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US average pump price ready to drop below $3 a gallon first time in 4 years; cheaper than milk

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The average price of gasoline in the U.S. hit $3 a gallon Friday, and should soon drop below the benchmark for the first time since December 2010....

posted: October 31,2014





National Business

Q&A: Why Japan is increasing stimulus when Fed feels confident enough to withdraw it

TOKYO - Japan is pumping more money into its lagging economy, expanding an already lavish stimulus effort. The surprise announcement Friday highlights diverging fortunes among the world's top economies. Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal...


Budweiser owner AB InBev: profits up 5.5 per cent in third quarter despite weak volumes

AMSTERDAM - AB InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-per cent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia....


Sony says quarterly loss balloons to $1.2 billion on smartphone woes, sticks to forecasts

TOKYO - Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink....


Medicare allowed payment for prescriptions up to 32 days after a person died

WASHINGTON - Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....


Wal-Mart to offer shipping on top holiday items

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy....


Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth

TOKYO - Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth....








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