NYC's top cop stepping down after challenging tenure

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton is leaving the nation's largest police force, after getting credit for keeping crime down but grappling with tension between officers and minority communities.

  • Written by TOM HAYS, Associated Press JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

New insurance policy: Abandon ACA exchanges to avoid losses

Aetna became the latest health insurer to cast doubt upon its future in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after it called off a planned expansion Tuesday and suggested it could abandon that market completely.

  • Written by TOM MURPHY, AP Health Writer

US stocks hit the skids as consumer companies fall

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are skidding Tuesday and are on track for their biggest drop in more than a month. Consumer companies are taking big losses as investors worry about the health of the U.S economy. Machinery companies are also down, while concerns about Europe's banks are hurting financial stocks. The price of oil continues to fall.

  • Written by MARLEY JAY, AP Markets Writer