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New York City to become Windy City?

The energy department says crude oil inventories rose more than expected last week.  At the same time, gasoline supplies fell.

But the news had little effect on Wall Street.

The Dow is up 68.88 points to close at 11,417.

The Nasdaq also closed up 4.72 points at 2,389.


The Big Apple may become the Windy City.  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to put wind turbines on top of the bridges and skyscrapers.

Bloomberg is also considering placing wind farms out in the Atlantic Ocean to provide energy to the city.

It would take years to turn New York City into a major source of wind power.


Four small SUVs are getting top scores in the latest crash tests.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the 2009 Ford Escape and Volkswagen Tiguan, and the 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander and Nissan Rouge scored well in front, side, and rear crash tests.

All have standard side airbags and are equipped with a stability control feature that guards against rollovers.

The 2008 Jeep Wrangler, which was tested without optional side air bags, received the Institute's lowest score of poor in the side test.

Chrysler says the vehicle meets or exceeds all federal safety standards.


It seems cell phone users are holding off on trading up.  A research group reports that 28 million cell phones were sold in the U.S. in the second quarter.

That's the lowest number of phones sold since 2005.

Phones sold tended to have more features and bigger price tags, which means the total value of the market only dropped 2% from a year ago.

Motorola's phones were the most popular among consumers during this quarter.

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