People wait to cross a street in front of a Shell filling station with the electric indicator showing a liter of regular gas price, top, at 148 yen, or $1.25, per liter (554 yen, or $4.69 per gallon) in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 28, 2014. A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. It is also a panacea as pump prices fall, giving individuals more disposable income and lowering costs for many businesses. Partly because of the shale oil boom in the U.S., the world is awash in oil but demand from major economies is weak so prices are falling. The latest slide was triggered by OPECs decision Thursday to leave its production target at 30 million barrels a day. Member nations of the cartel are worried theyll lose market share if they lower production. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices... More >>

In this Nov. 27, 2014 photo, Lori Karn, of Harrisburg, heads for the door after shopping the Black Friday sale at Target in Sioux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/The Argus Leader, Jay Pickthorn)

Black Friday seemed a little less crazy this year. Nationally, there were squabbles here and there, and elbows got thrown, but the Friday morning crowds appeared smaller than usual and... More >>

Elise Joe, 6, and Adele Joe, 3, try on “Frozen” capes while Christmas shopping with their grandfather, Victor Joe, and father, Jeffrey Joe (not pictured), Friday at The Collective in downtown Idaho Falls. Pat Sutphin /

Many large retailers, such as Wal-Mart and Target, had sales starting as early as Wednesday. On Thanksgiving Day, cars filled big-box store parking lots as shoppers turned out in droves... More >>

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo, Nikki Jones, of Spanish Lake, Mo, holds a button in support of Michael Brown while visiting the community in the apartment development near where he was fatally shot in Ferguson, Mo. After Brown's Aug. 9 shooting death at the hands of a white police officer his legacy continues to evolve. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal Constitution, Curtis Compton, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — For some Americans on opposite sides of a national debate, Michael Brown has become a symbol, epitomizing their polarized views on who bears the blame for the toll of... More >>

Boise State's Jeremy Ioane looks on during warmups before an NCAA college football game against Nevada in Boise, Idaho, Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. Boise State won 34-17. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

BOISE — His urine was the color of cola. That’s how Boise State football athletic trainer Jim Spooner discovered safety Jeremy Ioane was sick. Spooner conducted a random... More >>
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