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1 year 10 months ago

Two Americans win Nobel economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Americans Alvin Roth and Lloyd Shapley have the Nobel economics prize. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited the two economists for "the theory of stable allocations and the practice of market design." The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences was the last of the 2012 Nobel...

2 years 3 months ago

Working to kick obesity

WASHINGTON (AP) - In the battle against obesity, just about everything is on the table, from creating healthier kids' meals to nagging people to exercise. Specialists meeting in Washington on Tuesday are looking for a blueprint on reducing America's weight problem as they debate what strategies should be a priority....

2 years 4 months ago

2 Americans identified from Costa Concordia

ROME (AP) - Italian officials say they have identified the bodies of an American couple and two German nationals who perished when the Costa Concordia cruise ship capsized. The bodies of the four passengers were identified Tuesday on the interior ministry's website in a posting by the prefect's office from...

3 years 3 weeks ago

Americans stressing debt

Last fall, Americans were feeling better about their personal finances. Now they're starting to worry again about how they'll pay off their debts. A new Associated Press-GfK poll says that nearly half the country is experiencing debt stress, which is up 17 percent from November. Grinding unemployment, slow...

3 years 10 months ago

Four in 10 plan to delay retirement

Is your retirement plan on track? If not, you're in good company. Some 40 percent of U.S. workers say they're going to have to delay retirement because they can't afford to stop working, according to a survey released this week by consultants Towers Watson. The biggest reasons cited...

3 years 10 months ago

Retail data: September sales edge up

Americans bought electronics and back-to-school clothes in September but held back on luxuries. Data released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse show careful spending, erratic weather and tepid economic news dampened sales last month. The figures include transactions in all forms including cash. Clothing sales rose 3.8 percent, helped...

3 years 10 months ago

Complete text: GOP A Pledge to America

Want to know what Republicans would do if they win control of the House? No need to guess any longer. House Republicans were at a hardware store in suburban Virgina Wednesday to roll out a 21-page policy agenda. Their "Pledge to America" pulls together familiar proposals to slash...

3 years 10 months ago

Afghan helicopter crash kills 9 Americans

A helicopter crash killed nine American troops in Afghanistan on Tuesday, NBC News reported. The incident made 2010 the deadliest year for foreign troops of the war, according to monitoring website iCasualties.org. The deaths take the toll so far this year to at least 529. Last year, 521 foreign...

4 years 5 days ago

Americans aboard airline 'miracle' crash

A Boeing 737 jetliner with 131 passengers aboard crashed on landing and broke into three pieces at a Colombian island in the Caribbean early Monday. The region's governor said it was a miracle that only one person died. Colombian Air Force Col. David Barrero said officials were investigating reports...

4 years 1 month ago

Tips for boosting your credit score

New reports out show that about 43-million of Americans have a credit rating so poor that getting a loan is much more difficult, and when they do much more expensive. "It can affect your borrowing costs, the amount you'll pay to finance cars or homes or, certainly credit card...

4 years 1 month ago

Colon cancer screenings up

Health officials say more older Americans are getting tested for colon cancer, with nearly two out of three getting recommended screenings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday comes from a 2008 national telephone survey. It's the most recent government data on how many people get...

4 years 2 months ago

More Americans volunteer in 2009

Well-done, America! Volunteering is on the rise. A federal report says Americans spent 100 million more hours helping their communities last year than in 2008. The number of people getting involved also went up by 1.6 million to 63.4 million, as more women and blacks lent a helping hand....

4 years 2 months ago

2009 charitable giving falls in US

Even though a new report says charitable giving fell by 3.6 percent last year, some philanthropic experts are breathing a sigh of relief. They feared the decline would be much worse as Americans continued to struggle with the recession. The Giving USA Foundation says Americans donated almost $304 billion...

4 years 2 months ago

Back pain widely overtreated

A recent estimate has Americans spending a staggering $86 billion a year to care for aching backs. The money covers MRIs, pain pills, nerve blocks and a host of other treatments. But research finds little evidence that the patients got better as medical bills soared over the past decade....

4 years 5 months ago

USA providing earthquake help to Chile

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States is ready to work "in solidarity" with Chile's leaders to help the country recover from a devastating earthquake. Clinton tells reporters traveling with her in Uruguay that Chile has asked for communications equipment. She says she'll take some with...

4 years 7 months ago

More men get economic boost from marriage

Historically, marriage was the surest route to financial security for women. Nowadays it's men who are increasingly getting the biggest economic boost from tying the knot, according to a new analysis of census data. The changes, summarized in a Pew Research Center report being released Tuesday, reflect the proliferation...

4 years 7 months ago

3 American troops die in Afghanistan

NATO has raised the number of service members killed in Afghanistan to six, including three Americans. That makes Monday the deadliest day for the international force in more than two months, underscoring warnings that casualties will increase as more foreign troops stream into the country and step up efforts against...

4 years 8 months ago

Iran to try 3 Americans who crossed border

Iran has said they were spying. Now the foreign minister says the three Americans jailed since July will be tried, though he's not saying on what charges. Relatives and the U.S. government say the three were innocently hiking in northern Iraq and accidentally crossed into Iran. The foreign minister's comments...

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