Metro-East News

June 12, 2014

Daily business briefing: Retail sales rise again in May

For the fourth consecutive month, U.S. retail sales rose in May. The Commerce Department says consumer spending rose 0.3 percent last month. Read more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Amazon is launching a music streaming service. Now, Prime members can select more than a million tracks for ad-free streaming and download to Kindle Fire tablets. Learn more at http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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Boeing has signed a deal for five Japanese companies to manufacture components for its twin aisle 777X jets. The Japanese manufacturers will make about 21 percent of the new plane's structural components. To find out more, go to http://www.bnd.com/business. ...

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The price of brent crude oil has hovered in the range of $110 per barrel over much of the last four years and has lead to low volatility for oil markets and stable gasoline prices for U.S. drivers. For more information, go to http://www.bnd.com/business.

-- Will Buss, BND business writer

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