12/03/13 09:42 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge has refused to reinstate the license of the pilot of the oil tanker that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge six years ago, causing a 50,000-gallon oil spill. The San Francisco Chronicle reports the pilot, John Cota of Petaluma, sued after the...
By Associated Press | 12/03/13 09:13 AM
OLYMPIA, Wash. — A worsening unemployment rate in Washington state is leading to extended unemployment benefits for some.
By Ed White | 12/03/13 09:09 AM
DETROIT — A judge was expected to announce Tuesday whether Detroit can come up with a plan to get rid of $18 billion in debt in the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, a case that ultimately could crack a shield protecting public pensions and also put the city's extraordinary art...
By Kerry Lester | 12/03/13 09:07 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers were poised Tuesday to vote on a plan to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis — a proposal many are calling the most important vote of their careers and one that could deeply reduce the retirement benefits of hundreds of thousands of workers...
12/02/13 04:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing grew in November at the fastest pace in 2½ years as factories ramped up production, stepped up hiring and received orders at a healthy clip. The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its index of manufacturing activity rose to 57.3. That was up...
By Steve Doty | 12/02/13 03:24 PM
Speaking at a White House event to highlight World AIDS Day, President Obama announced new initiatives to fight HIV/AIDS.
12/02/13 11:45 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. developers boosted construction spending in October at the fastest pace in more than four years, propelled by a surge in government projects. But spending on home construction and commercial projects both fell. Overall construction spending increased 0.8 percent in...
12/02/13 10:57 AM
The justices, without comment, today rejected appeals by Amazon and another Internet retailer, Overstock.com Inc., which said New York is violating the Constitution by demanding tax collection from companies that don’t have facilities in the state. New York’s top court upheld the state law.
By Candice Choi | 12/02/13 10:45 AM
NEW YORK — Fast-food workers in about 100 cities will walk off the job this Thursday, organizers say, which would mark the largest effort yet in a push for higher pay.
12/02/13 10:21 AM
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