According to the nationwide Lundberg Survey of fuel prices released Sunday, regular unleaded gas in the United States touched $3.9127 a gallon, down by 5.44 cents in the past two weeks.
The impetus to home sales provided by the federal homebuyers' tax credits evaporated faster than expected.
Ryanair, the Irish budget airline, reported a 24 percent drop in first-quarter net profit. The dip in profit has been attributed to rising fuel prices and loss of business due to the volcanic ash cloud chaos.
The second-quarter results announced by the three biggest U.S. banks disappoint.