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- 'Pricey gas keeps drivers off road (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)NEW YORK - Labor Day traffic diminished around the country as drivers lucky to find gas stations open paid over 30 percent more than before Hurricane Katrina disrupted Gulf Coast refinery and pipeline operations a week ago.
- 'Ten tips to get your business out of a rut (Sun-Sentinel)Entrepreneurs, home business owners, and even executives often hit a rut. They're stymied by a sense that they have topped out, or that they have harvested the low-hanging fruit that brought early success, and they don't know what to do next.
- 'Profile of a Newsmaker: Healing Touch classes will be taught by nurse from Griswold (Norwich Bulletin)In the news: Andrea Dameron, 31, of Griswold and a nurse at The William W. Backus Hospital, will soon begin Healing Touch classes at the hospital. The classes, she said, will not only help in her nursing career but in her growing at-home business.
- 'Outdoor clothes for the indoor set (Boston Globe)Roopa Nama won't be scaling a rocky mountain any time soon, but she represents a new kind of customer for outdoors companies like The North Face.
- 'Sugar-coated drug news (Boston Globe)One of the great risks of buying shares in a small biotechnology company is that the value of that stock so often depends on the prospects of a single drug. News of progress drives the price through the roof, but disappointment can punish a stock with panic prices.
- 'States step up collection of Net sales taxes (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)Going online to buy the latest bestseller or those photos from summer vacation may be tax free for most people today, but it won't last forever.
- 'Housing slowdown looms (Boston Globe)The nation's red-hot housing market may finally be nearing its peak, meaning the end of double-digit annual percentage price gains for homeowners and potential trouble for more recent purchasers who stretched to buy.
- 'Other nations to tap oil stockpiles (Boston Globe)Oil prices fell yesterday after industrialized nations agreed to release 60 million barrels of crude from their strategic stockpiles to help avert a severe fuel shortage in the United States.
- 'Wall Street rebounds after early slump caused by Katrina fears (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat)NEW YORK - Wall Street rallied Monday after Hurricane Katrina weakened, easing concerns about refinery outages along the Gulf of Mexico and pulling oil prices back from record highs.
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