Farm bill could up milk prices WASHINGTON — A New Year’s deadline that could send the price of milk skyward looms over congressional negotiators as they try to reach agreement on a five-year farm bill. They’ve been tripped up by...
Dec 06, 2013 | 0 | 37 |
By MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated PressAssociated Press
Holiday weekend revs up November auto sales DETROIT — Americans proved last month that they’re head over heels about small sport utility vehicles. They also wanted to buy more than just video game consoles and big-screen TVs on Black Friday....
Dec 04, 2013 | 0 | 38 |
By TOM KRISHER Associated PressAssociated Press
Stocks sink as US consumer spending worries deepen NEW YORK — After eight weeks of gains, maybe the stock market pullback long anticipated by investors has arrived. Stocks fell Tuesday, dragged lower by the Detroit automakers and consumer-focused c...
Mortgage standards expected to stiffen Some shoppers planning to buy a new home in 2014 will get more scrutiny — and likely less money. Here’s why: A new set of rules for getting a mortgage kicks in. Interest rates are expected to rise....
Dec 01, 2013 | 0 | 48 |
By Marilyn Kalfus McClatchy-Tribune News ServiceSNbSThe Paducah Sun
Top of the line LOUISVILLE — A new whiskey created in Kentucky features a blend of age and scarcity that spiked demand — and its price. As a result, whiskey fans including celebrities and corporate chiefs are angl...
Dec 01, 2013 | 0 | 47 |
by BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressAssociated Press
S&P 500 gains for 8th straight week NEW YORK — The stock market fizzled Friday at the end of a holiday-shortened trading day, but still logged its longest streak of weekly gains in a decade. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index ended down...
EU summit leaves door open for Ukraine deal VILNIUS, Lithuania — With Russia warily looking on, European Union leaders on Thursday implored Ukraine to sign a landmark association agreement and reverse the geopolitical defeat they suffered la...
Nov 29, 2013 | 0 | 33 |
By MARIA DANILOVA and RAF CASERT Associated PressAssociated Press
Pope wants closer look at Vatican finance reform VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Thursday named his top assistant to look into the work of two commissions of inquiry he set up last summer to investigate the finances of the troubled Vatican bank an...
Nov 29, 2013 | 0 | 37 |
By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressAssociated Press
Technology reveals what kind of shopper you are WASHINGTON — Advances in technology have never made finding deals this holiday season so easy — or so creepy. Marketers and mobile app developers have developed creative new ways to help shoppers f...
Nov 29, 2013 | 0 | 32 |
By ANNE FLAHERTY Associated PressAssociated Press