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At Wal-Mart, Obama touts steps on solar power

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Calling it the right thing to do for America’s bottom line, President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday by companies, local governments and his own administration …


Strike looms at East and Gulf Coast ports

BOSTON (AP) — Weeks after a critical West Coast port complex was crippled by a few hundred striking workers, the East Coast is bracing for a possible walkout numbering thousands …


Right-to-work law gives Michigan unions new task

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Now that Michigan has become a right-to-work state, unions in this stronghold of organized labor confront a new and urgent problem: convincing members to continue paying …


Solid evidence elusive in right-to-work debate

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says one reason he supports right-to-work legislation in Michigan is the economic boost a similar law has given Indiana, although officials have provided …


Evidence elusive in Michigan right-to-work debate

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder says one reason he supports right-to-work legislation in Michigan is the economic boost a similar law has given Indiana, although officials have provided …


Small-bore proposals to help avert fiscal cliff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sure the rich may have to pay more in taxes. But a “fiscal cliff” budget deal could mean pain for nearly everyone else, too: higher airline ticket …


Rubble cleanup a massive task in NY, NJ

NEW YORK (AP) — Just a few months ago, the parking lot at Jacob Riis Park on New York City’s Rockaway seashore was filled with happy beachgoers. Now, it is …


Fight intensifies over NW coal exports

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The progressive college town of Bellingham, Wash., is known for its stunning scenery, access to the outdoors and eclectic mix of aging hippies, students and other …


Obama: New jobs growth part of ‘real progress’

HILLIARD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing another month of job growth but declaring “we’ve got more work to do.” Falling just four days before Tuesday’s election, the …


US may soon become world’s top oil producer

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. Driven by high prices and …


US affirms steep tariffs on China solar panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration upheld steep tariffs on Chinese solar panels Wednesday, finding that improper trade practices have undermined an American solar industry that the largest U.S. manufacturer …


Aggressive Romney spars with Obama in first debate

DENVER (AP) — In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong …


Romney decries military cuts; Obama talking jobs

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged to create many more jobs and “make the middle class secure again” in a campaign-closing appeal on Thursday — more than …


Obama, Romney campaign in each other’s shadow

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney campaigned in each other’s shadow for a third straight day, hunting for votes already beginning to be cast and …


Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’ in 2-minute ad

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters before next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground states …


In 2-minute ad, Obama touts ‘economic patriotism’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pitching a broad economic argument to voters ahead of next week’s debate with Republican opponent Mitt Romney, buying TV time in seven battleground …


In NFL ref woes, key role of expertise spotlighted

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — If good help is hard to find, just how expendable is expertise? In a year of strife between worker and manager, NFL referees found themselves with …


Asian energy boom threatens Montana ranches

ROUNDUP, Mont. (AP) — The big mining companies first came knocking on Ellen Pfister’s door in the 1970s, ready to tap the huge coal deposits beneath her family’s eastern Montana …


Decades later, Brooklyn has its own pro team again

NEW YORK (AP) — It was like a death in the family for Brooklyn baseball fans when their beloved Dodgers left the borough behind in 1957 for the California coast. …


Obama takes on China as Romney shifts strategy

CINCINNATI (AP) — Appealing to Rust Belt voters, President Barack Obama announced a new trade enforcement action against China on Monday, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney planned a greater emphasis …


Will it end? Chicago teachers to vote on strike

CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation’s third-largest school district met late Sunday for a crucial vote that could end their weeklong strike, as parents and city officials alike waited …


Calif. art work emerges from Solyndra’s bankruptcy

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A small building tucked in the hills of Northern California shines with an unusual green glow from hundreds of glass tubes jutting out from one side …


Mayor of NJ’s capital arrested in corruption probe

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey’s capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking …


Fall’s must-see political TV: Obama-Romney debates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Finally, the fall season offers the matchup sure to attract the biggest audience of the campaign: President Barack Obama goes one-on-one with Republican rival Mitt Romney in …


Ryan says Obama ‘really bad’ at creating jobs

SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan says President Barack Obama isn’t a bad guy — he’s just “really bad” at creating jobs. The Wisconsin congressman campaigned …


Md. Gov. O’Malley says Americans are better off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley says he didn’t mean to say people are worse off than four years ago when he made that remark earlier this week. O’Malley …


Text of Obama’s acceptance speech

Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign: ___


Transcript of Barack Obama’s remarks

A transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign: ___


Biden to organized labor: We’re with you

DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden had a simple Labor Day message for unionized workers: Stick with President Barack Obama because the other guys are worse. Biden told about …


FACT CHECK: Romney’s deficit vow lacks specifics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney promised he would cut deficits and put America on track to a balanced budget as president, but he left voters to take it on faith …