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COLUMBUS, Ohio— Prices at the gas pump in Ohio are down again. A gallon of regular gas was averaging $3.31 in Monday's survey from auto club AAA, the Oil Price Information Service and WEX Inc. That's 12 cents lower than a week ago, and it's down 14 cents from a month ago. The Ohio average is lower than the national average, which was $3.39 on Monday.
MILAN- EU finance ministers and central bankers meet in Milan. ECB President Mario Draghi, Vice President Vitor Constancio and ECB Supervisory Board Chair Daniele Nouy to attend. PARIS- Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai to chair the second China-France High-Level Economic and Financial dialogue in France with French Finance Minister Michel Sapin.
HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,931.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska gained three rigs; Kansas, New Mexico and North Dakota each increased by two; and Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania were up one apiece.
ALBANY, Ga.— Jurors started deciding Friday whether the owner of a Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak recklessly sent known tainted products with the motto "just ship it" or was simply a scapegoat for large food companies that authorities didn't want to prosecute and subordinate managers who weren't prominent enough to shoulder the blame.
LIMA, Ohio— Ohio highway patrol: Convicted killer of 3 high school students caught after prison escape.
Treasury Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin attends the Making Home Affordable Help for Homeowners event in Baltimore- 1700 GMT. Speakers:- Latvia Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, Norway Defense Minister Eriksen Soreide, Georgia Foreign Minister Maia Panjikidze and Poland Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak.
ALBANY, Ga.— The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have tested positive for the bacteria and others sent with fake lab results and no real confirmation the products were safe to eat, a prosecutor told jurors during closing arguments in the food-poisoning trial Thursday.
CINCINNATI— Kroger Co. on Thursday reported earnings of $347 million in its fiscal second quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 69 cents per share. Kroger expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.22 to $3.28 per share.
Rick Snyder's administration has hired the former chief of prisons in Florida and Indiana to oversee Michigan's troubled three-year, $145 million contract with a company supplying inmates with food. Ohio also has fined Aramark for similar contract violations.
DALLAS— For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors.
CHICAGO, Sept 10- Retail giant Wal-Mart joined a group of volunteers counting corn ears and soybean pods in fields in the United States recently in a clear sign traditional crop tours are expanding their appeal from farmers and traders to all those with a stake in the U.S. food chain.
ALBANY, Ga.— Defense attorneys took barely an hour Wednesday to rest their cases after more than a month of prosecution testimony in the federal trial of three people charged in a deadly national salmonella outbreak five years ago that authorities traced to a rural Georgia peanut plant.
District Judge Katherine Polk Failla dismissed a lawsuit by the New York Bankers Association, which said the law gave the city illegal power to regulate banks and conflicted with federal and state law.
Oil producers in condensate-heavy shale crude plays like the Eagle Ford and the western Permian Basin in Texas also could fetch better condensate prices if exported, as U.S. refiners have limited demand for it.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 8- Mooo-ve over milk, Starbucks Corp is testing coconut milk in stores in Los Angeles, Cleveland and Oregon as alternatives to traditional dairy products grow more popular. Starbucks, which has nearly 11,800 cafes in the United States, regularly tests new products.
*Payrolls data weaker than expected. NEW YORK, Sept 5- U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, lifting the S&P 500 to a fresh closing high, after a weaker-than-expected jobs report was taken as a sign that the Federal Reserve will not begin raising interest rates anytime soon.
*Brent crude slips below $101, data suggests slower growth. NEW YORK, Sept 5- The dollar slipped against the euro and global equity markets rebounded on Friday after data showed U.S. jobs growth slowed in August, raising the prospect that interest rates will stay low longer than investors had expected.
*BP shares slump after court ruling. NEW YORK, Sept 4- U.S. stocks ended down on Thursday, retreating from intraday records for the S&P and Dow, as a decline in energy shares sapped an earlier rally following the European Central Bank's new stimulus measures.
NEW YORK, Sept 4- Fast-food workers in 150 U.S. cities kicked off protests for a $15- per-hour wage that included a sit-down in New York's Times Square, where 19 demonstrators were arrested on Thursday, police said.
Sept 4- Fast-food workers in more than 150 U.S. cities are planning protests on Thursday to press for a wage increase to $15 an hour and allow them to unionize jobs from the fry-basket at McDonald's to the cash register at Burger King.