August

A sale pending announcement sits atop a for sale sign in a home's yard in Richardson, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Signed contracts to buy US homes plunges in Sept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy existing homes fell in September to the lowest level in nine months. The decline reflects higher mortgage rates and home prices that have […]

10/28/2013

Members of Congress walk down the steps of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US budget deficit shrinks 35 percent from last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government posted a narrower budget deficit in August compared with a year ago, keeping the annual gap on track to be the smallest in five years. The deficit for August […]

09/12/2013

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US women regain lost jobs; men still short 2.1M

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. women have recovered all the jobs they lost to the Great Recession. The same can’t be said for men, who remain 2.1 million jobs short. The biggest factor is that men […]

09/12/2013

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Aug. US jobs data could drive Fed bond-buying move

WASHINGTON (AP) — Signs of improvement in the U.S. economy emerged this week, and the jobs report the government will issue Friday will show whether that strength is fueling consistent hiring gains. The August employment […]

09/05/2013

Scott Garberding, senior vice president of manufacturing for Chrysler Group LLC stands between a 1992 Grand Cherokee, right, and the automaker's 5,000,000th vehicle produced at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Automakers report sales up double-digits in August

DETROIT (AP) — The major U.S. and Japanese automakers all posted double-digit U.S. sales gains last month as car buyers snapped up pickup trucks and small cars to lead the industry toward its best month […]

09/04/2013

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Designer drugs on the rise and increasingly available over the counter

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Newfangled recreational drugs such as “bath salts” are increasingly available over the counter, according to a Los Angeles-based referral network that helps get addicts into treatment. According to a recent report […]

07/31/2013

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013, file photo President Barack Obama delivers inaugural address during the 57th Presidential Inauguration on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington. Obama outlined the liberal vision for his new term, which included protecting children from gun violence, tackling climate change and reducing the deficit while bolstering government programs to help the poor and vulnerable. Time since then has showcased the political limits of some of those ambitions. The result has been an uneven and sometimes disjointed start to what could arguably be the most important year of Obama's second term. (AP Photo/Win McNamee, Pool)

Obama to rally faithful ahead of August recess

WASHINGTON (AP) — His second-term agenda on the line, President Barack Obama is urging his most ardent supporters to mount a summertime show of support that can rival any opposition Obama and Democrats may face […]

07/22/2013

People lie on the sidewalk simulating a crime scene to symbolize the death of over 2,200 migrants in the desert over the last 20 years during a protest outside the office of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., in Tucson, Arizona, Wednesday, July 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Valeria Fernandez)

Immigration backers plan push for reform

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of comprehensive immigration legislation are gearing up for a campaign to push the House to act, even as some begin openly voicing fears they’re already losing the fight. Congress’ monthlong August […]

07/19/2013

President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama: Immigration debate will slip into the fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday conceded that an immigration overhaul cannot be achieved by his August deadline. With House Republicans searching for a way forward on the issue, the president said he […]

07/16/2013

VW recalls about 2,500 Beetles to fix air bags

DETROIT (AP) – Volkswagen is recalling about 2,500 Beetles because the front passenger seat air bag could inflate and injure a small child. The recall includes 2012 and 2013 Beetles with leather sport seats. If […]

11/20/2012

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