Falling oil prices affect global economy

...Weak inflation makes it harder for troubled economies like Greece to reduce debt.The Chinese government adjusts retail prices in line with the global market. As a result, Beijing has cut prices repeatedly this year.On Friday, the highest...

Oil's decline feeds drop in gasoline prices

...88 a barrel. That has helped extend a slide in gasoline prices that began in late February. Nationwide, average retail prices have fallen by 28 cents per gallon, or 7 percent, since Feb. 27, to $3.51 per gallon. Analysts say pump prices...

Above-normal summer rains damaged fall crops, affected prices for some

...to be significant enough to increase prices, which have remained fairly steady all year."There's no reason for retail prices to change with regard to the price of cotton," Shurley said.Georgia is the second-largest producer of cotton...

Consumers refuse to pay retail prices

NEW YORK - It's the "sale" sign that's getting Maria Diaz in the Christmas shopping mood this year. "The stores dangle 40 percent off signs in front of me and I come running," said Ms. Diaz, lugging two Macy's shopping bags filled with discounted holiday gifts. "Why pay retail, when you can get it for less?" Ms. Diaz isn't the only one hunting for bargains these days. More and more value-conscious consumers won't pay full price anymore, waiting instead for stores to mark down their merchandise.

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In market paradox, gasoline retailers do best when pump prices fall

...the spread between wholesale and retail prices is almost twice its normal size...by more than 40 percent, while retail prices have come down just 11 percent...two." The lagging decline in retail prices is not accidental and the industry...

Big Movers in the Stock Market

...New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market. NYSE Gap Inc., down 86 cents at $21.38 Investors worried that retail prices throughout the sector would rise due to increased shipping and fuel costs. Titan Corp., up 25 cents at $12.03...

BMW 1-Series starts under $30,000

...longer. BMW's new 1-Series cars just now arriving in the United States have starting manufacturer's suggested retail prices, including destination charge, as low as $29,375 for a coupe with manual transmission and $33,875 for a convertible...

Life & style
Gas prices climb 3.61 cents in past three weeks

...weeks to a national average of $1.68 per gallon, according to a report released Sunday. With the latest increase, retail prices have risen more than 17 cents a gallon since late December. The Lundberg Survey of 8,000 stations nationwide was...

Big bargains for back-to-school

...offers a large selection of brand-name, gently-used clothing and accessory items at up to 70 percent off mall retail prices. The retailer caters to teen and twenty-something males and females. If your closet is bursting at the seams or...

Oil drops again; gas following

...Tuesday, analysts say the outlook for motorists is only getting better. "We'll see sub-$2.25-a-gallon retail (prices) by October," said Tom Kloza, director of the Oil Price Information Service, adding that prices below $2 can...