- Most Asian markets fall after Greek results, but China rises Updated: Jul-06-15 12:40 am
TOKYO - Asian shares mostly fell Monday after Greece's voters vehemently rejected conditions set by its international creditors, deepening doubts over their future in the 19-nation eurozone. But China's benchmark rebounded from heavy losses last week.
- Greece enters uncharted territory after referendum 'no' vote Updated: Jul-05-15 10:50 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Greece lurched into uncharted territory and an uncertain future in Europe's common currency Sunday after voters overwhelmingly rejected demands by international creditors for more austerity measures in exchange for a bailout of its bankrupt economy.
- Massachusetts businesses get break on worker comp costs Updated: Jul-05-15 4:32 pm
BOSTON - Massachusetts businesses are getting a break on worker compensation costs for the new fiscal year.
- The Latest: 3 opinion polls: Greek 'no' vote will win Updated: Jul-05-15 12:13 pm
ATHENS, Greece - The latest from the bailout referendum in Greece (all times local):
- Greek foreign minister visits Israel amid crisis at home Updated: Jul-05-15 9:37 am
JERUSALEM - Israel is welcoming the Greek foreign minister for a three-day visit as his country faces a financial crisis at home, with Greeks voting on a referendum about their country's future.
- USDA offers funding for farmers markets, local food programs Updated: Jul-05-15 8:34 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's focus has traditionally been on food production, agriculture and natural resources but under the administration of President Barack Obama the USDA also has taken on a broader rural economic development role.
- Barber buys mentor's shop in small business initiative Updated: Jul-05-15 3:04 am
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - Clyde Thompson was the stand-in for the quintessential small business person, that icon always held up as the solution to the nation's economy.
- US, wooing Vietnam, readies red carpet for communist chief Updated: Jul-05-15 1:10 am
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong doesn't hold an official government post, but it's not surprising that he'll meet with President Barack Obama on his visit to the United States this week. He is the de-facto top leader of his country.
- China to create $19B fund to support plunging stock market Updated: Jul-04-15 11:34 pm
BEIJING - More than two dozen companies in China are postponing initial public offerings and security companies are pledging more than $19 billion for a fund to stabilize the country's free-falling stock market.
- Draft accords of sanctions relief at Iran nuke talks in hand Updated: Jul-04-15 2:50 pm
VIENNA - World powers and Iran have drawn up a draft document on the pace and timing of sanctions relief for the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on Iran's nuclear program, advancing on one of the most contentious issues at their negotiations, diplomats told The Associated Press on Saturday.
- Flawed bailouts, political missteps brought Greece to brink Updated: Jul-04-15 1:22 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - After two bailouts totaling 240 billion euros ($266 billion) and six years of depression, spending cuts and lost jobs, Greece teeters on the edge of collapse.
- Would Greek exit help or hurt Europe's currency union? Updated: Jul-04-15 5:22 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - With aid negotiations off and ATMs running out of money, it's not speculation any more. Greece could leave the euro. And soon.
- New Puerto Rico agencies to buy TRANs amid economic crisis Updated: Jul-03-15 7:06 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill late Friday that allows certain public agencies to buy up to $400 million in tax and revenue anticipation notes as the government of the U.S. territory seeks more cash amid a worsening economic crisis.
- Oregon program helps older unemployed adults find work Updated: Jul-03-15 3:00 pm
BEND, Oregon - Paula Farr thought finding a job in Bend would be easy when she moved from Phoenix almost five years ago.
- Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC Updated: Jul-03-15 1:18 pm
NEW YORK - Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless.
- New Spain law sets big fines for disseminating police images Updated: Jul-03-15 1:07 pm
MADRID - Three years ago, just after anti-austerity activists demonstrated outside Madrid's main train station, freelance cameraman Juan Ramon Robles captured riveting video of riot police inside the station beating people who said they had nothing to do with the protests.
- Greek villagers' secret weapon: Grow your own food Updated: Jul-03-15 12:23 pm
KARITAINA, Greece - Ilias Mathes has protection against bank closures, capital controls and the slashing of his pension: 10 goats, some hens and a vegetable patch.
- Idaho's personal income drops slightly in early 2015 Updated: Jul-03-15 12:13 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho labor officials say the state's growth in personal income slightly dipped during the first three months of this year.
- Tuition up this fall at 9 Mississippi community colleges Updated: Jul-03-15 10:59 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Nine of Mississippi's 15 community and junior colleges will raise charges on students this fall, with the average price of tuition and fees rising by 4 percent statewide.
- Job market's new normal: Smaller workforce, sluggish pay Updated: Jul-03-15 10:38 am
WASHINGTON - Even after another month of strong hiring in June and a sinking unemployment rate, the U.S. job market just isn't what it used to be.
- The Latest: Protesters loot supermarket in Athens suburb Updated: Jul-03-15 10:37 am
ATHENS, Greece - The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local):
- India census says 70 percent live in villages, most are poor Updated: Jul-03-15 8:10 am
NEW DELHI - India released new data Friday showing that more than 70 percent of its people live in villages, with the majority extremely poor and dependent on manual labor.
- Let's make a deal: mega-mergers drive M&A frenzy Updated: Jul-03-15 7:58 am
NEW YORK - Deal makers from New York to London had a busy first half of the year, and mega-mergers drove the frenzy.
- China reduces planned IPOs for July after market turmoil Updated: Jul-03-15 7:34 am
BEIJING - China cut the number of initial public offerings planned this month by two-thirds on Friday, adding to frantic efforts to shore up plunging stock prices.
- US official: China, US working to end ivory trade Updated: Jul-03-15 7:01 am
BEIJING - The United States and China want to increase cooperation in fighting wildlife trafficking and are working to end commercial ivory trading, a U.S. Cabinet secretary said Friday.