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FILE - This August 2010 file photo shows a sign for Moody's Corp. in New York. America has a debt problem, and the big borrower this time may surprise you: Corporate America. At many businesses, cash is falling, debt is ballooning and finances are getting worse. Formerly highly-rated corporate borrowers that are cut to junk and thus made too risky for many bond funds are known as "fallen angels." Moody’s tallied 56 fallen angels in the first six months of 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
The hidden risk to the economy in corporate balance sheetsAmerica has a debt problem, and the big borrower this time may surprise you: Corporate America
The Associated Press23 minutes ago
In this photo provided by inciweb.nwcg.gov, a wildfire smolders on the northwest side of Owyhee Canyon south of Vale, Ore., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The nearly 50-square-mile fire in eastern Oregon near the Idaho state line is now threatening Succor Creek State Park. (inciweb.nwcg.gov via AP)
Crews battling 35 large, uncontained wildfires in the WestThirty-five large, uncontained wildfires are burning in the West, and firefighters are making initial attacks on another 112 new fires trying to prevent them from getting big
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Underwater expedition off California reveals sunken warshipAn underwater expedition along the California coast has revealed for the first time a sunken World War II-era aircraft carrier once used in atomic tests in the Pacific
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov'tU.S. communities hard-hit by coal industry layoffs in eight Appalachian states and Texas are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
This aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in the town of Amatrice, central Italy, after an earthquake, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubbleRescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble early Wednesday
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
This artist rendering provided by the European Southern Observatory shows a view of the surface of the planet Proxima b orbiting the red dwarf star Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System. The double star Alpha Centauri AB also appears in the image to the upper-right of Proxima itself. Proxima b is a little more massive than the Earth and orbits in the habitable zone around Proxima Centauri, where the temperature is suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface.  (European Southern Observatory via AP)
Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next doorAfter scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
A wounded man is assisted in an ambulance after a complex Taliban attack on the campus of the American University in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. University President Mark English told The Associated Press that security forces had arrived on the scene soon after the attack began around 7 p.m. (1430 GMT) (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 deadOfficials say militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan, killing at least one person and wounding another 18 as security forces were still combing the campus in search of attackers
The Associated Press14 minutes ago
Turkish artillery stationed near the Syrian border in Karkamis, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday aimed at clearing a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces had crossed into Syria as part of the operation. (AP Photo)
Turkey makes first major foray into Syria with assault on ISTurkey launched its first major ground assault into Syria since the country's civil war began, sending in tanks and special forces backed by U.S. airstrikes to help Syrian rebels retake a border town from Islamic State militants
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
Turkish army tanks are stationed near the border with Syria, in Karkamis, Turkey, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. Turkey's military launched an operation before dawn Wednesday to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants, and a private Turkish TV station reported that a small number of Turkish special forces crossed into Syria as part of the operation. (DHA via AP)
Volatile mix in Syria war puts new strain on US strategyThe U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day
The Associated Press31 minutes ago
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