By The Associated Press
Agricultural commodities jumped Tuesday as traders worried that hot, dry weather in the Midwest will shrink this summer's crops.
That followed price increases on Monday after a dry weekend and forecasts for more of the same.
By ANDREW TAYLORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Tea party lawmakers from rural areas were among those fighting the hardest to preserve taxpayer subsidies for airline flights into and out of small towns last year after senior Republicans tried to eliminate the oft-criticized pr
By LISA CORNWELLAssociated Press
CINCINNATI (AP) - A man who says he was charged with disorderly conduct after using the word "crippled" to promote a comedian with muscular dystrophy claims Cincinnati police violated his free speech rights, and the comedian agrees.
By TOM MURPHYAP Business Writer
One of the biggest misconceptions about President Obama's health care overhaul isn't who the law will cover, but rather who it won't.
If it survives Supreme court scrutiny, the landmark overhaul will expand coverage to
By ROBERT BARRAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - Consumer price inflation in Britain eased to 2.8 percent in May, an improvement which caught the market by surprise and raised expectations that the Bank of England will provide more stimulus to the economy within weeks.
By ROD McGUIRKAssociated Press
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Australia's government said Tuesday it fears the country's richest person Gina Rinehart plans to use her growing stake in a major newspaper publisher to push her own commercial agenda.
By JIM VERTUNOAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - The Texas A&M University System will be the home of one of three national biodefense centers to help the country quickly develop vaccines in the event of a pandemic and strategies for responding to bioterrorism.
By PHIL COUVRETTE and ROB GILLIESAssociated Press
MONTREAL (AP) - A Canadian porn actor accused of dismembering his Chinese lover and mailing the body parts to political parties and schools pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five charges including first degree murder.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) - ExxonMobil said it is ending its exploration for shale gas in Poland after finding insufficient amounts of gas in two exploratory wells in the country's east.
The move is the latest blow for Polish hopes to find massive shale gas reserves