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The Big Number: Diet Soda Sales Drop 7 Percent
Changing market and increase in energy drink consumption causes US diet soda sales to fizzle.
Here's why the stock market is all about oil these days
Q: Why does the price of oil seem to have such a big influence on the stock market? A: Our nation relies heavily on oil and other fossil fuels. And that is reflected by the stock market. When oil and gasoline prices rise, consumers feel the hit almost immediately. Suddenly, they cringe as they see
Boomers discover that it's easy being green
In a Christmas shopping season in which former vice president Al Gore won a Nobel Prize for his work alerting the world to the dangers of global warming, more consumers say they are trying to "shop green." One in five people surveyed said they will buy more eco-friendly products this holiday and
Gas price tops $3 again, a first for November
The nationwide average gasoline price ticked above $3 a gallon Monday to the highest in more than three months as climbing oil prices pushed up prices at the pump. The average gas price has never topped $3 in November, a development that adds to uncertainty about how much consumers will spend when
Energy Trading: Out of Power?
For years, electricity trading has been described as the future of the power business. Now companies can't get out of it quickly enough. Any business in which the now-fallen Enron Corp. was considered a trailblazer would seem likely to be suffering tough times at the moment. But recently a wave of
Will Bush's Energy Plan Help Consumers?
While much of President Bush's energy plan aims to increase the country's long-term power supply, the proposal also contains some tax credits intended to help consumers in the here and now. Among the possible incentives for individual consumers: $4 billion in proposed tax credits for the purchase
Gasoline Costs Jump Nearly 13 Cents a Gallon
In some regions of the country, $2-a-gallon gasoline is back. In San Francisco, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.04. In Chicago, where average prices have jumped 41 cents in a month, motorists today paid $2.09 for a gallon of regular. "By the time I'm finished filing up my