Metro-East News

Business Briefing: Local gas prices falling again


Average retail gasoline prices in the St. Louis area are falling — again.

In the metro-east, per-gallon prices for regular unleaded are hovering around $2.29, according to online gas price tracker Some local stations are selling gas as low as $2.15. Across the river, the average price is below $2, averaging $1.94 a gallon.

Overall St. Louis-area prices are 77 cents a gallon lower than they were a year ago.

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U.S. consumers are borrowing more than before, according to the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s latest report cites consumer borrowing is at a record level of $3.47 trillion. Read more here.

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Halliburton Co. has reported a loss during the previous quarter after recording a profit the year before. The oil and gas drilling company has posted a third-quarter loss of $54 million. Find out more here.

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Hasbro Inc. has reported third-quarter growth with earnings of $207.6 million. The Rhode Island-based toy company posted revenue of $1.47 billion in the period. Learn more here.

— Will Buss, BND business writer