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Invasive insect threatens iconic Florida citrus crop

August 25, 2014 LAKE WALES, Fla. — Citrus has always been synonymous with Florida. The orange adorns the state license plate. The University of Florida’s famed football stadium was named after an orange magnate. more »»

High stakes for NYC mayor over rollout of pre-K

August 25, 2014 NEW YORK — With the school year less than two weeks away, New York City is racing to complete an unprecedented prekindergarten expansion — and its success or failure could have major political... more »»

Pennsylvania considers charging for game land use

August 25, 2014 NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Pennsylvania may soon charge a fee for snowmobilers, equestrians and mountain bikers who use state game land trails. more »»

Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

August 23, 2014 JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming — If anyone thought Janet Yellen might clarify her view of the U.S. job market in her speech here Friday, the Federal Reserve chair had a message: The picture is still hazy. more »»

Gov’t warns US retailers about hacking software

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 1,000 U.S. more »»

Colorado pot tax foes lose 1st round

August 23, 2014 DENVER — A handful of marijuana activists in Denver have lost their first effort to have pot taxes thrown out. more »»

Deal may come soon in supermarket feud

August 23, 2014 BOSTON — The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire say they're optimistic a long-running family dispute that has hobbled a New England supermarket chain will be resolved soon with an agreemen... more »»

Goldman in $1.2B deal over US bond claims

August 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. more »»

Family Dollar rejects Dollar General offer

August 22, 2014 Family Dollar has rejected a takeover bid from dollar-store competitor Dollar General, saying it would be too hard for the deal to pass antitrust regulators. more »»

United lures top fliers with a hot meal

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — To win the hearts of frequent business travelers, United Airlines is going through their stomachs. more »»

Wealth gap widened in the last decade

August 22, 2014 NEW YORK — A report from the Census Bureau is the latest evidence that the rich are getting richer while the poor get poorer. The study released Thursday divided the U.S. more »»

Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.10 pct

August 22, 2014 WASHINGTON — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low. more »»

Bank of America reaches $17B settlement with US

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis,... more »»

Yellen to give outlook as Fed honeymoon fades

August 21, 2014 WASHINGTON — Janet Yellen has won credit for guiding the Federal Reserve's first six months of transition from the Ben Bernanke era. more »»

Target cuts outlook as breach fallout lingers

August 21, 2014 NEW YORK — Target Corp. slashed its annual profit outlook for the second time in three months as the retailer reels from a massive customer-data breach, a botched Canadian expansion and sluggish U.. more »»

US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

August 20, 2014 WASHINGTON — U.S. home construction rebounded in July, rising to an eight-month high and offering hope that housing has regained momentum after two months of declines. Construction increased 15. more »»

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

August 20, 2014 LOS ANGELES — Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company's board, closing a chapter on 34 years with the software giant. more »»

N.M. chile gets certified-product safeguards

August 20, 2014 BERNALILLO, N.M. — Idaho has its potatoes. Florida has its fresh fruits and juices. Vidalia is the name synonymous with the nation's most famous sweet onion. more »»

McDonald's to sell packaged coffee

August 20, 2014 NEW YORK — McDonald's plans to start selling its packaged coffee at supermarkets nationally by early next year, a move intended to help raise the profile of the coffee sold at its restaurants. more »»

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

August 19, 2014 NEW YORK — At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu. more »»



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