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Last Updated Jan 29, 2015 05:57PM

New York • Along with puppies and babies, celebrities are a Super Bowl advertising staple. And this year is no exception. Using stars is a surefire way to grab attention during advertising’s most competitive night, when a crowded field of …

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  • In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, oil trader Justin Thomas looks at his computer screens at his one-person office in Boise, Idaho. Thomas is one of thousands of oil traders around the world who have helped turn market fundamentals, lots of oil and not much demand, into a plunge in the price of crude. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) Oil’s plunge takes a toll on traders’ egos, accounts
    New York • The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil’s market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of ec...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • McDonald’s and Yahoo are big market movers
    New York • Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE McDonald’s Co...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • SinoVision correspondent Jing Wang delivers her report from the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York,  Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba's Group reported adjusted fourth-quarter earnings that beat expectations as its user base continued to grow and shoppers bought more on mobile phones. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) Strong earnings and job news give stocks a lift
    After a shaky start, U.S. stocks rebounded Thursday, snapping a two-day losing streak. Investors welcomed better-than-expected quarterly results from ...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Camry jury deliberations to resume on Friday
    Minneapolis • Jury deliberations will resume Friday in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors left ...
    Updated Jan 29 2015 05:27 pm   |     |   Share


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