Budgets & Deficits

  • Boehner, McConnell blast Obama border request

    | 07/10/14 12:10 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republican leaders on Thursday blasted President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border crisis, saying Obama caused the problem and now wants...
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  • Corbett signs budget, reduces Legislature's funds

    | 07/10/14 11:56 AM

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto to strike $65 million from the General Assembly's own appropriation, urging a...
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  • NY public authorities' spending rises $1.5B

    | 07/10/14 05:43 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new report shows New York's 46 state public authorities spent $30.3 billion in operating expenses last year, up $1.5 billion over 2012. The state Authorities Budget Office...
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Health Care

  • WellPoint CEO: Insurer readies for technology wave

    | 07/10/14 10:57 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) — WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume that patients will physically have to visit an office....
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  • NY emergency health facility opens after Sandy

    | 07/10/14 10:39 AM

    LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban city of 33,000 is once again receiving emergency health care after its hospital was severely damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The newly opened South Nassau Urgent...
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  • Who pays your doc? Coming soon to a site near you

    | 07/09/14 02:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When many of us have a medical appointment we're concerned about our finances: how much will we owe out-of-pocket? What's our co-pay? But next time, you may also want to ask...
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Economy

  • Market mood turns sour amid Portugal tensions

    | 07/10/14 11:54 AM

    LONDON (AP) — Renewed financial jitters in Europe and the failure of U.S. indexes to break through key thresholds weighed on markets Thursday as investors grew skeptical over the outlook for...
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  • Portuguese bank fears rekindle euro market tension

    | 07/10/14 11:44 AM

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Worries over the health of one of Portugal's largest financial groups hit the country's stock market hard Thursday, pushing up its borrowing rates and unsettling...
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  • Boeing raises forecast for new airplane demand

    | 07/10/14 11:27 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing Co. raised its long-term forecast for new airplane demand by more than 4 percent, based on expected orders of smaller, more fuel-efficient planes and burgeoning travel in...
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