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Mount Vernon, Ohio, becoming a haven for such retail concepts

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio -- Time is essential in our modern-day society, and faster service means more time for other things. Appropriately, drive-thru convenience stores have been thriving in Knox County, Ohio, where several drive-thru concepts have found a home, according the Mount Vernon News . The...

Lower prices provide an opportunity to save face after tough financial year

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- Call it the sweet spot, Christmas in October or, for the sake of the World Series, the big inning, but as consumers revel in lower—and now deemed acceptable—gasoline prices, retailers are seeing some of the best gasoline margins since post Hurricane Katrina. Where retailers...

Demand still low as economic anxiety and volatile oil prices persist

NEW YORK -- Gasoline prices have seen an extended month-long decline but drivers are not being easily lured back to the road. In the past month, prices are down an average of 25% and are just 7 cents shy of year-earlier levels. But while demand is edging higher, there still appear to be fewer...

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Boston considers pharmacy-tobacco sales ban, including campus stores
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Jack in the Box putting its 61 convenience stores on the block
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One-two punch of Hurricanes Gustav, Ike worse than summer 2005: Sodini
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