Economy

Gas Prices On The Rise

You may have noticed you're paying a little more at the pump these days. That's pretty typical this time of year according to Tom Kloza , the chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service . Prices have increased about 25-cents per gallon over the last month. Coincidentally, the national...
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The 12 Days Of Christmas Are Expensive

If your true love were to give to you all the items mentioned in the 12 Days of Christmas, they'd be shelling out $39,094.93 ... an increase of $450 compared to last year. Here's the breakdown: 1 Partridge - $20.18 1 Pear Tree - $199.95 2 Turtle Doves - $375.00 3 French Hens - $181.50 4 Calling...
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Retailers Having A Hard Time Finding Employees For The Holidays

One of the problems employers are discovering about the improved economy and record low unemployment, is there aren't enough people to work for the holiday season. That's good news for those who are, because employers are offering extra perks to entice those looking for seasonal employment. The...
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Sonic Sold For $2.3 Billion

Inspire Brands , which owns Arby's and Buffalo Wild Wings is adding Sonic to their portfolio. Paying nearly 20% more than the cost of shares during trading on Monday, the company says that they don't plan on making any changes to America's drive-in. Sonic 's sales at locations open at least a year...
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Volkswagen To Stop Producing Iconic Beetle

Vokswagen , the German auto maker, announced Thursday (9/13) that it would discontinue production of their well-known Beetle in the summer of 2019. The first 'bug' rolled off the assembly line in 1938, and in 1998 the revamped Beetle was unveiled. However the demand for SUV's and cross-overs has...
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Gas Prices Expected To Drop In The Weeks Ahead

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is headed downward this fall! AAA says it expects the national average to decrease by about 14 cents per gallon in the months ahead. Earlier this week, the average price per gallon was $2.84. That means we should see prices drop to around $2.70 per...
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Another 72 Sears Stores To Close

Siting a 12% drop in revenue over the first quarter of 2018 at the Sears stores that survived the previous round of closings, Sears announced that it would be permanently shutting the doors on at least another 72 locations "in the near future". The company identified 100 locations that were not...
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