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A Rosneft oil rig seen at the Rosneft's Vankor oil field in eastern Siberia, in 2007. Russia is already feeling the pinch of low oil prices.

Experts Predict Low Oil Prices Through Next Year

OPEC's decision not to cut production continues to reverberate through global oil markets, with the price of Europe's benchmark Brent crude falling to a four-year low today – bad news for petroleum exporters in the Middle East and Russia, but good news for nearly everyone else.

In the 1983 movie <em>A Christmas Story</em>, all Ralphie wanted was a BB gun.

Eyeing That BB Gun For Christmas? Don't Go There, Doctors Say

If you've seen the classic movie A Christmas Story, you know that Ralphie really, really wanted that BB gun. And you know that his mother, his teacher, even the department store Santa all said: "You'll shoot your eye out."

They're right, the nation's ophthalmologists say. And though BB guns still top the eye doctors' list of way-too-dangerous toys, each year there are new contenders for that dubious prize.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers will turn out in droves on Black Friday, continuing the upward trend of revenues for the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, consumers across the country spent an estimated $12.3 billion on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday, Dec. 1, Internet sales are expected to rise again -- as they have every year since online shopping entered the mainstream -- after a year-over-year increase of 16% in 2013. The days are dominated by big box chains opening at midnight to offer huge discounts...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Author:  Josh Medore YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Shoppers will turn out in droves on Black Friday, continuing the upward trend of revenues for the biggest shopping day of the year. Last year, consumers across the country spent an estimated $12.3 billion on Black Friday. On Cyber Monday, Dec. 1, Internet sales are expected to rise again -- as they have every year since online shopping entered the mainstream -- after a year-over-year increase of 16% in 2013. The days are dominated by big box chains opening at midnight to offer huge discounts...