The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.
Business & Economy
They might not get much sympathy from voters who have grown weary from saturated airwaves, but political ad buyers are discovering a tough landscape as they try to find precious air space to get their message out in the final days before Nov. 4.
U.S. economic growth barreled ahead at a brisk 3.5 percent rate this summer, exhibiting the best momentum in more than a decade and suggesting it has finally broken out of the doldrums after five years of sluggish recovery.
The practical translation: Americans will spend $7.4 billion on Halloween this year — that includes $350 million that will go towards pet costumes.
Wage stagnation and rising income inequality — two features of the current recovery that have puzzled both policymakers and analysts — may reflect not economic factors, but a vast change over the decades in the structure of the American family, in particular the decline in the number of married-parent families, according to a new study.