Airstrikes In Middle East Not Affecting Gas Prices

Posted On September 25, 2014

(Undated) -- Despite strife in Iraq and Syria, gas prices continue to fall. Analysts say the increase of oil production here in the U.S. is playing a big part. The cheaper blend of gasoline refineries switch to in fall the and winter months, as well as the overall demand for fuel are also contributing to…

Jimmy John’s May Be Victim Of Data Breach

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Champaign, IL) -- It looks like Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches may have been the victim of a data breach. An ongoing investigation reveals that those who swiped credit or debit cards at about 215 locations between June 16th and September 5th may be affected. A full list of potential locations and timeframes is available on…

States Could Collect Revenue From Marijuana Legalization

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Undated) -- Income for states could be generated by marijuana legalization. An analysis from financial blog nerdwallet.com suggests three-billion-dollars could be gained in tax revenue from legal marijuana sales nationwide. They point out Colorado is expected to take in 60- to 70-million-dollars this year in taxes from legal pot sales after having legalized the sale…

Health Care Act To Save Hospitals Billions This Year

Posted On September 24, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- When it comes to caring for uninsured Americans, Obamacare is expected to save U.S. hospitals nearly six-billion dollars. The Department of Health and Human Services says over four-billion dollars in savings will occur in states who opted to expand Medicaid. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, over ten-million Americans who…

Stocks Close Up, Dow Gains 154 Points

Posted On September 24, 2014

(New York, NY) -- Stocks closed up Wednesday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average gaining 154 points to close at 17-210. The S&P 500 snapped a three-day losing streak, adding 15 points to close at 19-98. The Nasdaq was up 46 points to end the session at 45-55. The biggest gainer on the Nasdaq index…