MADRID (AP) - Official figures show the number of people registered as unemployed in Spain fell by a little under 2,500 in November, the first drop during the month since the current system was introduced 1997.
The decline provided further evidence that the Spanish economy might be picking up after
By MARCY GORDONAP Business Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal consumer finance watchdog is expanding its oversight to Sallie Mae and other companies that collect student loan payments.
A rule issued Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau extends the agency's supervision to
By JULIE PACEAP White House Correspondent
WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broader
By JIM KUHNHENN
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama congratulated Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday on taking bold steps toward peace in his country and praised a U.S.-Colombia trade agreement that has increased commerce between the two countries by 20 percent. Santos hailed
By DANICA KIRKAAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Volkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
This surge in corporate
By PABLO GORONDIAssociated Press
The price of oil extended gains to around $94 a barrel Tuesday, bolstered by encouraging manufacturing data from the world's top two economies and predictions of a drop in U.S. crude stocks for the first time in over two months.
By early afternoon in Europe,
By YURI KAGEYAMAAP Business Writer
TOKYO (AP) - Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan, is being considered for designation as part of the world's priceless cultural heritage by the U.N. this week. But even as sushi and sake booms worldwide, purists say its finer points are candidates for
By JIM FITZGERALD and FRANK ELTMANAssociated Press
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) - The revelation that a New York City commuter train derailed while barreling into a sharp curve at nearly three times the speed limit is fueling questions about whether automated crash-avoidance technology could have prevented
By SARA BURNETT and KERRY LESTERAssociated Press
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers were poised Tuesday to vote on a plan to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis - a proposal many are calling the most important vote of their careers and one that could deeply reduce the
By MICHAEL LIEDTKEAP Technology Writer
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tumblr is where the Internet's cool kids hang out. That's why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year's most buzzed-about deals.
Now, Tumblr is flaunting its hipster credentials with a first-ever