- Treasure Coast salvors search for gold, jewels, artifacts Updated: Aug-01-15 1:46 am
VERO BEACH, Florida - Every day of summer, the boats show up somewhere along the ocean off the Treasure Coast.
- Kansas collects $3.7M less in taxes than expected this month Updated: Jul-31-15 7:38 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas reported Friday that it collected slightly less in taxes this month than expected, and officials attributed the $3.7 million shortfall largely to a national softness in consumer spending affecting sales tax revenues.
- US stocks end lower as energy stocks slump on earnings Updated: Jul-31-15 4:58 pm
NEW YORK - Stocks closed modestly lower Friday as oil titans Exxon Mobil and Chevron led a slump in energy stocks.
- Grain mixed and livestock mostly lower Updated: Jul-31-15 4:10 pm
CHICAGO - Grain futures were mixed Friday on the Chicago Board of Trade.
- Extended slump in oil taking toll on industry, economy Updated: Jul-31-15 2:40 pm
NEW YORK - As drivers, shippers and airlines continue to enjoy lower fuel prices, the oil industry is responding to much lower profits with sharp cuts in spending and employment that are hurting economic growth.
- Returning emigrants could overwhelm Portugal, analysts say Updated: Jul-31-15 10:04 am
LISBON, Portugal - Portuguese analysts are warning that the country's feeble economy and overburdened welfare programs are at risk from a potentially massive return of emigrants who left in search of jobs during the eurozone's recent financial crisis.
- Spain to give civil servants first pay rise in 5 years Updated: Jul-31-15 9:32 am
MADRID - Spain's prime minister Friday promised a 1 percent pay rise for Spain's 2.5 million civil servants in the 2016 budget, their first hike in five years after public spending was reined in because of the country's economic crisis.
- US paychecks grow at record-slow pace in 2nd quarter Updated: Jul-31-15 9:21 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. wages and benefits grew in the spring at the slowest pace in 33 years, stark evidence that stronger hiring isn't lifting paychecks much for most Americans. The slowdown also likely reflects a sharp drop-off in bonus and incentive pay for some workers.
- New Salt Springs Brewery set to open this week in Saline Updated: Jul-30-15 7:20 pm
SALINE, Michigan - When you talk to the people behind Salt Springs Brewery in Saline, one word continuously comes up in conversation: craftsmanship.
- Mexico ups dollar auction to $200 million to boost peso Updated: Jul-30-15 5:05 pm
MEXICO CITY - Mexico's central bank said Thursday it will increase dollar auctions from $52 million to $200 million per day through the end of September to stabilize the badly weakened peso.
- Zimbabwean baffled by foreign concern for killed lion Updated: Jul-30-15 1:59 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States - much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal - most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.
- Average US rate on 30-year mortgage falls to 3.98 percent Updated: Jul-30-15 11:12 am
WASHINGTON - Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell for a second straight week, with the key 30-year rate slipping below 4 percent.
- Russia's ruble extends its slide, reviving economic concerns Updated: Jul-30-15 6:49 am
MOSCOW - The Russian ruble is falling under the pressure of cheaper oil, reviving concerns over the country's economic outlook, particularly the perniciously high inflation rate.
- Takeaway from Fed meeting: Expect a rate increase this year Updated: Jul-30-15 12:04 am
WASHINGTON - Expectations have grown that sometime this year, the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates from record lows. The only question seems to be when.
- Standard & Poor's boosts Detroit's rating on revenue bonds Updated: Jul-29-15 5:11 pm
DETROIT - Standard & Poor's has boosted Detroit's rating on eight- to 15-year bonds the city plans to sell to improve public services.
- China auto sales slump hits industry fortunes Updated: Jul-29-15 6:34 am
BEIJING - General Motors Co.'s $5 billion initiative to create cars for China and other emerging markets comes just as automakers face a collapse in the booming Chinese demand they were counting on to power their growth.
- Atterbury provides prime spot for hunters, anglers Updated: Jul-29-15 4:10 am
FRANKLIN, Indiana - Rural and wooded, dotted with small lakes and a crossroads for rivers and streams, Johnson County is an inviting playground for sportsmen.
- Drugmaker Pfizer tops Street 2Q forecasts, raises forecast Updated: Jul-28-15 1:38 pm
Pfizer Inc. beat Wall Street's second-quarter expectations and raised its 2015 forecast, as soaring sales for a few key products helped inoculate the world's second-largest drugmaker against a $1 billion revenue hit from foreign exchange rates and its last wave of cheap generic competition hurting former big sellers.
- State seeks solutions to shipping woes at Hermiston workshop Updated: Jul-28-15 12:53 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - The recent withdrawal of nearly all container shipping at the Port of Portland has forced businesses throughout Oregon to choose between paying more for exports or risk losing customers overseas.
- Another rating agency lowers investment grade of CPS bonds Updated: Jul-28-15 4:53 am
CHICAGO - Another bond rating service has lowered the Chicago Board of Education's investment grade rating to junk status.
- Sandboarding craze gets foothold in Mears' Silver Lake Dunes Updated: Jul-28-15 4:14 am
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - Shredding down steep hills, catching big air and performing jaw-dropping tricks...sound like the life of famed snowboarder Shaun White? Maybe, except for one key difference: sand.
- Rates on US Treasury bills rise to highest point this year Updated: Jul-27-15 5:04 pm
WASHINGTON - Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills rose in Monday's auction to the highest levels this year.
- Michigan math champ charts her path to career gold Updated: Jul-27-15 11:26 am
DETROIT - Jackie Bredenberg knows her way around an isosceles triangle, a parallelogram and anything else in the mathematics stratosphere.
- High costs plague some state-run health insurance markets Updated: Jul-27-15 3:36 am
WASHINGTON - State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges could lead more of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.
- EXCHANGE: Springfield Art Association seeks room for growth Updated: Jul-26-15 11:34 am
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - By her third class, Samantha McDonald's jewelry skills were already taking root. She wasn't just crafting a copper leaf pendant. She was designing a whole tree.