Commodities Corner: Why gasoline prices are set to fall even as oil marches toward $100 a barrel

U.S. oil futures posted a climb of nearly 9% in September, but gasoline prices at the pump have declined --- and are expected to fall further thanks in part to what some analysts refer to as “seasonality.”

Living With Climate Change: Here’s how El Niño will impact winter, including skiing and snowboarding plans

The latest El Niño means a winter that is warmer than usual for much of the north and wetter in Florida and New England, according to NOAA.

Washington Watch: Embattled Speaker McCarthy tries new 45-day funding tactic to avoid government shutdown

As written now, the proposed House action would fund the government at current 2023 levels for 45 days and provide money for U.S. disaster relief.

: It’s the end of the road for shares of Bed Bath & Beyond

Bed Bath & Beyond’s shares are canceled and “have no value,” the company said, in a filing Friday

The Human Cost: ‘COVID isn’t done with us’: So why have so many people started rolling the dice?

Fewer than a quarter of Americans said they were ‘definitely’ planning to get the latest vaccine.

: SmileDirectClub’s stock plummets 85% after Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

SmileDirectClub Inc. sank in the extended session Friday after the teeth-straightening company said voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

: The Magnificent Seven could be considered the messy seven after a ‘meh’ third quarter

The so-called Magnificent Seven lost some luster in the latest quarter, as they proved no longer the big market drivers they were earlier this year.

The Tell: How 10-year Treasurys could produce 20% returns, according to UBS

Owners of 10-year Treasury notes at recent 4.5% yields could reap up to 20% in a year if the U.S. economy falls into a recession, says UBS.

Market Extra: U.S. stock-market seasonality suggests a potential rally in the fourth quarter. Why this time might be different.

The stock-market seasonality has played out almost perfectly in the third quarter of 2023, with both August and September living up to their reputation as brutal months for U.S. stocks. But that seasonal weakness may set up a stock-market rally in the final quarter of the year, said longtime market strategists.

The Tell: An ‘iceberg’ awaits with only 10% of the junk-bond market feeling the pinch of higher rates, says BofA Global

Companies are able to take the Federal Reserve's rate hikes in stride because only a small slice of their debt has reset higher, according to BofA Global.

: Flash flooding in New York City halts multiple train lines and cancels hundreds of flights

Much of the city's subway service has been suspended and more than 300 flights have been canceled.

: Government shutdown may delay Social Security’s COLA release 

The COLA announcement is expected Oct. 12, but could be pushed back if a shutdown persists
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