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Stocks inch higher after a big two-day rally
NEW YORK — Oil and gas companies led the stock market up Friday, helping the Standard & Poor’s 500 index notch its second-best week this year. With little news to give them direction, traders continued to push indexes higher. That extended a rally from Wednesday when the Federal Reserve said i...
By Matthew Craft The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sales for holiday shopping coming down to the wire
NEW YORK — Despite an early start, sales data provided to the Associated Press shows that stores may once again have to rely on procrastinators to save the holiday shopping season. Sales were up 1.8 percent from Nov. 1 through Monday compared with the same period a year ago, according to payment ...
By Anne D’Innocenzio The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chevron: Big flames at refinery no cause for alarm
RICHMOND — Large flames and white clouds of steam visible for miles from a San Francisco Bay Area refinery caused no harm to the surrounding community. Chevron says in a statement a refinery process unit that was depressurized Thursday night created the flare and water vapor that looked like smo...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Prepackaged caramel apples linked to four deaths
WASHINGTON — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid-October. But the comme...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Chrysler gives in to gov’t, expands air bag recall
DETROIT — After resisting for nearly a month, Chrysler has bowed to government demands and will expand a recall of driver’s side air bag inflators across the nation. The automaker said Friday that it will recall nearly 2.9 million older cars and trucks in the U.S., as demanded by the National H...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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What's your favorite part of this time of year?

Getting together with friends and family
Holiday parties
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