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Ukraine detains man wanted for 2004 murder of Forbes editor

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine's intelligence agency said Saturday it has detained a man wanted for the high-profile murder of an American journalist in Russia...

US home construction reaches strongest pace in a year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Construction of new homes climbed 13.7 percent in October, the biggest jump in a year as builders broke ground on more...

Jobless rates fell in 12 US states, hit record lows in...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell to record lows in Alabama, Hawaii and Texas last month, and dropped in nine other U.S. states. Employers added...

US homebuilder sentiment rises in November

U.S. homebuilders are feeling more optimistic this month, reflecting a recent rebound in sales of newly built homes. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo...

US unemployment benefits rise 10,000 to 249,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits edged up again last week to a still-low 249,000. Meanwhile, the overall...

Businesses lure seasonal help with chances for other jobs

NEW YORK (AP) — Every fall, the staff count at Fun.com swells from 150 to as high as 2,000, as the online retailer fills...

US businesses keep stockpiles unchanged in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses kept their stockpiles unchanged in September, while their sales rose at a healthy clip, a sign that companies may...

Home Depot feels the wind at its back in third quarter

ATLANTA (AP) — Sales at Home Depot surged during the third quarter, a period marked by massive rebuilding efforts after severe hurricanes struck Florida...

Climate negotiators look to leaders to boost talks

BONN, Germany (AP) — Diplomats began wrapping up negotiations on advancing the Paris climate accord Tuesday at a global conference in Germany, setting the...

China signs on to Alaska gas pipeline, but it’s far from...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The latest push in a decades-long effort to commercialize vast stores of Alaska's natural gas got a boost when the...

The Latest: White House hails ‘important step’ on tax bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican tax overhaul legislation (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The White House is praising the House Ways and Means Committee...

Self-operating shuttle bus crashes after Las Vegas launch

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The robots won this one. A driverless shuttle bus was involved in a minor crash with a semi-truck less than two...

California utility judge cuts proposed cost for nuke closure

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state judge Wednesday recommended that California's largest utility be allowed to increase customer rates by nearly $200 million for...

Japan’s Nikkei at 26-year high, other Asia shares muted

HONG KONG (AP) — Japan's stock benchmark surged Thursday to its highest in more than a quarter century on the yen's weakness and healthy...

‘We still need to eat’: Tech boom creates working homeless

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — In the same affluent, suburban city where Google built its headquarters, Tes Saldana lives in a crowded but tidy...

Forbes says Commerce head overstated wealth by $2 billion

NEW YORK (AP) — Forbes reported Tuesday that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross exaggerated his net worth to the magazine by $2 billion. The publication cited...

House tax panel adopts GOP changes after day of bickering

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a day of partisan bickering over whether the Republicans' sweeping tax plan would truly help the middle class, a key...

Asian stocks rise after Wall Street gains, oil surges

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks rose Tuesday after Wall Street posted modest gains on deal reports and turmoil in Saudi Arabia sent crude prices...

Tough choice for wildfire survivors: Rebuild fast or better?

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The most destructive complex of wildfires in California history wreaked most of its damage and deaths among housing subdivisions...

China border traders losing money amid N. Korea sanctions

BEIJING (AP) — For Yu Kaiguang, harsh new United Nations sanctions on North Korea are a disaster. The trader in the Chinese border city of...

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