United States markets were mostly lower in early afternoon trading on Friday as the stocks of energy companies fell along with the price of oil.
If you're wincing at the cost of gasoline as get ready for your Memorial Day driving trip, take heart: You're not paying as much as you did last year.
The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday that it is responding to a fire at an oil production platform near New Orleans. The Coast Guard received a report of a fire from the Miss Katherine offshore supply vessel at 2:50 a.m.
... * Profit-taking ahead of longer U.S. weekend, traders say. * Dollar strength weighs anew on oil, commodities. * U.S. crude still set for 10th consecutive weekly rise.
Loudoun continues to rank as Virginia's fastest-growing county, according to updated figures released this week by the U.S. Census Bureau—adding population at a rate of more than 1,000 people per month during the past year.