MIDLAND, Texas (AP) - When the rain stopped falling in Texas, the prairie grass yellowed, the soil cracked and oil drillers were confronted with a crisis. After years of easy access to cheap, plentiful water, the land they prized for its vast petroleum wealth was starting to dry up.
Q: When I turned 62 about 8 months ago, I was getting unemployment benefits. Those benefits recently ended so I went to file for my Social Security. The clerk who was helping me with my retirement application told me that I could have filed for retirement at age 62. I didn't do that because I was under the impression that I could not get unemployment and Social Security at the same time. So I asked to backdate my Social Security application to the month I turned 62, but I was told I couldn't do that. The clerk said ...
NEW YORK (AP) - Home improvement retailer Home Depot Inc. on Thursday apologized for a tweet that showed a picture of two African-American drummers with a person in a gorilla mask in between them and asked: "Which drummer is not like the others?"
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he'll do everything he can to help people coping with health insurance cancellations, but legally and practically his options appear limited.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Shares of Twitter went on sale to the public for the first time Thursday, instantly leaping more than 70 percent above their offering price in a dazzling debut that exceeded even Wall Street's lofty hopes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal safety regulators on Thursday proposed major changes in workplace reporting rules that would require large companies to file injury and illness reports electronically so they can be posted online and made available to the public.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Samsung Electronics Co. has a new goal after overtaking Apple in smartphones: it wants to be world No. 1 in tablet computers too.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - They loved it. Now they hate it.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The final curtain is falling on the remaining Blockbuster video-rental stores that Dish Network Corp. runs in the U.S.
NEW YORK (AP) - Treadmills for $33? Computer monitors for $9? The deals are too good to be true - even at Wal-Mart.
NEW YORK (AP) - Cargill Inc. says it will start labeling beef products that contain "finely textured beef," following last year's public outcry over the use of "pink slime."
CUPERTINO (AP) - Apple seems to have trimmed the bill for making its latest iPad along with the tablet computer's width and weight.
INDIAN CASINO OPENS IN WINE COUNTRY: PETALUMA (AP) - The opening of one of California's largest Indian casinos on Tuesday drew throngs of visitors and snarled traffic in the state's wine country.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - It can help overthrow dictators. But can it make money?
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Twitter co-founder Biz Stone hopes to demonstrate that a picture can be worth even more than 140 characters of text.
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Alan Mulally is staying at Ford.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - After attempts to hawk 3-D and OLED TVs fizzled in recent years, television manufacturers are taking small steps toward making a new technology, Ultra HD, more viable for mainstream consumers.
NEW YORK (AP) - Aereo, a Barry Diller-backed startup that provides broadcast television channels over the Internet for a monthly fee, said Tuesday that it has secured $34 million in additional funding from outside investors.
CUPERTINO ( AP) - Apple says people spent more than $10 billion in its app store last year, on apps such as "Minecraft," ''Angry Birds Star Wars" and "Sleep Cycle" alarm clock.