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Business Briefing: Lower gas prices continue through the holidays

Gas prices continue to fall across the greater St. Louis region amid a peak traveling holiday season.

Average prices at the pump across the bi-state area have fallen below $1.99 a gallon for regular unleaded fuel throughout the metro-east. According to online gas price tracker GasBuddy.com, prices in St. Louis are down 19 cents per gallon.

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Shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals have fallen 7 percent after Chief Executive Officer J. Michael Pearson announced that he is taking a medical leave of absence. Pearson was hospitalized with pneumonia last week. Read more here.

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The newest rental properties in Manhattan offer tenants balconies, dish wishers and storage space in 360 square feet or less. Such “micro-apartments” are the latest trend in trendy living in New York City. Find out more here.

-Will Buss, BND business writer

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