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In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

...billion-plus of their own stock.OIL PRICES PLUNGE: In a gift for U.S. consumers, energy got significantly cheaper. Crude oil prices were essentially cut in half from this year's high. The slowing economies in Europe and Asia curbed demand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/2014-us-economy-began-shak
Investors still see benefit of hiring stock pickers to run their funds

...This year, it's been a negative. Exxon Mobil has shed 11 percent of its value due to the plunge in the price of crude oil.But many fund managers have shielded themselves from the slump. Fund managers who own a mix of value and growth large-cap...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/investors-still-see-benefi
Falling oil prices will mean lower airfare

...by 5 percent in 2015, excluding surcharges and taxes.That might not be a big decrease considering that the price of crude oil has fallen 40 percent since June, but is the most carriers can do for now, the International Air Transport Associated...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-10/falling-oil-prices-will-me
US stocks slide the most in two months

...Energy Department reported that domestic oil inventories had increased. Analysts expected a decline.Benchmark U.S. crude oil fell $2.88 to close at $60.94 a barrel. The price has now dropped more than 40 percent from a peak of $107 in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-10/us-stocks-slide-most-two-m
Gas prices should continue to drop through year's end

...despite the decline in the cost of crude oil has contributed to the anticipated...spring unless there is a spike in crude oil prices or an unanticipated disruption...the Great Recession if the cost of crude oil continues to set multi-year lows...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-07/gas-prices-should-continue
Gas stations cheer lower gas prices along with drivers

...and $1.10 below its peak for this year of $3.70, reached in April.Gas has fallen because the global price of crude oil has dropped 45 percent since this summer. The U.S., Canada and other countries are producing more oil at time when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-12/gas-stations-cheer-lower-g
Falling oil prices affect global economy

...world is awash in oil at a time when demand from major economies is weak ? so prices are falling.The price of U.S. crude oil dropped $7.54 a barrel, or 10 percent, to $66.15 on Friday and is down 38 percent since hitting $107 in June...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-28/falling-oil-prices-affect-
OPEC keeps oil output on hold despite low prices

...entirely what we wanted," and analysts suggested that others share that view."I think you're going to see additional tension between the OPEC ranks," said Jamie Webster, the senior director of crude oil markets at IHS consultants.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-27/opec-keeps-oil-output-hold
National average price of gas to average less than $3 for 2015, 13 percent drop from 2014

...Information Administration, the Energy Department's statistical arm, attributed the lower pump prices to lower prices for crude oil and weak fuel demand. The EIA did hedge its bet on lower oil prices though, as it cautioned that OPEC could cut production...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-12/national-average-price-gas
US stocks gain as the price of crude oil rebounds

NEW YORK - Stocks returned to record levels Wednesday as a rebound in oil prices boosted energy stocks. The stock market also gained after the completion of midterm elections that saw Republicans take control of the Senate.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-05/us-stocks-gain-price-crude