Consumers are enjoying a break from high gas prices, which have fallen below $3 a gallon in many areas, but the drop has precipitated a cold war among oil producers that has all the intrigue, suspense and looming destruction of a Tom Clancy novel.
Business & Economy
Tatiana Bragina sighed as she examined food prices at her local supermarket in southeast Moscow. “They seem to go up every day,” the 35-year-old housewife complained as she tallied her potential purchases on a rainy afternoon this week. “Especially for meat and fish.”
Millions of older Americans who rely on federal benefits will get a 1.7 percent increase in their monthly payments next year, the government announced Wednesday.
A truck driver who just started his own business had his vehicle — along with 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life beer — stolen from a hotel parking lot Monday morning.
The day of the middleman may soon disappear.