- Moody's changes credit outlook for Kansas to negative Updated: May-03-16 5:55 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - An international rating agency revised its credit outlook for Kansas to negative on Tuesday and criticized the two biggest financial moves the state expects to use to keep its budget balanced through June 2017.
- Auto sales hit April record on trucks and SUVs Updated: May-03-16 5:47 pm
DETROIT - America's love of trucks and SUVs helped push the auto industry to its best April ever, with most automakers reporting healthy increases.
- The Latest: Exit poll: Indiana voters worried about economy Updated: May-03-16 5:27 pm
WASHINGTON - The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):
- Markets Right Now: US stocks end lower; energy, banks sink Updated: May-03-16 4:11 pm
NEW YORK - The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):
- Illinois retail medical marijuana sales top $2M in April Updated: May-03-16 3:58 pm
CHICAGO - The Illinois medical marijuana industry saw $2.2 million in retail sales during April, the largest one-month figure yet.
- Corporate earnings keep falling, but there are signs of life Updated: May-03-16 3:56 pm
NEW YORK - Are we there yet? It's another weak quarter on Wall Street, but there are some signs corporate America will come out of its recent funk.
- Rousseff lights Olympic flame as protesters hit the streets Updated: May-03-16 2:55 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's embattled President Dilma Rousseff ignited the Olympic flame on Tuesday, as a nationwide torch relay got underway with protests highlighting the country's deep political and economic crisis.
- Court takes up tax on out-of-state companies' online sales Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A likely appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was on the minds of justices in Ohio on Tuesday as they contemplated how the state's primary business tax should apply to online sales.
- France threatens 'no' to US-EU trade zone, amid new tensions Updated: May-03-16 2:14 pm
PARIS - France is threatening to reject a huge free-trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union, saying it's too friendly to U.S. business and probably doomed.
- DC celebrates another year of record-breaking tourist crowds Updated: May-03-16 1:42 pm
WASHINGTON - More than 19 million U.S. tourists visited Washington in 2015, an increase of 1 million over the previous year and a record for the nation's capital as its tourism industry continues to make steady progress since the Great Recession.
- Superintendent: Jackson Public Schools in financial crisis Updated: May-03-16 1:34 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - The Jackson Public Schools district is facing a financial crisis prompted by decreased state funding, the schools superintendent said.
- Pfizer tops Street 1Q forecasts on higher sales, lower taxes Updated: May-03-16 1:23 pm
Pfizer easily beat Wall Street expectations as the biggest U.S. drugmaker's first-quarter net income jumped 27 percent due to higher sales, lower taxes and one-time gains. The company raised its 2016 financial forecasts, citing the strong quarter and an improved business outlook, sending shares up more than 3 percent.
- Correction: Asbury Park-New Hotel story Updated: May-03-16 12:57 pm
ASBURY PARK, New Jersey - In a story May 1 about a new hotel set to open in Asbury Park, The Associated Press reported erroneously on one of the reasons visitor Madeleine Berk loves the city. She cited the music scene, not the food.
- Colorado summit recognizes art has economic role Updated: May-03-16 12:00 pm
CARBONDALE, Colorado - Carbondale is using a gathering of creative Coloradoans to show off its artists and performers.
- Profits sagged at Swiss bank UBS as clients held back Updated: May-03-16 9:53 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Swiss bank UBS Group AG says first-quarter profits dropped as turbulent markets and global economic and political uncertainty deterred clients from doing business.
- Weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighs on markets Updated: May-03-16 8:28 am
LONDON - A weak Chinese manufacturing survey weighed on European markets Tuesday. Australia's stock index was the standout performer after the Australian central bank surprised many in the markets by cutting interest rates.
- EU trims economic growth forecasts amid global uncertainty Updated: May-03-16 8:23 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro amid an unpredictable global outlook marked by political uncertainty and weakness in emerging markets.
- Australia plans to halve budget deficit within 3 years Updated: May-03-16 7:27 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's government said Tuesday it plans to reduce its budget deficit by more than half in three years while maintaining momentum in a sluggish economy with personal and business tax cuts.
- Details of N. Korea party congress secret, but goals clear Updated: May-03-16 4:54 am
TOKYO - North Korea, the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week.
- Australia cuts key interest rate to record low 1.75 percent Updated: May-03-16 2:00 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's central bank on Tuesday cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low 1.75 percent as it responded to a low outlook for inflation.
- Survey: Upcoming election makes small business owners wary Updated: May-03-16 12:05 am
NEW YORK - Uncertainty about the approaching presidential election is leading small business owners to take a wait-and-see approach to the economy and their companies, a survey published Tuesday shows.
- Wildfires cause dip in new California housing units Updated: May-02-16 7:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - The number of new housing units in California declined last year for the first time since the start of the economic recovery, due mostly to wildfires that scorched more than 2,000 homes, state officials reported Monday.
- Venezuela opposition delivers petitions to remove president Updated: May-02-16 6:09 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela - The opposition turned in petitions to Venezuelan electoral authorities Monday that it said carried signatures of 1.8 million voters seeking President Nicolas Maduro's removal in a nationwide referendum.
- Puerto Rico skips bond payments, says Congress must help Updated: May-02-16 5:39 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A spiraling Puerto Rico debt crisis reached a new milestone as the island missed nearly $370 million on a bond payment Monday and officials warned of worse to come if the U.S. Congress doesn't help it dig out from a mountain of debt.
- Good news, bad news for New Hampshire's low unemployment Updated: May-02-16 5:11 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - There's good news and bad news for New Hampshire's low unemployment rate: It's the second-lowest in the country, but it's creating a problem for some companies that want to hire and can't find the skilled workers they need.