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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
Gas prices expected to slip below $3 a gallon � and stay there  Fort Worth Star Telegram
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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.
U.S. Stocks Gain in Week as Benchmark Indexes Hit Records  Bloomberg
Friday Evening Business Brief  KELOLAND TV
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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
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Wages Show Signs of Pickup, Just as Consumers Hiccup
Consumer spending faltered in September, declining for the first time since January. Here, Cynthia Dodd-Simonson shops at a Family Dollar store in Wilmington, N.C.
US consumer spending falters; wage gains highest since 2008  Reuters
US consumer spending falls as wages rise  The Daily Star
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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 ...
Refineries fuel Big Oil profits  Houston Chronicle
Exxon, Chevron post higher earnings despite low oil prices  The Augusta Chronicle
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Japan's huge pension fund in major shift
Tokyo - Japan's public retirement-savings manager will put half its holdings in local and foreign stocks and start investing in alternative assets as the world's biggest pension fund seeks higher returns.
BOJ Joins Pension as Abenomics Ignites Global Stock Rally  Bloomberg
Demand From Japan Pension's Fund Could Cap Treasury Yields  Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Budweiser owner InBev profits up 5.5 percent in Q3
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Anheuser-Busch InBev SA, the world's largest beer maker, has reported a 5.5-percent increase in earnings for the third quarter, as higher selling prices more than made up for volume declines in Europe and Asia.
AB InBev's Carlos Brito Explains Shuttering of Busch Media, Hiring of WPP  Wall Street Journal (blog)
Budweiser profits pinched by Russia  CNNMoney
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Ruble's Two-Minute Rally Shows Russia Guessed Wrong
The Russian central bank's gambit worked for all of about two minutes yesterday. That's how long the ruble rallied after policy makers surprised investors by ratcheting up the benchmark interest rate 1.5 percentage points to 9.5 percent this afternoon.
Russia's Central Bank lifts key interest rate to 9.5% to revive roiling ...  RT
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