Posts Tagged Holidays

Despite woes, Argentines united in World Cup run

Soccer fans react as they watch via a live broadcast the World Cup semifinal match between Argentina and Netherlands in an outdoor screen in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Argentina made it to the World Cup final with a 4-2 shootout win over the Netherlands after the game finished in a 0-0 stalemate. (AP Photo/Ivan Fernandez)

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Soccer has once again emerged as the patriotic touchstone that unites Argentines as they teeter on the precipice, this time threatened by a debt crisis, soaring inflation and the scandal-plagued end to a 12-year political dynasty that has polarized the nation.

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Oil on 2-week slide even with Mideast turmoil

In this July 1, 2014 file photo, Lance Thompson pumps gas into his truck at a Love's station in St. Joseph, Mo. The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday, July 9, 2014, despite continued turmoil in the Middle East, a drop that could lead to lower gasoline prices for U.S. drivers in the weeks ahead.  (AP Photo/St. Joseph News-Press, Sait Serkan Gurbuz, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of oil fell for the ninth straight day Wednesday as global supplies continue to flow despite unrest in the world’s most important oil-producing region.

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‘Transformers’ tops ‘Tammy’ on weak July 4 weekend

This photo released by Paramount Pictures shows, from left,  Mark Wahlberg, as Cade Yeager, Nicola Peltz as Tessa Yeager, and T.J. Miller as Lucas Flannery, in "Transformers: Age of Extinction." (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures, Andrew Cooper)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Fourth of July went off like a dud at the box office, as the Michael Bay sequel “Transformers: Age of Extinction” and the Melisa McCarthy comedy “Tammy” led the weakest summer holiday weekend in at least a decade.

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