Governor Nathan Deal names Robyn Crittenden to head the Department of Human Services

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal's choice to head the Department of Human Services would take over an agency that has been under considerable pressure in recent years.

US consumer sentiment drops in May

WASHINGTON - A weak U.S. economy pulled down consumer sentiment in May.

Starbucks baristas will stop writing "Race Together" on cups

The company had planned all along to end the cup messages on Sunday and continue the campaign more broadly, Starbucks spokesman Jim Olson said, adding that the move had nothing to do with the criticism the plan received.

Larry McCormack

AIKEN, S.C. - Larry W. McCormack, age 77, passed away at his home on Monday, March 16, 2015. He was born on October 1, 1937, in Butler, PA, to his parents, Kenneth and Ronalda McCormack, who moved to Toledo, Ohio, where Larry grew up. He was a

US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

Consumer confidence slides after big January gain but remains above pre-recession levels.

US consumer spending slips in December as auto sales weaken

US consumer spending falls 0.3 percent in December, but personal incomes rise.

Economic growth slows, but signs are pointing up

US economy slowed to 2.6 percent annual growth in Q4, but consumer spending is fastest since 2006.

Jim Harbaugh vows to stay the course with 49ers

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Jim Harbaugh isn't budging, even if his new broken tooth offers a symbolic glimpse into the story of his disappointing year.

Lackluster consumer, business spending may slow US growth in final months of 2014

WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers and businesses spent cautiously last month, a sign that strong growth during the spring and summer might decelerate in the final three months of the year.

National average gas price below $3 for first time in 4 years

NEW YORK - The sight is so surprising that Amer­icans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon.