for allegedly buying cocaine and downloading porn at work.
The spectacular downfall of Paul Flowers, the former chairman of Britain's Co-operative
BOSTON (AP) - A chemist at a Massachusetts drug lab who allegedly admitted faking test results in criminal cases is expected to plead guilty to obstruction of justice, perjury and tampering with evidence charges in a scandal that has jeopardized thousands of convictions.
Annie Dookhan of Franklin
By COLLEEN SLEVIN and KRISTEN WYATTAssociated Press
DENVER (AP) - Federal agents raided an unknown number of marijuana dispensaries and growing sites on Thursday in Colorado, confiscating piles of marijuana plants and cartons of cannabis-infused drinks just weeks before the state allows sellers of
By MIKE STOBBEAP Medical Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - About three years ago, the nation's top public health agency picked its battles. Now, it's issuing its own report card on reaching those goals: Pretty good but needs improvement.
The seven "winnable battles" singled out by the Centers for
By MICHAEL J. MISHAKAssociated Press
CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - Florida Republican Rep. Henry "Trey" Radel, who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of cocaine possession and received a year's probation, is taking a leave of absence from Congress and donating his salary to charity.
By JUAN A. LOZANOAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - A sheriff says the deaths of three people inside an apartment where gunfire erupted is another "waste" of young lives in a suburban area of Houston that has dealt with its share of violence this month.
A young man and two young women died Wednesday