Growth in US services firms rises in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased....
What's next, as Greece stumbles toward euro exit
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Greece is at the last chance saloon, thirsty and out of credit. Next stop could be the badlands of euro exit....
After vote win, Greek leaders face pressure to restart talks
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Despite triumphing in a popular vote against austerity, Greece's leaders Monday faced the urgent need to heal ties with European creditors and reach a financial rescue deal to prevent it from falling out of the euro - possibly within days....
Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections....
US stocks fall after Greek 'no' vote; European markets sink
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks in the U.S. fell broadly in afternoon trading Monday following sharper drops in Europe and Asia as Greeks voted to reject the spending cuts and tax increases demanded by its creditors for additional loans....
Starbucks: Prices for some drinks to go up by 5 to 20 cents
NEW YORK (AP) -- Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said....
Atlantic City betting big on non-gambling attractions
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City's efforts to recapture some of the tourism dollars it has lost to casino competition in recent years finally appear to be working....
No more 'roar' as famed trading pits come to an end
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Meegan had every intention of going back to college, but then he got a summer job in the Chicago trading pits and fell in love with the "roar" of the floor, the excitement of "4,000 people yelling, `Buy! Buy! Buy!'" and decided no more classroom for him....
Now that the U.S. and Cuba have reached an agreement to restore diplomatic relations and reopen embassies in each other's capitals, the State Department must formally notify Congress of its intent to reopen the embassy in Havana. Congress then has 15 days to review the notification. There's virtually nothing U.S. lawmakers can do to prevent the upgrading of the existing mission to an embassy. They could block or slow down the approval of an ambassador's nomination.
Do you think the Vatican recognizing the Palestinian Authority as a state will hurt the prospects for advancing a peace agreement?