The cost of convenience is going up. Amazon announced Thursday that it was raising the price of its Prime membership service by $20, to $99 a year, the first hike since the program was launched in 2005.
U.S. officials are allowing BP to once again bid on government contracts, lifting a ban imposed on the energy giant after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill.
A scathing report released by the State Auditor says California's Employment Development Department failed to use a federal program to recoup $500 million in unemployment insurance over payments in the last three years.
Premier Li Keqiang held a once-a-year, carefully orchestrated news conference on Thursday in Beijing. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images.
The U.S. budget deficit narrowed in February after rising employment boosted individual taxes and the Federal Reserve delivered higher earnings on its portfolio.