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OIL OUCH: Oil prices today capped their biggest weekly price gain of the year on more scary news from
Oil prices finished up 4.1 percent for the week, although today's gains were slight. West Texas Intermediate rose
The Dow Jones hit a new high on Tuesday, then beat a retreat as jihadi forces advanced toward
Rising oil prices are often reflected quickly in gasoline prices. But that didn't happen today in
Still, prices are about
MORE AUTO GOOFS: The 'fess-up fest continued in the auto industry as Ford admitted overstating gas mileage estimates on some models. The company says it will pay buyers up to
Peabody's chief was off stumping for his product, in the face of Obama administration demands for cuts in carbon emissions. America doesn't want to end up like
LOCAL INDEX: The Bloomberg St. Louis Index rose 1 to 904.
STL STOCKS GAINERS LOSERS
THE WEEK AHEAD: We'll get news on inflation, housing starts and industrial production next week, along with a new pronouncement from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
Analysts expect a bounce-back when industrial production numbers are released Monday. The consensus forecast sees a 5 percent rise in May, following April's 0.6 percent decline.
The Consumer Price Index will be released Tuesday, and economists expect a 0.2 percent rise for May following a 0.3 percent rise in April. They think May's prices were up 2 percent from a year before.
Figures on housing starts are due Wednesday, and analysts expect to see a 3.4 percent decline following May's heartening 13 percent increase.
The Federal Reserve is expected to hold short-term interest rates at near zero, but analysts will be parsing the Fed's statement closely for any hint on when the Fed's very-easy-money policy may begin to change.
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