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LGBT baby boomers face tough retirement hurdles

December 1, 2014 NEW YORK — For Kathy Murphy, the difference between being gay or straight is $583 a month. Retirement should have been a “slam dunk,” the 62-year-old Texas widow says. more »»

Texas towns test oil and gas supremacy on fracking

December 1, 2014 RENO, Texas — A Texas hamlet shaken by its first recorded earthquake last year and hundreds since then is among communities now taking steps to challenge the oil and gas industry’s traditional... more »»

Black Friday gets a little less frenzied

November 29, 2014 NEW YORK — Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. more »»

Eurozone inflation dips again as energy costs tank

November 29, 2014 LONDON — A fall in energy costs as a result of dramatic declines in oil markets has pushed inflation across the 18-country eurozone down to 0. more »»

Swiss to vote on gold-buying plan

November 29, 2014 GENEVA — In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold. more »»

Oil plunge is threat, boon to global economies

November 29, 2014 A plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. more »»

US appeals WTO ruling against meat labels

November 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — The United States is appealing a World Trade Organization decision that would make it harder for U.S. consumers to know where meat in the grocery store came from. more »»

OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

November 28, 2014 VIENNA — Reflecting its lessening oil clout, OPEC decided Thursday to keep its output target on hold and sit out falling crude prices that will likely spiral even lower as a result. more »»

General strike shuts down services throughout Greece

November 28, 2014 ATHENS, Greece — A 24-hour general strike in Greece shut down services across the country, forcing flight cancellations and school closures and leaving state hospitals functioning with emergency... more »»

WTO diplomats make trade deal to cut red tape, poverty

November 28, 2014 GENEVA — After many years of talking, the World Trade Organization pulled off a major deal Thursday that the body said could boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually. more »»

Japan inflation eases in October

November 28, 2014 TOKYO — Japan's inflation rate edged lower in October, highlighting the difficulty Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces in his campaign to overcome deflation in the world's third-largest econom. more »»

Hackers force message on websites via US firm

November 28, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A U.S. firm that helps connect more than 700 companies with customers through social media says a Syrian group hacked the company's web address to upload a message to other websites. more »»

Argentina charges HSBC with aiding tax evasion

November 28, 2014 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's tax agency charged HSBC bank Thursday with helping more than 4,000 Argentines evade taxes by placing their money in secret Swiss accounts. more »»

Weak consumer, business demand may slow US growth

November 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer may decelerate in the final three months of the year. more »»

US agency threatens to act against air bag maker

November 27, 2014 DETROIT — A dispute between U.S. safety regulators and air bag maker Takata Cor. more »»

EPA sets stricter smog standard

November 27, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack... more »»

Saudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut

November 27, 2014 VIENNA — Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the organization hurting. more »»

In Britain, US turkey dinner is big business

November 27, 2014 LONDON — Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts. more »»

Nev. gambling revenue down 4 pct in October

November 27, 2014 LAS VEGAS — Nevada gambling revenue was down for the third month in a row compared with a year ag. more »»

US economy posts even stronger growth in Q3

November 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — The U.S. more »»

 
 
 

 

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