| Jul 3, 2013
The May jobs report shows that the American economy added 175,000 positions. Positive employment growth is welcome news, of course. But May's gains weren't big enough to make a dent in the national joblessness rate, which actually ticked up to 7.6%....
| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:25 PM
MEXICO CITY -- Reforms to Mexico's energy sector proposed Monday by President Enrique Peña Nieto will limit private companies to sharing profits with the state oil monopoly, an approach used only by Iran, Ecuador and Bolivia, said Energy Secretary Pedro...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 5:41 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — New troves of oil have been found all over the globe, and oil companies are taking in around $100 for every barrel they produce. But these seemingly prosperous conditions aren't doing much for Big Oil: Profit and production at the...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:29 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices are on a summer slide, giving U.S. drivers a break as they set out for the beach and other vacation spots for the Fourth of July.
The national average for a gallon has fallen for 21 days straight and is now below...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:01 PM
Oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp. topped the list of the world's most profitable companies with an annual haul of $44.9 billion for its most recent fiscal year.
Following closely behind at No. 2 is technology firm Apple Inc., which raked in earnings of $41....
| Jun 17, 2013
Patty Stonesifer sits cross-legged on the floor of a preschool classroom, her hands dripping with purple watercolor paint as she makes small block prints with the help of a 4-year-old who expounds on the proper technique to dip and print. In a flash of...
| May 22, 2013
Back when Jamie Dimon still lived in Chicago, before he had ascended to the top of New York-based JPMorgan Chase, his Gold Coast home earned a reputation each Halloween as a must-visit destination, drawing trick-or-treaters from well beyond the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Worrywarts are going overboard when they question the tributes afforded to a couple of Pennsylvania's esteemed leaders and their wives.
You say Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife accepted a little over $11,000 in goodies from business big shots and...
| Feb 17, 2013
The Crescenta Valley Water District has bagged two more multimillion-dollar settlements from oil companies that officials claim leaked a contaminant into the local groundwater supply.
So far, the district has penned three settlement agreements totaling...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:45 PM
(AP) - The Standard & Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 on Friday for the first time since the start of the Great Recession in 2007, lifted by strong earnings from Procter & Gamble and Starbucks.
The S&P 500 rose 8.14 points to 1,502.96. It was the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 3:09 PM
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez loomed so large over his country and Latin America for the last two decades that his death on Tuesday following a long battle with cancer confronts the region with potentially destabilizing political swings and economic...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 1:24 PM
BILLINGS, Mont. - Federal investigators say Exxon Mobil Corp.'s delayed response to a pipeline break beneath Montana's Yellowstone River made the spill far worse than it otherwise would have been.
Department of Transportation investigators say the...