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  House Speaker John Boehner said Friday there has been no progress in negotiations to avert a "fiscal cliff" combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts in January and called on President Barack Obama to produce a new offer.

Boehner: No progress in fiscal cliff talks

Updated: 12/7/2012 10:25 AM

  The factory where 112 garment workers died in a fire should have been shut down months ago. The fire department refused to renew the certification it needed to operate, a top fire official told The Associated Press. And its owner told AP that just...

Bangladesh factory lost fire certification

Updated: 12/7/2012 10:25 AM

  In the fiscal cliff wars, a pivotal battle is raging between Democrats demanding to raise revenue by boosting tax rates on the nation's highest earners and Republicans insisting on eliminating deductions and other tax breaks instead. Which is better...

Higher rates or fewer tax breaks - what's worse?

Updated: 12/7/2012 08:05 AM

  The GOP majority used its superior numbers and backing from Gov. Rick Snyder to ramrod legislation through the House and Senate on Thursday, brushing aside denunciations and walkouts by helpless Democrats and cries of outrage from union activists...

Mich. legislators defy unions, OK right-to-work

Updated: 12/7/2012 07:33 AM

  The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, the lowest since December 2008. The report "is something of a mixed bag but, on balance, it's a positive," said Paul Ashworth, an economist at Capital...

Economy adds 146K jobs, rate at 7.7%

Updated: 12/7/2012 10:09 AM

  Aston Martin, the British maker of sports cars featured in James Bond movies, will sell a 37.5 percent stake to Investindustrial to shore up its finances.

Aston Martin sells stake to investment fund

Updated: 12/7/2012 06:34 AM

  Upon their arrival in Miami earlier this week, it didn't take long for Northern Illinois University athletic director Jeff Compher and Co. to have their "We're not in DeKalb anymore" moment. "We sure did," Compher said with a laugh. Playing in a...

NIU ready for a big — and costly — Miami Beach trip

Updated: 12/7/2012 11:25 AM

  Chicago movie critic Roger Ebert has been hospitalized with a hip fracture. His wife, Chaz Ebert, told The Associated Press on Thursday that her husband was doing much better and "doctors are making assessments" about when he could leave the...

Roger Ebert hospitalized with fractured hip

Updated: 12/7/2012 07:09 AM

  The time has come to turn on the furnace, light the fire and settle in for a long winter. Making the transition from outside to in taps into a primal desire to prepare your living space for the months ahead. Sometimes just adding one accessory or...

Brighten your interior with any of these new offerings

Updated: 12/7/2012 09:09 AM

  Patrick Boris is inching closer to his own "fiscal cliff," 2,100 miles away from the political brinkmanship under way on Capitol Hill. If Congress and the White House allow the country to go over the cliff later this month, Boris figures he could...

The nation's housing: An underwater owner's nightmare

Updated: 12/5/2012 06:08 PM

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