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No tricks, just treats at the gas pumps
MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News & - It's no trick, but a very big treat: the average price of gasoline has just fallen below $3 per gallon in the United States for the first time over 46 months, according to GasBuddy.
Prices At The Pump Hit 4 Year Low Ahead Of Holidays  American Live Wire
First Time Since 2010: National Average Dips Below $3 per Gallon  Martinsville Daily
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Shares jump, yen slumps as BoJ ramps up stimulus
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global equity markets surged more than 1 percent and the yen fell to a nearly seven-year low against the dollar on Friday after the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by ramping up its massive economic stimulus program.
Japan Abruptly Acts to Stimulate Economy  New York Times
Stocks Rally Across Globe  Wall Street Journal
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Starbucks results fail to impress; company plans delivery options in 2015
The world's largest coffee chain Starbucks announced that the company will offer delivery of its products at select locations starting second half of next year.
Starbucks To Deliver Coffee In 2015 To Select Markets  American Live Wire
Starbucks Planning Delivery Service
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Dow, S&P 500 end at record highs; BoJ move adds fuel to rally
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow and S&P 500 ended at record highs on Friday and other indexes posted strong gains for a second week after the Bank of Japan's surprise move to ramp up its stimulus program.
How the Dow Jones average fared Friday  SFGate
Big Day for Wall Street  AdviceTrade
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Consumer spending drops in September as income growth slows
Americans unexpectedly tightened their purse strings a bit in September, sending consumer spending to its first drop in eight months, as income growth slowed, the Commerce Department said Friday.
Wages Show Signs of Pickup, Just as Consumers Hiccup  Wall Street Journal
US consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008  Reuters
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AIG to pay $35M fine to New York to resolve licensing probe of 2 subsidiaries
ALBANY, N.Y. - American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two former subsidiaries of the insurance giant solicited business without a license and misled regulators about their operations in the state.
AIG agrees to pay $35 million in fine to settle licensing allegations  West Texas News
AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations  The Elkhart Truth
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At Exxon Mobil and Chevron, Refining Businesses Support Earnings
Exxon Mobil and Chevron, the two largest American oil companies, reported surprisingly strong quarterly earnings on Friday. Despite the fall in oil prices, they had robust profits from their refining businesses, which for years were the plodding fifth wheels of ...
Exxon profit enjoys unexpected boost  The Columbian
Refineries fuel Big Oil profits  Houston Chronicle
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Mars Hill Church to dissolve; branches' future uncertain
SEATTLE - Megachurch Mars Hill, which has a location in Everett, announced Friday that it is dissolving and is encouraging local branches to become independent churches.
Seattle megachurch dissolves, weeks after embattled founder resigns under fire  The Republic
Mars Hill Church disbanding, tells local sites to go independent  The Seattle Times
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Obama to meet Federal Reserve chair Yellen Monday: White House
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will meet with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Monday to discuss "the long-term outlook for the American economy and the global recovery," a White House official said.
A judge, like the Fed Reserve chief, should care about income inequality  SFGate
Obama to Confer With Fed Chair Yellen on US Economy  Businessweek
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Amazon is largely white and male, according to company diversity data on Friday released a report on its employee diversity that shows its workforce is mostly white and male, a finding that mirrors similar disclosures by high-tech companies such as Google and Facebook.
Amazon Joins Google and Facebook in Exposing Tech's Gender Gap  Wired
Amazon diversity report shows it's largely white, male  USA TODAY
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