US consumer spending edges up in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer spending in June rose by the smallest amount in four months as shoppers cut back on purchases of cars and other big-ticket items....
Who wins and loses under Obama's stricter power plant limits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply....
Greek stock market bloodbath as exchange reopens
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's top companies lost billions in market value in a matter of minutes on Monday, when the stock exchange plunged upon reopening after a five-week closure and investors worried over a dramatic new drop in the economy....
US auto sales strong in July on SUV, luxury demand
DETROIT (AP) -- American drivers want to get noticed again....
Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas prices and pollution regulations....
AT&T, as new owner of DirecTV, offers TV-wireless discount
NEW YORK (AP) -- AT&T customers will save $10 a month and get a single bill for their TV and wireless services under a new package the company is offering after its $48.5 billion purchase of satellite TV company DirecTV 10 days ago....
Sears sales fall sharply in 2Q as it spins off real estate
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) -- Sears Holdings Corp. says a key sales figure fell sharply in the second quarter, particularly dragged down by weakness at its namesake stores. It's at least the 10th straight quarter that the metric has declined....
US stocks edge lower as energy sector slumps
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks edged lower on Monday, led by a slumping energy sector as the price of oil continued to fall. Investors were also watching the latest earnings releases. Tyson Foods dropped after cutting its earnings outlook for the year....
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have announced a pilot program that would allow prisoners eligible for release to apply for Pell Grants. Prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses as soon as 2016-17 school year. The Education Department does not know what the participation rate or cost of this program will be. In 1994 Congress excluded federal and state prisoners from obtaining the low-income grants that do not have to be repaid.
Do you agree with President Obama, that if the Constitution would allow for it that he would be elected for a third term as president of the United States?