Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data....
Government sells remaining stake in GM
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse....
New American Airlines emerges as deal closes
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline....
New American Airlines CEO vows to make merger work
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- American Airlines and US Airways seem an unlikely couple, even to the man who took over the combined company after they completed their merger on Monday....
S&P 500 index notches another record close
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market notched another record close Monday after a big acquisition in the food industry. Hope for a longer-term budget deal in Washington also helped....
US household wealth reaches high of $77 trillion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surging stock market and a steady recovery in home prices drove Americans' wealth to a record last summer....
Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs....
Storm snarls travel; power outages persist
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Snow and bitter cold snarled traffic and prompted another 1,650 U.S. flight cancellations on Monday, and tens of thousands of people were still without power after January-like weather barged in a month early....
Do you agree with Newt Gingrich's admiration for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95? <More Info>
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he was "very surprised" at people who were critical of his decision to praise Nelson Mandela when he expressed his condolences following Mandela's death this week. Gingrich says he's standing by his admiration for Mandela's "very long, deep commitment to Freedom."
Do you think Congress will reach a budget deal before the House goes on recess on December 13th