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Stocks fall, snaps four-day winning streak
NEW YORK — A batch of mixed earnings reports Friday helped push the stock market to its first day of losses this week. Shares of tissue and diaper maker Kimberly-Clark dropped after the company’s earnings fell short of expectations and it gave a disappointing outlook. Package-delivery service U...
By Steve Rothwell The Associated Press FULL STORY
Good times keep rolling at the pump
NEW YORK — At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero. But for the first time since 2009, most Americans are paying less than $2 a gallon. Just three months ago experts were shocked when it fell under $3. “It’s crazy,” says Michael Noel, an...
By Jonathan Fahey The Associated Press FULL STORY
McDonald’s earnings fall; changes afoot to woo customers
OAK BROOK, Ill. — McDonald’s isn’t lovin’ it, and it’s going to do something about it. The world’s largest hamburger chain reported falling earnings and sales for its fourth quarter on Friday and says it is going to take action this year to save money and bring customers back. This inc...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Expedia buys booking site Travelocity for $280M in cash
NEW YORK — Expedia has acquired travel booking site Travelocity from the Sabre Corp. for $280 million in cash. The deal adds to Expedia’s growing portfolio of websites. The Bellevue, Washington-company already owns nearly a dozen travel sites including, Hotwire and Egencia, the world...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Settlements reached in so-called ‘hot fuel’ litigation
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty-eight oil companies and retailers have agreed to settle litigation claiming customers were knowingly overcharged when gas station fuel temperatures rose, plaintiffs announced Friday. Federal officials earlier consolidated about 50 lawsuits filed since 2006 from consumers...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy
NEW YORK — Apparently, airline passengers aren’t buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy. The quirky in-flight shopping catalog has been a mainstay on airlines since 1989. Passengers with nowhere to go would pull it from the seatb...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Would you like to see San Mateo City Hall move downtown?

Yes, it's the perfect spot for it
No, it's good where it is
Depends on where exactly and how much it would cost
Should never have left downtown
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