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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri became the first state Friday to have an average statewide gas price fall below $2 per gallon since 2009, while Oklahoma's average was expected to drop below that threshold sometime over the weekend, according to AAA.
Dave Ramsey: I just got married, and my husband and I want to book a combination honeymoon and New Year’s trip to celebrate. We don’t have all the money for it right now, but will have in a few weeks. We were thinking about booking the trip on a zero-interest credit card, and paying it off when we have all the money. I know you hate debt, but would this be okay since it would be a very short-term debt?
NEW YORK (AP) - Tesla Motors says improvements it's making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.
The period from Thanksgiving to Super Bowl Sunday is not a peak time for buying and selling houses, or such is the conventional wisdom.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Shenida Griffith knows all too well what it's like to have to choose between taking care of a sick kid and holding down a job.
The Street: Brass is back, embracing technology is in and overindulgence is very, very out. Hotel industry experts say use of bold colors, a focus on health — in building and room design and in service offerings — will also be major themes in the coming year.
The Street: The Classic is an email device that's also a smartphone. Apple iPhones and Google Androids are smartphones that handle email. It's a subtle but important distinction.
The Street: "What we see on Dec. 31 is the biggest percentage discount of the year off of manufacturer's suggested retail prices," says Larry Dominique of TrueCar, which analyzed millions of 2013 car purchases to see when consumers got the biggest bargains.
After dating for two years, couple seeks advice on what to resolve financially before tying the knot.
NEW YORK - If you're looking for signs that the U.S. economy is growing and that the job market is improving, just talk to small business owners.
SEATTLE (AP) - Washington state's minimum wage will rise to the highest in the nation on Jan. 1.
U.S. financial markets notched modest gains Friday after a quiet, post-holiday day of trading. The gains nudged the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index to all-time highs. Utilities stocks were among the biggest gainers, while energy stocks declined as oil prices fell.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:
NEW YORK (AP) - Christmas came on time this year for most people.
NEW YORK (AP) - Tesla Motors says improvements it's making to its older Roadster model will let the electric car travel about 400 miles on a single charge.
JOHN DAY, Ore. (AP) - Logs are piled high in the yard of the Malheur Lumber Co. mill in this small town in northeastern Oregon, ready to be sawed into lumber. Steam pours out of the stacks. Trucks loaded with logs roll in.
NEW YORK (AP) - Can the U.S. hold everyone else above water? That is the question investors are asking as Wall Street heads into 2015.
MOSCOW (AP) - A massive snowstorm in Moscow on Thursday caused delays to more than 150 flights and brought traffic to a standstill.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Amid a swell of controversy, backlash, confusion and threats, Sony Pictures broadly released "The Interview" online Wednesday - an unprecedented counterstroke against the hackers who spoiled the Christmas opening of the comedy depicting the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - The Florida developer in line to purchase the former Revel Casino Hotel in Atlantic City says in court filings that the auction for the property wasn't run fairly and he wants an $8 million discount.

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