Bob Christie, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 4:08pm
The Arizona Supreme Court on Wednesday said it won't block a voter referendum on Arizona's massive new school voucher program, handing a major victory to the grassroots group of parents and teachers that collected signatures to block the 2017 law.
Martin Crutsinger, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 4:04pm
The Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate Wednesday in a vote of confidence in the U.S. economy's durability while signaling that it plans to continue a gradual approach to rate hikes for 2018 under its new chairman, Jerome Powell.
Tom Krisher, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 4:02pm
Shareholders of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. have approved an ambitious pay package for iconic CEO Elon Musk that could net him more than $50 billion if he meets lofty milestones over the next decade.
Lisa Rathke, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:49pm
Some rural areas of Vermont, including several schools and a hospital, are likely to lose cellphone coverage and the capacity to call 911 by mobile phone, in a matter of days due to the provider's financial troubles, state officials said Wednesday.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:49pm
A modest measure strengthening the federal background check system for gun purchases will be included in the $1.3 trillion government spending bill being negotiated by congressional leaders, aides said Wednesday.
David Pitt, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:24pm
Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith laid off an additional 200 workers on Wednesday and announced it would eliminate another 1,000 jobs over the next 10 months as it integrates the operations of Time Inc., which it bought six weeks ago.
Marley Jay, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:14pm
After a jittery afternoon of trading, major U.S. stock indexes fell Wednesday while smaller companies fared better. The Federal Reserve raised interest rates, as investors expected, and said it could raise rates at a quicker pace next year.
Ken Thomas, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:12pm
President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign mined supporters' personal data from Facebook to benefit its voter turnout program. But former campaign officials said Wednesday they accessed and used the information in vastly different ways than Cambridge Analytica, the firm connected to President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign accused of improperly lifting data on 50 million Facebook users.
Mae Anderson, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:02pm
The crisis-management playbook is pretty simple: Get ahead of the story, update authorities and the public regularly, accept responsibility and take decisive action. Crisis-management experts say that until Wednesday, Facebook was 0-for-4.
Josh Lederman and Matthew Lee, Associated Press | Posted
Mar 21st - 3:00pm
Trump administration negotiators have a tough sales job as they pressure European allies to accept new restrictions to "fix" the Iran nuclear deal: Even if the Europeans agree, President Donald Trump may blow up the deal anyway.