Mark Huffman has been a consumer news reporter for ConsumerAffairs since 2004. He covers real estate, gas prices and the economy and has reported extensively on negative-option sales.
U.S. stocks opened lower on Friday after data showed a stronger-than-expected rise in core inflation in April, suggesting the Federal Reserve would remain on course to hike interest rates later this year.
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) - A police investigation of a suspicious package at Grand Central Terminal caused 20-30 minute delays on Metro-North Friday morning.
CHICAGO A weak global agriculture sector weighed heavily on quarterly results posted by Deere & Co on Friday, but earnings still topped expectations, and the farm equipment maker raised its full-year profit forecast despite a worsening sales outlook.