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James Hallstrom pumps gas at Holly's Super Gas on Main Street in Westbrook, Maine. The price of oil is dropping, which in turn is affecting the price of heating oil and gas.

When the economy gets a 20 percent discount

Oct 20, 2014
The dip in oil prices is looking like a sustained drop. What are the consequences?
Posted In: big oil, oil prices, price drop, oil economy

Your Wallet: Breaking down financial horror stories

Oct 20, 2014
Tackling the scariest problems in your finances.

In Context: The big business of high school sports

Oct 17, 2014
Should high school football games be televised?
Posted In: high school, Sports, Money
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 15 in New York City. Stocks remain on a downward trajectory amid growing fears of Ebola and a global slowdown.

How stock market volatility could impact the economy

Oct 16, 2014
It's been a wild week on the stock market. The causes are numerous--from Europe to ebola to weak economic growth in the United States. But what are the likely effects--beyond the markets themselves?
Posted In: stock market, market volatility, Dow Jones, S&P

A push to hire the long-term unemployed

Oct 16, 2014
One company’s approach: Forget resumes. Turn to videos.
Posted In: employment, long-term unemployment, recession, economic recovery
Alex Martinez, 18, celebrates being the first person with new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the Puerta del Sol Apple Store in Madrid, Spain. Overall retail sales this month weren't strong, but still did better than expected.

Retail's new normal

Oct 15, 2014
September retail sales take a slight dip from August.
Posted In: retail sales, consumer spending, consumer behavior
U.S. General David Petraeus (R), commander of U.S. Central Command, greets the former president of the Center for a New American Security, John Nagl, during a conference in Washington, DC.

John Nagl says the U.S. isn't finished in Iraq

Oct 15, 2014
Retired Lt. Cl. John Nagl reflects on his time in the "first two" Iraq wars.
Posted In: Iraq, Iraq war, ISIL
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Rethinking a corporate inversion

Oct 15, 2014
Pharmaceutical company AbbVie says it will reconsider a merger in light of new tax regulations.
Posted In: abbvie, corporate inversion

A conversation with Jean Tirole, Nobel Prize winner

Oct 13, 2014
The story of the missed call that ended with a Nobel Prize for Jean Tirole.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, France

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