| Mar 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
While many have long seen America as the global bad boy, everybody likes Canada. If Uncle Sam tucks his pack of Marlboros under his T-shirt sleeve and plays by his own rules, the Canadian moose -- or whatever their Uncle Sam equivalent is -- always...
| Mar 8, 2013
Yes, mortgage interest rates remain near historic lows. True, there's a wide variety of inventory for sale to choose from. Granted, this is still, indisputably, a buyer's market. But for shoppers on a tight budget out there hunting for new construction,...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:15 AM
PETOSKEY -- Grants recently provided to Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity have helped the affordable housing ministry build homes that exceed certain construction standards for energy efficienct.
These grants, awarded by the Petoskey-Harbor Springs...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:08 AM
The price of oil fell below $93 a barrel Thursday amid concerns about global economic growth and as traders awaited the latest U.S. crude inventories data.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was down 46 cents to $92.67 a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 9:03 AM
WASHINGTON -- The American Century is dead. Long live the next American Century.
The subtext of political debate these days is that the United States is in decline -- a proposition often portrayed as self-evident. The economy lacks dynamism;...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 11:55 AM
An optimist might want to raise a glass as 2011 winds down. U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by New Year's Eve. The global AIDS pandemic is ebbing. And the U.S. unemployment rate dropped by nearly half a percent in November.
But an optimist would have to...
| Feb 27, 2012
Under international pressure over its nuclear ambitions, Iran is now threatening to take pre-emptive action, which could include disrupting oil supplies to the West. It will come as a shock to most Americans, but no presidential candidate — nor,...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 4:08 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — A big shift is happening in Big Oil: an American giant now ranks behind a Chinese upstart.
Exxon Mobil is no longer the world’s biggest publicly traded producer of oil. For the first time, that distinction belongs to a 13-...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 4:11 PM
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Saturday that the Islamic Republic, targeted by tougher Western sanctions, would soon announce advances in its nuclear program.
He was speaking on the 33rd anniversary of the Islamic...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 3:29 PM
MUNICH (Reuters) - An Israeli raid on Iran's nuclear facilities would deliver a painful shock to the global economy, revive flagging Islamist militancy and possibly drag the United States into a regional war whether it backed its ally's attack or not.
| Feb 6, 2012
| 10:16 AM
With Harford County Council Bill 11-51 having been enacted into law, Harford County has completed the legislative process of updating its building and mechanical codes to the applicable 2012 International Codes, commonly called I-Codes, prior to the...