Two companies had very successful IPOs today: One is in the business of making hamburgers. One is in the business of saving lives.
WILLISTON, N.D. (Reuters) - Chevron Corp (CVX.N), the second-largest U.S. oil producer, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as sales of chemicals, lubricants and other refined products helped offset plunging crude prices CLc1.
Pedestrians walk past a board listing foreign currency rates against the Russian ruble outside an exchange office in central Moscow in December.
U.S. consumers are feeling upbeat about the economy, according to data released Friday. The optimism could keep consumer spending on a rising trend, but future sentiment gains may depend on wage growth accelerating.
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