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Labor Day 2013 Stock Market Winners

Labor Day is always an interesting holiday, and it has serious ramifications on consumer spending and on the economy. The 2013 back-to-school spending has been down after a record 2012, ...
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What Is Important: Royal Caribbean Cruise Fire, Average U.S. Gas Price Drop

Low Gasoline Prices Oil dropped below $94 a barrel, and gasoline prices have been falling as well. The ongoing decline in gas prices in the United States may be helped ...
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Why Average Gas Prices Will Reach Two-Year Memorial Day High

Gasoline prices for Memorial Day will reach a two-year high, according to data from the AAA Fuel Gauge Report. It is not clear at all what, if anything, this will do ...
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Gas Prices Continue Sharp Drop

Gasoline prices continue to decline very sharply. Over the past month, they are down another 5%, and soon will fall below $3.50. If low gas prices tend to help the ...
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Slumping Oil Demand Brings Down Gasoline Prices

After a relentless two-month rise, gasoline prices have come down very modestly. The AAA Fuel Gauge report shows that the average price nationwide for a gallon of regular was $3.696 ...
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Gas Back as a Threat to the Economy

At some point, high energy prices begin to undercut consumer spending. The effect obviously varies by consumer, based on income and driving habits, at least. But the price of gasoline ...
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Weekly Gasoline Price Increase Sharpest in Two Years

The AAA said today that the average U.S. price for a gallon of regular gasoline rose 5.2% last week, the fastest growth spurt in nearly two years, and added $0.174 ...
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Gasoline Prices Are Still Dropping

Gasoline prices have moved back almost to where they were a year ago. That means the drag of fuel prices on the economy becomes increasingly less likely. Only a few ...
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What’s Important in the Financial World (12/6/2012)

Dropping Gasoline Prices Gasoline prices have moved back almost to where they were a year ago. That means the drag of fuel prices on the economy becomes increasingly less likely. ...
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What’s Important in the Financial World (11/5/2012)

Toyota Going Strong Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) continues to do well financially, as shown by its fiscal first-half figures, which cover the period ended September 30. On a consolidated ...
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What’s New in the Financial World (10/22/2012)

Little Excitement for Windows 8 As reviews and predictions increase ahead of Friday's release of Microsoft Corp.'s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows 8, a few issues dominate the commentary. The first is ...
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Premium Gas Tops $4.80 in California — No Link to Falling Oil

Most of the media reports about gas prices in California cover the fact that gas prices in some parts of the state have moved above $5. But, for drivers who ...
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Gasoline Prices Tick Higher

The drop in gasoline prices is over for now. The average per-gallon price of regular nationwide, according to the AAA Fuel Gauge, was $3.782, compared to $3.780 the day before ...
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What’s Important in the Financial World (10/3/2012)

Banks Should Abandon New York? Infamous bank analyst Dick Bove believes that banks are treated so badly by the State of New York that they should abandon the location and move to ...
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What’s Important in the Financial World (9/25/2012)

Halloween Spending ForecastHalloween may be one of the events that helps keep consumer spending at a reasonable level. BIGinsight conducted research for the National Retail Federation that found more than 71% of ...
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