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World stocks slide as China trading halted after plunge

Chinese stocks nosedived on Thursday, triggering the second daylong trading halt of the week and sending other Asian markets sharply lower as investor jitters rippled across the region.

US applications for unemployment benefits jumped last week

More Americans requested unemployment benefits last week, but the level remains near historic lows in a positive sign for the job market.

How much money you just saved on gas in 2015

U.S. drivers saved a bunch of money on gasoline this past year, as Saudi Arabia and other OPEC members kept the pumps going in the face of low oil prices.

'Force Awakens' becomes fastest movie to $1 billion

"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has reached $1 billion at the box office, achieving the milestone with record-setting hyper speed.

Bridgestone raises offer for Pep Boys to $947M, tops Icahn

Bridgestone has raised its offer for Pep Boys to $947 million, topping a sweetened bid for the auto parts seller from activist investor Carl Icahn.

Defying Fed hike, 30-year mortgage rate slips to 3.96%

What Fed rate hike?

Fulton council advances economic deal with Holts Summit

The Fulton City Council adopted two resolutions at Tuesday’s meeting that aim to improve the city’s economic development by attracting potential retail investors and retaining downtown businesses.

Falling US exports widen 3Q current account trade deficit

A drop in exports of petroleum and other U.S. goods increased the deficit in the broadest measure of U.S. trade in the July-September quarter.

December to be best US auto sales month since 2005

Two auto sales forecasting companies say Americans will buy more cars and trucks in December than any other month in more than a decade.

Stocks slide as a late tumble erases post-Fed gains

Stocks skidded Thursday as a late drop erased the market’s gains from the day before. Companies that sell oil, gold and silver tumbled along with the prices of those commodities.

Fed finally lifts key interest rate from near zero

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates from record lows set at the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, a shift that heralds modestly higher rates on some loans.

Stocks jump after Fed finally raises interest rates

Stocks climbed Wednesday after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates, a long-expected vote of confidence in the U.S. economy.

Nationwide average gas price soon under $2, lowest since recession

Many drivers across the country already seeing pump prices below that mark

The nationwide average price of a gallon of regular Saturday was $2.02, down 58 cents from this time last year, according to auto club AAA. Experts say it could drop below $2 a gallon in the coming days.

New rule: Truck drivers must electronically record hours

An estimated 3 million commercial truck and bus drivers must electronically record their hours behind the wheel under a new government rule aimed at enforcing regulations designed to prevent fatigue.

Energy stocks help push market higher

Investors took a chance on some beaten-down shares on Thursday, helping the U.S. stock market to its first gain in four days.