Stocks closed moderately lower, and trading volume relatively light, on the Friday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday in the U.S.. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 53 points, or 0.3 percent, to 18,232.
An oil platform caught fire and was evacuated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana in the early hours of Friday, though no injuries were reported, the U.S.
MIAMI (CBSMiami) - AAA predicts about 33 million Americans will drive more than 50 miles during this Memorial Day weekend which is the most in ten years.
The U.S. Census Bureau said Durango's population, including this house under construction on a hillside above the 1200 block of Florida Road, has grown 5.6 percent since the last Census in 2010.
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