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Mancession Offers Insight Into Male Shopping Trends

Men have endured slightly higher unemployment rates than women, and as a result, they've been taking on more of the household shopping. The trend hasn't boded well for stores: On average, men spend less than women on each trip.

BP Gives Gas Station Owners a Lifeline

BP, responsible for the worst oil spill in U.S. history, is offering gas station owners who do business under its name between $50 million and $70 million in financial help.

The Problem With Boycotting BP Gas Stations

American consumers are voicing their disgust with BP the only way they can -- by not buying gas sold under the oil company's name. Despite their good intentions, however, it turns out that independent businesspeople own the vast majority of BP gas stations.

Oil Prices May Drop in 2010, But No Break for Motorists

Oil prices are showing signs of moderating, with a barrel of crude now worth about half of its all-time of $147 a barrel in 2008. But U.S. motorists may not benefit much at the pump. Refiners are expected to restore their margins that got squeezed during the recession.