By HANNAH DREIERAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California has reached an all-time high of 18.2 million registered voters, while the number of registered Republicans has fallen below 30 percent, signaling a worrisome decline for the state's minority party, officials said Friday.
By RYAN NAKASHIMAAP Business Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - I've been conditioned just like any other consumer to expect certain things from certain companies. When it comes to tablets, I expect Apple's to look and feel amazing, Google's to seamlessly blend online services such as Gmail
By LARRY MARGASAKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Tunisian government will allow the United States access to a suspect in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, two senators said Friday.
Republicans Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said they
By ERIKA NIEDOWSKIAssociated Press
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling on Friday called a lawsuit brought against him by Rhode Island's economic development agency "political" and denied wrongdoing in connection with a $75 million loan guarantee the state gave his
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Airlines Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Fears of a jet fuel shortage at New York's airports have led some airlines to take the unusual - and costly - step of putting extra fuel on planes.
The worries have emerged following Superstorm Sandy, which has disrupted the flow of fuel
By The Associated Press
On the eve of the 2012 elections, The Associated Press interviewed dozens of Americans to try to gauge the economic mood of the nation. People were asked about jobs, housing, gas prices, retirement and other issues.
Among them were:
- Adrienne Cragnotti, 46, and Mike
By DANIEL WAGNERAP Business Writer
Waterlogged from Superstorm Sandy and unmoved by a solid October jobs report, U.S. stocks fell sharply Friday. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 139 points as details about the storm's costs began to trickle out.
Verizon Communications, whose
By MARTIN CRUTSINGERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. companies boosted their orders for manufactured goods by the largest amount in 18 months in September, but companies remained cautious in ordering goods that signal plans to expand and modernize.
Factory orders rose 4.8 percent in
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States added a solid 171,000 jobs in October, and more than a half-million Americans joined the work force, the latest signs that the uneven economic recovery is gaining strength once again.
In addition, more jobs were
By SANDY SHOREAP Business Writer
Chevron Corp. said Friday its third-quarter net income fell 33 percent as production declined and it sold oil and gas at lower prices.
The nation's second-largest oil company earned $5.25 billion, or $2.69 per share, in the July-through-September quarter.