HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) - Toll Brothers is buying the homebuilding business of Shapell Industries Inc. for about $1.6 billion in a move aimed at strengthening its position in California.
The announcement comes three days after Tri Pointe Homes Inc. said that it would combine with Weyerhaeuser Co.'s
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. economic growth is likely languishing in the second half of 2013, held back by federal policies and a slowdown in hiring that has kept consumers from stepping up spending.
Economists are hopeful that the impact from Washington may soon
AMSTERDAM (AP) - ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steelmaker, says its third quarter loss shrank as the company cut costs and the steel market is poised for recovery.
The Luxembourg-based company Thursday posted a net loss of $193 million, compared to a loss of $642 million in the same
By DAVID McHUGHAP Business Writer
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) - An uncertain economic recovery has fueled discussion that the European Central Bank might take more steps to boost growth - such as cut its benchmark interest rate or make more cheap loans to banks.
Most analysts, however, say it's
By Robyn Ross,
Ryan Lochte suffered a serious injury after he had a run-in, literally, with an overly excited fan, USA Today reports.
While in Florida, the Olympic swimmer was bombarded by a teen fan. The girl ran at him and although Lochte caught her, the two toppled over and
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A Northern California man faces a long road to recovery after he was set on fire this week as he rode a public bus, and hundreds of people have donated money to help pay his medical bills.
Debbie Fleischman told the Oakland Tribune (http://bit.ly/17F493C ) that her 18-year-
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHERAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers on both sides of the Capitol already have overwhelmingly rejected the medical device tax that House Republicans insist on repealing as a condition for keeping the government open. It's just that those earlier votes didn't
By CIARAN GILESAssociated Press
MADRID (AP) - The worst of the recession is over for Spain, the government said Friday as it improved its forecasts for unemployment and economic growth. But the recovery is likely to be slow and hard.
The government expects the jobless rate to average 25.9
By TOM KRISHERAP Auto Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Toyota's top North American executive says the pent-up demand that's been driving sales of new cars will likely dry up in 2014.
North American CEO Jim Lentz tells The Associated Press in an interview that the demand came from people who kept cars
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Every new operating system has its issues and Apple's iOS 7 is certainly no exception. We've seen a multitude of bug reports rolling in and, while many people have updated successfully, there's no shortage of people encountering glitches or even major problems