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U.S. stocks closed lower and bond prices fell after an economic report showed retail sales in July fell for the first time in five months. Crude oil prices rose, boosting energy shares, after the U.S. Energy Department reported a bigger-than-forecast decline in gasoline inventories, increasing supply concerns. A lower-than-expected earnings announcement from Deere & Co.

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U.S. stocks closed lower and bond prices rose after as financial shares weighed on the market. JP Morgan Chase & Co. led declines after it stated it may post additional credit losses, as it expects the global economy "to continue to be weak, for capital markets to remain under stress and for a

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U.S. stocks closed higher and bond prices fell. Retail shares rose on expectations lower crude oil prices may benefit demand. Offsetting gains in retail shares were shares of energy firms, after crude oil prices weakened

on concerns that a slowing economy may negatively affect demand domestically.

Credit card issuers rose as the fall in oil prices may increase the ability of consumers to make additional purchases.

The Dow Jones industrial average was up 48.03 .. at 11782.35.

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– The Volusia County Department of Economic Development will conduct an economics briefing to business, banking, education and local government leaders beginning at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, at the Daytona Beach International Airport. The briefing will be in the Volusia Room which is on the second level in the main terminal. The briefing will highlight the area’s employment trends, commercial and residential building activities, and the latest residential foreclosure rates for the months of April, May and June. The seating for this event is limited to the first 120 registrants.

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Check or check card? How many people reading this column still use checks at the grocery store? Is this out of convenience or because this is what you are to  doing?

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I am watching in horror as reduced funding and a contracting economy cut into educational budgets across the country. This is not election year bleating about draconian cuts to future increases but real money.

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I am pleased to have an opportunity to write for you on a regular basis about a topic that is near and dear to me: Life and health insurance and mutual fund investments.
 
These are issues that many people do not think about or take for granted until a time of need arises and they then need quick answers to the often complicated issues that pop up.
 

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I am pleased to have an opportunity to write for you on a regular basis about a topic that is near and dear to me: Life and health insurance and mutual fund investments.
 
These are issues that many people do not think about or take for granted until a time of need arises and they then need quick answers to the often complicated issues that pop up.
 

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If you are a business owner you know that there are many obstacles to overcome and if you are a new business owner you might even have more.

When a person has a vision to start a new business he needs a partner to help him make it a reality.

SCORE and the SBA are good ways to gather information to help you start your new business.

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– International Speedway Corporation had a groundbreaking for its new headquarters last week. The new 200,000-square-foot building will be a cornerstone for “Daytona Live!”, a 71-acre, mixed-use entertainment destination across from Daytona International Speedway. The project will house more than 1,100 NASCAR and International Speedway Corporation personnel. The remainder of the Daytona Live! complex will feature a hotel, movie theater, retail shops and a selection of housing options.

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