Daily business briefing: World Series seeing more TV viewers

October 28, 2013 

The World Series continues to outpace recent fall classics. The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Saturday's Game 3 in St. Louis drew a 37.2 rating with 62 percent of available TVs tuned in. That was the best rating for any game in the market since Game 7 of the 2011 World Series, also played in St. Louis. Read more at http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis...

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The price of oil hovered above $97 a barrel Monday. In Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for December delivery was down 40 cents at $97.45 a barrel. Find out more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Third-quarter net income at Burger King rose as restaurant expenses dropped. The company has been selling more restaurants to franchisees in a bid to reduce overhead costs. Instead of booking sales from those restaurants, Burger King collects franchise fees. The hamburger chain earned $68.2 million, or 19 cents per share. A year earlier it earned $6.6 million, or 2 cents per share. To learn more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The Dow Jones industrial futures are down 6 points to 15,491. S&P futures have lost a point to 1,752.90. Nasdaq futures are up less than a point to 3,374.25. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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