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The average retail price of gas in Maine fell 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week to an average of $2.84 per gallon.
Poland has decided to refuse a toxic waste shipment from El Salvador that was to be destroyed at an incineration plant in a southern town, environment officials said Monday, after the local community raised concerns.
As health officials struggle to contain the world's biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, their efforts are being complicated by another problem: bad data.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani criticized growing corruption in the Islamic Republic in unusually blunt terms Monday, saying bribes once paid secretly are now being disbursed flagrantly in the open.
At least 38 people have died and 51 have been injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches.
Energy stocks are leading a slight decline in U.S. market indexes in midday trading as the price of oil resumes its slide.
EBay Inc. shares rose Monday by 1.2% to $55.49 after Stifel Nicolaus analyst Scott Devitt raised his rating on the e-commerce company to buy from hold.
Shares of some top health care equipment companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Becton, Dickinson & Co. rose $1.21 or .9 percent, to $139.76.
Shares of some top department store retail companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kohl's Corp. rose $.21 or .4 percent, to $56.88.
Shares of some top railroad companies are down at 10 a.m.: CSX fell $.59 or 1.6 percent, to $36.36.
Shares of some top internet companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Amazon rose $1.57 or .5 percent, to $314.20.
Shares of some top insurance companies are up at 10 a.m.: ACE L rose $.93 or .8 percent, to $117.00.
Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.: Barrick Gold Corp. fell $.16 or 1.3 percent, to $11.41.
Shares of some top food companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: ConAgra Foods Inc. rose $.08 or .2 percent, to $37.07.
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 10 a.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.02 or .8 percent, to $2.49.
Shares of some top pharmaceuticals companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Baxter International Inc. rose $.13 or .2 percent, to $74.35.
Shares of some top supermarkets companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: Kroger rose $.34 or .6 percent, to $61.32.
The Pulitzer Prizes have expanded eligibility for two categories.
Grain futures were higher Monday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.
Merck will buy Cubist Pharmaceuticals in a $9.5 billion deal, giving the major drugmaker an entry into the market for drugs that target so-called superbugs.