The four hurricanes that recently struck the southeastern United States left a lingering imprint on the national economy by pushing up oil prices, wiping out jobs and disrupting shipments of fruits and vegetables to grocery stores. While …
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - A profit warning from Merck deflated a U.S. stock market rally Tuesday, even as the Federal Reserve continued slashing interest rates to lift the economy from recession. Merck shares tumbled nearly 10 percent, …