Published: Friday, January 16, 2004 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 10:01 p.m.
Blue chips see slight increase, techs fall
The Dow Jones industrial average closed up 15.48, or 0.2 percent, at 10,553.85. The Dow was down as much as 54 points earlier in the day. The Nasdaq composite index ended down 2.05, or 0.1 percent, at 2,109.08, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index finished up 1.53, or 0.1 percent, at 1,132.05.
Pentagon: Halliburton should be investigated
Inflation rate under control going into 2004
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and other economists have said inflation is not now a threat to the economy. Their view was bolstered with Thursday's release by the Labor Department of the latest reading on the Consumer Price Index, the government's most closely watched inflation gauge.
Enron accountant set to be charged next
Authorities were preparing a criminal complaint against Causey on charges stemming from the Justice Department's two-year investigation of the energy giant's collapse, people close to the investigation said last week, speaking on condition of anonymity.
Gillette rolls out its souped-up new razor
Gillette rolled out a new high-tech, premium razor Thursday, a souped-up version of the Mach3Turbo featuring 62 patents and a tiny, battery-powered motor that emits pulses that work on the skin to prop up hair so it can be lopped off more easily. But the Rolls-Royce device, expected to hit North American shelves in May, will also come with a Rolls-Royce price tag: $14.99 for the shaving system (including a battery), compared to $8.99 for the Mach3Turbo.
- Compiled from The Associated Press The Boston-based company said the gentle, electric hum of the "M3Power" not only reduces the need to shave over the same skin surface repeatedly, but even produces an agreeable massaging sensation.
But the Rolls-Royce device, expected to hit North American shelves in May, will also come with a Rolls-Royce price tag: $14.99 for the shaving system (including a battery), compared to $8.99 for the Mach3Turbo. A 4-pack of blades will go for $10.99, a 15 percent premium.
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