Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 1:02pm
The Obama administration is boosting the amount of corn-based ethanol and other renewable fuels in the U.S. gasoline supply despite sustained opposition by an unusual alliance of oil companies, environmentalists and some GOP presidential candidates.
Ken Sweet, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 12:00pm
Stocks were lower in quiet trading Monday as traders returned from the Thanksgiving holiday. Retail stocks led the declines as early signals about the strength of the holiday shopping season failed to impress. Investors are focusing on central banks in Europe and the U.S., which are going in different directions on interest rate policy.
Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 11:31am
New cars that can steer and brake themselves risk lulling people in the driver's seat into a false sense of security — and even to sleep. One way to keep people alert may be providing distractions that are now illegal.
Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press | Posted Nov 30th - 12:21pm
Nearly $6 million in state-owned hospital equipment can't be located, and millions more bought for the recently-opened New Orleans public hospital hasn't been tracked properly, according to an audit released Monday.