By By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
HATFIELD, Pa. (AP) - President Barack Obama argued Friday that allowing taxes to rise for the middle class would amount to a "lump of coal" for Christmas, while Republican House Speaker John Boehner declared that negotiations to surmount a looming fiscal cliff
By By CLARKE CANFIELDAssociated Press
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster - by counting its rings, like a tree.
Nobody knows how old lobsters can live to be; some people estimate they live to more than 100.
But knowing -
By By ERIKA KINETZAP Business Writer
MUMBAI, India (AP) - India's economic growth slid to 5.3 percent in the September quarter, stuck at its lowest levels in three years as New Delhi struggles to enact reforms to kick start Asia's third-largest economy.
The number released Friday by the
By By ELAINE KURTENBACHAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Japan unleashed yet another barrage of stimulus at its stagnant economy on Friday as debate over how to revive growth heated up ahead of a general election widely expected to deal a severe blow to the ruling Democratic Party.
Fresh data for
By By The Associated Press
ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT: A study by researchers at Babson College and Baruch College found that the number of people starting or running new businesses grew 60 percent to 29 million in 2011.
FUTURE FORTUNES: Forty percent of those entrepreneurs expected to create more
By By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - Superstorm Sandy packed a bigger economic punch than most people had thought.
In its sweep through the Northeast, the storm halted sales at major retailers at the start of the crucial holiday shopping season, closed factories and
By By KATIE ZEZIMAAssociated Press
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Mayor Cory Booker said he will live on food stamps for a week starting Tuesday.
Booker told The Associated Press on Thursday that he will honor the challenge he made to a Twitter follower earlier this month and try living on the monetary
By By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Extending the current level of long-term unemployment benefits for another year would add 300,000 jobs to the economy, according to a report from the Congressional Budget Office.
The analysis released Wednesday from the nonpartisan office
By By BARBARA ORTUTAYAP Technology Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - "Do we still have a TV?"
That's the text message I got from my husband as I walked up the steps to our Brooklyn apartment on a Friday afternoon this fall. I was fairly sure that we did. I opened the door. Cats, check. TV, check.
By By DAVID KOENIGAP Business Writer
DALLAS (AP) - A group of creditors say that if American Airlines parent AMR Corp. emerges from bankruptcy as an independent company it should have a new board of directors.
The group represents financial investors that, as of a court filing in September,