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  • Gas prices below $2 a gallon in Texas, Oklahoma Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers coming from miles away to fill up. A station in Oklahoma City started the trend earlier this week at a new location...

  • Monster trucks take American culture on the road Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 5:22 AM ET

    ELLENTON, Fla.— From Madonna to Miley Cyrus, from Titanic to Transformers, American entertainment culture has been rolling all over the world for decades. "We're monster trucking the world," said Kenneth Feld, CEO of Feld Entertainment, the company that owns the giant vehicles and the trademark Monster Jam events. The trucks have visited everywhere from Abu Dhabi to...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- Thousands of U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched in nearly 200 cities around the United States on Thursday including Chicago and Boston to advocate for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the largest in the city, chanting "We can't...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 4- U.S. Treasuries investors are focused on the wide difference in yields between European government bonds and higher-paying Treasuries, especially among long maturities, according to Dan Heckman, senior fixed income strategist, at U.S. Bank Wealth Management in Kansas City.

  • One fast-food worker's fight for $15 hourly wage Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 1:31 PM ET
    Fight for 15 campaigners protesting in a McDonald's restaurant in Massachusetts on December 4, 2014.

    Fast-food worker Terrance Wise has become the leading voice of the Fight for 15 one-day strikes for higher wages. NYT reports.

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched for higher pay in Chicago, Milwaukee and Boston on Thursday as demonstrations advocating for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights in about 190 cities began around the United States. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the largest in the...

  • CHICAGO, Dec 4- U.S. fast-food workers and supporters marched for higher pay in Chicago, Milwaukee and Boston on Thursday as demonstrations advocating for a $15 minimum wage and other labor rights planned in at least 160 cities began around the United States. About 200 demonstrators marched in downtown Chicago starting near the Rock' N' Roll McDonald's, the...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 2- Footwear retailer Brown Shoe Company Inc is trying to acquire women's luxury shoe retailer Stuart Weitzman Holdings LLC, which could fetch close to $1 billion, three people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. Brown Shoe is competing against other potential suitors, that include private equity firms and financial investors, the sources...

  • *Otsuka to buy Avanir; Cypress Semi to buy Spansion. NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday as a pair of big M&A deals boosted market optimism and helped the market rebound from the broad decline in the previous session, which was the S&P 500' s weakest day in a month. While oil fell 1 percent to $68.35 per barrel- extending a decline that has taken the commodity down...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St rises, but oil continues to weigh Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:59 AM ET

    *Otsuka to buy Avanir; Cypress Semi to buy Spansion. NEW YORK, Dec 2- U.S. stocks rose modestly on Tuesday as a pair of big M&A deals boosted market optimism and helped the market rebound from the broad decline in the previous session, which was the S&P 500' s weakest day in a month. U.S. crude futures fell 2 percent to $67.58 per barrel, contributing to the 0.5 percent...

  • Nov 29- U.S. shoppers spent slightly less money at brick-and-mortar stores on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday than across the same two days in 2013, while online sales surged to record highs, data showed on Saturday. Sales at retail stores totaled about $12.29 billion on Thursday and Friday, down 0.5 percent from the $12.35 billion spent last year, according to...

  • WEST HARTFORD, Conn./ CHICAGO, Nov 28- Mall crowds were relatively thin on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Across the United States, shoppers were greeted by protesters at hundreds of stores- some calling for higher wages...

  • WEST HARTFORD, Conn., Nov 28- Mall crowds were relatively thin early on Black Friday in a sign of what has become the new normal in U.S. holiday shopping: the mad rush is happening the night of Thanksgiving and more consumers are picking up deals online. Police responded to a handful of incidents at Wal-Mart Stores on Thursday, including to break up a fight over a Barbie...

  • Ferguson movement spreads cross-country  Wednesday, 26 Nov 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    Officer Darren Wilson broke his silence on Michael Brown, CNBC's Scott Cohn with the latest details on the violence in Ferguson, Missouri.

  • AG Holder: Ferguson Fed probe continues  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 5:12 PM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder spoke today about the investigation into events in Ferguson. CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.

  • Nov 25- The final vote tally on an Oregon ballot measure that would require labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients was so close that state officials are doing a recount, a spokesman for the state said on Tuesday. Final results show the Oregon measure losing by 812 votes out of a total of more than 1.5 million votes, according to the Oregon...

  • After riots, how one St. Louis business stays open Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 4:04 PM ET
    St. Louis restaurant Rooster boarded up its windows and opened for business on Tuesday, after it was attacked during nighttime riots.

    The day after rioters broke seven large windows in his St. Louis restaurant, David Bailey said he is trying to make the best of a bad situation.

  • Ferguson biz owners wary of outside looters  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    Ferguson, Missouri business owners Charles and Karen Vogel, discuss the destruction that took place in their community during last night's riots.

  • Ferguson clergy urges calm  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 3:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the latest from Ferguson, Missouri where law enforcement is preparing for the possibility of more protests.

  • Ferguson trying to keep control  Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Ferguson, Missouri, where many businesses were damaged in protests overnight.