Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to new milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time early Friday, and the Standard and Poor's 500 index, a broader market measure, broke through 1,600 for the first time. More
In Germany, a U.S. beer invasion Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it. More
Stocks, euro drop as deadlock continues in Greece NEW YORK (AP) -- A political stalemate in Greece rattled financial markets worldwide on Monday, sending U.S. stocks lower. The price of oil and ... than half of its gains for the year in two weeks as worries resurface about Europe and the strength of ... 05/14/2012 - 6:42 pm | View Link
World stocks drop as worries over Greece intensify MILAN (AP) — World stock markets dropped sharply Monday as worries intensified over the condition of the eurozone and whether Greece is edging towards exiting the single currency union. In Athens, Greek party leaders struggled for a ninth day to form a ... 05/14/2012 - 1:19 pm | View Link
World stocks drop as worries over Greece intensify MILAN (AP) -- World stock markets dropped sharply Monday as worries intensified over the condition of the eurozone and whether Greece is edging towards exiting the single currency union. In Athens, Greek party leaders struggled for a ninth day to form a ... 05/14/2012 - 9:30 am | View Link
Greece Crisis 2012: World Stocks Drop As Worries Over Country Intensify The release later Tuesday of data expected to show the eurozone in recession also caused jitters. The ongoing political stalemate in Greece drove U.S. stocks lower. The Dow Jones industrial average closed down 1 percent at 12,695.35. The Standard & Poor's ... 05/14/2012 - 1:47 am | View Link
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought his broom and thinks it’s a mess.
Thursday marks the birthday of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, and the nation’s new leader will mark the occasion by giving brooms to the top executives of state-run companies with instructions to sweep the streets. He will also wield a broom himself, Bloomberg reports.
“I urge every one of you to devote at least 100 hours every year, two hours every week, towards cleanliness,” said Modi, in a statement last week.
Bumgarner tossed a four-hitter while striking out 10, and Brandon Crawford hit the first grand slam by a shortstop in postseason history as the Giants put an abrupt end to Pittsburgh's second straight postseason appearance.
The chase included a decision to start budding ace Gerrit Cole in the regular-season finale in the hopes of catching the Cardinals and avoiding the wild-card game.
The former All-Star — in the midst of a mid-career renaissance after winning a team-high 13 games — navigated three innings in the biggest start of his career before it all unraveled in the fourth, when a pair of singles and a walk loaded the bases with no outs.
Overpowering one of the NL's best lineups, Bumgarner walked one and threw 79 of 109 pitches for strikes in his latest stellar October performance.
The big left-hander, who allowed only four singles, has thrown 15 scoreless innings in two World Series starts.
 baseman Pablo Sandoval — all 245 pounds of him — flipped over the railing in front of the Pittsburgh dugout to track down a foul popup off the bat of Russell Martin.
An important offseason lies ahead as Pittsburgh tries to re-sign catcher Russell Martin and figures out how to address potential holes in the rotation with Volquez and Liriano becoming free agents.
If last fall's success was a breakthrough following 20 years of misery, this fall's failure revealed the gap between the Pirates and a championship team is narrowing, but not quite closed.
(NEW YORK) — U. S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island’s deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday.
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